Sports Medicine Info
Exeter Sports Medicine!
Attention Spring Athletes:
Spring Sports Physicals
Wednesday February 24th
Commonwealth Orthopedic Associates
11 Fairlane Drive
Reading, PA, 19606
If you wish to attend this session, please note the following:
One physical is required per school year; if you played a fall OR a winter sport, you only need to complete Section 7 and 10 online. That's it!
All attendees MUST have 1) an appointment using SignUp Genius - click here , 2) exact change or check for $20 - make check payable to ETSD and write athlete's name, grade, and sport on memo line 3) successfully registered for their winter sport on PlanetHS.com 4) Preprinted Section 5 Health History form, completed and blank Section 6 - you can print this from PlanetHS once you've successfully registered! There will be no printing available on site.
All athletes are responsible for uploading their Section 6 to their PlanetHS portal after leaving physicals. All other "forms" should be completed online, not uploaded pictures. Paper copies will not be accepted.
Senior High online registration AND completed physical paperwork upload deadline is March 2, 2021, 6 days prior to the start of the senior high spring season, March 8, 2021.
Junior High online registration AND physical paperwork upload deadline is March 16, 2021, 6 days prior to the start of the junior high spring season, March 22, 2021.
Attention Spring athletes:
Once spring season begins, all patient care will most likely be performed outside in the lower level stadium garage. Please text/call Audrey (610-780-5940) or Sam (610-780-4287) if you need any medical attention. All people must have masks on and sanitize their hands prior to going in the garage.
At Exeter, please know that all treatments, including taping, will be at the sole discretion of the athletic trainers, and will be directly related to the injury currently being treated.
If you or your athlete have an "old" ankle injury that feels better with support, or you'd like to prevent further ankle injury, please purchase a quality lace-up ankle brace. They have been proven to be more effective than tape, but more so when used in conjunction with low-top cleats!!
Please note our new Parent Information handout is also available under Files and Links. Let us know if you have any questions after reading the information - we're happy to get feedback!
Athletic Training news:
Parents - if your son or daughter sees a physician for an injury or condition during their sports season, a note from that doctor needs to be given to Audrey, Sam, or the main office as soon as possible. No exceptions will be made, no athlete will be allowed to play without a physician's note.
Impact baseline testing is now offered in the comfort of your own home!. Contact Audrey or Sam if you'd like your child to have a baseline test for future use. See "Files & Links" section for the permission slip that you MUST turn in to initiate the link email that allows you to take the test on your own computer. No distractions should be present during testing.
Parents - please help us to help your children to take care of their bodies as though they are finely tuned machines. All athletes should be focusing on drinking water all day long, getting plenty of sleep (8 hours or more!), eating good foods regularly, stretching and icing while at home, and making good decisions about their bodies.
Cups are no longer available from the athletic training department - please make sure your son/daughter brings their own bottle to practice. Bottles are available from the athletic department, all the athlete must do is request one.
Most injuries require strengthening to get better and to avoid future re-injury. Stretching is NOT strengthening and is not enough to avoid re-injury in most cases. Please discuss this difference with your children - it's a common misconception. We at ESMP believe strongly that most conditions and injuries can be resolved completely with a little dedication and effort on the part of the athlete - there is no such thing as a 9th grader with "bad knees" (in most cases!!), just an athlete with a muscular imbalance that can be corrected!!! See your athletic trainer for details on how to avoid the same body part hurting every season - preseason is a great time to start rehabilitation to come at the season strong!! We are here to help you!!