Athletic Trainer's Corner
William Allen High School Athletics Medical Staff in Coordination with St Luke’s University Health Network
St. Luke’s Athletic Trainers
Amy Cotter, MS LAT ATC
Jacob Harper, LAT ATC
Ath Office: 484-765-5291 Ath Fax: 484-765-5014
Kim Orejuela, MS LAT ATC
Kim Orejeula, MS LAT ATC
St. Luke’s sports performance coach
Cree Banks, CPT, PES
St Luke’s University Health Network Supervising Physician
Dr. Seth Burkey, MD
PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (CIPPE)
INITIAL EVALUATION: Prior to any student participating in practices, inter-school practices, scrimmages, and/or contests, at any PIAA member school in any school year, the student is required to (1) complete a CIPPE; and (2) have the appropriate person(s) complete the first six sections of the CIPPE Form. The CIPPE may not be authorized earlier that June 1st and shall be effective, regardless of when performed during a school year, until the latter of the next May 31st or he conclusion of the current spring sports season.
SUBSEQUENT SPORTS IN THE SAME SCHOOL YEAH: Following the completion of a CIPPE, the same student seeking to participate in practices, inter-school practices, scrimmages, and/or contests in subsequent sport(s) in the same school year, must complete Section 7 of this the CIPPE form and must turn in that Section to the athletic office. The athletic office will then determine whether Section 8 need to be completed.
Where to receive a CIPPE?
· St Luke’s University Health Networks offers free physicals to ASD students prior to each season. Please contact the athletic office for dates, times, and locations.
St Luke’s Care Now also offers physicals at the cost of $25. No appointment, no insurance needed.
St Luke’s Care Now – West End Medical Center Suite 105 501 Cetronia Rd Allentown, PA 18104 484-426-2513
M-F 7:30am - 10:30pm Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
The CIPPE can also be completed by your primary care/family physician.
William Allen High School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award
Program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe
Allentown, PA - January 12th, 2018 – William Allen High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its William Allen High School Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.
“William Allen High School is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players,” Amy Cotter, William Allen High School Athletic Trainer.
“We remain committed to the health and welfare of young athletes in competitive sports,” says NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. “This award recognizes the contributions and commitment of schools across the country that are implementing safe sports policies and best practices to ensure athletes can do what they love best and have the appropriate care in place to prevent, manage and treat injuries should they occur.”
In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as William Allen High School did, athletic programs must do the following:
- · Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
- · Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
- · Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
- · Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
- · Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
- · Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
- · Provide or facilitate injury intervention
- · Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
- · Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
- · Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities
For more information please visit: www.athletictrainers.org.
About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 44,000 members of the athletic training profession. Visit www.nata.org.