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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.

Concussion Management Policy

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

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.

Dr. Jocelyn Ricasa

Dr. Ricasa is a board-certified in primary care sports medicine, and received specialized training in concussion management.

Heather McCurdy

Heather has a BS in Athletic Training from Ohio State University and recently earned her Master of Science of Athletic Training degree from Old Dominion University. She has previously worked as the athletic trainer for ODU tennis.

The central Bon Secours In Motion hub for CHS will be housed at 828 Healthy Way, Virginia Beach, 23462. At this location, CHS students will have access to the following:

  1. Dr. Jocelyn Ricasa, MD
    a. Dr. Ricasa is a board-certified physician specializing in Sports Medicine and is also Concussion certified.
  2. Physical Therapy
    a. All of your rehab needs in one convenient location
    b. A weekly injury clinic held on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm led by In Motion Rehab Manager, Michael Pishioneri, PT, DPT, CSCS. Please call ahead to reserve your appointment at (757)-463-2540.
  3. 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.

We welcome anyone with questions to call our In Motion information hotline at (757)-IM-SPORT (467-7678).