UPMC Sports Medicine provides two licensed athletic trainers to the Greensburg Salem School District. Licensed athletic trainers are health care professionals who work under the direction of physicians to optimize the activity and participation of clients and patients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. This coverage includes pre-practice taping and wrapping, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries, on-field/court coverage and first aid, and post-practice assessments.
At Greensburg Salem, we strive to provide top-notch health care to student athletes. Parents can take an active role in assisting us by notifying us or a coach immediately if an athlete sustains an injury. Injuries are common to participation in athletics. With proper early intervention, we can often prevent an unnecessary trip to the emergency room. If necessary, we can assist with the referral process for injuries that may require a higher level of service.
Certified Athletic Trainers
Mike States, MS, LAT, ATC - UPMC Team Leader
Barbara States, LAT, ATC
Dr. Jeanne Doperak, DO – Team Physician
Athletic Training Room Phone Number
Athletic Training Room Hours
Monday-Friday: 2:45 - 30 minutes after last event ends
Saturday: 30 minutes prior to beginning of first event - 30 minutes after last event ends
The UPMC licensed athletic trainers will coordinate and implement ImPACT baseline testing for student-athletes as determined by the Greensburg Salem School District Athletic Office prior to each sports season.
The ImPACT test is a measure of a student-athlete's neurocognitive function and in no way is used to measure IQ. The results of this baseline test can be used in the future if an athlete is suspected of having suffered a concussion. The athlete can take a post-test and the two tests' scores will be compared. If necessary, after a student-athlete sustains a concussion, they can be referred for further evaluation by a licensed neuropsychologist who specializes in interpreting ImPACT test results and the management of concussions.
Although a useful tool in the management and return to play decisions regarding concussed athletes, this test does not diagnose a concussion. Unlike an x-ray diagnoses a broken bone,there is no standardized test that diagnoses concussions. CT scans are often employed to rule out any bleeding or other brain damage, but even this test does not diagnose a concussion.
ImPACT baselines are valid for 2 years. Based on this schedule, testing will primarily be conducted for athletes in grades 9 and 11. If an athlete participates in more than 1 sport, the student-athlete will only be required to take the baseline test once. The reason for testing twice during the high school career is to monitor any changes in the brain as the student-athlete grows and their brain matures.
The dates and times for the baseline testing will be announced via this website and will also be made known to coaches. Testing will be done prior to fall, winter, and spring sports seasons beginning.
Please be aware that Section 6 of the physical form may not be authorized earlier than June 1st and shall be effective, regardless of when performed during a school year, until the latter of the next May 31st or the conclusion of the current spring sports season.
Sections 5 and 6 of the physical form should only be returned to the Athletic Office, athletic trainers or to the Main Office in the High School. Sections 5 and 6 may also be mailed to the following address:
c/o Athletic Trainers
Greensburg Salem High School
65 Mennel Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601