All athletes must be dressed in gym style shorts & T-shirt to be taped.
student/athlete is to be taped unless the athlete adheres to a normal
Athletes should be (or have been) evaluated for specific injury before
student or student/athlete is to be taped for club sports, intramural
and/or recreational activities.
Out-of-season athletes should be encouraged to be on a regular
rehabilitation program (3 times per week) in order to be taped.
Athletes are to be taped and wrapped in the athletic training facility
prior to practice session.
DO NOT tape or wrap athletes at the practice sites - gym and playing
Athletic trainers who do not follow this practice make it more difficult
for the athletic trainers who adhere to this policy.
Athletes obviously may be taped at the practice site after sustaining an
Athletes who are being evaluated for an injury post practice are
required to shower and dress in clean gym shorts, which may obtain from
the equipment room.
When evaluating athletes in the athletic training facility, the athlete
must be dressed appropriately for the evaluation to be performed
properly. All athletes must be dressed in gym
style shorts & T-shirt.
Athletic training students are encouraged to begin an evaluation of the
Upon conclusion of the athletic training students evaluation, they are
to consult with the ATC prior to giving a “clinical impression”
to the athlete or coach.
evaluation of an injured athlete by a certified athletic trainer that is
observed by an athletic training student is to be considered
confidential. The evaluation is never to be discussed
with the athlete, athlete's parents, or coaches by the student athletic
female athletes must have a T-shirt or tank top on while receiving
evaluation or treatment. Please refrain from having female athletes
from being evaluated or treated in their sport bras.
Athletic training students must use good discretion when asking an
athlete to remove clothing during an evaluation, as well as when
palpating, taping, or when treating with a modality areas that are
considered to be sensitive i.e. groin. At times, it may be advisable to
ask a certified athletic trainer to observe the situation.
All initial evaluation must be recorded on the long team injury sheet
and initialed by an ATC.
Athletes must be
dressed properly when reporting for treatments - do not treat athletes
in dress clothing. All athletes must be dressed in gym style shorts &
sign-in and should be taught to retrieve their rehabilitation chart from
the file drawer.
athletes often require 30 - 45 minutes and athletes need to be
instructed to report on time.
must be recorded on the athletes SOAP notes daily.
Athletes should be
encouraged to come in daily for acute injuries.
should take place 15 minutes prior to practice time.
Out of season
athletes must not be scheduled for rehabilitation or treatments
between the hours of 2:00-4:00 PM.
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