Sports and Orthopedic Specialists
has provided athletic training services to Saint Thomas Academy since 2004. As an athletic trainer, Melissa Haupt has the knowledge, experience, and skills to evaluate and treat your son’s injuries should the situation occur. In addition, Melissa has immediate access to physicians if needed. All of our physicians are fellowship trained sub-specialists who focus their expertise on one or two body parts. We provide team physician coverage to the Minnesota Twins and Metropolis Rugby, as well as several colleges and high schools in the metro area, including Saint Thomas Academy. Melissa can help facilitate getting your son seen immediately by a physician. Please do not hesitate to utilize her; this will allow Melissa to be aware of the situation and keep you, the coaches, and administration informed of your son’s status. Melissa can be contacted at 651-683-1525
Athletic Trainers are contracted by the school to serve our student-athletes and are available for consultation each day after school from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Athletes who need to see the Trainer should advise their coaches that they may be absent from a portion of practice. Parents desiring specific information regarding a student-athlete’s injuries or rehabilitation are encouraged to call the Athletic Trainer at 651-683-1525.
Return to Play:
If an athlete is seen by a physician for an injury or illness that keeps him out of practices/games, he MUST have a signed doctors' note or "Return to Play" form before he is allowed to resume participation. The paperwork can be faxed to the athletic office at 651-683-1519 or given directly to the athletic trainer.
- Be smart about nutrition supplementation
- Be smart when dining out
- Breakfast is for champions
- Develop a habit of eating frequently - Learn HOW TO EAT
- Don't underestimate the importance of snacking
- Have a plan to achieve success
- Learn how to time your nutrient intake
- Nutrition is your secret weapon
- Stay hydrated