Sports Medicine

 

WELCOME TO THE WPI SPORTS MEDICINE HOMEPAGE

WPI Athletic Training services are provided for all WPI Varsity Student Athletes.

 
The WPI Sports Medicine Team
   

  Head Athletic Trainer           Mike DeSavage    508-831-5733         mdesav1@wpi.edu      
  Athletic Trainer   Tim Harrold    508-831-6115   tpharrold@wpi.edu
  Athletic Trainer   Shannah Dalton    508-831-6711

  sldalton@wpi.edu

  Athletic Training Fax #       508-831-6185  
  Athletic Training Email:

Contacts the entire Sports Medicine staff

   

athletictrainers@wpi.edu 

  Team Physicians  UMass Memorial Sports Medicine Group    

 

The Varsity Athletic Training Room is located on the first floor of the Sports and Recreation Center (across from the pool) 

 

School Address: 100 Institute Rd, Worcester MA 01505

GPS Address: 151 Salisbury St, Worcester

 Athletic Training Room Office Schedule

 

Monday-Friday

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Injury Evaluations

10 am- 3 pm

By appointment only

Treatments (ultrasound, stim, massage, etc.)

10 am- 3pm

By appointment only

Rehab

10 am- 3pm: New Rehabs

10 am- Close: Established Rehabs

By appointment only: New Rehabs

When Open: Established Rehabs

Heat, Ice, Stretching, Rolling

10 am- Last practice or game of the day

Office will be open:

2 hours before all home events.

1 hour before scheduled in-season practices.

Office will be closed:

Following the end of the last practice or game of the day

Cannot Make These Times…

Email athletictrainers@wpi.edu to schedule appointment.

Email athletictrainers@wpi.edu to schedule appointment.

 

Check out our informational brochure to learn more about what an athletic trainer is and what we do!


 Pre-participation Form Requirements

Directions for form completion and submission provided below.

Please Be Aware:

  1. We will now be utlizing SportsWare for Pre-participation Form submission. Please do not fax or send any forms. 

  2. The NCAA mandates that tranfers students and first year students have a new physical within 6 months to the start of their season. Please refer to start dates below. (Coming Soon)

  3. Only the WPI Physical Form will be accepted. It is available below and on SportsWare. The form must be completed in full and not say "see attached".

  4. If you are under 18 years old a parent/guardian signature will be required on all forms. This can be tough in SportsWare, so please contact us for addtional directions. 

  5. All paperwork is due by August 1, 2018. Exception for physicals of returners if they are still valid. 

Listed below are the Fall Teams Report Dates and Pre-participaton Physical Dates:

All returning student-athletes are required to have an annual physical. Your physical expires a year from the date on the form. Once your phyical expires you will no longer be cleared to participate until an updated physical is provided.

All first yeartransfer student-athletes must have a physical 6 months prior to the start of their first offical practice. This rule is mandated by the NCAA (2017).

Football: Report date August 7, 2018

  • Returners: Physical must be dated before August 7, 2018
  • First-Year and Transfers: Physicals need to be dated after February 7, 2018 

Volleyball and Men's Soccer: Report date August 16, 2018

  • Returners: Physical must be dated before August 16, 2018
  • First-Year and Transfers: Physical needs to be dated after February 16, 2018

Field Hockey and Women's Soccer: Report date August 17, 2018

  • Returners: Physical must be dated before August 17, 2018 
  • First-Year and Transfers: Physical needs to be dated after February 17, 2018

Cross country: Report date August 21, 2018

  • Returners: Physical must be dated before August 21, 2018
  • First-Year and Transfers: Physical needs to be dated after February 21, 2018
 
ALL Returning Winter and Spring Sports: Physicals must be completed before August 23, 2018

ALL First Year and Transfer Winter and Spring Sports: Physical needs to be dated after February 23, 2018 

 

Click on Link Below for Information Regarding Required Forms:

 

                 Returners Click Here                                               First Year/Transfers Click Here

 

 

Printable Forms:

PreParticipation Medical History and Physical Evaluation Form (REQUIRED)

Insurance Acknowledgement Requirement Form (REQUIRED)

"Sickle Cell Trait Requirement form & waiver" (REQUIRED)

  •  Click here for more information on Sickle Cell Trait.

"ADD/ADHD Medication exception form" (Submitted As Needed)

Additonal directions regarding printable forms click here.

Pre-season Athletic Training Educational Video Quiz (REQUIRED)

Additional forms that will be completed at WPI:

  1.  Baseline concussion test (to be completed by all first year and transfer student athletes)
  2.  NCAA Drug Testing Form
  3.  WPI Drug Screening and Alcohol Policy Form

THE EARLIER THE BETTER!

The forms above and in the preceding links are in PDF format, for use with Adobe Acrobat Reader®. This free software is available for download from Adobe's Web site.


In the case of an Emergency:

Directions to Emergency Room

Local Urgent Care Location

In the event that you are sent to or transported to the emergency room:

  1. Identify yourself as a WPI student
  2. Obtain a copy of your exam notes
  3. Contact the following persons:
  • i. Parent/guardian
  • ii. The training room
  • iii. Coach

  4. Be sure to follow the directions from the ER regarding care until your follow up appointment.  


WPI Sports Medicine Concussion Awareness

Please take the time to familarize yourself with our Concussion policies and protocols. You will complete the Concussion Statement with your pre-participation, by signing this form you commit to reporting any suspected concussions (this could be you or a teammate/friend). The information below is provided for addtional education. 

WPI's Concussion Protocol

NCAA Concussion Factsheet

Concussion Management Form (Provided to all athletes with a suspected concussion)

 


 

 

Useful Information for WPI Varsity Student-Athletes

TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING

NCAA BANNED SUBSTANCE LIST

ATHLETE GUIDE TO BANNED SUBSTANCES

NCAA SICKLE CELL HOMEPAGE

ADDITIONAL SICKLE CELL TRAIT INFORMATION

NCAA CONCUSSION HOMEPAGE

NCAA CARDIAC HEALTH HOMEPAGE

LEARN ABOUT MARFAN SYNDROME

TREATING HAMSTRING INJURIES

TREATING PAIN WITH DIET AND EXERCISE

NCAA EBOLA STATEMENT

Supporing Student-Athlete Mental Wellness
Reminder - In the event of emergency, call 911!)


Visiting Teams

A Certified Athletic Trainer is available at home contests. Please call in advance if your team will be traveling without an ATC. Teams that are visiting WPI will not have access to modalities other than heat before games and ice provided after each contest.

Teams traveling without a certified athletic trainer are requested to bring a stocked medical kit for pre game taping, as well as a note outlining any specific requests.

On each home bench, there will be a splint bag and AED, as well as injury ice. Teams will be provided with water and cups on the bench. Water bottles will be available by request. Crutches will be provided in the event of lower extremity injury.