Dear PLHS parents and athletes:
For those of you who are not familiar with a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), I'd like to introduce myself and explain some of the services I offer as the Athletic Trainer at Pompton Lakes High School.
I am at the high school daily and at home games and practices. My major responsibilities are prevention, acute care, evaluation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. I will evaluate your child's injury to determine severity, apply first aid, and then determine along with the athlete, parents, and coach the best course of treatment. Beyond first aid, I can reassess the injury daily and provide treatments, exercises, taping and padding, etc. I also coordinate the school sports physicals and football coverage by our school/team physicians.
When physician or formal physical therapy visits are necessary, I will help make arrangements (if preferred) to help schedule timely appointments. I will then follow up with these personnel and the coach to assure a safe return to sports for your child.
Also, if your child should suffer a concussion, along with your physician and team physician, I will help manage the recovery from initial evaluation, to daily symptom monitoring, obtaining necessary MD clearances, supervising Impact post tests and monitoring your child through the Return to Play Protocol. I will work with parents, coaches, physicians and guidance counselors, through our Board of Education Policy, to assist in providing for proper rest - mental and physical for your child while he/she recovers.
Injury prevention and education are important to keep athletes playing safely and effectively. Please encourage your child to report all injuries as soon as possible. Early intervention can lead to a quicker return to activity. If you have specific health and safety concerns or questions, please let me know.
Feel free to contact me at any time at the phone numbers listed below. Please check out some of the internet links on our site. Good luck for a healthy & successful season.
Jill P. Snyder, ATC, LAT
Athletic Trainer, PLHS
Cell Phone (973) 271.2520
PLHS (973) 835.7100 x 2508
PLHS Fax - (973) 835.1054