Student-athletes receive athletic injury evaluation, assessment of need for further medical referral, athletic rehabilitation, and injury prevention strategies as part of their services in the Athletic Training Room.
When our ATC determines that additional medical referral is needed for the student-athlete, one or both of the parents will be contacted to discuss options.
Any athletic rehabilitation done in the athletic training room is under the direction of the student-athlete’s treating physician.
Event and Practice Coverage
- All home high school events will have access to an athletic trainer (ATC) on campus during the time of their competition.
- Location of the ATC during the day is dictated by the degree of contact or collisions expected during the sports competing simultaneously, as well as emergent calls to athletic events that require our ATC’s services. In any case, all GPN’s athletic staff have mobile and office phone access to our ATC.
- GPN’s ATC provides away event coverage to Varsity Football.
Return to Play Protocol
Student-athletes that required further medical evaluation (MD, DO, DDS, neurologist, neuropsychologist, etc.) as a result of an injury participating for GPN athletics MUST HAVE A CLEARANCE NOTE FROM THE TREATING PHYSICIAN in order to return to athletic participation.
Hours of Operation
- Days of no athletic event : 1:30 – 6:30/7:00.
- Days with an athletic event: 1:30 – end of competition.
- Weekends: no coverage unless there is a home event.
Concussion Testing Program
- GPN utilizes the ImPACT Concussion Testing Program in order to provide the highest level of concussion care to our student athletes. ImPACT is a computerized, neurocognitive test that our athletic trainer administers to our student-athletes to keep on file as a “Baseline” measurement of visual memory, verbal memory, and reaction time.
- If a student-athlete happens to sustain a concussion during athletic activity, the physicians and athletic trainer involved in his/her medical care then typically take a post-injury test in order to determine the student-athlete’s neurocognitive status as a result of the concussion.
- Use of the ImPact testing gives the clinician another tool, along with physical examination, to make safe return-to-play recommendations for the student- athlete.
- This is the same technology for concussion care recently adopted by the NFL, NHL, US Lacrosse, and the NBA when treating their athletes.
- For more information about the ImPACT Concussion Testing Program, please see: http://www.impacttest.com/
Partnership with Henry Ford Health Systems
For over five years, Grosse Pointe North has counted on Henry Ford Hospital for support of our Sports Medicine program. This includes, but is not limited to, additional athletic trainer coverage, on-site physician coverage and training room visitations, staffing of summer pre-participation physicals, expedited student-athlete care through the Henry Ford Health System, and development of injury prevention and health promotion programs relevant to our student-athletes. To learn more about the HFHS Sports Medicine program and their broad range of local high school and college affiliations, please visit: