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Sports Medicine

Franklin Regional Athletics
Sports Medicine Department

Mission Statement

Franklin Regional, in conjunction with AHN (Allegheny Health Network) Sports Medicine, provides comprehensive care for all of its student athletes. This care includes two licensed athletic trainers to be present at Franklin Regional for all in-season practices and home events as designated by the contract. Licensed athletic trainers are health care professionals who work under the direction of physicians to optimize the activity and participation of clients and patients. The scope of athletic training includes: prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. The athletic trainer may provide pre-practice taping and wrapping, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries, on-field/court coverage and first aid, and post-practice assessments.

At Franklin Regional, we make every attempt to provide the finest health care to all student athletes. To aid in this care, parents are encouraged to communicate directly with a coach or the athletic trainer, if an athlete sustains an injury. This direct communication can only benefit in the student athlete’s recovery from an injury. Injuries are common with participation in athletics. With proper communication, and timely intervention, most injuries can be managed within the athletic training room. If the management of an injury requires a more comprehensive referral, we can aid the student athlete/family through the process.

Allegheny Health Network now offers same day appointments with specialists if you call before 11 am.

Franklin Regional's Team Physicians see patients in Monroeville and Murrysville.

Dr Greg Altman - Orthopaedics
Dr Joseph Dougherty - Primary Care Sports Medicine/Concussions

Stop in or call the Athletic Trainers for help with scheduling an appointment.