SPORTS MEDICINEWelcome to the Englewood High School Sports Medicine Webpage!
Dear Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Staff and Friends:
This page is designed to provide you important information about our comprehensive Sports Medicine Program. In this site you will find information about our athletic training room, policies and best practices for sports medicine. You will also find important contact information for our medical staff and forms we use when an athlete is injured.
Please visit this site often to become familiar with our program and to review ways we can TOGETHER keep our kids safe from injury or help them with a complete recovery should an injury occur.
Our ultimate goal is to prevent athletic injury and to keep ALL kids on the field.Meet our Athletic Training staff:What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes. Certification is earned through the Board of Certification (National Athletic Trainers Association)
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Blake Germann, ATC, LAT
Englewood High School Head Athletic Trainer:
I am originally from Georgetown, Ohio - a 2008 graduate of Ripley High School, and a 2013 graduate of Shawnee State University. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training I moved to Jacksonville to live with family for a fresh start. I am a member of the first cohort of Project 17, the partnership between the NFL and DCPS to place certified athletic trainers in schools. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Kinesiology through Jacksonville University. I worked as the athletic trainer at Terry Parker HS in 2014-2015.
As an athlete, throughout my childhood, high school, and college years I had multiple injuries which led me to spending a lot of time doing physical therapy. There I became interested in rehabilitation and injury prevention. I chose athletic training instead of physical therapy because something different is thrown at you all the time so it keeps you on your toes. Being a big planner, this helps me take a step out of my comfort zone.
What I likes best about athletic training is being able to keep athletes safe, as well as, helping them through an injury process. Whether it is preventing injuries, saving them a trip to the doctor, or ensuring proper protocol for emergency management, I truly enjoy helping athletes. While not having an athletic trainer in high school, my goal was to give back what I didn’t have. In ten years, I see myself either still doing on-the-field work or in an educational setting teaching for an athletic training education program.