If your athlete needs to be seen for an athletic injury, they should see me first. After seeing/talking to me, please call Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine at 507-266-9100 to make appointments. I am also able to help in making these appointments as well.
When your son or daughter is seen by a health care provider other than myself, they will need to bring a note and give it to me prior to return to play.
Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 328-5133 (office)
As of right now while athletics are on a pause, I will be redeployed where I am needed within the Mayo Clinic system. That does not mean I am not available to Panthers athletes and families.
If you or your son/daughter needs to be evaluated, send me an email. From there I will help figure out if this is something we can take care of virtually, or if they need to be seen in person. If they need to be seen in person, I am able to make appointments at the DAHLC for them to see me (think make shift athletic training room), or if they should be seen by a provider in sports medicine.
Athletic Training Room Usage, Procedures, and Rules
Starting Monday, August 17th this will be the protocol to be seen by myself in the training room. Expect that there may be some adjustments as we all go about this uncharted situation.
Unfortunately, I cannot have an open door policy at this time to help limit the number of athletes in my room at a time. Sports are unpredictable and injuries can happen at any time, those situations will happen and obviously those athletes do not have to schedule an appointment with me. Anyone else should schedule with me prior to coming into my room. Contact information is below.
If athlete wants to be tapped or any other treatment before practice or games they need to contact the athletic trainer to set up an appropriate time to do this.
Athletes who need ice after practice do not need to have an appointment, but they cannot come into my room to get it. I will get it for them, and if I am not available a coach has to do it. This is again to limit unnecessary contact.
Coaches are not allowed to let athletes into my room without my permission for any reason.
Protocol for an athlete to be seen by athletic trainer:
Contact athletic trainer via email firstname.lastname@example.org if need is not immediate. If injury is acute, contact athletic trainer by text or call at 605-370-9164 (cell) 507-328-5133 (office).
Call my cell first with an acute injury, but sometimes calls do not go through due to being in a concrete block. If I do not answer my cell, call my office number.
I am still going to be out and about to practices as much as I can.
Athlete will be screened at arrival with a temperature screen and COVID symptom screen.
Athlete will sign in and out of the athletic training care area, noting the time they entered and exited
As always, I will communicate with the coach when appropriate what was discussed with the athlete.
Attached documents are what I have used to help guide me how to set up my training room rules while we navigate how to participate in sports with COVID-19.
Athletic Training Room Hours
Hours during fall camp and holiday breaks will be different until school starts back. Below are hours with school days
2:30-6:00 (winter and spring)
or until home events are complete.
All varsity events will be covered accordingly:
Fall- Football (primary), Soccer (primary) and Volleyball (secondary)
Winter- Hockey (primary), Wrestling (primary) and Basketball (secondary)
Spring- Lacrosse (primary), Track (primary), Baseball (secondary) and Softball (secondary)
We will not have Fall clinic this year. They may happen in the spring, but nothing has been determined thus far.
Winter Baseline Concussion
Testing is postponed at this time until we are able to start/resume athletics.
Any further questions, please reach out!
email me at email@example.com
Every athlete who plays Football, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Hockey, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, or are pitchers/catches for Baseball and Softball for Century High School needs to complete baseline testing prior to the 2020-2021 season starting.