The Sports Medicine Department functions to serve the Castilleja Middle and Upper School student-athletes by ensuring optimal health and performance through the continuous pursuit of evidence-based research and application of best practices in the field of sports medicine. The Sports Medicine Department will live up to the expectations of the Castilleja School mission to reach the student-athlete’s full potential through preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses, as well as rehabilitation. The Sports Medicine Staff is dedicated to helping student-athletes return to competition as soon as and in the safest manner possible. Standards will be set forth by Castilleja School, the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports medicine guidelines, and the West Bay Athletic League.
The number one priority is to provide the student-athletes of Castilleja School with appropriate medical coverage. The Sports Medicine team specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities, in particular the treatment of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.
The Sports Medicine team is directly responsible not only for the student-athlete’s health, well-being, and strength and conditioning, but also the entire middle and upper school’s general student population health.
Examples of skills routinely used for rehabilitation services:
- Manual therapy (massage, joint mobilization, proprioceptive techniques, muscle energy techniques)
- Techniques to restore joint range of motion and muscle extensibility
- Exercises to improve strength, endurance, speed and power
- Proprioceptive activities to improve balance, neuromuscular control and coordination
- Agility training
- Exercises to improve cardiorespiratory fitness
- Sports specific and/or functional exercises
- Modalities: cryo/thermotherapy agents, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cupping
In addition, the Sports Medicine team can recommend, fit and apply braces, splints and assistive devices to facilitate the student’s recovery. Furthermore, they will assess the student's functional status, interpret results, and determine the student’s ability to return to her desired activity through activity-specific skill assessment, ergonomics, and work hardening/work conditioning.
The following athletic related forms are here for you to download at your convenience. All other required athletic forms will be available later in June on the Parent Portal.
Sports Medicine Expectations
Mandatory Pre-participation Physical Examination 2017-2018
Physician Progress Injury Report