Athletic trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to the athletic population. Loyola Blakefield employs one full-time, nationally certified, state licensed athletic trainer. This full-time athletic trainer is responsible for providing medical coverage to all Loyola Blakefield middle and high school students involved in interscholastic athletics and has access to a state-of-the-art sports medicine facility located in Knott Hall, adjacent to the Aquatics Center.
The athletic trainer works under the direction and supervision of Loyola's athletic director and a sports medicine physician, Dr. Andrew Tucker. Dr. Tucker is the Supervisor of Sports Medicine for Union Memorial Medstar Hospital and the Baltimore Ravens. The Loyola sports medicine staff also includes an annual sports medicine fellow through the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Fellowship program. The fellow attends all home varsity football games and comes to Loyola for weekly clinical hours to evaluate any current athletic injuries. In addition to our physicians, we partner with Towson University's athletic training program and accept an athletic training student intern each semester. The sports medicine fellow and student athletic trainers are assigned each and every August and change every year.
Our facilities and staff attempt to provide the best and most current medical services to all of our student-athletes. Some services and programs our staff offers include:
- Accepting and monitoring annual health form requirements.
- Pre-season movement screenings for some teams.
- Comprehensive concussion management program for all athletes.
- Wide specialty referral network to the highest regarded physicians in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
- Rehabilitation exercises for injured athletes and daily coverage of all practice and home game events.
We do not require using our physicians, however, our full-time athletic trainer can act as liaison between families and physicians’ offices to make sure the best care can be provided to your son. Please explore the links on this page for more information.