Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals specially trained in the prevention, education, recognition, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and other bodily injuries common in athletics. The athletic trainer is on campus daily and is present at most home competitions, including both Middle Learning and Upper Learning, and also provides traveling medical coverage with varsity basketball, and varsity soccer when possible. The athletic trainer conducts all ImPACT (concussion) neurocognitive baseline testing, and also manages pre-participation medical requirements.
The core of the Galloway department of sports medicine consists of certified athletic trainer, Katie Voris, and team physician, Dr. Jeffrey Webb. Katie is the primary day-to-day care provider on campus for our athletes, and refers to Dr. Webb and Emory Sports Medicine as needed. In addition, she may refer to other medical and healthcare professionals such as podiatrists, chiropractors, and physical therapists.
The main sports medicine facility is the athletic training room located in the gymnasium. This is the location of Katie's office and is also the main treatment area and houses several treatment modalities such as ultrasound, muscle stim, cold laser, moist heat, cryotherapies, and hyrdrotherapy/whirlpool. There are also customized treatment and taping tables, and a wide variety of rehabilitation equipment. In addition to this facility, there are satellite athletic training rooms at both the Defoors Ferry Road athletics complex, and the Warren Road softball/baseball facility.
Katie Voris, Athletic Trainer
Katie began her employment at Galloway in 2007. She has been a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for nearly 20 years and is one of the most skilled professionals in the game. She received a Bachelors of Science in athletic training at Western Illinois University and earned her board certification in athletic training in 2001. She received a Masters of Science in health from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003.
In the field of athletic training, Katie is recognized as a subject matter expert in Kinesio Taping theory and practice and was a presenter on the topic at the Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association 2012 annual meeting and symposium. She has been a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) since 2005. In addition, Katie is also a corrective exercise specialist (CES), performance enhancement specialist (PES), and ImPACT trained athletic trainer (ITAT). Katie considers herself a life- long learner of advanced injury rehabilitation and treatment techniques, and she is always striving to provide the best care available. Dr. Jeffrey Webb of Emory Sports Medicine is Galloway's team physician. Katie maintains a direct contact relationship with Dr. Webb, and refers to Emory Sports Medicine with expedited appointment privileges.
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Jeffrey Webb, MD (Emory Sports Medicine)
Dr. Webb sees patients of all ages and abilities with musculoskeletal problems, but specializes in the care of pediatric and adolescent patients. He works hard to get players "back in the game" safely and as quickly as possible. During his training and practice he has provided medical coverage for division I college football and other sports, multiple high schools, ballet, the Rockettes, marathons, international track and field events, and the Special Olympics. He is a team physician for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and serves as the primary care sports medicine and concussion specialist for the team. He is also a consulting physician for The Galloway School and several other Atlanta area high schools, the Atlanta Dekalb International Olympic Training Center, Emory University, Oglethorpe University, Georgia Perimeter College and many other club sports teams. He is active in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics professional societies and has given multiple lectures at national conferences as well as contributed to sports medicine text books.
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