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AK Sports Medicine

Watch how Carolinas Healthcare System is ensuring that Charlotte-Mecklenburg students stay safe on the field, on the court and in their everyday lives.

What does an athletic trainer do?

 

 

 

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.

  • Maintain appropriate general treatment orders to be reviewed annually and approved by the team physician.
  • Provide athletic training services for all home athletic contests and away varsity football games. If a conflict arises between an away varsity football game and a home contest, the varsity football event will supersede.
  • Act as liaison between family physicians and specialists, the school district, athletes and their parents.
  • Maintain accurate records of injuries, treatments and provide insurance claim forms for sports injuries treated by a physician.
  • Develop and maintain a budget for the athletic training program.
  • Schedule and be present for pre-participation sports physicals.
  • Provide the coaches and athletic director with a list of athletes medically eligible to compete under district and state rules and regulations.
  • Assist the athletic director as requested.

*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 thereapeutic exercises, reconditioning exercise and fitness programs.

Sports Nutrition

Give your athlete an edge with FREE sports nutrition information and counseling by CHS Sports Dietitian Alicia Fogarty!  Alicia is in the training room every second Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:00 to answer any questions about sports nutrition that you may have.  

Concussion Information

(NCHSAA) Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act

The Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act was drafted and implemented to protect the safety of student-athletes in North Carolina and was signed into law on June 16, 2011 by Governor Beverly Purdue.

Link to ImPACT baseline concussion test: 

www.impacttestonline.com/carolinasmedicalcenter

 

Code for CMS schools
71BCE2C6A5

Use a computer with a mouse.  The computer will guide you, giving all the instructions necessary for completing the test.  Use a quiet room with no distractions. The test cannot be paused and completed at a later time, so please allow at least 30 minutes to complete the test.

Sports Medicine Staff

Jacqui Frithsen, MHA, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer - Carolinas HealthCare System

Katrina Courtright, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer - OrthoCarolina

Alicia Fogarty

Sports Dietitian

School Information

Ardrey Kell High School
10220 Ardrey Kell Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: 980-343-0860
Fax: 980-343-0862

Team Physicians

Dr. Catherine Rainbow 
Carolinas Healthcare System
Sports Medicine and Injury Care - Ballantyne
14214 Ballantyne Lake Rd.
704-863-4878

Dr. Scott O'Neal and Dr. Ron Singer
OrthoCarolina Ballantyne
15825 John J. Delaney Dr. 
704-323-3400