March 8, 2011

Sports Medicine

The Sports Medicine Facility is located on the lower level of the John Long Center.  Sports Medicine services are coordinated by the Head Athletic Trainer with the assistance of the Assistant Athletic Trainer who administer care under the supervision of licensed physicians.  These services are available only to student-athletes who participate in any of the 18 NCAA intercollegiate varsity sports offered at The University of Scranton.  The staff works in a cooperative effort with the Team Physician and Student Health Services to meet the needs of the student-athlete.  As specialists in the prevention, recognition, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, it is the responsibility of the Sports Medicine staff to ensure the safety of our student-athletes.

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Policy & procedures -- click here
Educational materials -- click here


Hours may vary by season.  The Sports Medicine staff will be available at least 45 minutes before any in-season scheduled practice and remain until 30 minutes after the end of the last scheduled practice.  The Sports Medicine staff will be available 2 hours prior to any scheduled home competition and remain until 30 minutes following the end of the scheduled competition. 

In the event the Sports Medicine Office is closed, an athletic trainer may be reached by calling one of the cell phone numbers located on the entrance door. 

Appointments must be made for evaluation and treatment of injuries.  Appointments can be made by calling 570-941-7473.  Exceptions will be made on an emergency basis only. 

Non-traditional and off-seasons practices occurring outside normal hours may not be covered. 

No one is permitted in the Sports Medicine Office without the supervision or permission of the Sports Medicine Staff.


Athletic Trainers are multi-skilled health care professionals who are college educated to provide services for those who are physically active. At this time, Athletic Trainers have a minimum of a bachelors degree from a four-year accredited institution; however, more than seventy percent of nationally certified Athletic Trainers have masters or doctoral degrees. The education of Athletic Trainers is steeped heavily in the basic and applied sciences, such as chemistry, physics, biology, physiology, anatomy, psychology, and sociology.

Athletic Trainers are educated to function within a scope of practice which includes 12 competency areas identified by the Board of Certification (BOC):

 
  • Risk Management and Injury Prevention

  • Pathology of Injuries and Illnesses

  • Assessment and Evaluation

  • Acute Care of Injury and Illness

  • Pharmacology

  • Therapeutic Modalities

  • Therapeutic Exercise

  • General Medical Conditions and Disabilities

  • Nutritional Aspects of Injury and Illness

  • Psychosocial Intervention and Referral

  • Health Care Administration

  • Professional Development and Responsibilities

These competency areas fall under the following domains: domains include the prevention of injuries and illness, the recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of injuries (first aid and emergency care), and referral of illnesses, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries, health care administration, and professional development and responsibility. Athletic Trainers provide services to athletes and physically active individuals of all levels of physical and mental ability.


Staff

Head Athletic Trainer - Keri Lapinski, MS, ATC, LAT, PES

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Kristin Flavell

Part-Time Athletic Trainers - Chris Honney,

Team Physician - Dr. William Dempsey

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