Sports medicine is an umbrella term that includes athletic trainers, physicians, and strength and conditioning coaches who work in collaboration to keep athletes healthy and performing at their highest level.
Athletic Trainer Availability
The TKA Athletic Trainers (AT) are available one hour before school ends until 7:00 p.m. or until the last practice is completed. TKA ATs are available and present at every home game. If the walk-in hours do not work, you can email one of the athletic trainers to schedule an evaluation, treatment, or rehabilitation appointment.
TKA Athletic Training Room Goal
To ensure that each and every student-athlete is comfortable with communicating any of their injuries, whether big or small, to the TKA Athletic Trainers.
- TKA Concussion Policy & Procedure
- Heat Illnesses and Hydration Fact Sheet
- Prescription Opioid Fact Sheet
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Fact Sheet
- Information on Sleep, Hydration, Stretching
What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Who are Athletic Trainers?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of, or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. ATs focus on the overall health and wellness of all student athletes at TKA.
Athletic Trainers Are Trained In:
Prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries
Immediate first aid and CPR and AED use
Recognition and treatment of concussion
Recognition of Heat stroke and Heat exhaustion
Injury education and counseling
Meet TKA Athletic Trainers
Darren Ngo, MAT, ATC: Head Athletic Trainer
Darren Ngo has worked with athletes of all varieties of skill levels and ages, ranging from high school, Division I college to professional athletics (NFL). He earned his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training (MAT) from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he had the opportunity to work with Texas Tech’s football team and a variety of high schools in the area. Mr. Darren is passionate about evaluation, diagnosis and assessment and looks forward to figuring out what injuries or movement mechanics are affecting the athlete’s ability to compete.
Lee Weaver, ATC, CSCS: Athletic Trainer
Lee Weaver is the incoming Athletic Trainer, certified through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from San Jose State University. Through SJSU, Lee has previously served as an Athletic Training Student Intern at TKA since 2018. Lee has also interned for Santa Clara University and Stanford. After graduating, Lee earned his certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Lee is blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a great group of students at TKA.
Modalities Available For Usage
- Electrical Stimulation
- Marc Pro
- Moist Heat Packs
- Cold Tub-Ice Bath