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Student Therapist Responsibilities

Student therapists have many duties and responsibilities, the majority of which are listed below:

•  Kits should be kept clean and neat. Do not allow athletes or coaches rummage through kits searching for supplies. You are responsible for all supplies for your team.

•  Pre-event/practice taping/ wrapping/ stretching.

•  Immediate injury assessment and care.

•  On-field injury assessment/ care

•  Pre-event playing area safety checks.

•  Introduce yourself to the visiting team's trainer(s) or staff and the officials before the game. Complete a visitor info sheet and review with the visiting team's trainer(s). Direct them to ice, water, etc.

•  Completing on site injury forms for major injuries i.e. any injury requiring further medical care.

•  Reporting any significant injuries to the Head AT.

•  Perform pre-season concussion scoring for all athletes in collision sports i.e. hockey, football, rugby, soccer, basketball, field hockey.

•  Assist with pre-season physicals for those teams involved. Assist with eye exams, weighing players, collecting money.

•  Ensure that all athletes on his/her team have filled out an athlete info form, medical update form and have a chart in the therapy clinic files. Further, he/she is responsible for keeping a copy of the triplicate info form and if applicable the SAC concussion baseline form in the kit at all times in case of medical emergencies.

•  Dress appropriately for practice and games. Ensure that you are identifiable to officials, players, and coaches. No ripped clothing. Clothing given by the team or therapy team, with black or khaki pants/shorts . Do not wear clothing from other schools to practice or games or in the clinic.

•  Student therapists will be put on a list kept at the equipment desks for access to the key to get into the clinics. You must show your Watcard to get the key.

•  Ensure adequate amounts of ice are available for injuries at games and practice.

•  Help with hydration of athletes.

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