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Bulldog Athletics

Metuchen High School

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Bulldog Athletics

Metuchen High School

Bulldog Athletics

Metuchen High School

Athletic Trainer


Head Athletic Trainer: Lauren McAlister, MS, ATC, CES

An athletic trainer will be present at all home games, or readily available.

Phone: (732) 321-8766, Cell: (732) 439-1680

Fax: (732) 635-0760, Email: lmcalister@metboe.k12.nj.us

Hours of Operation:

Normal Weekday Hours: 12:30pm - to end of last practice

Weekend Hours: 8:00 am or start of first practice to end of last practice

All Non Major Holiday Hours: 8:00 am or start of first practice to end of last practice

Please follow @MHSTrainer on Twitter for updated Training Room Hours

For Visiting Opponents

Hospital:    

JFK Hospital Medical Center
Parsonage Rd. 
Edison, NJ 
Emergency Room (732) 321-7000
 

Ambulance

Metuchen First Aid Squad
Emergency number - 911
(732) 632-8500

Athletic Training Room

Our facility will be open when your team arrives at Metuchen High School. We will be glad to tape and wrap any athlete if supplies are provided. Please contact me in advance if special services are needed.

Lauren McAlister, MS, ATC, CES

Phone- (732)-321-8766

Email: lmcalister@metboe.k12.nj.us

Ankle Sprain or Strain

Ankle Injury Treatment Instructions:

REST- USE OF THE ANKLE SHOULD BE MINIMAL.  SITTING AT A DESK OR ANY PROLONGED STANDING WILL INCREASE SWELLING. 

ICE- APPLY FOR 20 MINUTES THEN WAIT 60 MINUTES AND RE-APPLY

ELEVATE- RAISE INVOLVED ANKLE ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE  HEART AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. WHEN SLEEPING ELEVATE WITH SOME PILLOWS IN ORDER TO REDUCE SWELLING. 

COMPRESSION-WEAR A COMPRESSION WRAP (ACE BANDAGE), THAT WAS APPLIED AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN APPLYING ICE AND SLEEPING. 

CRUTCHES -*IF NECESSARY* MAKE SURE THE CRUTCHES HAVE BEEN PROPERLY FITTED AND THE ATHLETE HAS BEEN SHOWN HOW TO USE THEM.

RETURN- SEE Miss McAlister DURING THE FOLLOWING DAY.

Head Injury

The following is a list of signs and symptoms that are associated with head and facial injuries, if any of these symptoms return or become worse, please call your Doctor.

Symptoms:

-Headache                                                        -Nausea

-Dizziness                                                         -Double or fuzzy vision

-Balance Problems                                              -Vomiting

-Disorientation                                                   -Ringing in the ears

-Sensitivity to light or noise                                  -Coordination problems

-Concentration or memory problems                       -General Confusion

-Irritability                                                         -Feeling foggy or groggy

-Any other symptoms out of the ordinary

Features of Concussion frequently observed:  

1.  Vacant Stare (befuddled facial expression)

2.  Delayed verbal and motor responses (slow to answer questions or follow instructions)

3.  Confusion and inability to focus attention (easily distracted and unable to follow through          with normal activities.

4.  Disorientation (walking in the wrong direction, unaware of time, date and place)

5.  Slurred or incoherent speech (making disjointed or incomprehensible statements)

6.  Gross observable incoordination (stumbling, inability to walk tandem/straight line)

7.  Emotions out of proportion to circumstances (distraught, crying, or anger for no apparent reason)

8.  Memory deficits (exhibited by the athlete repeatedly asking the same question that has already been answered, or inability to memorize and recall 3 of 3 words or 3 of 3 objects in 5 minutes.

9.  Any period of loss of consciousness (unresponsive to arousal)        

If you have any questions pertaining to your son/daughter, please feel free to call me at MHS 732-321-8766.

Quad or Hamstring

Thigh Injury Treatment Instructions

REST- USE OF THE LEG SHOULD BE MINIMAL.  SITTING AT A DESK OR ANY PROLONGED STANDING WILL INCREASE SWELLING.

ICE- APPLY FOR 20 MINUTES THEN WAIT 60 MINUTES AND RE-APPLY

ELEVATE- RAISE INVOLVED LEG ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE HEART AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. WHEN SLEEPING ELEVATE WITH SOME PILLOWS IN ORDER TO REDUCE SWELLING.

COMPRESSION- WEAR THE WRAP, THAT WAS APPLIED AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN APPLYING ICE AND SLEEPING. 

CRUTCHES-  *IF NECESSARY* THE CRUTCHES HAVE BEEN PROPERLY FITTED AND THE ATHLETE HAS BEEN SHOWN HOW TO USE THEM.

RETURN- SEE MISS MCALISTER DURING THE FOLLOWING DAY.

Knee Injury

REST- USE OF THE KNEE SHOULD BE MINIMAL.  SITTING AT A DESK OR ANY PROLONGED STANDING WILL INCREASE SWELLING.

ICE- APPLY FOR 20 MINUTES THEN WAIT 60 MINUTES AND RE-APPLY.     

ELEVATE- RAISE INVOLVED LEG ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE HEART AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. WHEN SLEEPING ELEVATE WITH SOME PILLOWS IN ORDER TO REDUCE SWELLING.

COMPRESSION- WEAR THE WRAP, THAT WAS APPLIED AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN APPLYING ICE AND SLEEPING.

CRUTCHES- *IF NECESSARY* THE CRUTCHES HAVE BEEN PROPERLY FITTED AND THE ATHLETE HAS BEEN SHOWN HOW TO USE THEM.

RETURN- SEE MISS MCALISTER DURING THE FOLLOWING DAY.

Student Athletic Training Club

Join the Metuchen Athletic Training Club 

Anyone interested in Sports medicine, Physical Therapy, or Athletic Training should be a member of this Club. Please see Ms. M for details on how to become a member.

 

 

 

 

 



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