PHS Sports Medicine Information

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Phone: 803-821-2258     |    Fax: 803-821-2150     |    Email:

One of South Carolina’s premier high school sports medicine programs, PANTHER Sports Medicine was established in 1997 with the mission to prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate injuries incurred by Pelion High School and Pelion Middle School athletes.   Over the last 15 years the program has grown from a single certified athletic trainer with 3 student athletic trainers to the current staff of 2 full-time certified athletic trainers and 24 student athletic trainers. Working closely with team physicians at Moore Orthopaedic Clinic, the staff serves over 400 athletes at PHS/PMS providing event coverage and treatment sessions each day for Pelion athletes, including post-operative rehabilitation. During the 2010-2011 school year more than 500 injuries were evaluated and treated in the Pelion High School Athletic Training Room, ranging from minor sprains and strains to fractures and dislocations, and 16 surgery-requiring injuries. PANTHER Sports Medicine has been on the cutting edge of improvements in care for high school athletes, as it was the first high school sports medicine program to purchase/implement an AED program (2001) and the first to purchase/implement ImPact Concussion Testing (2008).

Athletic Training Staff

Head Athletic Trainer: Dr. George Wham, EdD, ATC  (Bio)