The sports medicine program consists of the school physician, Health Center personnel, physical therapist, and certified athletic trainers, which provide services for the prevention, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. Our licensed athletic trainers are present for practices and game coverage daily.
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. To become certified, athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training program at a college or university. The curriculum includes instruction and clinical experiences in the areas of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic methods, and nutrition.
The mission of the Loomis Chaffee Sports Medicine Department is to provide superior services to the athletes at our school through a cooperative team approach, involving athletic training, rehabilitation and physical therapy, injury prevention, education, and consultation/physician referral.
The department takes a proactive approach when dealing with athletes. The goal is to prevent injuries from occurring, evaluate the ones that do occur as quickly and thoroughly as possible, develop and follow a comprehensive treatment program, and return the athlete to play as quickly and safely as possible. The open communication between our department and the Loomis Chaffee medical staff, coaching staff, student body and parents allow us to offer quality service and care to the students of our school.