Through a partnership with University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, RecWell has instituted an athletic training service to assist with sport-related injuries. The main focus is on concussion management although a variety of services are available as noted in “services" section below.
All currently registered University of Maryland students are eligible to receive athletic training services through the RecWell Athletic Training program at no additional cost. These services include: concussion management, evaluation/treatment of athletic injuries, rehabilitative exercise prescription, first aid/emergency care, medical advice, physician referrals. Services not offered are massage therapy and clinician assisted stretching.
In addition to athletic training services, the athletic trainers will provide training to RecWell student staff and be on site for many Club Sport practices and competitions.
The RecWell Athletic Training room is located in Ritchie Coliseum on the basement level (rm 0100).
Athletic Training Clinic - Closed until further notice
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Alysia Henderson (Head Athletic Trainer)
Alysia previously worked as an athletic trainer for Amazon, Loyola University Maryland, and Towson University where she worked with the Tigers sport clubs teams. She obtained her Master of Science degree in athletic training from California Baptist University in 2014 and Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012.
Thomas Bennett (Assistant Athletic Trainer)
Thomas Bennett completed his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training at Frostburg State University and his graduate degree in Professional Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University. Thomas has previous experience in sports medicine with Rugby, Soccer and Track & Field teams ranging from youth to international competitors. He has a passion for health and wellness and actively participates in adventure sports such as mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Your safety is a priority. In the event a student has a suspected head injury RecWell Concussion Protocols will be initiated. Based on signs observed and the symptoms reported by the student, they may be removed from play. If removed, the student may not participate in any physical activity until they meet with a RecWell Athletic Trainer. If a concussion is suspected, students may not return to play until they are cleared by a medical doctor.
The RecWell athletic training staff maintain health information and medical records for athletic injuries sustained during RecWell play. These records and health information are considered protected health information (PHI). Under HIPAA, the health insurance portability and accountability act, RecWell participants PHI, including evaluations, care, and treatment will be protected and private. RecWell athletic training staff will only disclose health information to coaching staff and RecWell administrators for the purposes of determining whether a participant can safely continue to participate in RecWell play. Our program at RecWell aligns its standards of practice as stated by National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). For additional information regarding these standards of practice, please see the resources below.
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