Edison Medical Staff
Ms Jenkins has been certified as an Athletic Trainer from
the National Athletic Training Board of Certification
since 2003. She currently works as the Full Time Athletic
Trainer at Edison High School. Before, she worked at Lansing Sexton High School in
Lansing, Michigan while getting her Master’s degree
in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. Before
attending graduate school she worked for one year at the
United States Merchant Marine Academy. Ms Jenkins has a
Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from Binghamton
University in Binghamton, NY. She is originally from Grand
Sports Medicine Courses
Sports Medicine is a Physical Education elective and is offered
as a classroom and laboratory course to provide students with
an avenue through which to explore athletic training and sports
medicine related fields. Students learn and practice,
injury evaluation and prevention procedures, taping and bracing
techniques, emergency medical care, proper use of treatment
modalities, and rehabilitation program implementation for
athletes and physically active individuals.
The course is designed to allow students to gain knowledge
in various topics relevant to sports medicine, and then apply
what they have learned through lab work and field experiences.
Manual therapy techniques
Tissue response to injury
Strength & Conditioning
Organization, administration, sports medicine team
Career options, educational opportunities
Current issues in sports medicine
Edison Sports Medicine Club
The Edison Sports Medicine Association (ESMA) is a club,
founded in the Fall of 1999, that brings together a group
of students interested in the prevention, recognition, evaluation,
rehabilitation, and treatment of athletic injuries.
Many members serve as student-athletic trainers as well, and
may find it to be an excellent way to explore career opportunities
in sports medicine and related allied health care and medical
In addition to educational goals, the primary mission of
ESMA is to improve the Athletic Training Program at Edison
High School to better serve student-athletes, their parents,
coaches, and the school community.
To find out more about this club speak to a member, or stop
by the Training Room (703) 924-8082 to pick up an information
packet and application.
Today's Certified Athletic Trainer (or ATC) is a well-trained
professional who is an integral part of a complete athletic
program. The athletic trainer's duties include implementing
injury prevention programs and immediate treatment and rehabilitation
procedures for the injured athlete as directed by the team
physician. The ATC must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy,
physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology, psychology, hygiene,
nutrition, conditioning, rehabilitation methodology, and protective
strapping and equipment. Such knowledge is part of a continuing
process. Many athletic trainers have earned advanced degrees
to improve their ability to meet the requirements of this
demanding profession, for the care of athletic injuries is
essential and must be administered with great skill.
Since the inception of athletic training into the medical
community, the American Medical Association has recognized
the ATC as a highly educated and well-trained professional.
The professional ATC has a minimum of a Bachelor's degree
with an extensive background in biological and health sciences
and is credentialed by the National Athletic Trainers' Board
of Certification (NATABOC), and state medical certification
or licensing boards. To find out more about athletic training
click on http://www.nata.org/.
The athletic training program offers comprehensive health
care services to all Edison student athletes to protect their
well being at a level of physical fitness that will enable
him or her to achieve their maximum potential. The services
are intended to enhance the quality of life and educational
experiences for all student-athletes. We believe that participation
in interscholastic athletics helps to formulate a student's
positive attitude towards his or her own health and well being.
In addition, we believe that all students when injured should
receive the best injury care and treatment available. This
care includes returning the student to their sport as soon
as it is medically safe. We aim to help substantially reduce
the risk of injury to all Edison student athletes. Working
together with other allied health care professionals, the
sports medicine team's goal and commitment is to provide this
service in an exemplary manner.
Communication with the team physician and/or other medical
professionals, the parents of injured athletes, coaches, administrators,
as well as the athletes, is essential for the ATC to perform
its job effectively. If you have any questions regarding your
"Eagle" athlete's injury or condition, contact an
Edison ATC, or call the Athletic Training Room at (703) 924-8082.
Athletic Training Student Aides
Athletic Training Student Aides (ATSAs) are dedicated and
work hard to provide a service to their student-athlete peers
and school community as well. The ATSAs have to be very independent
in their Sports Medicine education considering there currently
is no Sports Medicine class that is offered. The students
are encouraged to ask questions, they have access to a number
of written resources, are given periodic quizzes and help
with daily athletic training room duties. ATSAs are an integral
part of the sports medicine team and the athletic program.
Many athletic training student aides are athletes as well,
playing on various Edison teams during seasons when they are
not active in the athletic training room. They can also earn
a varsity letter and other awards such as the Student Athletic
Trainer of the Year. Remember to thank the athletic training
student aide that may help you out on the field or in the
training room! If you are interested in becoming an ATSA for
2006-2007 school year please inquire in the athletic training
Athletic Training Home
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