The Athletic Medicine Department treats intercollegiate varsity athletes who become injured or ill. If an injury or illness should develop while you're practicing or playing, you should advise your athletic trainer so that appropriate medical follow-up can be arranged. Treatment programs are designed to return athletes to full competition as soon as safely possible. However, it is expected that athletes will adhere to the prescribed therapy to facilitate this goal.
- Medical Clearance
A review of the medical history on all varsity intercollegiate athletes will be performed in the pre-season with some athletes requiring further evaluations.
- Game Coverage
A clinician attends sporting events in which there is a high incidence of contact injuries. These include football, soccer (men and women), ice hockey (men and women), field hockey and lacrosse (men and women).
- Restriction from Participation
Athletes who are injured or have chronic illnesses that can adversely affect their participation in a specific sport will be restricted from play. A disability list of injured athletes who are restricted is distributed daily to the trainers. At that time activities may be limited and rehabilitation programs are instituted.
- Injury Surveillance
Records are kept on all known injuries and then compared to NCAA statistics to determine unusual frequency in a specific sport. If found, preventive intervention is instituted.
- Control of Infectious Diseases
The Athletic Medicine Department monitors outbreaks of infectious disease on teams and institutes preventive measures.
- Sports Nutritionist
Appointments with a sports nutritionist are also available; please call 203-432-0093 to schedule.
- 203-432-0123 - After hour emergencies
- 203- 432-2467 - Athletic Dept. Dwyer Rehabilitation Center