Athletic Training

Providing coverage of athletic events, concussion management and sports injury screenings. We have been providing athletic coverage for local high-schools and locally run athletic events since 1996. We currently provide coverage at Curtis, Life Christian Academy, and Steilacoom High Schools. We also provide coverage for Seattle Sounders FC 2, Seattle Sounders U-23, Seattle Sounders Women, and Pierce  College.

  • Emergency management of injuries

    Our Certified Athletic Trainers are trained in identification, management, and risk reduction in emergency situations.

  • Coverage of athletic events

    Our licensed and experienced athletic trainers can be on hand at your next game, race or tournament to provide pre-competition taping, emergency first aid, and safety monitoring.

    We have been providing athletic coverage for local high-schools and locally run athletic events since 1996.

    We currently provide coverage at Curtis, Lakes, Clover Park, Life Christian, and Steilacoom High Schools. We also provide coverage for Seattle Sounders U-23, Seattle Sounders Women, and at Pierce Community College.

  • Concussion Management

    No two head injuries are alike, but they all require professional care and close monitoring. Our Certified Athletic Trainers are trained to assess acute injuries and evaluate athletes for a safe return to sport. With a research-based series of tests and evaluations, our team of Physical Therapists and Certified Athletic Trainers can safely evaluate an athlete’s recovery from a head injury and determine the most appropriate plan to gradually return to sport.

    We take concussions seriously. Our concussion assessment includes:

    – On the field assessment (standard emergency care of airway/breathing/circulation assessment, cervical and neurologic evaluation)

    – Initial sideline assessment (assessment for retrograde and antegrade amnesia, neurologic assessment, balance testing

    – Continuing monitoring and reassessment

    – Use of SCAT2 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2).

    One of the most helpful tools in successfully recognizing concussions is baseline testing performed PRIOR to the sporting event. In fact it is mandatory in some local school districts and highly recommended in others.

    MVP Physical Therapy provides Baseline Concussion Screening, performed by one of our Athletic Trainers, at all of out locations. Contact one of our clinics to set it up.

     

  • Sports injuries Screenings

    Do you need an X-Ray or will a little ice and rest do the job? Our athletic trainers can assess your injury and recommend the best course of action to get you back in the game.

    Our Athletic Trainers:

  • Gail DiPrete, ATC, M.A.Ed, BS
    Certified Athletic Trainer
    Pierce College


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    I have been with MVP Physical Therapy since 2008. I am currently the Director of Athletic Training, Medical Records Manager and the Head Athletic Trainer at Pierce College.

    I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer for 22 years and I hold two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Idaho. While obtaining Masters of Education at Arizona State, I was also the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Women’s Basketball Team. After completing my Masters, I was able to reach one of my life long goals by being hired as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Southeast Missouri State University. I spent 10 years there and then decided it was time to head back home to Washington State to be closer to family.

    Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education – University of Idaho:
    Master of Education, in Educational Administration and Supervision – Arizona State University:

  • Rachel Conrad, ATC
    Certified Athletic Trainer
    Life Christian Academy


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