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Sports Medicine

Ravenscroft Athletic Training has two full-time NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association), Board Certified (BOC), and State Licensed Athletic Trainers focused on the Ravenscroft Sports Medicine Program. With two A.T., C, LATs, an on-site school nurse, numerous consulting physicians, physical therapist, and other allied health-care professionals, student-athletes are provided with a safe environment for interscholastic participation. The Head Athletic Trainer coordinates the coverage and staffing of the athletic training room in the A.E. Finley Activity Center, practice, games, as well as the supervision of all students participating in the student athletic training program. An Athletic Trainer will be on campus during all home athletic events to ensure the safety of the participants.

Ravenscroft School provides insurance for students who are injured on campus or during a school sponsored activity off campus. The policy considers expenses for services not covered by other insurance policies or health plans, provided information is submitted in a timely manner and treatment is determined to be a covered expense of the plan. When an injury is reported, a packet will be sent to the home outlining how to file a claim. The claim packet will include a self-addressed envelope to the insurance company, along with its toll-free number.

For the 2016-17 school year, our student accident policy is underwritten by Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance.

Classes

At Ravenscroft School students have the opportunity to gain experience and education in the sports medicine field, through Sports Medicine I and Sports Medicine II. While Sports Medicine I focuses on learning and educating students throughout the semester where students will participate in detailed examination of the various kinesiological, anatomical, physiological and biomechanical factors that influence the human body during athletic participation. Sports Medicine II students are able to get hands on experience by applying the information gained in Sports Medicine I. Students will participate in a practical study of procedures for the evaluation and treatment of injuries within the athletic environment, which includes classroom instruction in selected basic skills. Additional emphasis will be given to preventative measures and objective assessment of theories and techniques associated with care and prevention of athletic injuries.

Facilities

Ravenscroft School training room is located in the A.E. Finley Activity Center main hallway between the men’s and women’s locker rooms. The training room hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 3:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays per arrangement of practices and games. There is a Certified Athletic Trainer on duty for all home contest also Monday through Friday during normal hours of operations. Training room access available with prior arrangements includes ice, heat, whiropool and ultrasound.

Ravenscroft School athletic training department will provide the visiting team water coolers and injury ice on the bench prior to the start of pre-game warm-ups. If the visiting team is not traveling with a trainer they are to contact Ravenscroft prior to arrival and notify the training department of any special needs that be identified at the time.

MEDICAL SUPPORT SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED

Emergency Equipment – The host training facility may make available emergency medical equipment as required by the visiting team. This will include AED’s and might also include: crutches, immobilizers, ace bandages etc. All equipment that is borrowed must be returned at the earliest convenience possible.

Emergency Assistance – The host training facility shall provide the visitors with a list of emergency phone numbers. These numbers should be those that the home team would use in a similar situation.

Team Physicians – The host institution will make the visiting team aware of the presence of a team physician.

Facilities – The host will provide training and treatment facilities whenever and wherever possible upon request.

Supplies – All teams shall travel with an appropriately stocked first aid kit.

Return to Play Decisions – When a team is traveling without its own Certified Athletic Trainer or only with a student assistant trained in first aid, the team’s coach and/or student assistant shall consult with the host institution’s Certified Athletic Trainer regarding all return to play decisions for student-athletes injured during conference competition.

Staff

Tim Savage is certified as an Athletic Trainer by the National Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer and licensed by The State of North Carolina. He also is a certified Emergency Care and Safety Instructor for First Aid, CPR, AED and Professional Rescuer CPR. Previously, Tim served as Head of the Sports Medicine Program at South Granville High School and a member of their Physical Education Department. Prior to this, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer for Ayden Grifton High School while working as a graduate assistant at East Carolina University. Tim received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from East Carolina University. Tim’s other responsibilities include teaching Lower and Middle School Physical Education. Tim is licensed as a Physical Education Teacher and a Professional 1 Health Specialist.