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    Sports Medicine

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Sports Medicine Department is to enhance
    the quality of health care for all Upper School student athletes within the
    Northern Tioga School District through prevention, assessment, first-aid,
    recognition of injuries, and treatment of those athletic injuries.
     
     
     
    The priority of the Northern Tioga district Athletic Trainer is to provide on-site care
    for as many sports as possible within the district.  Because of
    limitations, there may or may not be an Athletic Trainer available for all
    sports contests. Due to the high risk of severe injury, Junior Varsity
    and Varsity games will have coverage for all home games.  Travel will occur for varsity football only.  If any athlete is injured during athletic participation, he/she needs to be evaluated by the athletic trainer.

     

    Kim Kosa
    Susquehanna Heath Clinical Out-Reach
    Head Athletic Trainer
    Northern Tioga School District
    Phone: 716-397-1620
     
     

    Concussion Reminder:

      

    If an athlete is diagnosed with a concussion, three things are required before he or she returns to play:

    • All symptoms have cleared up. In addition, the athlete is not relying on medication to treat lingering symptoms. These include symptoms such as headache which might be masked by medication. The athlete must be free of symptoms even after stopping medication.

    • The athlete must be approved for play by a licensed physician trained in diagnosing and managing concussion.

    • A step-by-step plan return to play will be completed with the athletic trainer. The plan will exclude any activities that worsen symptoms or put the athlete at risk of another concussion.

     

    Links:

    Concussion Fact sheet

    Amended PA Sentate Bill