Sports Medicine

Our athletic training staff is made up of health care professionals who work under the supervision of Bishop O’Dowd High School physician, Dr. Murali Moorthy, MD from Muir Orthopedics. They work collaboratively with physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and our strength and conditioning coach, Jay Beito, to optimize care. An athletic trainer is present at every O’Dowd home event and athletic trainers travel with teams as deemed necessary by the head athletic trainer.

Athletic Training Hours

Monday: 11:00am to last varsity practice
Tuesday: 11:00am to last varsity practice
Wednesday: 11:00am to last varsity practice
Thursday: 11:00am to last varsity practice
Friday: 11:00am to last varsity practice
Saturday: Closed*
Sunday: Closed*

*Hours are subject to change.

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Training Staff

Our Sports Medicine staff is lead by Joanne Kinyon, our Head Athletic Trainer. She is joined by her assistant Kiah Sundermeir. Joanne and Kiah work collaboratively with  physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and our coaches  to optimize care for our athletes.

Concussion Management

As awareness and research around concussions has increased in recent years, Bishop O’Dowd High School has instituted the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing, widely known as ImPACT. This tool is used in our contact sports at O’Dowd as a baseline evaluation tool used in the event of a possible traumatic brain injury. Select O’Dowd sport teams are ImPACT baseline tested every year including football, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

This concussion management tool is used in combination with other evaluation tools to provide individualized neuro-cognitive baseline and post injury assessments. ImPACT results are read and interpreted by O’Dowd’s athletic trainers.

Athletic Training and Academic Support departments have collaborated to create a comprehensive program assisting students under a doctor’s care for head injuries in their “Return to Play” and “Return to Learn”. We feel that these processes go hand-in-hand. O’Dowd athletes will need to complete the RTP protocols outlined by the athletics department before returning to play.

See our Return to Play Protocols here >>

Athletics Recruiting »

Throughout the history of O’Dowd athletics, many student-athletes have gone on to participate in collegiate athletics at all levels. The recruiting process is complicated and our Athletics Department supports our Dragons in many ways.

Get more info on the recruiting process here »