Safety of PCA Athletes is a Priority | Pantego Christian Academy

Safety is a Priority

Our training and medical staff at Pantego Christian Academy is something we take very serious. Over the past two years we have built a team of medical leaders that can rival most professional sports teams. Our primary physical therapist we have on campus is through a contract with Ben Hogan Sports Medicine, a subsidiary company of Texas Health Resources. Ben Hogan Sports Medicine provides the following description of their contract therapy program as:

Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine does not just offer physical therapy. It reaches beyond the walls of the hospital and into the community, high schools and club sports teams. Athletic Trainers regularly work with local sports groups and organizations.

As a benefit to our community, Texas Health provides an array of services to support you, your team, school or university.

Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine offers an athletic training outreach program which uses licensed Athletic Trainers to provide health care services to participants at practices, games, tournaments, and community events in North Texas. Athletic Trainers are allied health professionals who work with physicians on the medical staff to prevent, evaluate, manage, and care for many different types of injuries. The Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine athletic training program assists injured athletes with their medical journey including on-the-field treatment to care at a Texas Health hospital, physician or outpatient service. We can customize all of our programs to meet the needs of your athletic event.

Over the past few years, we have had the incredible privilege of obtaining one of Ben Hogan Sports Medicine’s best Physical Therapist, Jessica Pettes. Jessica is a licensed therapist through the State of Texas and is also a board certified Athletic Trainer. She does a great job of assessing injuries, deciding best course of action in regards to treatment and healing and monitoring safety in the athletic arena. She is the highest ranking authority in our school in regards to player safety. The trainer’s word is final in regards to an athlete returning to play or not returning to play. Her objective is to keep athletes safe and healthy.

At times, our trainer will refer medical issues to long term therapist and specialist. We have a great partnership with the following people:

Chuck Wabbersen, PT, ATC – Used for long term Physical Therapy and second opinions in complex therapy issues.

Katherine J. Coyner, M.D. – Orthopedic surgeon

Keith Meister, MD – Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Jake Resch – Research professor at UTA in concussion management

Damond Blueitt, MD – Concussion management specialist

 

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