Suffield is staffed with two full-time athletic trainers who are nationally certified and state licensed medical professionals. Prevention, evaluation, and treatment are the core practices aimed to reduce risks of athletic injuries and enable student-athletes to return to their sports as soon as it is medically safe to do so. We maintain the highest standards of professionalism and help our student-athletes compete with confidence.
We adhere to the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) guidelines: Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries, and medical conditions. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.
Our athletic training staff works hand in hand with our health center on a daily basis ensuring well-rounded community care. We have a close partnership with Advanced Orthopedics of New England as well as Primary Spine and Rehab who provide on-campus physical therapy services when prescribed by physicians. These services are managed by Sue Rafferty, Head Athletic Trainer.
We coordinate with the following practitioners:
Primary Spine Rehab