Q: How do I treat a recent strain or sprain?
A: Treatment of recent sprains and strains is generally accomplished
according to the R.I.C.E. principle during the acute period (first 2-3
days). Rest and apply Ice to the injured area/joint; Compress and Elevate
as well, if you can do so safely and comfortably. AVOID applying heat,
hot packs, or soaking in hot tubs/baths!
Q: My son/daughter just sustained a concussion. How do I handle this?
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Q: I'm a parent, and my son/daughter was injured at practice
today. How can I contact the Certified Athletic Trainer for more information
or instructions on injury management?
A: To contact our athletic trainer, please call LeRoy Physical Therapy/Village
Fitness at (585) 768-4550. For Gananda student-athletes, call Gananda-Walworth
Physical Therapy/Village Fitness at (315) 986-1528. You can also contact
us by e-mail by clicking here
Q: My son or daughter was injured at an away event. How can
he/she see the Certified Athletic Trainer?
A: The Certified Athletic Trainer is available to consult with student-athletes
during training room hours (see schedule above) or contact our office
to access the Sports Injury Clinic.
Q: Do I (or my son/daughter) need to see the doctor for my (his/her)
A: If you suspect a serious injury to yourself or your child participating
in athletics, please contact your physician or local emergency number
immediately. Often most non-emergencies or chronic/nagging aches and
pains can be screened by the Certified Athletic Trainer and directed
to the physician if necessary.
Q: When can I (or my son/daughter) return to sports following an injury?
A: If a student-athlete has consulted his/her physician for an injury,
he/she must generally obtain written clearance from the physician before
returning to competition.
Q: Will physical therapy help my injury recover? Is this part of the
A: Depending upon the nature of the injury or condition, physical therapy
may help an injured athlete to regain function and return to competition
quickly. Rehabilitation following injury helps to prevent recurrences
or adverse secondary effects (e.g., knee pain resulting from an unstable,
Q: I am interested (or my son/daughter is interested) in a career in
athletic training or physical therapy. What shadowing opportunities
A: We're very proud of our business and professions, and would be delighted
to share our enthusiasm and a glimpse of our background in the health
sciences with interested young women and men. Feel free to contact our
office to arrange an observation or internship.
Q: Where can I purchase supportive braces or athletic products?
A: Village Fitness has many braces, supports, and protective equipment
available in stock at both LeRoy and Gananda locations. We're also able
to recommend, order, and fit virtually any specialty product an athlete
Q: Does Village Fitness recommend any specialist physicians?
A: Through years of quality service to student-athletes and physical
therapy patients, we have cultivated working relationships with many
excellent local primary-care and specialist physicians. We are often
able to make use of those contacts for the benefit of injured student-athletes.
Many factors determine where individuals receive their health care.
However, we do not endorse any particular physician group or health
system over another.
Q: How can I obtain more detailed information about a specific injury
A: Your Certified Athletic Trainer is a great resource for many topics
related to sports medicine, injury prevention and management, rehabilitation,
nutrition, drugs and performance enhancing substances, fitness and strength
training, and more.