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We would like to give a big Thank You to Dr. Rich Sherman and Dr. Ben Davis, from the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and Dr. Carrie Jaworski and Dr. Sam Panjwani from Northshore University Health System for volunteering their time to New Trier, both in the Athletic Training Room and on the athletic fields. It is thanks to them that we are able to provide extended care to our athletes here on campus and at sporting events.



On January 25th, the New Trier Sports Medicine Club participated in the 2nd Annual IBJI Sports Medicine Knowledge Bowl. The event was attended by 5 teams and consisted of a jeopardy style game containing 10 rounds of multiple choice questions, 3 rounds of scenario questions, 5 rounds of demonstrating different skills and finished with a bonus round where teams could wager points. The topics included anatomy, kinesiology, evaluations, taping skills, safety and general athletic training trivia. This year we had 2 teams, each consisting of 4 club members: Elizabeth Woodburn (Sr), Justin Zaslavsky (Jr), Lizzie Schaff (Jr), Evan de Joya (Jr), Madeleine Tucker (Jr), Jake Reynolds (Jr), Peyton South (So), and Niko Gjaja (Fr). New Trier was in 3rd & 5th place going into the bonus round; which consisted of a member from each team taping an ankle with only 1 team having the opportunity to win it all. Due to a stellar ankle taping by Elizabeth Woodburn (Sr), New Trier took 1st PLACE becoming the champions for the 2nd year in a row!! The club members won a $250 grant for the Sports Medicine Club and will be featured on IBJI’s website. I couldn’t be more proud of these students; the amount of time and dedication they put into studying, considering it took place the Saturday after finals, is more than impressive. The 1st place win was more than well deserved! Congratulations to the team, all the Sports Medicine Club members and their sponsor, New Trier Assistant Athletic Trainer Kristin Romani, A.T.C. Go Trevian Sports Medicine!




IHSA Adopts Concussion Management Guidelines

Policies for the management of concussion and head injury in youth sports

House Bill 200, which recognizes the dangers associated with head injury and concussion, became effective on July 1, 2011. The legislation also requires IHSA member schools to adopt a policy regarding student-athlete concussions and head injuries that is in compliance with the protocols, policies, and by-laws of the IHSA. Information on the school’s concussion and head injury policy must be a part of any agreement contract, code, or other written instrument that a school requires a student athlete and his or her parents or guardian to sign before participating in practice or interscholastic competition. Click here to download the form.

A student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from participation or competition at that time.

A student athlete who has been removed from an interscholastic contest for a possible concussion or head injury can not return to that contest unless cleared to do so by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois or a certified athletic trainer.

If not cleared to return to that contest, a student athlete can not return to play or practice until the student athlete has provided his or her school with written clearance from a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois or a certified athletic trainer working in conjunction with a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in Illinois. 

Interested in sports medicine?  Check out the Sports Medicine Club!

Click on the link on the right side of the page or contact Kristin Romani for more information, romanik@newtrier.k12.il.us  

The New Trier Sports Medicine team works in conjunction with area physicians, physical therapists and other allied health fields to meet the needs of each individual athlete.  Our staff of four certified athletic trainers focus on the prevention, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of sport related injuries.  Our athletic training rooms are equipped with all the modalites and rehabilitation tools necessary to provide the best possible care for our student athletes.  We have locations on both east and west campuses making us available throughout the school day as well as during practices and home interscholastic events and we will also be available at our off campus sites.  Our priority is the safety, health and fitness of our student athletes.