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Salem High School Head Athletic Trainer: John Selinski, AT, ATC

Email: john.selinski@atipt.com


Training Room Phone: 734-416-7751

Training Room Hours: 1:30pm – conclusion of final practice or competition

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Head Athletic Trainer John Selinski

 

Students Maddie Kernahan, Katie Coleman, Nick Case, and Jaclyn Deprez

The Sports Medicine Team at Salem High School

ATI Physical Therapy

All athletic training and physical therapy services at Salem, as well as Plymouth and Canton, are provided by ATI Physical Therapy. ATI is a nationally-recognized rehabilitation provider, specializing in research-based therapy, sports medicine, home health, and a variety of speciality therapies. Sports medicine services provided include injury education and prevention programs, conditioning program development, emergency medical care, rehabilitation, therapeutic massage, weight certification, and nutrition programs.

ATI offers free ​injury screenings, completed by our physical therapists, at all of our locations. Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a complimentary injury screen, so I may assist you with this process. Additionally, be aware that the complimentary injury screenings may also be utilized by non-student-athletes, such as yourself.

For more information on ATI Physical Therapy, please visit www.atipt.com.

Orthopedic Surgery Associates at St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Salem High School’s two team physicians, Dr. Brian Borden ​and Dr. Kristopher Aalderink ​of Orthopedic Surgery Associates at St. Joe’s, work closely with ATI to ensure that your student-athlete is receiving the highest quality of care. Appointments can often be made for your student-athlete within 48 hours of the time the injury occurred. Please contact me with any questions about setting up an appointment.


Sports Medicine Services on Campus

During the school year, the athletic trainer is available to see student-athletes immediately after school in the athletic training room. The Salem Athletic Training Room is located in the south-east corner of the main gym (next to the girl’s locker room.) ​Please encourage your student-athlete to come to the athletic training room before practice or competition if they need assistance. Additionally, please ask your student-athlete to arrive as soon as possible to the training room after school, to ensure that he or she isn’t late to his or her’s practice or competition.


Reporting An Injury

In order to expedite the recovery period, it is extremely important that all injuries are reported as soon as possible. Student-athletes should report to the athletic training room as soon as possible after the injury occurs, so we can efficiently evaluate and treat the injury. 


Returning An Athlete To Play

It is school policy that any time a student-athlete seeks care from a physician for an athletic injury, he or she may not return to play until I have received a written and signed note from the physician clearing the student-athlete for participation. There are no exceptions to this policy. Parent notes are not acceptable.


Concussion Policy

Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) concussion protocol states, “any player who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors associated with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate healthcare professional.” I will determine if a student-athlete is able to continue participating if the student-athlete may have potentially sustained a head injury during a practice, game, or other school event.

If it is determined that a student-athlete should not continue participating, the student-athlete must be cleared to begin return to play protocol by an MD, DO, PA (Physician’s Assistant), or NP (Nurse Practitioner). Once the athletic trainers receives clearance from one of the aforementioned healthcare professionals, and the student-athlete has not experienced any symptoms for the designated period of time, the return to play protocol will begin under athletic trainer supervision. Finally, the “MHSAA Return to Activity and Post-Concussion Consent Form” must be completed by an MD, DO, PA, or NP and the student-athlete and their parent or guardian.

It is strongly encouraged that all parents and guardians visit the MHSAA website (www.mhsaa.com) for detailed information regarding concussions and return to play protocols.

 

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