Graham ISD Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for all of the student athletes of GISD. Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, GISD athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. GISD Athletic trainers are often one of the first heath care providers on the scene when injuries occur, and therefore are able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. GISD athletic trainers also are heavily involved in the rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries.
GISD athletic trainers often help prevent injuries by advising on the proper use of equipment and applying protective or injury-preventive devices such as tape, bandages, and braces. Injury prevention also often includes educating people on what they should do to avoid putting themselves at risk for injuries. During the school year the athletic training rooms will open at 7 am every school day. Injured athletes should come in at that time for evaluation and rehabiliation.
Because of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements morning treatments will be a little different than in years past. All student athletes must wear a mask while in the athletic training room while being evaluated or working on injury rehabilitation. We will attempt to see student athletes on an as needed/walk in basis but we may ask students to wait outside and we will notify them when they can be seen. If we need to go to an appointment method of seeing student athletes we will notify all students and parents via Parent Square. We want to help all student athletes with their injuries as in year’s past but we also must abide by all state and local health requirements. We ask that everyone be understanding during this time.
Any student who participates in a sport or cheerleading from grades 7 - 12 must complete the online registration through Rank One Sport prior to their first workout. This can be found here https://grahamisd.rankonesport.com/
In the 2020-2021 school year any student athlete who had a valid pre participation exam on file from 2019-2020 will not need to obtain a new one unless they had a major surgery in the past 12 months. If you are unsure as to whether or not your student will need one please contact Head Athletic Trainer Mike Carroll (email@example.com)