The Haverford School employs two certified athletic trainers who are responsible for the prevention and care of athletic injuries sustained by our student-athletes. It is our goal to respond to all athletic emergencies on campus quickly and to provide prompt treatment. We are able to provide most follow-up care and rehabilitation treatments to ensure your son’s safe return to his sport. The athletic training room is on the first level of the athletic building, across from the fitness center.
The Haverford School has four school physicians who supervise the athletic trainers and see our injured student-athletes on the sidelines and in their respective offices.
Dr. Brian Bullock (Main Line Health) has served as the School’s medical director since 1992, and is present at all home football and lacrosse games.
Dr. David Rubenstein (Rothman Institute) has served as team orthopedist since 1995. He is available for consultation on any sport-related injuries, and has operated on numerous student-athletes.
Dr. Bradley (“B.J.”) Smith (Rothman Institute) is a consulting sports medicine physician. Dr. Smith has seen many Haverford School student-athletes over the since 2010.
Dr. Nick DiNubile is the newest addition to our team. He is available for consultation on a variety of sports-related injuries.
All sport-related injuries should be reported to the athletic training staff for evaluation, treatment, and proper referral, if necessary. If a student-athlete is seen by a physician for any injury or illness, the athletic trainers require a note or verbal correspondence from the physician indicating clearance to return to activity, or the prescribed restrictions that are in place. Any time that a referral is made by the athletic training staff, your son will be given a Physician Injury Evaluation Form to be completed by the physician and returned to the athletic trainers.
It is important to understand the symptoms of a concussion, how to treat a head injury, and when to return to the sport. Download the Concussion Management Guide for more information. These policies and procedures are in accordance with the most recent Consensus statement on concussion in sport from the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin, October, 2016
The Concussions and Sudden Cardiac Arrest presentation was created in response to two legislative bills that were enacted in the Pennsylvania legislature during the summer of 2012.
The Youth Sports and Safety Act went into effect on July 1, 2012, and governs the management of concussions. The act mandates that any athlete deemed to have suffered a concussion MUST be removed from activity, and will not be permitted back until cleared by a licensed medical professional trained in concussion management. In addition, this act mandates that all student-athletes, coaches, and parents MUST receive concussion education, which is to be renewed annually.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act was enacted on July 28, 2012, and mandates annual education for all athletes, coaches, and parents regarding the signs, symptoms, and risks of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Please view this presentation, and electronically sign the acknowledgment at the end. If you have completed this education for another child at another school, you may submit the documentation to the athletic training staff.
Official position papers from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association:
William Wardle, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Assistant Director of Athletics
ImPACT-Trained Athletic Trainer
Carrie Smith, MS, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer