"My passion for service and caring for athletes reached a peak when I volunteered with the Boston Marathon for 10 years and eventually became a Medical Tent Captain"
I first learned about sports medicine when I was injured as the field hockey goal keeper in college. This injury exposed me to a career path as a certified athletic trainer, thanks to the unforgettable care and rehabilitation I received by my collegiate athletic trainers. I harnessed that new passion by creating my own undergraduate degree in Movement Science at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training. That led to a Masters of Arts degree in Exercise Science at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, MI. I also became the medical director of the Michigan Special Olympics and Visually Impaired Olympics, as well as Medical Director for countless summer sports academies throughout New England. My passion for service and caring for athletes reached a peak when I volunteered with the Boston Marathon for 10 years and eventually became a Medical Tent Captain.
While becoming one of the few female athletic trainers in a male dominated field, I was determined to make my mark as a collegiate athletic trainer. I vaulted numerous barriers, proving female athletic trainers are capable of providing stellar injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of collegiate athletics. My twelve-year journey enabled me to work at Bates College and the University of Southern Maine treating athletes in field hockey, baseball, squash, swimming and diving, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, tennis and basketball - to name a few. Throughout this tenure, my goal was always to attend to and enable my athletes to be prepared to play the sport, offer superior rehabilitation, and return them to their teams as soon as they were pain-free and totally functional. During this time, I was honored to be the coordinator of sports medicine for the Patrick Dempsey Challenge, the coordinator of Sports Medicine for NESCAC and NCAA Championships in Track and Field, Baseball and Tennis, and a volunteer for the United States Anti-Doping Agency USADA.
My focus changed from collegiate athletics to chasing my goals as an athletic trainer in a clinical setting. I began working with Orthopaedic Pediatric Sports Medicine at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Here I helped to build a medical practice which provided care and opportunities for adaptive athletes, dancers and athletes of all abilities. As an Outreach Coordinator and Community Liaison, as well as a certified athletic trainer, I provided all aspects of the practice including concussion education, injury prevention programming, and nutritional counseling to the athletic community of Atlanta and its surrounding towns.
In 2018, I joined Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates and Berkshire Medical Center as the Coordinator of Sports Medicine and Wellness to assist Drs. Mahlon Bradley and Mark Sprague in building a comprehensive sports medicine program. This program will offer components on the prevention of sports injuries through various instructional techniques, strength and conditioning goals, nutritional instruction, and to education about how to compete in a safe and secure manner. We provide excellent care for athletes who have been injured and return them to their activities as soon as possible.
We look forward to treating you as our patients, personalizing your care, and ensuring you a healthy, safe and passionate experience with your sport of choice.