Sports Medicine

Mission Statement:
       Woodside Priory’s Athletic Training/Sports Medicine team is committed to delivering the highest quality health care to all of its student athletes.  It is the goal of this department to provide the most efficient and effective treatments available to help prevent and manage athletic related injuries or illnesses for all student athletes. Treatment of injuries and illnesses will be based on sound medical and rehabilitative principles in conjunction with consideration of personal and team goals. We are committed to ongoing evaluation of our athletic training program so our student athletes can be assured of the highest quality in sports medicine care. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing problems and concerns in a timely manner so the needs of our athletes can continue to be met.  The Sports Medicine team utilizes guidelines set forth by the California Interscholastic Federation, National Federation of State High School Associations, as well as other medical associations including the American Medical Association and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
 
The Sports Medicine team includes a certified athletic trainer (ATC), Woodside Priory School student athletic trainers, a team physician, and a wide variety of medical specialists who are utilized on a referral basis. 

FAQ's

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  • What is an Athletic Trainer?

    An athletic trainer specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses, and is educated in emergency care for catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and concussions. Working under the direction of a licensed physician (Dr. Sally Harris, MD at PAMF), and in cooperation with other healthcare providers, athletic trainers are recognized as allied health professionals by the American Medical Association (AMA) and must meet the qualifications set by a state regulatory board and/or the National Board of Certification, Inc. For more information visit nata.org
    An Athletic Trainer is in no way a personal trainer. While both jobs have a high interest in the health and fitness level of an athlete, their jobs differ in many ways. Personal trainers focus on athletes reaching their personal fitness goals whereas Athletic Trainers take part in the medical-related side of fitness and health. 
  • The Daily Duties of Our Athletic Trainer

    -       Injury Recognition and Evaluation
    -       Injury Prevention
    -       Injury Treatment
    -       Acts as a liaison between athletes, coaches, parents, physicians, etc.
  • Important Forms and Guidelines

    All athletic forms and guidelines can be found on the Resource Page of the website. To access the Resource Page, you will need to login.

Injury Guidelines

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  • Concussions

    What is a concussion?
    A concussion is a violent shaking of the brain that can cause immediate or gradual impairment of neurological function. Symptoms may include; headache, dizziness, nausea, memory loss, balance problems, loss of conscience etc.
    What to do if you suspect you have a concussion
    If you believe you may have a concussion tell your parents and contact your ATC or physician immediately.
    Concussions are serious!
    It is pertinent that athletes, coaches, and parents take concussions seriously because they may result in long-term damage. If an athlete does not recognize that they have a concussion, and their brain does not heal properly, they are at risk for “second impact syndrome” which can ultimately be fatal. It is very important that all athletes who may experience symptoms of concussions after a head injury seek medical attention immediately. 

    “Head Care Guidelines”
    If your son/daughter experience a head injury these guidelines may be helpful along with the guidelines give to you by the physician or ATC.
    -       The injured athlete should not be left alone for the first 24 hours after the injury occurs.
    -       The injured athlete should be woken up ever 2 hours to indicate awareness, alertness, and consciousness.
    -       If any of the following occur emergency room evaluation is needed:
    Signs
    Blood or water fluids from the ears or nose
    Dilated or unequal pupils
    Weakness or clumsiness in their extremities
    Slurred speech
    Asymmetry in the face
    Increased swelling along the scalp
    Change in consciousness (i.e. hard to awaken)
    Symptoms
    Inability to concentrate or understand directions
    Double or blurred vision
    Severe headache or headache that worsens
    Vomiting
    Loss of memory
    Labored or irregular breathing
    Difficulty with speech
  • Strains vs. Sprains

    A strain occurs when a tendon or muscle is overstretched or torn. A sprain occurs when a ligament, connective tissue that attaches bone to bone, is overstretched or torn.
    An athlete will strain their hamstring muscle, but they will sprain their ankle.
    What to do if you suspect a sprain or strain:
                First, either talk to Andrew Hasson, ATC, Korinn Myers, ATC or consult a physician.
    Rest: Refrain from activity and rest at home while healing. Use crutches or sling if directed to by ATC or physician.
    Ice: Apply ice to the injured area for 15-20 minutes at a time. This will help minimize swelling and reduce pain!
    Compression: If your ATC gave you an ace bandage wrap wear it! Wear it all the time, except for when you are in the shower.
                Elevation: Elevate the injured area, this will also minimize the swelling.
    Don’t Forget: Follow all the directions your ATC gives you. Come to the training room when told to, and call if you have any questions. 
  • Priory Team Physician

    Dr. Sally Harris, M.D., MPH
    Team Physician
    (Contact Korinn Myers or Andrew Hasson)
Warning:
Please realize that the above are only guidelines to assist you. If a sign or symptom develops that is new and is not mentioned above, err on the side of safety and have the athlete evaluated immediately by a physician.

Meet the Sports Medicine Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Andrew Hasson 

    Athletic Trainer, All Sports Coach
    (650) 851-6172
    Bio
  • Korinn Myers 

    Health Teacher, Assistant Athletic Trainer
    (650) 851-6172
    Bio

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