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Sports Medicine Department

Welcome,

My name is Ryan Hart, Director of Sports Medicine here at Mount Vernon School. I would like to extend you a warm welcome from the MV Sports Medicine Department. Here, you will discover information regarding the MV Sports Medicine Department with resources concerning the Athletic Training Facility (ATF) hours of operation, a look inside sports medicine, and meet the staff.

A brief introduction about myself. I am a state licensed and nationally certified athletic trainer. Graduate of Delta State University out of Cleveland, MS having earned a B.S. in Athletic Training and a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. I received fellowship training under a shoulder and elbow surgeon from the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in 2012-2013. Joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Sports Medicine in January 2014 placed at Mount Vernon School. Then, hired as the Director of Sports Medicine at Mount Vernon School in 2017.

Our team physicians are Dr. Steve Kroll – Team Medical Director, Dr. Cliff Willimon – Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Allan Peljovich – Team Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, and Dr. Thomas Burnes – Team Neuropsychologist. Dr. Koll is a primary care sports medicine physician with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Meridian Mark Office Building with specialized training in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and concussions. Dr. Willimon is an orthopedic surgeon with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Meridian Mark Office Building with specialized training in hip, knee, and shoulder injuries. Dr. Peljovich is a hand and upper extremity surgeon with The Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia. Dr. Thomas Burnes is a neuropsychologist with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Meridian Mark Office Building with specialized training in the management of brain injury, cerebral palsy, concussion, epilepsy, and neuroimaging.

Our team Physical Therapists, Sarah Holland, DPT and Renada Armendariz, DPT, are with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Meridian Mark Office Building. Sarah and her staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have a newly remodeled physical therapy clinic and are dedicated to providing the quality of care that you would expect for your child.

Should your child need our services, rest assured they are in the best of care. We are reachable at the contact information provided below. 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.

Regards,

Ryan Hart
Director of Sports Medicine
Office: (404) 252-3448 ext. 2608
Cell: (678) 982-3721
Email: [email protected]

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 – Thursday
11:00am – 7:30pm
 
Treatment Hours
Monday – Thursday
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 – Thursday 
11:00am – 7:30pm
 
Treatment Hours
Monday – Thursday
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 – Thursday
11:00am – 7:30pm
 
Treatment Hours
Monday – Thursday
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

Understanding Concussions

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
11:00am – 7:30pm

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