Sports Medicine

Presentation's Sports Medicine Program provides health services for more than 400 student-athletes.
Staffed by certified health care professionals, the program provides injury/illness prevention and assessment, first aid and emergency care, therapeutic modalities, injury rehabilitation, ImPACT baseline and post-concussion test administration and much more.

Staff

Jessica Little

Jess Little, Certified Athletic Trainer provides medical coverage for student athletes at home games and practices. She has 11 years experience working in high schools and physical therapy clinic settings. She has been working with the Deanza Force Academy since 2013.  

Jess obtained her bachelor's degree from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.

She is an Impact Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) as well as Myofascial Decompression Certified (MFDc) and is working to complete her teaching credential.

Dr. Anthony Saglimbeni

Dr. Anthony Saglimbeni, M.D., is a physician for Presentation. A native of San Jose, he attended St. Christopher School and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory before completing his undergraduate education at UCLA.

Following his graduation, he attended medical school at Creighton University and returned to California to complete his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UC Irvine. He continued his training by completing a sports medicine fellowship at UC San Diego. In 2000, he moved back to the Bay Area to continue his practice--creating South Bay Sports and Preventative Medicine Associates.

Today, he practices pediatrics, internal medicine and primary care sports medicine. In addition to his work at Presentation, he serves as the physician for the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Giants and Bellarmine College Preparatory.

Dr. Robert Nishime

Dr. Robert "Bob" Nishime M.D. is a team physician for Presentation. Dr. Nishime grew up in Chicago and attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate education. He completed his residency at Rush Medical College and Rush-Illinois Masonic Family Practice Residency Program (respectively). Upon completion of his program in 1997, Dr. Nishime moved to California where he completed his fellowship through the San Jose Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowship Program adding a certificate in sports medicine.

Over the years, Dr. Nishime has served as a medical director and/or team physician for numerous championship tournaments and teams for a variety of sports including: judo, kick boxing, tae kwon do, soccer, dance, gymnastics, and football. Dr. Nishime currently specializes in sports medicine and family practice through Japan Town Medical Group and South Bay and Preventative Medicine Associates. He also currently serves as the head team physician for USA Judo Sports Medicine and San Jose State Judo, is a team physician for all San Jose State University sports, and medical consultant for Dance Theater International.

Facility

The Athletic Training Room is a medical facility that provides health services for injuries and illnesses resulting from athletics.

 
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, noon-end of last athletic practice or game
  • Location: Miller Athletic Complex, between the weight room and locker room
  • Closed: Weekends, with the exception of prescheduled tournaments, games and practices
  • Appointments: Schedule ahead of time by emailing Jess Little 
  • More Information: Athletic Training Room Services

Injury Policies

Injury or Illness

If your daughter is injured or ill and sees a physician (MD/DO), it is required that a written note from her treating physician be submitted to the athletic trainer prior to returning to athletic participation. Please have the attending physician complete the Physician Referral Form. If it is not possible to complete the form, please have your physician write a note providing similar information before leaving the office.

Head Injury or Concussion

presentation concussion packetIf your daughter is returning from a head injury/concussion, please note that her return will not be immediate once cleared. Per CIF bylaws and California legislation, student-athletes must return gradually over a minimum of seven days from the date of diagnosis once they are symptom-free.

For more information about concussions, return-to-learn and return-to-play policies, please review the Presentation Concussion Packet. For more information, review the concussion materials below.

Concussion Resources



Information for Visiting Teams

Access to Water and Ice

All contests held on Presentation's campus will have drinking water available on the sideline, as well as access to ice in the event of an injury.

Access to On-Site Athletic Trainer

The athletic trainer will be available to assist and treat injured athletes during home contests. However, if multiple events are held concurrently, the trainer will be present at the sport deemed to have the highest risk of injury. If the athletic trainer is not present at the time of an injury, she may be summoned via the walkie-talkie at each facility. Please ask any Presentation coach for assistance with walkie-talkies.

Wrapping, Taping and Other Treatments

If you have an athlete who requires taping, wrapping or other treatment prior to a game at Presentation, please alert the athletic trainer in advance. Please bring the required materials needed (e.g. tape, compression wraps, etc.).