Spring-Ford Athletic Training:
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.
Athletic training practice domains include:
- Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
- Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
- Immediate and Emergency Care
- Therapeutic Intervention
- Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility
Medically related Continuing Education (CE) hours are required every two years to maintain National Certification and State Licensure. CE requirements are intended to promote continued competence, development of current knowledge and skills and enhancement of professional skills and judgment. They must focus on increasing knowledge, skills and abilities related to the practice of athletic training. CE programs must also be intended for credentialed healthcare providers.
Injury Management Guidelines:
After completing an evaluation of an athlete, if we feel it necessary for he/she to see a physician, a phone call is made to the parent/guardian and a medical referral form is sent home with a description of the injury and what care was given. If an athlete sustains a minor injury, a home injury report will be sent home with post injury instructions. ANY ATHLETE WHO IS SEEN BY A PHYSICIAN FOR EITHER AN ILLNESS OR AN INJURY IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A NOTE FROM THE PHYSICIAN CLEARING THE ATHLETE FOR PARTICIPATION BEFORE RETURNING TO THEIR SPORT. If the athlete sustains an injury and does not report it to the Athletic Training Staff and you decide to take him/her to a physician, a note from the physician clearing the athlete to return to their sport is also REQUIRED prior to return to activity. We cannot stress the importance of a physicians note for return to play and if your child does provide the staff with one, he/she will not be permitted to participate.
Kate Daniels MS, MEd, LAT, ATC has been a member of the Athletic Training Staff at Spring-Ford since 1999. She graduated from Springfield College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Athletic Training. She received her master's degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University in 2009. She completed her second master's degree in Medical Science from University of South Florida in 2015. In addition to her duties at Spring-Ford, Ms. Daniels also serves as a clinical preceptor for students enrolled in the Immaculata University Athletic Training Program. Ms. Daniels is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. She is also certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.
Dan Holman MEd, LAT, ATC has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Spring-Ford since 1996. Mr. Holman completed his undergraduate studies in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine at University of Massachusetts at Boston. He received his Master of Education degree from Temple University. In addition to his duties at Spring-Ford, Mr. Holman also is an adjunct instructor in the Athletic Training Program at Immaculata University and serves as a clinical preceptor to students enrolled in the program. Mr. Holman is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. He is also certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.
Riane Casper LAT, ATC has been a member of the Athletic Training Staff at Spring-Ford Area School district since 2008. Prior to 2008 she held an outreach position for 4 years. She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2004 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Sports Medicine. Mrs. Casper is licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. She is also certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.
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