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Charlotte Country Day has a commitment to athletic training that is rarely found at the secondary school level. Four nationally certified state licensed athletic trainers cover 18 sports and more than 60 teams at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. State of the art athletic training rooms maintained on two campuses are comparable to some of the nation’s best college facilities.
Monica Erb, ATC, LAT
(704) 943-4588 (office)
Stephanie Miller, ATC, LAT
(704) 943-4775 (office)
Tina Taylor, ATC, LAT
(704) 517-9726 (cell)
Katherine Mann, ATC, LAT
(704) 943-4862 (office)
Dr. Don D’Alessandro
Sports Medicine Center
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Dr. D'Alessandro's bio
Charlotte Country Day School maintain and operates athletics training rooms on two campuses. The 2,600 squre foot O'Leary Sports Medicine Center on the Cannon Campus is comparable to some of the nation's best college facilities. Our state of the art facilities and staff are equipped to provide the Charlotte Country Day community with the best possible care for injuries sustained as a result of athletic participation. Certified athletic trainers are educated in the prevention, clinical evaluation, and diagnosis of sports injury as well as the immediate and follow-up care of these injuries. Our athletic training rooms are equipped with the following modalities and exercise equipment to carry out individualized treatment and rehabilitation protocols:
In addition, our certified athletic trainers have the ability to fabricate orthotics and other customized splints and protective devices. We work closely with our team physician, Dr. Don D’Alessandro, of Orthocarolina, to coordinate the best possible care for our athletes.
Charlotte Country Day School welcomes our visiting sports teams.
Charlotte Country Day offers many opportunities for students to advance their knowledge in the field of sports medicine. Students may take Basic Athletic Training which includes certification in First Aid and CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED), as an elective at any grade level. Practimum in sports medicine is designed to give interested students practical experience in the field. This is held after school so students can gain hands on experience in the athletic training room.
The science department offers Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Medicine and Biomechanics of Sports Performance as electives for students who desire further study in sports medicine-related topics. In addition, a Student Athletic Trainer Program is available for those students wishing to further their commitment to the sports medicine program. These students commit to working at least one season (fall, winter, spring) with CCDS athletes during practices and games under the supervision of the CCDS Sports Medicine Staff.
Athletic trainers are health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
To become certified athletic trainers, students must graduate with bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
CCDS employs four certified athletic trainers (two on Cannon Campus, one on Bissell Campus, and one part time). Our sports medicine staff is available during normal school hours as well as after school, and are present at all home events and practices. An athletic trainer will also travel with teams as deemed necessary; however, if unable to do so, medical coverage is coordinated at away events to provide adequate care for CCDS athletes.
Continuing education is essential to our staff to remain current in the field of sports medicine. Our staff regularly attends local, regional, and national sports medicine conferences, workshops, and symposiums. In turn, the staff educates not only athletes and coaches in the prevention and care of injuries, but also serves as a resource to CCDS students, parents, faculty and staff. In addition, the sports medicine staff provides educational opportunities and practical experience for our own CCDS students and serves as a clinical site for the UNCC athletic training education program.
The sports medicine department has a written emergency action plan in place to deal with medical emergencies. This plan is communicated with all athletic trainers, coaches, and athletic staff. AED’s are located at various places around campus in the event of a life threatening cardiac emergency. Two way radios are also used by the sports medicine staff and are readily accessible at each practice and game site for communications regarding injury or illness. All coaches are certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. Opportunities for certification and renewal are provided by the CCDS Sports Medicine Department.
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National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Carolina Sports Concussion Program