The mission of the athletic training program is to provide quality health care for the student-athletes of Holy Child. The scope of the athletic training services covers various domains which include injury prevention, recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, and education that will enable the athlete to perform to their ultimate abilities and recover from injuries to return to their sport as quickly as possible. Our Athletic Trainer will work in conjunction with the overseeing physician and athletic administration to ensure our student-athletes receive quality care throughout their athletic career at Holy Child.
Our new state of the art athletic training room impacts each one of our more than 200 student-athletes at Holy Child and provides them with a place where they can receive the newest and most current treatment and rehab techniques. One of the new treatment modalities that the new athletic training facility holds is a 150 gallon whirlpool so athletes are able to take ice baths as part of their recovery. Science has shown that ice baths and cold water therapy help reduce swelling and normalize adrenaline production so the body can recover faster than normal. This reduces recovery time for injured athletes and also decreases delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) for healthy athletes so they can continue to train at a higher level without soreness.
Our athletic training room also has an advanced electrical stimulation unit, which helps to decrease acute and chronic pain as well as spasms. It is also useful to increase blood flow to various muscles and tissues to promote healing. Finally, it can be used to improve joint mobility that has been limited due to injury.
SPORTS NEWS ALERT! Holy Child has received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for our Sports Medicine Program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Rachel Karanian '08
Rachel Karanian '08 • Soccer
Emily Trees Rothert '08 • Field Hockey
Cristen Harris • Volleyball
Dennis Coleman • Cross Country/Track
Olivia Hogan • Tennis
Jamie Ready • Basketball
Alexa Popera '14 • Swimming
Lauren Essig • Softball
Colleen Coughlin Celenza '07 • Equestrian
Alice Mercer • Lacrosse