ATTENTION RISING FRESHMAN FAMILIES!
Spring Physicals will take place on June 8th at Chantilly High School. They will be valid for all summer conditioning/workouts and all of school year 2016-17. Student-Athletes can NOT participate in any team events for next year without a valid physical (documented on the VHSL Pre-Participation Examination form) after May 1st.
Physical examinations may be done with your primary care physicians, but this is our annual fundraiser for the year. It helps fund all the supplies (band-aids, gloves, gauze, ice bags, rehab equipment, etc.) the Athletic Training Staff needs to take care of our student-athletes. We have doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from the community come in to perform physicals right at the high school- they volunteer their time so that we can raise the money we need to sustain our program. Since the Athletic Training Program does not receive funds from the county to pay for these necessary supplies, we rely on this event to give us the money we need to do so. To encourage participation, we make it easy- evening appointments so kids don't miss school and you don't miss work, an easily accessible location right at the high school, and friendly faces to guide you through the process! We also include musculoskeletal screenings that you probably will not see performed at a normal sports physical. We let you know any "problem" areas and offer a resource at the end to help target those areas to in turn prevent injuries down the road.
For those new to high school athletics, State Licensed and Board Certified Athletic Trainers are employed by FCPS to help with the health and well-being of student-athletes. Our job includes prevention, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. We keep extensive records on the medical history and status of all players and participate in continuing education annually to keep our knowledge and skills up to date with the most recent research. We are here to keep sports safe and save you the headache of heading to the doctor for all the minor things! We can do it all- from minor boo-boo's to broken bones, illnesses, internal injuries and even concussions- not only will we take care of your student-athlete, but we'll also serve as the liaison between you, the student, his/her teachers, coaches and any other medical professionals that may be involved to ensure a healthy recovery and a safe return to play. And if we can't- because it's out of our scope of practice or it needs further medical attention- we'll lead you in the right direction to make it as pain and hassle free for you as we can!
We promise that everything (assuming a healthy physical from the doctor- if they refer you on for something specific, that’s for your child’s safety and needs to be addressed) on your physical paperwork will be complete and ready to go- leaving just the easy school/team paperwork to be done before the first practice.
So PLEASE come and support the cause! If you can't make it to CHS, check out one of our neighboring schools- a full calendar of dates can be viewed at the link below.
Physicals are $50 and by appointment only. Walk-in appointments will be on a first come, first serve availability if time allows, there are no guarantees a walk-in will be seen. To be ensured an appointment, schedule one now at https://www.fcps.edu/node/28860
We are also accepting parent and/or medical volunteers- if you are interested in helping, please sign up through the same link.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding this event.
Thanks again for your continued support of our Charger Student-Athletes!
Katelyn A. Bishop, MS, ATC, VATL
Head Athletic Trainer
Chantilly High School