Our sports medicine team at Bloomfield Hills High School is lead by our Head Athletic Trainer, John Ciecko III, with assistance from:
- Assistant Athletic Trainer, Dayna Elenis
- Head Team Physicians: Dr. Eric Makhni and Dr. James Moeller
- Team Orthopedic: Dr. Chris Cooke
- Team Preferred Urgent Care Physicians; Dr. Manish Kesliker and Dr. Supak Sookkasikon
The Black Hawks Athletic Training Department is dedicated to serving and providing the outstanding student-athletes of Bloomfield Hills High School with the opportunity to not only treat and rehabilitate their injuries but to provide an atmosphere that promotes total development of the individual.
Athletic Training is an allied medical profession. Athletic Trainers supervise and administer services of prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred by athletes. As a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association John strives to follow the NATA mission statement:
"The mission of the National Athletic Trainer's Association is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession."
Our staff is comprised of a full time Certified Athletic Trainer, a part time Certificate Athletic Trainer, and at least one Athletic Training Intern from Central Michigan University per semester.
John can be reached at the High School training room from the first week in August through the mid-June. Should your child sustain an injury, John is available in the training room from 2:00 p.m. until home events are completed for the evening. ALL INJURIES should be reported to the Athletic Trainers on the day that they occur or the following day at the latest. In the event that this is not possible, it is suggested the following R.I.C.E. principle is followed:
- Rest the injured area.
- Ice all injuries until seen by the trainer. It is recommended to ice the injured area for 20 minutes at least every two hours.
- Compression – place an ace wrap on the injured site.
- Elevate the injured area above the heart.
***Do NOT put HEAT on a new injury for at least 48 to 72 hours***
- In the event that your child is seen by a physician or ends up in the emergency room prior to being seen by a trainer, it is a district policy that a doctor's note MUST be submitted before any further participation. NO exceptions.
- Please keep in mind that in the event your child is injured, they are not excused from practice. They are expected to attend practices as scheduled, unless told otherwise by their coach.
1. A student with a suspected concussion is evaluated by the Athletic Trainer or one of the athletic training interns.
2. If a concussion is found, the student is referred to a physician.
3. The student is given the Concussion Referral Form which highlights symptoms observed and history of the injury. A parent will be called for transportation home.
4. The Concussion Referral Form is asked to be returned for an official diagnosis, return to play plan and any other accommodations recommended by the physician in order to communicate to others (staff, coaches etc.,)
5. Once the form is returned, the students designated counselor is notified of the students concussion. Parents/guardians are to notify the counseling staff if requesting academic accommodations.
Athletic Physical Form
Consent for Sports Medicine Form
"Heads Up Concussion" Form
Concussion Family Letter
Concussion Post Consent Form
Concussion Referral Form
Concussion Brain Protocol
Athletic & Academic Concussion Management Protocol
Emergency Action Plan & Medical Time-Out Checklist