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Sports Medicine

Athletic Training Summer Hours, starting June 11th:

Monday-Thursday 2:00-6:15 at Football

*Wednesday 6/13- 3:20-6:15

*Thursday 6/14- closed for Flag Day


Vision Tests: If you need the Vision Test portion of your physical form completed, I will be available for vision testing on Tuesdays/Thursday for the month of June from 3-4 pm. 


Athlete and Parent Resource Links




Templeton High School, in compliance with certain laws, has taken reasonable and comprehensive steps towards the protection of the privacy and security of your personal health information.  Such information may include oral, written, telephone, facsimile and/or other electronic communication of protected health information (PHI).  Complete information regarding Privacy and Security Practices is available to all patients upon individual request and such information is entitled “Statement of Privacy and Security Practices”.


Individual Patient Rights: You have rights with respect to the following:

  • To read and understand this privacy and security notice prior to treatment

  • To request a copy of “Statement of Privacy and Security Practices”

  • To expect that all protected health information be utilized only for the following purposes:

  • Treatment (including contacting you with regards to appointment and other treatment related communication)

  • Payment

  • Health Care operations

  • Mailing or other communication with you in the form of announcements and/or newsletters

  • To request a copy of your personal health information

  • To request revision of inaccuracies in your personal health information

  • To restrict how your personal health information is used and disclosed except as noted above


You have the right to report any concerns regarding your privacy rights to Templeton High School administration, and the Secretary of the US Health and Human Services Department.  The Department can be contacted at or by calling (415) 437-8310.  

Muscle Cramping

Hydration plays an important role in the prevention of muscle cramps.

Hydration is not as simple as consuming water alone.

To maintain peak muscle performance, the body must have a balance between water and electrolytes.

Electrolytes include: Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium Chloride

Too much water consumption without replacing electrolytes can lead to decreased athletic performance and muscle damage.

Follow this link for details about electrolyte balance.


Snack Tips for Electrolytes

Peanut butter on a whole grain bread or celery

Handfull of almonds

Avocado slices


Handfull of dried apricots

Milk (chocolate!)



Electrolyte Full Lunch Ideas


Tuna or sliced lunch meat on whole grain bread

with avocado, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes


Spinach/kale salad with

Nuts, dried apricots, olives, tomatoes, cheese




Helmet Fit Tips

1. Helmets should never be loose enough to be pulled off the head.

-Test this by placing the helmet on with chin strap buckled.

-Grasp the face mask and push/pull attempting to lift the helmet off the head.

-Also, attempt to twist left and right, the helmet should not rotate/move.

2.  Chin straps should be snug, but allow for full opening of the jaw.

- The chin should be securely cupped, grasp the face mask and pull up, the chin should not slip out of the chin cup.

- Most of our athletes do not fit well into adult chin straps (the padded ones), they slip out.  Try youth size chin straps instead.

3. Nose and chin should be covered by the face mask.

4. Cheek pads should be in full contact with the face (no gaps).

5. There should be 2 finger widths of space between the eyebrows and the helmet.

6.  The back of the helmet should completely cover the base of the skull.


Athletes whose helmets come off during a game are removed for at least 1 play by the officials.  This is because if the helmet came off it is not correctly fitted.  They should not be able to slide off or be pulled off.  Athletes are removed so a coach can make adjustments to the helmet.

Don’t wait for an injury to utilize athletic training services!

Ask for information about any of the following:


Injury prevention programs

Sports nutrition and hydration

Equipment fit and functions

Strength programs

Flexibility programs

Bracing/Supportive devices

Concussions:  The truth about what they are,

                       how to prevent them,

                       and how to recover from one.


Sanja Peter, ATC


2018 Free Physical Night Announced!

The Free Athletic Physical Night has been announced: 

Thursday, May 31st

5:30-7:30pm SHARP



Stay tuned for more information!

Athlete/Parent/Coach Education

Sport Safety International

FREE instructional and informative videos on a variety of health issues common in the athletic setting.