Sports Medicine and Athletic Forms
HPCA has partnered with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide access to a team of healthcare professionals for our sports teams. Athletic Trainers (AT’s) are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who work under the supervision of a physician and specialize in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries, concussion management, cardiac arrest, heat illnesses, cervical spine injuries and manual therapy.
Wake Forest Baptist provides an Athletic Trainer who works exclusively with our athletes. Morgen Wade will be working daily with our student-athletes for all of our Middle School, JV and Varsity sports.
In Case of Injury
Student-athletes and coaches are to report injuries as soon as they occur, allowing the Athletic Trainer to begin evaluating as soon as possible. Once the initial evaluation has been completed, AT’s work to determine and communicate the appropriate treatment, make playing decisions and coordinate possible referrals to other medical specialists.
HPCA places great value on educating and understating the importance of identifying possible head injuries. All athletic participants must read and sign the Concussion Statement.
In the Fall of 2018, HPCA will implement the ImPACT Test. It is an individualized computer-based test designed to give objective data regarding neurocognitive status, to aid in the evaluation of post-injury condition and recovery tracking for a safe return to activity.
If your child has been diagnosed with a concussion, please notify the Athletic Trainer. There are specific guidelines following a concussion that aid in the return to play decision making process.
Referral to Physician/Returning From Injury
In the event your child is referred to a physician due to an injury or illness, a release note by the treating doctor must be provided to the Athletic Trainer. This documentation is necessary to ensure the athlete is medically able and cleared to participate.
Please see the front page of the physical packet for what a valid clearance note must include. Physical Packet.
ATHLETIC TRAINING CENTER (ATC)
Jeff Murrow Memorial Athletic Complex (JMMAC) Phase I
The ATC provides much needed resources for our high school physical education classes, various sports teams, and the entire athletic program. The ATC consists of two locker rooms, a weight room, a training room, office space, and storage space.