Athletic Training

Pivot Athletic Training

Our Athletic Trainers offer a unique set of clinical skills and a collaborative approach to Pivot Sports Medicine. By providing continuity of care from injury prevention to return-to-play, our athletes are always our top priority. Pivot’s team of Athletic Trainers are licensed health care providers who are highly competent and knowledgeable about all types of sports injuries. No matter the sport, skill level, or age, our trainers will work hard to get your team members back to good health and back on the playing field.

Pivot Sports Medicine is dedicated to focusing on the individual needs and goals of the athlete. Our approach is simple: Personalized Care With Exceptional Outcomes.

Our Services

Exceptional Care. Outcome Driven.

We provide exceptional care through community education, injury prevention and management, and outcome driven performance enhancement programs.

Athletic Training Services

A certified athletic trainer will provide medical coverage for a scheduled event or game. This service includes pre-game injury reduction applications, injury decision and action, emergency care, referral, and post-game care.

Concussion Rehabilitation & Management

Our Pivot Sports Medicine team understands every concussion is significant, unique and potentially complex. The mechanism of injury that causes a concussion can damage multiple areas of the body, as well as the brain, including the cervical spine, the inner ear and the eye. Associated damage to multiple areas can cause overlapping signs and symptoms that if not accurately diagnosed and treated, may delay recovery.

Every patient is carefully evaluated, screened, treated and monitored until they are fully recovered. An individualized rehabilitation program is designed and implemented by our concussion specialists to meet the specific needs identified in the evaluation and diagnosis. Each program has safe, structured progressions. We communicate directly with physicians and other healthcare providers in a continuum of care model to ensure that appropriate care and rehabilitation is provided for an athletes’ safe return to play.

Education

Care & Prevention For Coaches

Pivot Sports Medicine is proud to offer Care & Prevention for Coaches as well as our NEW Care & Prevention Renewal course.  The full program is a 15-hour course that meets the standard requirement for Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) coaches with the renewal course meeting the standard for the 5-year renewal period. Throughout the course, coaches will learn about the sports medicine team, legal issues, basic anatomy, injury management, taping techniques, and first aid.  This program can be combined with our CPR & AED certification for a complete training program.  Pivot’s “Care and Prevention for Coaches” course is open to all participating schools and partnerships and can often be arranged for those outside of our network.

Parent Education

Back to Sports Program: Educates parents and guardians about youth wellness and basic sports safety to help keep kids safe, healthy and having fun while playing the sports they love. Topics include: concussion awareness, heat and hydration, prevention of pediatric overuse injuries and more.

Coaches Education

Care and Prevention Course: Educates coaches about legal issues, injury prevention, sports injuries, life-threatening situations, sport first-aid and emergency care, concussion awareness, strength and conditioning, and nutrition.

Athlete Education

Advocates for Injured Athletes Course: Student-athlete leadership program educating athletes on how to recognize and report serious life-threatening situations to their athletic staff. CPR and AED training are also included. This nationally recognized program has made a significant impact in helping to save the lives of athletes.

Team Talks

Our team is happy to present, hold open discussions, or develop workshops on various topics including but not limited to concussion, injury prevention, and return to play. We can create an educational presentation to meet the needs of the teams we serve.

Town Hall

This interactive program is comprised of a panel of experts in concussion care and sports medicine. They will meet with your group in an open forum format to facilitate discussions around concussion care, injury reduction strategies, common sport injuries, and nutrition. Parents and coaches should bring their questions for our experts.

Screenings

Injury Screenings

Members may schedule an injury screen with one of our physical therapists at any Pivot Physical Therapy location. Fast-track physical therapy can be scheduled if needed.

Functional Movement Screenings

If you are struggling to figure out what is holding you back from performing your best, our Functional Movement Screen (FMS) combines clinical expertise and experience with the Functional Movement System program. The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries. These issues can reduce the effects of functional training, physical conditioning, and distort body awareness.

The FMS is a tool that rates injury risk, identifies problems in the fundamentals of movement, and provides a baseline to get you on the right track. The tool consists of seven movement patterns that are common dynamic movement patterns (squat, high step, lunge) to assess mobility, strength and flexibility of both the upper and lower body as well as the trunk and core. The power of the FMS allows for quick screening of relative symmetry of your body through functional movement patterns. Our Physical Therapists perform free injury evaluations every day. We quickly get to the source of your pain and make recommendations so you can feel better faster.

ProEdge Training Camp

The Pivot ProEdge Camp is a unique 10-week medically supported training program. The goal is to improve performance while reducing the risk of injuries. Our staff will provide individual movement analysis to identify imbalances and subsequent risks and implement corrective strategies and exercises to solve these issues. Sport-specific flexibility, speed, strength, power, agility and core training incorporated to reinforce proper movement to achieve those desired results.

TEAM/GROUP: 10-person minimum

CPR & AED Certification Course

Pivot Sports Medicine is happy to offer CPR and AED Certifications for all ages to our business partners. All courses are conducted by instructors certified through the American Heart Association.

Pivot Sports Medicine offers the following courses:

  • Heartsaver All Ages
  • First Aid & Heartsaver All Ages
  • Basic Life Support

Heartsaver courses are for anyone and require little to no medical training. They are great for coaches and the layperson.

Basic Life Support is for healthcare professionals and meet ECC guidelines for Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.

Our Partners

  • Allegany County Public Schools, MD
  • Berkeley County Schools, WV
  • Bethesda Soccer Club, MD
  • Calvert County Public Schools, MD
  • Caroline County Public Schools, MD
  • Catoctin Youth Football, MD
  • Christopher Newport University, VA
  • Delaware State University, DE
  • Dorchester County Public Schools, MD
  • Elk Lake School District, PA
  • Fluvanna High School, VA
  • Frederick County Public Schools, MD
  • Frederick Indoor Sports Center, MD
  • Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, MD
  • Frederick Youth Rugby, MD
  • Grace Academy, Hagerstown, MD
  • Hagerstown Youth Hockey, MD
  • Hedgesville Little League, WV
  • Howard County Public Secondary School, MD
  • Hymax Field Hockey, MD
  • Jefferson County Little League, WV
  • Jefferson County Schools, WV
  • Johnston County Public Schools, NC
  • Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School, PA
  • Lakeland School District, PA
  • Martinsburg Youth Lacrosse, WV
  • Mason Dixon Christian Conference, MD
  • Mathews High School, VA
  • MD United FC, MD
  • Middlesex High School, VA
  • Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
  • Montrose Area School District, PA
  • Montrose Youth Football, PA
  • MOT Charter School, DE
  • North Carolina Football Club, NC
  • Oakcrest School, VA
  • Peninsula Catholic School District, VA
  • Philmland, MD
  • Red Lion Christian Academy, DE
  • Shepherd University, WV
  • Spring Mills Youth Lacrosse, WV
  • St. James School, Hagerstown, MD
  • St. Maria Goretti School, Hagerstown, MD
  • St. Timothy’s School, NC
  • Sussex Central High School, DE
  • Talbot County Public Schools, MD
  • ThinkLax, MD
  • Trinity Academy, NC
  • Troy Area School District, PA
  • University of Maryland – Eastern Shore, MD
  • Urbana Youth Football and Cheer, MD
  • Walsingham Academy, VA
  • Washington County Public Schools, MD
  • West Carroll Rugby, MD
  • West Point High School, VA
  • Western MD Lacrosse, MD
  • Wyalusing Valley High School, PA

Is your team covered? If you would like additional information about Pivot Athletic Training services for your team, contact AthleticTrainer@PivotHS.com.