My name is Philip Vitale and I am the athletic trainer at Octorara High School. I am contracted through a company called ATI Physical Therapy. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and put into writing some procedures that you need to be aware of as a parent of a student athlete.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns. I can be contacted by a phone call, text message, or email. The best way to get in touch with me is my cell phone (215-264-3584). My email is Philip.Vitale@atipt.com and I will accept doctor notes through email.
Cell phone: 215-264-3584
Training Room Hours
During the school year I will arrive to the athletic training office between 1:30-2:00 pm, depending on the game schedule. Please encourage your children to come immediately to the training room if they need my assistance. Once practices and games begin, I will lock my office and be located at the practices. During this time, I can be reached on my cell phone.
It is very important that all injuries get reported to me as soon as possible. I have resources available to get our athletes the best and quickest care, but I cannot use these resources if I am unaware of injuries. If you are away at another school and an injury occurs, please call me with any questions for the plan of care. ATI Physical Therapy also offers free injury screenings at all ATI locations. Please call the clinic director or me to set up a screening.
Returning an Athlete to Play
It is the school’s and ATI Physical Therapy’s policy that any time an athlete seeks care from a physician for an athletic injury, that athlete may not return to play until we have written permission from the physician.
There is no exception to this rule. Parent notes are unacceptable.
Again, Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you!
Philip Vitale, MS, LAT, ATC