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: ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM LOCATION Health, Fitness and Athletics Complex Room 116.
: GENERAL GUIDELINES
Every athlete must have a 1. PRE-PARTICIPATION PACKETS on file with the athletic trainer. This packet must be completed in its entirety before an athlete can be cleared to participate on the team for practices or games. Any “missing” information will delay that athlete’s clearance and possibly jeopardize your season.
Student-athletes are encouraged to come to the training room for ice and/or heat when necessary. Understand you will be asked why you need ice or heat. We do not want anyone keeping injuries secret from the athletic training staff. 2.
A student-athlete will be relieved of his/her training room responsibilities when their status is a full go. Once the athletic trainer establishes you no longer have a need for the training room you may participate without restrictions. If the student-athlete has not been cleared, but is not attending therapy, they may not be permitted to compete in an upcoming event. 3.
Student-athletes are permitted and encouraged to continue using the athletic training room facilities for maintenance after they have established a full go status. If you have been cleared, you are encouraged to continue to use the training room to prevent or lessen the possibility of re-injury. 4.
In many cases, a student-athlete may have to play with pain. As long as the student-athlete has a full range of motion, full strength, and is functional, he/she can play! Pain should not be the only factor. 5.
Coaches will receive a coaches’ report indicating the limitations of each student-athlete. During drills, plays, conditioning, etc., the injured athlete will engage in an activity within his/her limitations. 6.
Student-athletes are 7. permitted to receive over-the-counter medications prior to practice or competition unless advised by a doctor in writing. When an athlete is given over-the-counter medication the quantity and dosage must be documented. Athletic trainers cannot diagnose injuries. They can only SUSPECT what the injury is. Therefore, special tests must be performed to determine what the problem might be. Some of these tests will require the athlete to have pain. If the athlete has taken medication that suppresses pain, this special test may appear negative, giving false information to the athletic trainer and increasing the severity of the current problem. NOT
Jewelry and body piercings are prohibited. 8. Jewelry and piercings can create unnecessary injuries and if you are wearing jewelry or body piercings during competition or practice and are injured, the insurance company reserves the right to deny coverage.
Water and Ice will be provided at your practices and games. 9. Do not put your mouths on the water bottles or take the cap off and drink directly from the bottle. Also, do not take the top off of the Gatorade cooler and place anything in the iced water. This spreads germs. These are community bottles/coolers and if one student-athlete is sick, all the student-athletes can get sick.
The athletic training staff is not liable for any illness, non-sport related injury, or injury resulting from a student-athlete’s negligence or defiance of a coaches or athletic trainer’s recommendation. Any student-athlete going to a physician without a referral from an athletic trainer must present a signed release from that physician before he/she can return to play, even if the injury is non-sport related. 10.
11. 20 minute rule:There is a 20 minute rule following all hosted games. This means that I will remain at the field for 20 minutes (or however long it takes me to gather all my supplies) after your game and then I’m gone. If you want ice after the game please come and get it from me immediately after the end of the game.
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM RULES
All training room rules will be strictly enforced. Not following the rules of the training room will terminate your treatment/rehab and may result in non participation.
Treat the Athletic Training Staff with respect.
No services will be given before an injury is evaluated nor should you expect to be evaluated right before practice or games.
Only student-athletes receiving treatment or taping will be allowed in the training room. The training room is NOT to be used as a lounge or sleep area!
Injuries should be reported that day. All student-athletes MUST SIGN IN and check the services they are receiving. Student-athletes receiving treatment/rehab of an injury must file a daily treatment journal. This helps us to keep track of who comes in and what services are being rendered.
No self treatments will be given or taping besides wrists.
Student-athletes must shower and maintain proper hygiene when receiving treatment. This helps to keep the rehabilitation equipment cleaned and sanitized for all the athletes.
Appropriate clothing must be worn for therapy (athletic shoes, shorts, t-shirt/tank top).
NO cleats, spikes, soccer boots or shoes covered in mud or grass will be allowed inside the training room nor permitted on the treatment tables!
Student-athletes are not permitted to eat or drink in the training room. Food, drinks, chewing tobacco, smoking or book bags inside the training room are strictly prohibited. Anything left in the training room will be thrown away! The office phone is not for student use; however, you may have permission to phone for transportation home or a medical emergency.
Student-athletes are not allowed to take anything from the training room without the express permission of the athletic trainer. Any equipment must be signed for and returned.
If an athlete signs for any equipment and does not return it by the date specified, a hold will be placed on the athlete's transcripts.
Please do not take any food or drinks from the refrigerator.
Profanity is not permitted in the training room. Please, be considerate of other persons in the training room.
Student-athletes are not permitted to use cell phones in the athletic training room.
Pick up after yourself!
If you are going to miss an appointment please call ahead. A No-Show/No-Call is grounds for terminating your rehabilitation from the Athletic Training Room.
We will not dispense pain medication to anyone without a Medical Doctor’s referral.
No student is to be in the Athletic Training Room without supervision.
We do not diagnose colds or illnesses; we will, however, refer you to the Student Health Center (818) 362-6182
: TREATMENTS & TAPING
1. Are for student-athletes who are full-time students and who are enrolled in the activity class at Los Angeles Mission College.
2. Traditional or in-season student-athletes will be treated or taped before Non-traditional or out-of-season student athletes.
3. are for injured athletes who are in need of basic services ranging from first aid to rehabilitation. Treatments Treatments usually take about 15-20 minutes so please make sure you allow enough time for treatment and travel to practices/games on time. Treatments will be given to those athletes who have been evaluated and have arranged to receive treatment. On GAME DAYS I will leave the training room (2 ½) hours before the first game time.
All student-athletes must attend practice! No rehab during practice hours. Practice time is reserved for just that.....PRACTICE. If an injury requires immediate medical attention, call the athletic trainer immediately for assistance. However, if the student-athlete can walk, talk, and does not require immediate assistance, the student-athlete should remain at practice. If you have a problem, do not just go to the athletic trainer. Speak with the coach, limit your activity to what you can do and then seek assistance after practice or during the indicated hours. There is no rehab during practice time, subject to the discretion of the athletic trainer. Student-athletes cannot by-pass practice for therapy. This is not to deter student-athletes from seeking athletic training services, but it eliminates student-athletes from not participating in practice. Some student-athletes like to see the athletic trainer for every little bump and bruise. This is perfectly acceptable. However, each student-athlete will be given explicit instructions and appointment times for therapy. If any student-athlete fails to comply with any instructions or fails to show up for their therapy appointment, they will not be cleared for the next competition. 4.
5. is for the sole purpose of protecting a body part that is weak or injured. Taping If you need to have a body part taped, please come to the athletic training room before you go to practice or your game. It is not a guarantee that the athletic trainer will be at the field before you are expected to start. This will make things easier between you and your coach if you aren’t taking time away from your practice or warm up to get taped. On GAME DAYS please get taped in the Athletic Training Room (1) hour before you are expected to leave for all AWAY GAMES and (2) hours before you are expected on the field for HOME GAMES.
6. Injured student-athletes must do their rehab and strengthening program before they are taped. Taping is definitely a benefit for injury prevention; however, taping is a secondary precaution. Strength of a structure is better to prevent injuries! Non-injured student-athlete’s wishing to be taped for the sole purpose of additional support will receive an ankle wrap after completing the same strengthening program.
NO GAME DAY TAPING! In other words, if you haven’t been getting taped for practice you will not be taped for a game. 7. You have a far greater chance of experiencing an injuring during practice than in competition. You must be taped at L.A. Mission before leaving to your game, unless the drive is more than 30 minutes away. No taping will be done at the host site unless prior arrangements are made.
Your team will be issued a MEDICAL KIT. 8. Please be sure to take it with you to ALL games and periodically check if it needs to be restocked.
INSURANCE POLICIES :Our Student Insurance is a secondary insurance. This means that if you have medical insurance through your employer, parents, or spouse then your own insurance will be billed first. The remaining balance must be denied coverage from your insurance company before the Student Insurance is activated for payment.
All Athletes must report injuries when they occur. Not reporting injuries in a timely manner may result in improper care and a delay or non-payment of medical bills. You have 24 hours (or as soon as feasibly possible) to report an injury to the athletic trainer. If you let it go thinking it will just go away, you may impede the healing process and delay your return to participation. Also, the insurance company can deny your claim if you do not accurately report an injury. 1.
Any student-athletes who reports a new injury must be evaluated and complete an injury report. This is for insurance and legal purposes, as well as an accurate assessment of the injury for proper care. If all information is documented, there should be no delay of insurance payments. 2.
3. If you do not have your own insurance then you must go to the doctor or medical facility that the athletic trainer schedules for you. If you go on your own your services will not be covered by the College’s Student Insurance and you will be responsible for the costs.
Take all the necessary paperwork to the doctor on your appointment day and return any paperwork they may give you to the athletic trainer. 4.
5. If you receive any medical bills from the doctor or medical facility that you have been sent to by the athletic trainer, bring them to the athletic training office immediately.
Ineligible student-athletes are not covered under the same policies as eligible student-athletes. Failing to inform the athletic trainer of any ineligibility will result in the athlete assuming all financial responsibility for one’s injury. 6.
PRINT OUT THE AGREEMENT BELOW, FILL OUT AND RETURN TO YOUR ATHLETIC TRAINER