REGIS COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS MEDICINE
The primary mission of the Regis College Sports Medicine Team is the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.
The sports medicine team works to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment and appropriate referral to ensure a complete and prompt recovery from injury or illness.
The sports medicine staff possesses knowledge in injury prevention; injury recognition; evaluation, and assessment; immediate care; and the treatment, rehabilitation, and reconditioning of athletic injuries.
With the aid of coaches, the staff is also responsible for educating and monitoring student-athletes on nutrition, supplementation, and alcohol and drug abuse.
The staff maintains current in knowledge and skills through the pursuit of continuing education and attendance at educational conferences annually.
The sports medicine department echoes Regis College's commitment to empower students to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead.
Sports Medicine Services and Equipment
The Sports Medicine Staff consists of two Certified Athletic Trainers. Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals recognized by the American Medical Association who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
Certified Athletic Trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.
The Certified Athletic Trainers work closely with the Team Physician, Health Services, and associated health professionals to provide consistent and comprehensive medical care to the student-athlete. Orthopedic coverage for Regis College student-athletes is provided by Dr. Diane English who also serves as an Orthopedic Physician for Boston College Athletics.
The recently renovated Sports Medicine Facility includes four treatment tables, two taping stations, and two hydrotherapy whirlpools. The facility also includes space for moist heat therapy, cold compression therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, electomuscular stimulation, and biofeedback. The sports medicine staff also utilizes the Mary Carr-Simone Fitness Center and swimming pool for rehabiliation purposes.