Injury Prevention And Care

The Injury Prevention and Care (IPC) Program of Campus Recreation serves those who are injured in Campus Recreation programs and facilities. In addition, IPC serves as a valuable resource to those recovering from injuries by providing education and answers to questions and concerns.

The IPC program is staffed by two full-time Certified Athletic Trainers and over 25 student employees who are trained in first aid and injury care.

Services

The following IPC services are offered FREE to all Campus Recreation members:


  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries
  • First aid and emergency care
  • Prevention of athletic injuries
  • Taping (patrons must provide tape)
  • Stretching Techniques
  • Professional referrals

Educational Handouts

ankle injury
The following handouts are provided for general informational purposes and may not apply to specific individuals or specific injuries. They are not intended to replace the medical advice of a a physician.

Stretching

Elbow Injuries

Knee Injuries

Ankle and Foot Injuries

Ask-IPC

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Ask-IPC is a question and answer service located on the web site. Individuals can ask for information about sports injuries and treatments by submitting their questions via the web site and the IPC staff will answer with a personal response. It is simple to get professional advice!

Campus Recreation members are always welcome to visit the IPC centers at the Campus Recreation Center and East Campus Activities Building to talk personally with a staff member.

Classes

Athletic Training Basics Class (Non-credit)

The IPC staff offers a non-credit Athletic Training Basics class each Spring semester. The class covers basic athletic training topics such as the HOPS system; injury evaluation of the ankle, knee, shoulder, head, and neck; taping and stretching techniques; medical emergencies (including diabetic emergencies, asthma attacks, and allergic reactions); and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

This class is recommended for those interesting in sports, recreation, or coaching; wanting more knowledge and confidence in dealing with injuries; or wishing to become an IPC staff member.

National Athletic Trainer's Association