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In 1981, The Center Foundation introduced the region’s first school-based sports medicine program to help create a safe and supportive environment for student-athletes. What began as an innovative venture between private practice and public schools has grown to serve Bend-La Pine, Sisters, and Culver School Districts. The Center Foundation is dedicated to improving and maintaining the health of local youth and student athletes.
The foundation’s physician-directed Sports Medicine Program provides the following services at no cost to local student-athletes and the participating school districts:
- Free pre-season sports physicals on a designated night before the fall sport season for all high school and middle school athletes
- Daily on-site medical care for student-athletes at the high schools from certified athletic trainers (ATs)
- Education for team coaches about recognition and care of common sports injuries
- Athletic Trainer attendance at a majority of JV and Varsity home sporting events
A Certified Athletic Trainer (AT) will be present at all Bend School District home events for the following sports: Varsity/Junior Varsity/Freshman Football, Varsity/Junior Varsity Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Varsity Baseball, Softball and Track and Field. There will be a Physician present at all home games for Varsity Football, Soccer, Wrestling, and Basketball. In the event of an injury the AT and Physician will collaborate on the treatment of the injury. If necessary, Emergency Medical Services will be called and dispatched from the closest facility available. Due to the finite resources available, an Ambulance will not be onsite during any sporting events
Because the primary medical provider for your child as a student-athlete during his or her participation in sport will be a certified athletic trainer, the foundation feels that it is important that you as a parent understand what the athletic trainers’ role is and what they are qualified to do. Athletic training is a recognized allied health profession trained in injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, and in making appropriate immediate care decisions for athletic illness and injury. They specialize in treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injury as well. All certified athletic trainers have at least a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and most have a master’s degree in areas related to sports medicine. They are certified by a national board and, in Oregon, are required to be licensed by the state.
Many professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, support and encourage schools to have an Athletic Trainer available to student-athletes. The following internet links will be helpful if you would like more information:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Certified Athletic Trainer at your high school