As John Paul II Catholic School’s athletic trainer, I am responsible for coordinating sports medicine/athletic training services for all JPII athletes. My focus is to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate injuries incurred by JPII athletes during practice and competition. Below are a few reminders for the upcoming sports seasons.
- Pre-participation paperwork: Athletes are required to submit a completed pre-participation physical exam form, medical history form, concussion education and awareness form and additional paperwork as required by JPII. These forms are available online through Family ID, if you need assistance finding the Family ID portal, please contact the school office. Pre-participation paperwork must be completed in full before any athletic participation, including try-outs and strength/ conditioning sessions. Note: A valid physical for the 2022-2023 school year must be completed after May 10, 2022 in order to participate:
- Athletic Injuries: In the event your student athlete becomes injured during the season, he/she should report to Room 167 in the Athletic Center as soon as possible. The athletic training facility is open for injury evaluations after 3:20pm on normal school days. In many cases the injuries sustained can be treated without referral to a physician or emergency facilities. The JPII sports medicine program also offers rehabilitation services for all sports injuries, both those treated conservatively and surgically. If your student would be best treated by physical therapy services off-campus, I can make arrangements within 24-48 hours.
- Physician Referrals: When a physician referral is needed, I can assist with the arrangement of the appointment. I work with several physicians here in the lowcountry. Typically, I can arrange for an appointment within 72 hours. If you have a particular physician that you would like to see, I may be able to assist with that appointment as well. Any time an athlete is examined by a physician, he/she should return with written documentation from the doctor including the diagnosis, recommendations, and restrictions for athletic participation. Please return this document to the school office or directly to me upon returning to school. Good communication between doctors and athletic trainers is crucial for the care of an injured athlete.
- Athletic Accident Insurance: John Paul II Catholic School provides secondary athletic accident insurance for athletes who are injured while participating in official team functions. Parents/guardians of an injured athlete, who has been referred to a physician or emergency facility, will need to stop by the school office in the days following the injury to complete a claim form. In the event an athlete sees a physician for an injury, but was not referred by me, the parent/guardian should contact the school or myself as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in a claim not being filed. Claim forms must be filed within 90 days of injury.
For any additional information about the services offered or questions about John Paul II Catholic School’s sports medicine program feel free to contact me. I am committed to providing your student athlete with the best healthcare possible.
Kevin Thomas, MA, ATC
Cornerstone Physical Therapy and Wellness
Athletic Trainer, John Paul II Catholic School
Email: email@example.com Phone: 843-837-1930
Set Up Account, Fill Out Paperwork
JPII families will be using Family ID to submit physical paperwork. The school will not be accepting hard copies of any athletics paperwork. Use the Family ID parent link to set up account and fill out the pre-participation paperwork: