Due to logistics and abuse of the system there will no longer be treatments available during lunches. I reserve the right to adjust this on a case by case basis which can be discussed via email:
Carolinas Healthcare System supplies Athletic Trainers to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools ensuring student safety on the field, court and their everyday life.
2018 date TBA
What is Heart of a Champion Day? (HOC)
Heart of a Champion is a FREE PHYSICAL with EKG for CMS student athletes provided by Carolinas HealthCare System. Students sign up during the open period, typically in March-April. The students show up to their respective school and are taken to HOC by bus for their physical at their designated time. First timers with HOC receive an EKG and echocardiogram if warranted. Returning students will receive scans if it is deemed necessary by our medical providers. HOC could not be pulled off without our wonderful volunteers and sponsors.
For the most up to date information and registration click here
Stephi Sousa, LAT ATC
Myers Park High School
2400 Colony Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
Enjoyed the football banquet last night! Had to scoot for bed time, but Adrian had fun!
In your eligibility packet the last few forms can be pretty confusing, here's the most common questions..If this does not answer your question don't hesitate to email Stephi at the address listed above. And yes, your physical HAS to be on this form, the state will audit us and we get in trouble if no!
Why do I have to sign this now if you've been treating my kids for years? Through the agreement between CMS and CHS these forms were put into place to prevent any types of liability issues to protect both the safety of our student athlete and of our Athletic Trainer.
I prefer Novant facilities, why would I sign this? The Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at Myers Park HS is an employee of Carolinas HealthCare System and this form is referring to that, medical facility preference should be noted on the Sports Medicine form. Your child will not be sent to a facility that you do not want them sent to.
Why should I sign a release of my child’s health records? This form is the most confusing, the areas highlighted in teal are the only portions that need to be filled in. This form allows the ATC to communicate on the behalf of you and your family to the coach, guidance office, and teachers regarding an injury sustained by your child. Our ATC does NOT have access to your health records, solely the records reported from medical treatment for said injury.
Provide "Athletic Training Services"* to student athletes under the direction of the team physician or by written referral from a physician, and in accordance with state athletic training practice act.
*Athletic Training Services: The management and provision of care of injuries to a physically active person as defined in the state practice act with the direction of a licensed physician. The term includes the rendering of emergency care, development of injury prevention programs and
providing appropriate preventative and devices for the physically active person. The term also includes the assessment, management, treatment, rehabilitation and recondition of the physically active person whose conditions are within the professional preparation and education of a
certified athletic trainer. The term also includes the use of modalities such as mechanical stimulation, heat, cold, light, air, water, electricity, sound, massage and the use of therapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.
Link to information on the Gfeller Waller Concussion Awareness Act, legislation passed after the tragic death of two young men following brain injuries. Doctor must fill out these forms in order for the school to make academic modifications while out with a concussion, a letter WILL NOT SUFFICE.
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You can contact Stephi for assistance booking appointments with the following medical providers:
Sports Medicine and Injury Care- Randolph
Dr. David Price
Dr. Anthony Martin
3030 Randolph Rd Charlotte NC
Dr. Jim Fleischli (Sports Medicine)
Aaron Hewitt, PA-C (Sports Medicine)
Dr. Chris Chadderdon (Hand)
Dana Dempsey, PA-C (Hand)
1915 Randolph Rd Charlotte NC
704/323-3000 (Main line to OC)
Dr. Keith Anderson
Cotswold Medical Clinic
200 Greenwich Rd Charlotte NC 28211
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