Training and Rehabilitation

The Punahou Athletic Training Room provides first aid and health care to all Punahou students, specifically those participating in interscholastic athletics. Athletes who are competing for Punahou, but have sustained an injury in a situation unrelated to their Punahou team activities, will be responsible for their own medical care. The staff will assist with emergency care and treatment of non-athletes who sustain an injury at school. However, responsibility for rehabilitation will be that of the individual student and his/her family.


Injury Prevention
  • Monitor injury trends via collection and analysis of Punahou athletic injury data and recommend appropriate changes in team training to reduce injury risk
  • Select, apply and modify prophylactic and protective equipment and other custom devices for patients/clients to minimize the risk of injury or re-injury
Management of Athletic Injuries
  • Emergency Care
  • First Aid
  • Injury Evaluation
  • Referral
  • Practice and Competition Coverage
Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries
  • Design and implement therapeutic exercise program
  • Utilize therapeutic modalities in treatment plan

Standard of Care

The health and welfare of student athletes is Punahou’s first concern. Services provided are consistent with the highest standards of quality outlined in the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Code of Professional Practice (APPENDIX D). Training staff adhere to the NATA Code of Ethics (APPENDIX A) and the Athletic Training Educational Competencies (APPENDIX B) as established by the NATA. Punahou is committed to utilizing the best technology available for the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Equipment and supplies are upgraded whenever necessary, and the program is continually evaluated to ensure that practices and programs are current.


Training room staff are committed to:

  • Providing efficient and timely care of athletic injuries that are incurred by Punahou athletes during their competitive season
  • Enabling injured athletes to return safely to competition as soon as possible
  • Reducing the risk of athletic injury for our student-athletes
  • Educating student-athletes about athletic injuries so they are empowered to lead healthier, injury-free lives
  • Coordinating with the strength and conditioning program, the coaches, the athletic support staff, school administration, physicians and other healthcare providers to provide the best possible healing environment for our student athletes
  • Facilitating a safe return to school and sport for student athletes after a concussion by coordinating care between teachers, school administration, counselors, the health center, parents, coaches, and the student athlete

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