The athletic training room at EHS gives students access to state-of-the-art care often reserved for college and professional athletes. Two full-time certified athletic trainers are on staff and present for all home sporting events and practices. The training room is open approximately one hour before all practices and on-campus athletic competitions.
In the 2,050-square-foot training room, students have access to services including hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, electronic stimulation, ultrasound, first aid, and rehabilitative services. Episcopal High School was fortunate enough to be the first high school in the country to purchase a HydroTrack, an underwater treadmill system, giving students access to aquatic therapy when necessary.
Additionally, EHS has had a long-standing relationship with a local team orthopedist, Dr. Ben Kittredge, for over 15 years. Dr. Kittredge sets aside six appointments per week at his practice, Ortho Virginia, for Episcopal students, and he is present on the sidelines at every home football game.
Every aspect of our athletic training services helps to ensure that students can return to play in a safe and timely fashion after any injury.
The athletic trainers work in collaboration with both the athletic department and health services staff. They evaluate all athletic injuries and determine athletic status using consultation with the medical director when necessary. Students are strongly encouraged to report all sports-related injuries to an athletic trainer at the time of injury.
Injuries of an athletic nature, occurring during a school-sponsored activity (on or off campus), must be reported to the athletic trainers. Decisions regarding follow-up care, ongoing athletic training, and/or orthopedic consultation are at the discretion of the athletic training staff, in consultation with the medical director when indicated or necessary. In addition, the athletic trainers will make the determination regarding a student’s return to play and participation in daily athletics.