Athletic trainers provide immediate care for injuries that occur during practice and games. They also provide follow-up injury treatment, recommendations for follow-up care, injury prevention education and rehabilitation services for student athletes.
Athletic trainers Amy Clemensen, ATC, and Adam Gifford, ATC, staff the training room at the Marshall High School and are available for evaluation of student athletes injuries and concerns. They also provides athletic training coverage at local athletic games and events. In addition, they provide athletic training coverage at Lakeview High School in Cottonwood and Minneota High School.
Avera Marshall has been providing sports medicine/athletic training coverage to area student athletes since 2006 at no cost to the high school or athletes. Services have been provided in partnership with Big Stone Therapies, Inc. since 2009. Avera Marshall continues to cover the cost of providing services while Big Stone Therapies provides staff management and oversight.
Meet the Staff
Amy Clemensen, ATC
Adam Gifford, ATC
ImPACT Concussion Management
Testing Consent Form
Complete this consent form for your child to receive ImPACT testing.
A concussion is a common injury, but is often difficult to diagnose and treat. ImPACT helps doctors, athletic trainers, nurses and coaches manage concussions and make safe return-to-play decisions for athletes.
The ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) program is a computerized exam proven to diagnose and manage concussions. If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed.
The ImPACT exam is given to athletes before beginning sports practice or competition. Tests are administered by athletic training staff, coaching staff or the school nurse. This noninvasive test is set up in a computer-game type format and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
If a concussion is suspected, the athlete takes a follow-up test. Both the preseason and post-injury test data are reviewed by Dr. John Kemp, Avera Marshall Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Kemp will interpret the data to help in the diagnosis and management of the concussion. Additional follow-up tests over days or weeks may be done to track the athlete’s recovery and determine when it is safe to return to play.
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