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Randy Gonzales, MA, LAT, ATC – Certified Athletic Trainer

Welcome back for the 2016 – 17 school year. We are anticipating an excellent year in our athletic department. Woodlawn High School is fortunate to employ a Certified Athletic Trainer. Our trainer Randy Gonzales has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1992. He has served at several high schools, in an outreach position with a physical therapy clinic and a hospital in north Louisiana. He will be assisted by his student aides which are currently enrolled in Woodlawn’s Sports Medicine classes. These students gain valuable experience which could lead them to many areas of the health care industry. One of Mr. Gonzales’ former students now serves as a Team Physician at Florida State University.

The Panthers will be well taken care of by our Sports Medicine Team. We have added Dr. Pam Parra to our team. She will be supervising our Emergency Action Plan and will also act as the Medical Director for our Emergency Medical Responder class. She is a Board Certified Physician in Emergency Medicine. She also serves as the medical director for the St. George Fire Department. It just made sense that we have the same medical director since St. George Fire Department responds to our school in the case of emergencies. Also St. George Fire Department will assist with EMT coverage at home football games.

The rest of our Sports Medicine Team includes Doctors Brian Harrell and Vincent Shaw with Baton Rouge Family Medicine / Sports Medicine Residency Program. They provide assistance with our physicals and guidance with our concussion protocol. Doctor Robert Easton with Baton Rouge Orthopedic serves as our team physician. He can assist us with gaining access with any of the physicians at Baton Rouge Orthopedic. Orthopedics has progressed where physicians specialize in particular joints of the body. Peak Physical Therapy led by Fabian Roussel and Alex Baronich provide long term rehabilitation at their Industriplex facility. Steve Wilson and Ben Wilson assist with providing baseline concussion testing. The final member of our team but a very important one is Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation led by Kelle King. LPCF provides heart screenings to our athletes in their freshman and junior year. As you can see we have a very comprehensive sports medicine team to care for your athlete.

Just a few quick notes as we begin the athletic season:

  • Nutrition: Please have the athletes eat breakfast either at home or at school. The body cannot operate without the fuel that a good breakfast will provide. Please remember, that the athlete will perform tomorrow on what they eat today.
  • Hydration: It is very important that athletes involved in outside sports like football, cross country, and soccer stay hydrated through the month of September. Athletes should drink a gallon of water a day. Also, athletes should monitor the color of their urine. Urine which is dark yellow to a dark gold indicates that the athlete is dehydrated. Should this occur please have the athlete drink water until the urine is a clear. Just like nutrition the athlete is drinking for tomorrow. If he starts the day dehydrated, he will remain dehydrated and risk having a heat illness the next day.
  • Concussions: Concussions and the management of concussions remain a hot topic in the sports community. We have excellent information available to parents and students on concussions. The forms page includes information which needs to be reviewed on a yearly basis. The links below will also provide additional information concerning concussions.

Brain 101 – The Concussion Playbook – http://brain101.orcasinc.com/5000/

Concussion in Sports – What you need to know – http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?coursID=1500

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports –
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

If at any time you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact our Certified Athletic Trainer either via text of cell phone call at 225.439.7224.

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Athletic Training Ready for A New Year

Welcome back for the 2016 – 17 school year. We are anticipating an excellent year in our athletic department. Woodlawn High School is fortunate to employ a Certified Athletic Trainer. Our trainer Randy Gonzales has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1992. He has served at several high schools, in an outreach position with a physical therapy clinic and a hospital in north Louisiana. He will be assisted by his student aides which are currently enrolled in Woodlawn’s Sports Medicine classes. These students gain valuable experience which could lead them to many areas of the health care industry. One of Mr. Gonzales’ former students now serves as a Team Physician at Florida State University.

The Panthers will be well taken care of by our Sports Medicine Team. We have added Dr. Pam Parra to our team. She will be supervising our Emergency Action Plan and will also act as the Medical Director for our Emergency Medical Responder class. She is a Board Certified Physician in Emergency Medicine. She also serves as the medical director for the St. George Fire Department. It just made sense that we have the same medical director since St. George Fire Department responds to our school in the case of emergencies. Also St. George Fire Department will assist with EMT coverage at home football games.

The rest of our Sports Medicine Team includes Doctors Brian Harrell and Vincent Shaw with Baton Rouge Family Medicine / Sports Medicine Residency Program. They provide assistance with our physicals and guidance with our concussion protocol. Doctor Robert Easton with Baton Rouge Orthopedic serves as our team physician. He can assist us with gaining access with any of the physicians at Baton Rouge Orthopedic. Orthopedics has progressed where physicians specialize in particular joints of the body. Peak Physical Therapy led by Fabian Roussel and Alex Baronich provide long term rehabilitation at their Industriplex facility. Steve Wilson and Ben Wilson assist with providing baseline concussion testing. The final member of our team but a very important one is Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation led by Kelle King. LPCF provides heart screenings to our athletes in their freshman and junior year. As you can see we have a very comprehensive sports medicine team to care for your athlete.

Just a few quick notes as we begin the athletic season:

  • Nutrition: Please have the athletes eat breakfast either at home or at school. The body cannot operate without the fuel that a good breakfast will provide. Please remember, that the athlete will perform tomorrow on what they eat today.
  • Hydration: It is very important that athletes involved in outside sports like football, cross country, and soccer stay hydrated through the month of September. Athletes should drink a gallon of water a day. Also, athletes should monitor the color of their urine. Urine which is dark yellow to a dark gold indicates that the athlete is dehydrated. Should this occur please have the athlete drink water until the urine is a clear. Just like nutrition the athlete is drinking for tomorrow. If he starts the day dehydrated, he will remain dehydrated and risk having a heat illness the next day.
  • Concussions: Concussions and the management of concussions remain a hot topic in the sports community. We have excellent information available to parents and students on concussions. The forms page includes information which needs to be reviewed on a yearly basis. The links below will also provide additional information concerning concussions.

Brain 101 – The Concussion Playbook – http://brain101.orcasinc.com/5000/

Concussion in Sports – What you need to know – http://www.nfhslearn.com/electiveDetail.aspx?coursID=1500

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports –
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/index.html

If at any time you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact our Certified Athletic Trainer either via text of cell phone call at 225.439.7224

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