Lancaster Mennonite Physical day!!
Athletic Trainer Information
Lancaster Mennonite High School has the privilege of partnering with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to provide Joe Mamola as the athletic trainer. As the athletic trainer, Joe is available to work with any PIAA athlete who encounters an injury or illness.
Athletic trainers are “health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients.[i]”
The certified athletic trainer (ATC) is the first person the athlete should be in contact with when there is an injury. The ATC is onsite at all practices and games and provides immediate care for athletic injuries. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities (NATA). Athletic trainers are also imperative in challenging injured athletes in a sport specific nature for the most efficient and safe return to play. The ATC is able to triage each athlete to the appropriate sports medicine team member, if necessary.
Our athletic trainer is available at the school each day starting about 1:30PM and before and after every home game. He provides variable hours on Saturdays and non-school days to accommodate for games and practices.
[i] National Athletic Trainers’ Association website—www.nata.org
Every LMS athlete must complete a physical packet. Each student athlete will need to complete and turn in every form in the physical packet on the deadline set by school administration.
Fall sports physicals are due by Friday, August 13. You may fax it to the high school office (717-299-0823), email Joe Mamola (email@example.com), or drop it off at the high school office.
The Physical Packet includes:
- PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (Sections 1-7)
- PIAA Re-certification by Parent/Guardian (Winter/Spring athletes: Section 8 is only needed if physical is dated 6 weeks or prior to the start of the sports season)
- PIAA Re-certification by Licensed Physician (Winter/Spring athletes: Section 9 is only needed if answered “yes” to questions on Section 8)
- Student Athlete Contract
- Substance Abuse Policy
- COVID History Questionnaire
PIAA Re-certification by Parent/Guardian (Section 8) is only needed by athletes whose physical is dated six weeks or prior to the start date of their sports season.
Concussion Baseline Testing: ImPACT
The ImPACT program is a computerized test that assists our team physician/athletic trainer in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussions). The ImPACT test is for ninth and eleventh graders or any student new to LMS or to an above-mentioned contact/collision sport. Baseline testing will be held at the high school prior to the first day of practice. Specific dates and times will be determined by the Athletic Trainer and posted on the LMS Athletics homepage a few weeks before the start of each sports season. This non-invasive test is set up in “video-game” type format and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.
Dates/times for fall season ImPACT testing:
Fall athletes- in the beginning of August, a unique code will be sent to your school email account to complete the baseline test at home prior to the first day of fall sports.
Each student athlete participating in any one of the following sports must complete an ImPACT baseline test every two years:
- Girls/Boys Soccer
- Girls Field Hockey
- Girls/Boys Basketball
- Boys/Girls Volleyball
- Girls Softball
- Boys Baseball
If you have any questions about the Physical Packet, ImPACT testing or about the sports medicine program, please contact Ann Seaton, MSAT, LAT, ATC.
Office: (717) 740-2450
Fax: (717) 299-0823
- Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
- The National Athletic Trainers’ Association
- ImPACT Test
- Penn Medicine LGH Sports Medicine
LMS Coaches Information
- ConcussionWise for Coaches
- CardiacWise for Coaches