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Sports Medicine Department

Welcome to the Mount Vernon School Sports Medicine Department webpage!

The MV Sports Medicine Department utilizes the services of Certified Athletic Trainers to provide sport specific medical care to our student-athletes at Mount Vernon School. Athletic Trainers prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. When necessary, Athletic Trainers recognize and refer injured student-athletes to our network of healthcare providers, such as, our team sports medicine physicians, concussion specialist, physical therapists, massage therapists, sports physiologists, and orthotic specialists.

The MV Sports Medicine Department is designed to ensure our injured student-athletes receive the best medical care specific to sports related injuries. Our priority is getting each student-athlete back on the field as quickly and as safely as possible following an injury. To that end, we have teamed with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and other healthcare affiliates to manage a wide range of sports related injuries. Some of these additional providers include: The Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, Multi Sport Orthotics, and Medical and Sports Massage of Sandy Springs.

Our medical director is Dr. Steve Kroll, who specialized as a primary care sports medicine physician and is with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Our team orthopedic surgeon is Dr. Cliff Willimon, who specialized as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and is with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Our team upper extremity orthopedic surgeon is Dr. Allan Peljovich, who specialized in pediatric orthopedics and is with The Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia. Our team physical therapist is Sarah Holland, who is a pediatric-trained physical therapist with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The MV Sports Medicine Department is a “free for service” provider, meaning that we do not charge for our services rendered to your child. Our resources continue to grow daily and we are striving to increase our capabilities to better serve our MV Families. Should one of our student-athletes need our services, we encourage them to Schedule an Appointment or come by the MV Sports Medicine Department located in the lower level of the Mustang Athletic Center between 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

Schedule an Appointment

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Report a Concussion

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Sports Medicine Parent Resources

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Sports Medicine Department
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
12:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Treatment Hours
Monday – Friday
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Physical & Consent Forms

Above, you will find the link for the GHSA Physical & Consent Forms required for athletic participation at Mount Vernon School.  Please complete the form packet prior to your child’s physician appointment, bring your completed form packet with you to your child’s physician appointment, then submit participation & consent forms to the MV Sports Medicine Department.  Do not submit these forms to a coach or other faculty member of Mount Vernon School; these forms should be submitted directly to the MV Sports Medicine Department.  Photo submission of these forms will not be accepted; only a scanned PDF may be submitted for validation purposes.

Please note, the MV Sports Medicine Department is not able to conduct a physical examination; this must be completed by a MD, DO, NP, or PA.  Additionally, it is important to note that a pre-participation physical is different from an “annual wellness” exam, as such, there may be an additional cost not covered by your insurance plan.  This physical is a functional assessment to determine if your child is physically capable of participating in athletics.

Please reach out to the MV Sports Medicine Department at [email protected] with any questions regarding the GHSA Physical and Consent Forms. If you need assistance in getting your child in to see a sports medicine physician to obtain a new pre-participation physical, please contact our team physician’s office at (404) 255-1933.

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment for your child to see one of our athletic trainers for an injury evaluation, consultation, injury treatment, or rehabilitation.

Understanding Concussions

Report a Concussion

Above, you will find the link to request an appointment with the MV Sports Medicine Department to have your child evaluated for a concussion.  Please note, concussion may take up to 72 hours before they fully present; however, early recognition and diagnosis is key to implementing the proper recovery procedures.  At Mount Vernon School, we have established a Concussion Response Team (CRT) dedicated to managing your child’s concussion recovery from a Return-to-Learn (RTL) and Return-to-Play (RTP) stance.

Concussion Basics for Parents

Fact Sheet for Parents

Parent Concussion Information Sheet

Baseline Testing

FAQ about Baseline Testing

Real Stories

Tracey’s Story

Zack’s Story

Zack’s Dad’s Story

Molly’s Story

Molly’s Mom’s Story

Gary’s Story

Shelby’s Story

T.J. Lavin’s Story

Dr. Nicole Eastman’s Story

Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell’s Story

Helmet Safety

Helmet Fit Video

Batter’s Helmet Fact Sheet

Bike Helmet Fact Sheet

Catcher’s Helmet Fact Sheet

Football Helmet Fact Sheet

Lacrosse Helmet Fact Sheet

Skateboard Helmet Fact Sheet

Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating. SCA is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart.  SCA results in death if not treated within minutes.

Sports Medicine Athlete Resources

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Sports Medicine Department
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 
12:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Treatment Hours
Monday – Friday
3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment for your child to see one of our staff members for an injury evaluation, consultation, injury treatment, or rehabilitation.

Understanding Concussions

Report a Concussion

Here, you can request a concussion evaluation with the MV Sports Medicine Department. Please note, concussion may take up to 72 hours before they fully present; however, early recognition and diagnosis is key to implementing the proper recovery procedures.

Concussion Basics for Athletes

Fact Sheet for Athletes: Ages 11-13

Fact Sheet for Athletes: Ages 14-18

Athlete Concussion Information Sheet

Fact Sheet for High School Athletes

Fact Sheet for Middle School Athletes

Helmet Safety

Helmet Fit Video

Batter’s Helmet Fact Sheet

Bike Helmet Fact Sheet

Catcher’s Helmet Fact Sheet

Football Helmet Fact Sheet

Lacrosse Helmet Fact Sheet

Skateboard Helmet Fact Sheet

Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating.  SCA is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart.  SCA results in death if not treated within minutes.

Student Aide Internship Opportunity

Each season, the MV Sports Medicine Department takes on three Student Aides (SA) each season to work alongside the Athletic Trainers to learn our profession from an “in the field” perspective.  This opportunity gives you the chance to learn the fundamentals of athletic training and what the profession can offer.

There are only two criteria to participate.  First, you must be ambitious and eager to learn about the field of sports medicine.  Second, you may not participate in a sport (school or club) during the season in which you want to participate as a SA intern.

Please complete the Student Aide Internship application if interested in this opportunity.

 

Understanding Injuries
 Home Stretching Programs
Enhance Your Performance

Sports Medicine Coach Resources

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Sports Medicine Department
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
12:00pm – 8:00pm
 
Treatment Hours
Monday – Friday
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Athletes Play Status

Upper School Play Status

Middle School Play Status

Required NFHS Courses (bi-annually)

NFHS Course: Concussion in Sports
NFHS Course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest
NFHS Course: COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators

 Course Instructions

  1. Register for a free account
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. Click – “Order Course” (this is free)
  4. Complete the concussion training course

Print certificate and email to [email protected]

Optional NFHS Courses

NFHS Course: Heal Illness Prevention
NFHS Course: First Aid, Health, and Safety
NFHS Course: ACL Injury Prevention

Concussion Basics for Coaches

Responding to a Concussion and Action Plan for Coaches

Responding to a Concussion Video

Concussion Training Course

Changing the Culture of Concussions

Fact Sheet for Coaches

Clipboard Concussion Information Sheet

Concussion Action Plan Sheet

Video Resources on Concussions
Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating.  SCA is usually caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart.  SCA results in death if not treated within minutes.

Inclement Weather Protocols

Understanding Thor-Guard

Mount Vernon School utilizes the Thor-Guard lightning prediction system.  Thor-Guard does not detect lightning, rather, it measures the changes in atmospheric electron charges to predict when lightning may occur within a designated mileage range.  With the Thor-Guard system, there is a countdown timer for release; once the system detects that electron charges have balance out, then it will release for continued participation.  There is a GHSA rule exception for use of the Thor-Guard system. Please note, dugouts and buses are not deemed lightning safe shelters. The MV Sports Medicine staff will monitor and coordinate lightning related information during inclement weather.

Heat Codes for Equipment Sports

The GHSA requires heat monitoring and rule implementation for all equipment used in sports.  The MV Sports Medicine staff will monitor and coordinate heat code related information. Should a student-athlete have a heat related injury while on the MV campus, the cold tub is located in the Athletic Training Facility (ATF).

Pre-Season Heat Acclimatization for Football

Sports Medicine Department

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Treatment Hours
Monday – Friday
3:00pm – 4:00pm