UPMC Sports Medicine is the proud provider of Athletic Training Services for Oakland Catholic High School.
Athletic forms for participating athletes can be accessed via the link below and returned to the Athletic Department. These forms should be reviewed by a parent/guardian and completed no earlier than June 1st.
UPMC provides a certified Athletic Trainer to aide in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries. The Athletic Trainer, Katie Phillips, is available in the Athletic Training Room (across from the weight room) daily after school for injury evaluations and treatments for students participating in Oakland Catholic athletics until at least 3:15 p.m. Hours will vary based on sport participation schedules. The Athletic Trainer is also responsible for on-site first-aid and emergency management at games and practices for at risk sports at Oakland Catholic.
If your student-athlete is injured or has an illness, encourage them to be seen by the Athletic Trainer for further evaluation. Upon evaluation of the student athlete, the Athletic Trainer may:
- Provide the athlete with exercises to be performed at home
- Offer rehabilitation in the athletic training room
- Suggest a taping or bracing technique to assist the athlete
- Recommend limited or no practice
- Refer to a physician for further evaluation
No matter what the plan may be, the athlete should be encouraged to follow up with the Athletic Trainer as necessary.
Once an athlete has been seen by a physician for any injury, she must follow-up with an appropriate medical professional until cleared to return to sports participation. Clearances must be in writing and if she is playing or planning to play a Winter or Spring sport, clearance must also be made on the "Physician Re-certification" form. Once an athlete is cleared to return to participation by a physician, she may be required to complete additional testing by the athletic trainer prior to full release to athletic participation.
As part of the relationship Oakland Catholic shares with UPMC Sports Medicine, student-athletes that need to be seen by a physician can have their appointments expedited by the athletic trainer. The athletic trainer's relationship with the Sports Medicine physicians allows open lines of communication to better serve the student-athletes. Once the athlete is seen by one of the physicians, the physician can easily share the plan of care with the athletic trainer to ensure swift and proper care.
No student will be allowed to participate in ANY athletic activity until a completed sports physical is on file with the Athletic Trainer at Oakland Catholic in accordance with PIAA rules and regulations. EVERY page of the "Physical Form" must be completed and turned in as a COMPLETE PACKET, no other forms will be accepted.
Please make a copy for your records prior to handing in any paperwork. Please DO NOT give coaches the physical forms.
Fall Sports Season athletes must have a "Physical Form" turned into the Main Office by Monday, August 7th, 2017 in order to participate in the fall sports season.
Winter Sports Season athletes must complete and turn in the "Physical Form" along with "Parent Re-certification" to the Main Office prior to Monday, November 13, 2017. The re-certification forms cannot be completed prior to Monday, October 2, 2017.
Spring Sports Season athletes must complete and turn in the "Physical Form" along with "Parent Re-certification" to the Main Office prior to Monday, February 26, 2018. The re-certification forms cannot be completed prior to Monday, January 29, 2018. Athletes who have already submitted the Physical Form need only complete the Parent Re-certification and if necessary the Physician Re-certification.