Sports Medicine Info
Exeter Sports Medicine!
Your athletic trainer is still here for you and available to consult for injury treatment, activity advice, and general wellness information! If you need to talk to an AT - text or email Audrey at 610-780-5940 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a virtual appointment!
Resources for athletes while under Stay At Home orders are below, and we highly encourage you to check them out!! Keep your eyes on the prize while we are forced to rethink how we stay fit and healthy or athletic and ready for play to resume. Feedback is welcome!
FALL SPORTS PHYSICALS
TBA - standby for updates
All information below will be corrected after COVID-19, please disregard any deadlines for physicals and registration at the moment!
Senior high online registration AND completed physical paperwork upload deadline is ????, 2020, 6 days prior to the start of the senior high fall season, August 17, 2020.
Junior high online registration AND physical paperwork deadline is ????, 2020, 6 days prior to the start of the junior high fall season, August 31, 2020.
All athletes will need to complete online registration at PLANETHS.COM. NO exceptions. It is your responsibility to complete and successfully submit this online registration by the deadline. Visit ExeterEagles.org , scroll through Announcements on Right and click on Instructions for NEW Online Registration. Go to PlanetHS.com to register & complete.
Incomplete online registration OR physical paperwork upload = No Practice/Play until BOTH are completed
SHS computer lab will be available for anyone unable to register prior, or who didn't successfully submit and needs to fix some things.
**All physicals turned in after the deadline will be subject to a 24 hour administrative hold prior to becoming eligible to practice/tryout!**
Address any questions to SCHOOLSUPPORT@PLANETHS.COM
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 will be offered individually & in sessions. 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 your child MUST turn in to sit for the test. No cell phones will be allowed to be on 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!!