Sports Medicine & Performance
The Chapin School employs two full-time Athletic Trainers. They are healthcare and board-certified professionals who work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statute. They help maintain the health and safety of our students through prevention of injuries, emergency care, evaluation of injuries, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation.
Chapin’s School Nurse is also available to assist students and student-athletes. The Athletic Trainers work closely with the Nurse to ensure the best treatment is given when an injury occurs. Our team is available to see student-athletes during the school day by appointment and before and after practices/competitions in the afternoon.
NYS law requires that students who sustained, or are suspected of having sustained, a concussion during athletic activities (interscholastic sports) are to be immediately removed from such activities. Such students may not return to athletic activities (interscholastic sports) until they have been symptom-free for a minimum of 24 hours and have been evaluated by and received written and signed authorization to return to activities from a duly licensed physician.
The Chapin School Concussion Protocol explains in detail how academic and athletic responsibilities are monitored once a student is diagnosed with a concussion.
Chapin’s main concern is the health and wellness of our students. When a student is diagnosed with a concussion, all academic work and athletic participation is put on hold until the student is symptom free and cleared by the physician/neurologist. To return to full athletic participation, the student must pass a return to play physical exertion test, conducted by a Chapin Athletic Trainer.
Resources for Concussions:
The core focus of the sports performance program at Chapin is to support our student-athletes both mentally and physically. Chapin employs a full-time Manager of Fitness and Wellness who oversees our strength and conditioning program and monitors the mental health and well-being of our student-athletes.
The goal of the strength and conditioning program is to reduce the potential for injury and increase athletic performance. Student-athletes are offered programs and workouts in-season and during the off-season.
Resources for Health & Wellness:
Contact Marisa Maccario, Manager of Fitness & Wellness and Sports Events, at email@example.com with any questions.
ImPACT stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is an objective tool to support trained healthcare providers in making sound return to activity decisions following concussions. It’s a computerized test that measures memory, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving. ImPACT has two primary uses: before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted to measure the athlete’s performance cognitive baseline. In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline and/or normative data scores. All students are required to take the baseline ImPact test every two years starting in Class 5.