Athlete Training and Health
Catholic High School is committed to protecting their athletes at all times. To that end we have instituted programs that both help prepare student athletes for the rigors of competition and insure their safety while on the field/court.
Catholic High School is committed to protecting their athletes at all times. With concussions becoming such a high profile injury across all levels of athletic play, we have adopted a Concussion Management Plan that will be strictly enforced and managed by the Athletic Director and Sports Medicine Personnel employed by CHS. The school has included the following statement into the student handbook:
“With concussion and head injuries becoming so prominent in high school sports, Catholic High School has adopted a program to do everything possible to aid in the education, prevention and care of our athletes. As part of our athletic physical process, every athlete is required to take an “ImPact” concussion test to set a baseline score. Also, each student-athlete and the student-athlete’s parent or guardian will review, on an annual basis, information discussing short and long term health effects of concussions. In addition, each student-athlete and the student-athlete’s parent or guardian will sign a statement acknowledging receipt of such information."
Trainer Injury Assessment
Concussions are a very serious medical issue and are treated as such by every coach. Our trainer will be available at all times to assess any head injury that occurs during practice or game times. A detailed process is followed as detailed in the Concussion Management Plan set forth by the school. This includes contacting the Athletic Trainer any time there is a suspected head injury whether during practice or game time. The trainer is always available on campus and during away games they can be reached by phone to help coaches determine a course of action.
Bon Secours In Motion Sports Medicine is proud of our partnership with Catholic High School to provide Athletic Training services to the Crusader Athletic Department. We are very excited to bring world-class care and service to such an exemplary community and successful athletic culture.
Bon Secours In Motion is Hampton Roads’ premier provider of Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and Sports Performance services. Our staff is led by a world-class team of multi-board certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists with advanced certifications, multi-faceted sports performance specialists and certified athletic trainers who can provide complete, customized care to meet your every need. We are conveniently located across the Hampton Roads region with 18 total facilities, three of which are in the Virginia Beach area.
The central Bon Secours In Motion hub for CHS will be housed at the Town Center location at 4677 Columbus Street, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, 23462. At this location, CHS students will have access to the following:
- Dr. Jocelyn Ricasa, MD (Office is at 828 Healthy Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23462)
a. Dr. Ricasa is a board-certified physician specializing in Sports Medicine and is also Concussion certified.
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- Physical Therapy
a. All of your rehab needs in one convenient location, specializing in orthopaedic, post-operative and sports rehab, with specialties including concussion management, dry needling, vestibular rehab, lymphedema therapy as well as others.
b. Free injury assessments led by In Motion Rehab Manager, Michael Pishioneri, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS. Please call ahead to reserve your appointment at (757)-463-2540.
- Sports Performance, Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness
a. A multi-faceted team of strength and conditioning specialists, sports certified dietitians and licensed massage therapists bring a scientifically backed holistic approach to training for today’s athletes. b. http://www.bonsecoursinmotion.com/
We welcome anyone with questions to call our In Motion at Town Center clinic at (757) 463-2540.
Healthy Roster is a HIPPA-secure website/app that the Bon Secours Mercy Health Sports Medicine Team has adopted for athlete health information. CHS athletic trainer, Heather Wathen, uses this system to document athlete injuries, provide updates on injuries and treatments, file physicals digitally, and contact parents. Parents are highly encouraged to accept invitations to join Healthy Roster to be a part of their student athlete's care team.
- Can upload the annual Athletics Preparticipation Physical packet on Healthy Roster
- Will be able to see any updates on their child’s injury that the athletic trainer adds in the system and comment on updates with questions or concerns
- Can contact the athletic trainer through the website/app’s messaging feature
- Will be able to upload documents such as doctors notes simply by taking a picture
- Can ONLY see health information of their respective children
- Can give permissions to their child's coaches to be a part of their care tea
Coaches will have access (with permission) to view injury updates, treatments their athletes received, and any missing required paperwork. Additionally, parents and coaches can add injuries that the athletic trainers may not have been informed about. Coaches may only view athletes that have been added to their team's roster.
For help setting up your Healthy Roster account and a brief overview, please see the following videos from the Healthy Roster Team: https://healthyroster.
Carl is a certified personal trainer (NASM), performance enhancement coach, and track & field coach. He graduated from the University of Lynchburg with a degree in Sport Management. After graduating from Lynchburg, he went on to get his Masters in Sport Management with a specialization in Athlete Development from the University of Florida. Prior to coming to the Hampton Roads area, he spent 4 years at New Covenant Schools (Lynchburg, Va) as their Asst. Athletic Director, Sport Performance Coach, Head Track & Field Coach, and Head Boys Lacrosse Coach. Since moving to the Hampton Roads area last year, Carl has been training high school and collegiate soccer players. Carl is happily married to his wife Kelley who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the area.
For more information on the Strength & Conditioning program, please contact Coach Carl Stamey at firstname.lastname@example.org