Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine recently partnered with two area high schools to provide an onsite athletic trainer to help prevent and treat injuries of student athletes. Metairie Park Country Day and Covington’s St. Scholastica Academy join 15 other areas schools and universities in this initiative to keep athletes safe and healthy.
“Athletics are tremendously important in helping students stay fit while also learning about teamwork and sportsmanship,” said Dr. Felix “Buddy” Savoie, a sports medicine expert at TISM who oversees the program. “We are passionate about supporting these students. Having trainers working with the schools every day helps them not only treat and rehabilitate injuries when they occur, but partner with coaches and teams to prevent injuries from happening in the first place.”
TISM’s certified and state-licensed trainers provide a wide variety of services for students and schools, including on-site physicals, comprehensive concussion evaluation and education, coordination of physician coverage for home football games, injury prevention training for coaches and parents and same-day access to TISM services and physicians.
Other schools that have partnered with TISM’s athletic trainer program include Tulane University, Loyola University, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Archbishop Chapelle High School, Archbishop Shaw High School, Brother Martin High School, Cabrini High School, Edna Karr High School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, L.B. Landry O.P. Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, McDonogh 35 Senior High School, Mount Carmel Academy, St. Mary’s Dominican High School and Walter L. Cohen High School.
Tulane Health System’s recent partnership with Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington is opening new doors to schools in that area, Dr. Savoie said.
“TISM’s athletic trainer program joins its specialized dance medicine program and its new women’s sports medicine program as innovative care models to keep area young athletes at the top of their game” he said.
For more information about TISM’s athletic trainer services, physicals and partnership opportunities, call (504) 940-8012 or visit TulaneHealthcare.com/SportsMedicine.