You can't get a note to be medically cleared for a service academy. You must pass the DODMERB physical and review of the medical history. They are certifying health for entering the military. Any blips and the academy will issue a remedial, then a waiver if it's deemed appropriate.
It also doesn't matter whether his "professional" trainer has a boatload of certifications, or whether the orthopedist was a general. A letter would only be helpful if he is rejected, or investigated further.
What does matter would be why he took a year of high school athletics for an injury. That's a long time. People come back from broken bones and compete in months sometimes.
I'd say your son has a tough row to hoe.[/
Thank you so much for your comments Maplerock!
I am fully aware that you cannot get a note to be cleared. However, if you have read the information provided to parents, it does ask for all updated information to be sent throughout the process so when a determination is made, it is the right one. I am aware that parent information is not what they are looking for and I was hoping some some could share some insight on a certified personal trainer.
As for the qualifications of the people sending in the information, it most certainly does matter. My mentioning it was to avoid people making comments about not all trainers being certified or that not all orthopedics understand military physical requirements.
As for why my son took time off, he was misdiagnosed and swam at the state championship level, in constant pain, under the misdiagnosis. He has already plowed through a tough row and will continue to do what is necessary.