Athletics

Sports Medicine & Training Room

The physical well-being of all BC High student-athletes and our guests is our priority. Our goal is providing the best medical care for a return to the classroom and athletic participation in a thorough, timely, and the safest manner possible. We provide services that include:
Injury prevention
Injury recognition
Injury education
Injury treatment
Injury rehabilitation

These services will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond their BC High athletic career.
The BC High Athletic Training Staff is composed of Athletic Trainers who are board certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and are under the direction and guidance of the Boston College High School team orthopedic physician. Supplemental healthcare providers include Athletic Training Students (interns) and a host of medical consultants and sub-specialists.

We are committed to the ongoing evaluation of our Athletic Training Department and its protocols, so our student-athletes can be assured of the highest quality of medical care.

Trapilo Weight Room Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00-8:00am & 3:00-5:30pm

Injury Reporting

List of 5 items.

  • In-Season

    The student-athlete is responsible for reporting all injuries, however minor, to the Athletic Training Staff as soon as possible. We will evaluate, determine the course of treatment, and make the proper referral, if necessary.
    To make injury reporting convenient, the student-athlete and their parent(s)/guardian(s) can complete the “Report Injury Form” and request an evaluation using their ATS account.
  • Out of Season and Extracurricular Activity Injuries

    Injuries or illnesses sustained outside of a BC High Athletics season or during an extracurricular activity must be reported to the Athletic Training Staff at the student-athlete’s earliest convenience using their ATS account. If the student-athlete is seen by a physician, the Injury Referral Form (located under the eFiles tab on ATS) must be completed and returned to the Athletic Training Staff by email, fax, or in person.
    The BC High Athletic Training Staff will not assume responsibility of care for injuries that occur outside of a BC High practice or game. This includes town and club activities. Reporting of any injuries, however, is mandatory.
  • General Injury Return to Play

    After the student-athlete reports an injury, the Athletic Training Staff will determine the course of treatment (ie rehabilitation, doctor referral, etc). If a student-athlete sees a physician, they must return the Injury Referral Form (located under the eFiles tab on ATS) before a return to play decision is made. To ensure a timely return to participation, it is suggested the athlete do the following:

    1. Arrive on time and the days determined for treatment and rehab. Receiving treatment or rehab is not an excuse for tardiness to practice or games. If you are unable to make your rehab day or time, please email the Athletic Training Staff at your earliest convenience.
    2. Wear clean and appropriate clothing for treatment (T-Shirt and workout shorts). If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be asked to come back the next day.
    3. If a Home Exercise Program is assigned, you are expected to complete the program at home.
    4. Follow the Participation Status of the Athletic Training Staff.
    5. The Athletic Training Staff determines the need for taping. Taping will not be done if a student-athlete fails to report for rehab. Any additional support needed after completing rehab must come in the form of a brace that the student-athlete and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible for.
    6. The final decision of a return to BC High Athletics participation rests with the Athletic Training Staff.
    The consistent failure of a student-athlete to follow treatment and rehab recommendations will be interpreted as an unwillingness to cooperate with the Athletic Training Staff for the earliest return to participation and may result in the student-athlete being ineligible to participate in all BC High Athletic Department activities. The Head Coach and Athletic Directors will be informed of the Athletic Training Staff’s decision.
  • Concussion Treatment and Return to Play Process

    What is a concussion?
    A concussion is a brain injury that:
    • Is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body
    • Can change a student-athlete’s normal brain function
    • Can occur during practices and/or games in ANY sport
    • Can happen even if a student-athlete has not lost consciousness
    • Can be serious even if a student-athlete has just been “dinged” or “had their bell rung”
     
    Concussions cannot be seen; however, in a potentially concussed student-athlete, one or more of the signs and/or symptoms may become apparent and/or the student-athlete “doesn’t feel right” soon after, a few days, or even weeks after injury.

    What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?
    Signs (what you see):
    Forgetful and confused
    Problems concentrating
    Personality Changes
    Altered coordination
    Balance problems
    Personality change
    Slow response to questions
    Forgets events prior to/after injury
    Loss of consciousness (any duration)
     
     
    Symptoms (reported by the student-athlete):
    Headache or “pressure” in head
    Nausea or vomiting
    Dizziness
    Feeling sluggish, foggy, hazy, groggy
    Blurry/Double vision
    Trouble with light and/or noise
    Ringing in the ears
    Trouble sleeping
    Dizziness
    Sadness
    Irritability
    Inappropriate emotions
    Memory Problems
     
     
    Concussions are taken very seriously at BC High as they can affect a student-athlete’s ability to succeed in the classroom and complete daily tasks. Most student-athletes with a concussion get better and return to participation, but it is important to allow time for their brain to heal.
     
    What should student-athletes and parents do if they think someone may have a concussion?

    1. Immediately notify the coach, Athletic Training Staff, and/or school nurse. This can be done through the student-athlete’s ATS account.
    2. Be evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider who is familiar with current concussion management.
    3. Submit all required documents to the Athletic Training Staff. This can be done in person or through the student-athlete’s ATS account.
    4. Give the brain time to heal. While a concussed brain is healing, it is much more likely to have another concussion. Repeat concussions can increase the time it takes to recover and may cause more damage.
    5. Follow the physician’s and Athletic Training Staff’s recommendations for recovery until you receive permission from a physician to begin the Return to Play Protocol
  • General Post-Concussion Return to Play Process

    Before a student-athlete can return to participation, all the of the following steps must be completed:

    1. The Post Sports-Related Head Injury Medical Clearance and Authorization Form must be completed by the treating physician, submitted, and reviewed by the Athletic Training Staff. This form is available and can be submitted under the eFiles tab through the student-athletes’ ATS account.
    2. The student-athlete must complete the 6 Day Exertional Post Concussion Progression symptom free
    Day 1: Low levels of light physical activity: (Walking, Stationary Bike, Stretching exercises)
    Day 2: Moderate levels of physical activity: (Jogging, Stationary Bike, Light weight strength  exercises, dynamic warm-up)
    Day 3: Non-contact sports specific drills: (Dynamic Warm Ups, Track Running, Regular Weight Training, Agility Drills)
    Day 4: Limited, controlled sports specific practice and drills (Warm Up, no contact drills)
    Day 5: Return to practice (Full practice with no restrictions, Complete Post Practice ImPACT Test)
    Day 6: Return to Sport with No Restrictions
    Return to play is determined with consultation from the Boston College High School neuropsychologist and team physician.
    3. It is the BC High Athletic Department’s Policy that a student-athlete complete a minimum of 1 day of full practice before game eligibility.
    4. The final decision of a return to BC High Athletics participation rests with the Athletic Training Staff.
The final decision of a return to BC High Athletics participation rests with the Athletic Training Staff.

Training Staff

Steven Medeiros

Steven Medeiros is in his 17th year at BC High and is the Head Athletic Trainer. Is certified by the NATABOC and licensed by the state of Massachusetts. He oversees the Athletic Training program for all BC High athletes, which includes injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation. He is also an ImPACT trained athletic trainer (ITAT) for the evaluation, treatment and recovery of concussions.

Mr. Medeiros is a clinical prefect for Bridgewater State University and Boston University Athletic Training programs. He has taught a Sports Medicine course at UMass Boston, has worked with minor league baseball and with arena football. He graduated in January 1998 from Bridgewater State University with Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic training.

A native of Norton, MA he currently resides in Bellingham with his wife Michele, his daughter Maggie, and their dog Hailey.  He enjoys motorcycling, all Boston Sports teams and is a long time Patriots season ticket holder.



Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright is in his first year as Assistant Athletic Trainer. He oversees the day to day operation of the Athletic Training Program, student-athlete rehabilitation, and assists the Head Athletic Trainer with administrative duties.

Wright comes to BC High with clinical experiences ranging from NCAA Division 1 to semi-professional sports to outpatient physical therapy. His experiences have allowed him to treat and rehabilitate Olympic, professional, and collegiate athletes. Most recently, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for St. Joseph’s Preparatory (Brighton) and Randolph High Schools.

Wright is a 2009 graduate of Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. As an Athletic Training Student he established a stable clinical foundation at several colleges and high schools, including Bryant University and BC High.

Wright is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, certified by and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He also holds certifications as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Functional Movement Specialist.

A native of Boston he currently resides in Easton with his fiancée, Kathleen, and their cat, Raja.

BCH Affiliations

Boston Children’s Hospital

The Boston Children’s Sports Medicine partners with local schools, organizations, facilities, and international performing arts companies to provide preferred access to comprehensive sports medicine care.

Benefits
• Direct access for urgent appointments, evaluations and treatments
• Access to the Saturday Urgent Sports Medicine Clinic (September through May)
• Pre-participation physicals and injury-prevention programs
• The Micheli Center return-to-play evaluations and injury-prevention programs
• Locations in

Physicians

Dr. Joseph Chase
Team Orthopedist
 
Dr. Neal McGrath Ph.D
Neuropsychology New England
Neurology Consultant