Athletic Trainer

The Berlin High School Athletic Department contracts with Select Physical Therapy, for an Athletic Trainer (AT) to diagnose, prevent and treat sports injuries. The AT is available after school, in the Athletic Training Room, from about 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM each day and also attends practices and matches when possible. The AT is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and is certified to determe an athletes' readiness to return to competition.


The AT also administers the IMPACT test which is a cognitive assessment, useful in determining when and athlete can return to normal athletic activities after a concussion.

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ATHLETIC TRAINER: Adrienne Dembeck , MEd, ATC, LAT

[email protected]

BHS Athletic Training Services - (Athletic Trainer - ATC)

  • The Athletic Trainer is generally in at 2pm daily on the weekdays -Coaches and the Athletic Director will know where the ATC is if not in at that time
  • On the weekend you may contact the ATC in case of Emergency via the cell phone number on the business card - or have a coach contact the ATC
  • The Athletic Trainer will be present at the school 30 hours weekly according to contracted hours
  • An Athletic Trainer will be present at ALL Varsity Home games and the majority of Freshman and JV Games played at our home fields The Athletic Trainer will travel with the football team ONLY IF hours permit
  • Please contact the ATC whenever ANY injury is sustained by your student athlete
  • ImPACT Testing: BHS tests all athletes using the IMPACT Baseline test Parental consent is required to take the test
  • General Guidelines

  • If your student Athlete comes home hurt or with an injury please Ice the injury for no longer than 20 minutes - DO NOT heat an injury until 72 hours post injury is sustained
  • Refer your athlete to the Athletic Trainer the next school day or visit us at 211 New Britain Rd at our Select Physical Therapy clinic immediately, and the proper care will be discussed with you and the student-athlete - you may also have a coach contact the ATC
  • If your student Athlete suffers from any allergies or asthma, PLEASE make sure they HAVE their medication ON THEM or in the medical kits AT ALL TIMES in case of emergency
  • If at any time your student athlete complains of any abnormal symptoms associated with a concussion (Below are signs and symptoms) and states getting hit in the head --- IMMEDIATELY call your doctor or the ATC If symptoms increase and worsen - Immediately bring to ER
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Convulsions
  • Unusual eye movements
  • Slurred speech
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or difficulty waking
  • Fatigue
  • Poor concentration
  • Trouble with memory
  • Getting lost or becoming easily confused
  • Increased sensitivity to sounds, lights and distractions
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Difficulty with gait or in coordinating use of limbs