Sports Medicine

The athletic trainers of both campuses work in collaboration with each other as well as the orthopaedic specialists from Aria 3B Orthopaedics. Orthopaedic specialists from Aria 3B serve both campuses on a weekly basis, helping to assess all of our student-athletes’ injuries and help to establish a return-to-play protocol for all injuries, including concussions.

Partnership with Aria 3B Orthopaedics

Aria 3B Orthopaedics serves as SCH’s sports medicine physicians. The doctors will see athletes during Athletic Training Room Clinics, supervise our ImPACT concussion management program, and provide educational lectures for the SCH community. The Athletic Training Room Clinic is traditionally seen in college sports medicine programs where various doctors/specialists and certified athletic trainers work in a very close partnership, caring for the athletes. After an athlete is evaluated at SCH, the doctors and athletic trainers communicate with parents and coaches to relay the best plan of action for getting the athlete back to sports through rehabilitation exercises, rest, or modified play.

Impact/Concussion Program

SCH Academy seeks to provide a safe return to activity for all athletes after injury, particularly after a concussion. In order to effectively and consistently manage these injuries, procedures have been developed to aid in ensuring that concussed athletes are identified, treated and referred appropriately, receive appropriate follow-up medical care during the school day, including academic assistance, and are fully recovered prior to returning to activity.

All athletes in grades 6–12 at SCH take a baseline ImPACT test prior to participation in sports. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a research-based software tool utilized to evaluate recovery after a concussion. It was developed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. ImPACT evaluates multiple aspects of neurocognitive function, including memory, attention, brain processing speed, reaction time, and post-concussion symptoms.

A student-athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time for the remainder of the day. A student-athlete who has been removed from play may not return to play until the athlete is reevaluated by a licensed health care provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions. The student-athlete must receive written clearance to return to play from that health care provider and complete both a return to play protocol and an ImPACT test score back to their pre-injury baseline. 

Athletic Trainers

List of 2 members.

  • Aimee Keough 

    Assistant Athletic Director/Athletic Trainer/Health Teacher
  • Norma Jean Wingate 

    Athletic Trainer

Our Athletic Trainers

Aimee Keough and Norma Jean Wingate are both members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and, combined, bring over 40 years of experience as certified athletic trainers to SCH’s program. The boys’ athletic training room is on the Willow Grove Campus, located on the lower level of the gymnasium next to the fitness center. The girls’ athletic training room is on the Cherokee Campus, on the ground level of the Vare Field House next to the locker rooms.

Our athletic trainers use the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as a guideline regarding important sports medicine policies and procedures.