Sports Medicine

Mission Statement

The Christian Brothers High School Sports Medicine Staff strives to provide accessible, quality, comprehensive, and individualized health care to all student athletes. We are committed to using evidence-based practice in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to ensure positive recovery for a safe and successful return to full athletic participation.

High School Sports Medicine Program

The Sports Medicine Program offers the students an excellent hands-on experience.  They will work side by side with the Certified Athletic Trainers in providing care for our student athletes.  Spots in the program are limited.  Applications will be available on Monday April 8th and due by Friday April 26th.

Policies & Guidelines
Application

Concussion

An athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury shall be immediately removed from activity for the remainder of the day, and shall not be permitted to return to the activity until he or she completes the following steps:

  • The athlete must be evaluated by a licensed health care provider, trained in the management of concussions, acting within the scope of his or her practice.
  • The athlete must receive written clearance to return to the activity from that licensed health care provider.
  • Classroom accommodations, if needed, will be forwarded to the athlete’s teachers through the grade level counselor.
  • When the athlete is cleared to begin the CIF Concussion Return to Play Protocol, it will be completed under the direct supervision of the athletic training staff.
  • All high risk athletes will take a baseline ImPACT test, which may be used for return to play decisions.
  • Full return to play requires a release from the doctor as well as completion of the Return to Play Protocol.
Nutrition

Hydration

Aim for half your body weight in oz of water. For example, if you weigh 150lbs, you should be drinking at least 75 oz of water throughout the day. If you are sweating or involved in prolonged activity, drink more! If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

Eating Before Exercise

Goals of nutrition before exercise:

  • Eat a carbohydrate-rich snack or meal before exercise to top off muscle stores
    • With pre-competition jitters, liquid meal replacements may be a better choice than whole foods
  • Include a small amount of protein in your pre-exercise meal(s)
    • Protein helps build and repair muscle tissue
    • Adequate protein before exercise may help reduce post-exercise muscle soreness
  • Choose pre-exercise meal(s) that are low in fat and fiber to ensure optimal digestion

Pre-exercise food:

  • 3-4 hours before exercise
    • Peanut butter on toast or an apple
    • Cottage cheese with fruit, apple butter and crackers
    • Turkey and Swiss sandwich and fruit
    • Fruit and yogurt with low-fat granola
  • 30-60 minutes before exercise
    • Granola bar
    • Trail mix with nuts and fruit in it
    • Small turkey or peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Eating for Recovery

Goals for recovery nutrition:

  • Restore fluids lost in sweat
  • Replace muscle fuel (carbohydrates) utilized during practice
  • Provide protein to aid in repair of damage muscle tissue and to stimulate development of new tissue
  • Begin nutrition recovery with a snack or meal within 15-60 minutes following practice or competition

Rehydration fluids:

  • Water
  • Diluted sports drink

Recovery snack ideas:

  • Graham crackers with peanut butter and banana
  • Fresh fruit
  • Chocolate milk

Recovery meal ideas:

    • Rice bowl with beans, cheese, salsa, and avocado
    • Turkey burger with veggies
    • Chicken and pasta