Jackie Coyne MS, ATC, PES
coyne@cbaalbany.org
(518) 452-9809 ext. 126

Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study
NATA Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses
NATA Position Statement: Managaement of Sports Concussions
NATA Position Statement: Fluid Replacement for Athletes

Sports Medicine Department Mission Statement

The Christian Brothers Academy Sports Medicine Department seeks to provide evidence-based, comprehensive, quality healthcare to student-athletes, coaches, and staff in an efficient, professional manner.

An individualized program per student-athlete of prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation will assure a healthy recovery experience, a safe return to full athletic participation and continued athletic success.

Services include:

  • Prevention of injuries
  • Evaluation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries
  • Emergency medical care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sport specific rehab
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Concussion management
  • Education

Concussion Management

New York State implemented the Concussion Management and Awareness Act in 2012. The Concussion Management and Awareness Act’s provides guidelines for school districts to follow in protecting the health and well-being of concussed students.

Christian Brothers Academy adheres to those guidelines with their policy on concussion management. If a student-athlete has sustained a suspected concussion, the student-athlete is required to see a physician. In the case of a student-athlete being diagnosed with a concussion, they must return to a physician to get cleared once asymptomatic. At this point, the student-athlete is mandated to follow the return to play protocol based on the Zurich Progressive Exertional Protocol.

Phase 1– low impact, non-strenuous, light aerobic activity such as walking or riding a stationary bike. If tolerated without return of symptoms over a 24 hour period proceed to;
Phase 2– higher impact, higher exertion, and moderate aerobic activity such as running or jumping rope. No resistance training. If tolerated without return of symptoms over a 24 hour period proceed to;
Phase 3– Sport specific non-contact activity. Low resistance weight training with a spotter. If tolerated without return of symptoms over a 24 hour period proceed to;
Phase 4– Sport specific activity, non-contact drills. Higher resistance weight training with a spotter. If tolerated without return of symptoms over a 24 hour period proceed to;
Phase 5– Full contact training drills and intense aerobic activity. If tolerated without return of symptoms over a 24 hour period proceed to;
Phase 6– Return to full activities without restrictions.

All injuries requiring a doctor’s visit, must have a note brought in to not only the Certified Athletic Trainer, but also the school nurse for documentation.