Sports Medicine Homepage

On this website, you will find information on the Pinelands Regional Sports Medicine Program, Visiting team/ATC info, downloadable forms and handouts, as well as other valuable information.

 The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is temporarily located in the Alternative School  (building in front of the football stadium)
 
 The hours of operation of the Athletic Training Room (ATR) are as follows:
        Monday - Friday:
            12:30pm - 2:00pm (Office hours) (may change slightly with each season)
            2:00pm - 3:30pm (Treatment, evaluations, injury rehabilitation)
            3:30pm - End of events (Event coverage)
        Saturdays
            Event coverage and practice coverage as determined by the supervisor of athletics.

        


 NEWS!!!



 ImPACT Concussion Program
 
 
 
In the past few year Concussions or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TMI) have been a leading topic and concern in athletics.  The NJSIAA has recently published their recommendations for concussion management.  One of their recommendations is that schools implement the use of a cognitive and neurological concussion program

Pinelands Regional
High School has been ahead of the curve in concussion management.  Over ten years ago Pinelands implemented the use of an innovative program for our student-athletes.  This program will assist physicians and athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussion).  In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). 

ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to successfully diagnose and manage concussions.  If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition or practice, ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of the head injury, and when the injury has fully healed. 

All student-athletes take the Baseline test three times during their Pinelands athletic career.  They take the test once in junior high school, once during their freshman year, and once during their junior year of high school to document a Baseline Reading.  This Baseline Test records how the student-athlete thinks, reacts, and remembers while they are healthy and uninjured.  If a student-athlete were to suffer from a head injury, they would retake the test at their doctors discretion, and the current test, would then be compared to the Baseline Test.  The physicians and the athletic trainer can then better determine how severe the head injury is.

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