Darlington’s sports medicine department, staffed by professionals from Floyd Medical Center, is dedicated to serving the student-athletes of all Upper School athletic programs as well as visiting teams. The department prides itself in all six realms governed by the Role-Delineation Study of the National Athletic Training Association:
- Injury prevention
- Recognition and evaluation of injuries
- Management and treatment of injuries
- Injury rehabilitation
- Organization and administration
- Education and counseling
Darlington’s athletic training staff works closely with many local physicians, and escorts student-athletes to physician appointments when needed. This ensures that the lines of communication are clear and everyone agrees on the plan of care for the individual student-athlete. In addition, Floyd Medical Center conveniently provides physical therapy on site at the school.
The following services are also available:
- Hydrotherapy (Hot and Cold)
- Moist heat
- Electrical stimulation
- Custom-built orthotics
- Iontophoresis (per doctor’s request)
- Taping stations
- Blood station
- An array of rehabilitation equipment
- Swimming pool for aquatic rehabilitation
Individual appointments can be made to help a student-athlete regain a physical goal or return to play, but these sessions must be scheduled in advance. A parent or student must contact the head athletic trainers, Donny Brown at (770) 546-1273 or Jenny Sternfeld at (215) 806-3587 to set up the appointment.
Meet the Trainers
Donny Brown – Head Athletic Trainer,
holds a BS in Health and Physical Education with emphasis in Athletic Training from Berry College and an MS in Sports Health Science from Life University. In addition, he earned a certificate from the state of Georgia as an Emergency Medical Technician – intermediate from North Metro Technical Institute. He was a medical member of the United States Olympic Committee as an Athletic Trainer for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He has been certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Georgia Athletic Trainer’s Association for 26 years. Donny has worked with Floyd since 2007 and has been at Darlington since 2014.
Jenny Sternfeld – Athletic Trainer,
is a recent graduate of the UNC-Greensboro with a M.S in Athletic Training. At UNCG, Jenny worked with NCA&T Football, UNCG Volleyball, and the state champion Dudley High School football team. She has a B.S. from Elon University where she spent her four years working as a student athletic trainer with the Elon football team. She is currently employed at Floyd Medical Center. Jenny has worked with Darlington since 2015.