Training Room Guidelines
 

Training Room Guidelines

Hours:

  • 10 a.m. — Noon: Treatments, Evaluations, and Rehab
  • 1 p.m.—2 p.m.: Treatments, Evaluations, and Rehab
  • 2 p.m.—3 p.m.: Taping for injuries
  • 3 p.m.— 5:45 p.m.: Practice
  • 5:45 p.m.— 6 p.m.: Ice


Rules and Regulations of Athletic Training Room

  • No cleats
  • No shoes on tables
  • Student-athletes must dress appropriately for appointments (ex.  You should be able to see the injured area while keeping appropriate coverage)
  • Shower before treatment if being seen after practice/ working out
  • In season sports have priority for treatments
  • Towels provided are not to be removed from area
  • Ice and heat are self serve items.
  • If you use something, put it back where it came from.
  • No unsupervised use of the athletic training room.
  • Do not take supplies without asking.
  • MANNERS and RESPECT are required in this room.


Appointment Policy: All appointments must be made the day prior to the appointment unless otherwise specified.  If an athlete is unable to keep an appointment for any reason, it is their responsibility to inform the athletic training staff AT LEAST one hour prior to their scheduled appointment.  This makes that time slot available to other athletes that may need it.  If an athlete continuously makes and breaks appointments, it will be assumed that they do not need our care and they are not injured.  Any inquiries about an athlete's injury status should be directed to the athletic training staff.


Statement of Confidentiality

The USM Athletic Training Staff understands the importance of confidentiality concerning health and medical care of its athletes.  The Athletic Training Staff will maintain all confidences and protect all information in which they become aware.  All information, medical histories, injury reports, physicals, and treatments are confidential.  The USM Athletic Training Staff will not release any such information.  Such information is to be discussed with the student-athlete, parents, certified athletic trainer, assistant athletic trainer, physician, and other parties as deemed necessary by the appropriate medical professionals.  


Medical Release

It is recommended that if possible, a student-athlete first report any injuries to the Athletic Training Staff.  If certain circumstances prevent that from happening, a written release is required before returning to any conditioning, practices, or competitions.  If any student-athlete who has been limited or withheld from conditioning, practice, or competition by a medical doctor, or any other medical professional for injury, illness, or any other medical condition prior to or during a season, must have a written release from the treating medical professional or one of equal or greater training.  This written release must be dated and have included any specific limitation, return to full participation guidelines, follow-up care, or any other information relating to the care/participation of the student-athlete as it pertains to athletic participation. 


​Team Physicians

USM works with OrthoKC as our primary referral source for orthopedic specialists.  We are able to make appointments for all sports related injuries sustained while competing in athletics for the university.  See Medical Release section for return to play protocol and documentation needed. For non orthopedic injuries, ie. Sickness, we refer students to Associates Healthcare.