ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM LOCATION & DESCRIPTION
The Athletic Training Room (ATR) is located on the Reese Court level of the Pavilion in room #243 and occupies approximately 2,700 sq ft. The ATR is conveniently located and accessible for all intercollegiate student-athletes and contains state-of-the-art equipment and therapeutic modalities. Besides the basic hydrotherapy equipment, the ATR contains modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, TENS, biofeedback, intermittent compression, and hydrocollator units. It also contains rehabilitation equipment such as a shuttle MVP, plyoback rebounder, slide board, exercise bikes, elliptical, stepmill, versa climber and many other specialty items.
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM OPERATION HOURS
The ATR is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00am - 6:00pm when classes are in session. The ATR is closed on all scheduled holidays and may be closed at other times deemed necessary by the Head Athletic Trainer. During the summer months the ATR will typically be open from 8:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 6:00pm Monday thru Thursday. The Head Athletic Trainer reserves the right to alter or change summer operation hours if necessary.
1. DO NOT TREAT OR TAPE YOURSELF. ALL TREATMENTS OR TAPING WILL BE INITIATED AND DISCONTINUED BY AN ATHLETIC TRAINER.
ATHLETIC TRAINING SERVICES SCOPE OF COVERAGE
The ATS program in conjunction with its facilities will provide professional allied health care coverage to all sponsored intercollegiate athletic teams, including the Cheerleading Squad, throughout the entire year and summer months. EWU sponsors the following 14 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports:
- Football (Football Championship Subdivision)
- Women's Soccer
- Women's Golf
- Men's and Women's Basketball
- Men's and Women's Cross Country
- Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field
- Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field
- Men's and Women's Tennis
COVERAGE POLICIES FOR PRACTICE & COMPETITIONS
Coverage for In-Season Sports
Primary coverage of athletics practices and home/away events for in season sports will be provided by members of the athletic training staff. Team physicians will be on call during practices and present at home events when activity severity requires or is required by the NCAA or Conference regulations.
It is the responsibility of the coaching staff to coordinate all practice and game coverage (home or away) with their respective athletic trainer including practice times for visiting teams. The ATS program will attempt to provide appropriate coverage based on the schedule provided.
Coverage for Non-Traditional Season Sports
Medical coverage for Non-Traditional seasons will only be provided for home competitions. Arrangements should be made prior to the event by the coaching and athletic training staff. Practice during non-traditional season will not be covered by the sports medicine team. As a department rule all coaches need to be cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid certified, should an emergency arise. Should an injury occur, please inform the athletic training staff as soon as possible and if necessary use the emergency action plan is outlined in Section III.
Coverage for Weight Lifting Sessions
Staff athletic trainers are also not required to physically provide coverage during strength and conditioning sessions for their sport(s) however, they must make themselves available on an on-call basis for strength and conditioning sessions outside of the normal athletic training room operation hours.
Coverage for Shoot-A-Rounds, Walk-Through, Individual Sessions
Staff athletic trainers are not required to cover open gyms or non-organized practices and typically are not required to cover walk-throughs or individual type practices. However, it is up to each staff member to communicate with their respective head coach on a consistent basis about the intensity level of these types of practices and deem whether it is necessary to provide coverage.
Coverage of Summer Training Sessions
Staff athletic trainers also are not required to physically cover off-season and/or summer practices other than football summer conditioning which will be supervised by at least (1) certified athletic trainer.
Changes in Practice or Events
It is the responsibility of the coaching staff to communicate any schedule changes in a timely fashion to their respective athletic trainer. ATS program staff members are not responsible for covering any unscheduled practice changes without 24 hour notice. If the practice change is due to unusual circumstances and the decision is made with less than 24 hours, then the ATS program staff will work together to provide appropriate coverage.
TEAM PHYSICIAN COVERAGE
Practices & Competitions
Generally, team physicians do not cover practices but sports such as football, soccer, basketball and volleyball will usually have a team physician either present or on-call for all their home competitions. The remainder of the sports will have a team-physician on-call for all their home competitions. Football is the only sport that will have a team physician present at all their away contests. Other sports will utilize the host team physicians if necessary on the road.
Weekly Injury Evaluation Clinics
Currently, the ATS program is supported with the weekly visits of several sports medicine team members to campus for injury evaluation and treatment. Team Orthopedic Physicians usually either come out Monday or Thursday afternoons and Chiropractic and Physical Therapy on Wednesday afternoons. The majority of these visits are without cost except for the Chiropractic Clinics. These weekly visits are arranged by the Head Athletic Trainer based on the # of student-athletes that need to be seen.