Services and Facilities

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    Pine-Richland student-athletes have access to athletic trainers at both the high school and middle school levels.  

    An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession.

     

    Athletic Trainer Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Responding immediately to injuries that happen during training, competition, or practice.
    • Providing information and education about the condition of the athlete, scope of athlete’s injuries, etc. to coaches, parents, and the athletes themselves.
    • Monitor athletic events and team practices.
    • Assessing injuries, including concussions, and determining whether athletes can return to the field of play.
    • Act as liaison between the patient and physicians, support staff, and medical assistants.
    • Prevent athletic injuries through education and intervention.
    • Assist with maintaining all medical records.

     

    In order to perform these tasks, athletic trainers must rely on their extensive education and training background and their abilities to relate to the patients who are often in pain and frightened about the potential long-term implications of their injuries. 

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     Athletic Training Room Phone Numbers

    Stadium Athletic Training Rooms (Fall & Spring Seasons)

    724-625-3111 x2278 (Home Side)

    724-625-3111 x2267 (Visitor Side)

     

    High School Athletic Training Room

    724-625-4444 x6825

     

     

    *During School Days

    Monday – Friday: 1:00pm – end of scheduled events

    Saturday: Practice/event coverage as needed

    Sunday: Closed

     

    *Holiday Breaks/No School:

    Coverage of scheduled in-season practices and events

     

    *Summer Break:

    TBD

     

     

     

    Leigh Anne Cowger LAT, ATC, LMT

    coach.l.cowger@rams.pinerichland.org

     

    Mike Rizzo LAT, ATC, PES

    coach.m.rizzo@rams.pinerichland.org

     

    Matt Mahood LAT, ATC

    coach.m.mahood@rams.pinerichland.org

     

    Kristin Cornell LAT, ATC

    coach.k.cornell@rams.pinerichland.org