Who is your Athletic Trainer:
Morgan is in her first year as the Old Mill Athletic Trainer. She recently graduated from the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. During her undergraduate career she worked with the various university teams, with Women’s Lacrosse being her specialty during her senior year. In addition, Morgan has also worked under the head Athletic Trainer for the MLL Chesapeake Bayhawks for three years. In her free time, she has run in many half marathons, and looks forward to training for more. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be a part of the Patriot family and eager for the upcoming season of athletics!
Coaches, parents and athletes things to know:
It is very important ALL injuries get reported to the coach and myself ASAP. The resources available in the Athletic Training Room and through Old Mill’s relationship with ATI Physical Therapy are designed to give our student-athletes the highest quality of care. In addition to first hand medical care, ATI Physical Therapy offers FREE injury screenings at all of our locations. Feel free to give me a call, and I can schedule a screening at your convenience.
Once an athlete has been assessed with signs and symptoms of a concussion, the individual must be seen and cleared for return to activity by a healthcare provider with background in mild traumatic brain injury. Return to play will follow a documented 5 day protocol based on gradual introduction to specific types and intensities of physical activities. These activities should be completed under the supervision of the Athletic Trainer.
Returning Athlete to Play
Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Athletics policy states that any time an athlete seeks care from a physician for an athletic injury, that athlete may not return to play until they provide a signed release from the physician allowing the athlete to participate. Parent notes are not acceptable. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Notes should contain the date of visit, body part examined, diagnosis, plan for treatment, and return to play.
Clearance from a physician to participate in activity does not automatically ensure the individual will be permitted to return to activity. I will ultimately be responsible for determining when an individual can return to participation and the nature/ extent of that participation.