Greenwich Academy has a full-time athletic trainer (ATC) who is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association. The athletic trainer’s primary responsibilities are:
- Injury prevention
- Recognition and evaluation of injuries
- Management and treatment of injuries
- Rehabilitation of injuries
- Managing return-to-play protocols
- Evaluating conditions to ensure student-athlete safety.
- All girls take the ImPACT test every two years to set a baseline. This test is facilitated by the athletic trainer or school nurse
- Any student diagnosed with a concussion must be symptom free for ten days before she can begin the return-to-play process beginning with retaking the ImPACT test
- If a physician makes the diagnosis, they must clear the student for return to play
- The gradual return-to-play process is monitored by the athletic trainer
- The athletic trainer coordinates with the Deans’ office with regard to academic progress of a concussed student
The athletic trainer monitors weather to ensure the safety of student-athletes and spectators.
- If the weather indicates a chance of lightning, the athletic trainer has a SkyScan device to detect lightning in the area.
- GA also has a heat/cold policy implemented by the ATC. Depending on the conditions, student-athletes exposure to the elements may be restricted and water breaks enforced.
GA has a well-equipped training room that has foam rollers, Thera-Bands, hot/cold whirlpool, heating pads, and ultrasound and electronic stim machines, all of which may be used when rehabilitating an injury. All students must sign in before receiving treatment.