Athletics Training Department
Christina Martinelli - firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Madison - email@example.com
Dr. Douglas MacGilpin, MD - Pediatrics, Medical Advisor for West Hartford Public Schools, Football Physician
Dear Parents/Coaches/Athletes of Conard High School:
Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network, a department of Hartford Hospital, is proud to be the provider of Athletic Trainer services to Conard High School. An Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC) is a healthcare professional who, in collaboration with a physician, provides services in the areas of prevention, emergency care, evaluation, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and general medical conditions. Some of the common injuries treated are but not limited to ligament sprains, muscle strains, fractured bones, concussions and general medical illnesses. Your athletic trainer at Conard High School is Miss Christina E. Martinelli, ATC, CSCS. She also works out of the Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network physical therapy office at 445 South Main Street in West Hartford.
Miss Martinelli is available primarily after school until the last contest has concluded. The weekly schedule, created with the Athletic Director, varies daily and depends on the current sports season. The schedule is posted on the door of the athletic training room. The ATC evaluates many injuries as they occur during athletic participation. Should further intervention, such as x-ray or physician evaluation, be needed for an injury, you can expect communication from Miss Martinelli regarding the care plan of an injury. The ATCs, members of the Hartford HealthCare system, are excellent resources of area physicians and will work with you and your athlete to coordinate the most appropriate care for the injury.
As the medical professionals assigned to the school athletic program, the ATCs are also responsible for the safe return to play for those athletes who have sustained an injury. When an athlete seeks treatment from a physician in regards to an injury or medical condition, whether referred by one of the athletic trainers or not, a note is required from the physician clearing the athlete to return to athletics. This note, which may dictate restricted or non-restricted play, must be submitted to the athletic training office. The note allows the athletic trainer to re-evaluate the athlete and return them to sport. The athletic trainer will then work with the athlete and coach to determine the most appropriate practice and game plan to ensure there is minimal chance for re-injury.
Please refer to the school athletic trainer section of the athletic website for other school specific policy and procedures as well as contact information for Miss Martinelli.
We look forward to working with you and your athlete. Please do not hesitate to contact the athletic training office with any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you and see you on the sidelines!
Miss Christina E. Martinelli, ATC, CSCS
Your Sports Medicine Team