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, treatment, and appropriate referral if needed 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.
Sports Medicine Services and Equipment
The Sports Medicine Staff consists of three Certified Athletic Trainers. Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals recognized by the American Medical Association who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient and client activity and participation in athletics, work, and life. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, subacute, and chronic nueromuscular conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize subsequent impairments, functional limitations, disability, and societal limitations.
Athletic Trainers must graduate from an accredited CAAHEP college program, pass a board of certification exam, and complete a predetermined number of continuing education hours each year to maintain their certified status. Athletic Trainers are licensed in Massachusetts by the Board of Allied Health Professions along with Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
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 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, diathermy and biofeedback. The sports medicine staff also utilizes the Mary Carr-Simone Fitness Center and swimming pool for rehabiliation purposes.