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, Hannah Johnson, and team physician, Dr. Jeffrey Webb. Hannah 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 Hannah'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.
Hannah Johnson, Head Athletic Trainer
Hannah Johnson has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2016. She attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. After graduation, she worked as an Intern Athletic Trainer at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Sports and Recreation with Club Sports and Intramurals. She then attended Georgia State University and earned her Masters of Exercise Science while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer primarily with Cross Country, Track and Field, and Baseball. Upon graduation, she interned with the Arizona Diamondbacks A team in Kane County, Illinois. She then took a full-time with Premier Sports Medicine, LLC working numerous third party events and with local sport clubs, secondary schools, colleges and universities, and traveled internationally with US Youth Soccer. She served as the Interim Head Athletic Trainer at Agnes Scott College in the spring of 2021 before beginning her position with IncreMedical at The Galloway School.
Hannah currently resides in Sandy Springs with the cat she rescued from the woods. In her spare time she enjoys cooking new recipes, trying new hobbies, and rooting for Wisconsin sports teams.
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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