Sports Medicine

WELCOME TO THE WPI SPORTS MEDICINE HOMEPAGE

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

*For more information of how we can help with an injury during D Term and Summer click here*

 

Athletic Training

Michael DeSavage

Head Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-5733

Shannah Dalton

Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-6711

Hailey Connor

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-5164

Rachel Kaliff

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-6115

Athletic Training Fax: 508-831-6185

Athletic Training Email: gr-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

In the case of an Emergency: WPI Athletic Training's Emergency Action Plan

 Athletic Training Room Office Schedule

 

Monday-Friday

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Injury Evaluations

9 am- 3 pm

By appointment only

Treatments (ultrasound, stim, massage, etc.)

9 am- 3pm

By appointment only

Rehab

9 am- 3pm: New Rehabs

9 am- Close: Established Rehabs

By appointment only: New Rehabs

When Open: Established Rehabs

Heat, Ice, Stretching, Rolling

9 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: gr-athletictrainers@wpi.edu to schedule appointment.

Email: gr-athletictriners@wpi.edu to schedule appointment.

 


WPI Varsity Athletics Pre-participation Form Requirements

Directions for form completion and submission provided below.

Please Be Aware:

  1. We utlize SportsWare for Pre-participation Form submission. Please do not fax or send any forms. 

  2. The NCAA mandates that First Year/Transfer student-athletes have a new physical within 6 months to the start of their season. Please refer to start dates below for your team.

  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, 2020

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

(DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE to COVID-19 RE-OPENING)

 

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).

 

ALL First Year/Transfer Student Athletes: Physical needs to be dated within 6 months prior to the first day of school (August 31, 2020).

 

Click on Link Below for Pre-Participation Form Directions 

Returners Click Here

First Year/Transfers Click Here

Link to SportsWare: https://www.swol123.net/default.aspx

Printable Forms:

Physical Evaluation Form (REQUIRED)

Insurance Acknowledgement Requirement Form (REQUIRED)

Sickle Cell Trait Requirement Form or Waiver:

  • Returners do not need to complete form/waiver annually, unless they decide to get tested. 
  • Click here for more information on Sickle Cell Trait.

ADD/ADHD Medication Exception Form (Only those who take medication)

Pre-Season Athletic Training Education Resources

Please watch the following videos and review the provided documents below:

 


WPI Sports Medicine Concussion and

Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death Awareness

Annual educational materials for Concussion and Preventing Catastrophic Injury and Death. 

Annual Concussion Education and Prevention of Catastrophic Injury Webinar

WPI Sports Medicine Concussion Saftey Protocol-Updated May 2020

NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Factsheet 

NCAA Coaches Concussion Factsheet

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

NCAA CONCUSSION HOMEPAGE

 


WPI Varsity Athletics Drug Screening & Alcohol Program

Policies and Procedures: WPI Drug Screening and Alcohol Program

Resources:

 

NCAA BANNED SUBSTANCE LIST

ATHLETE GUIDE TO BANNED SUBSTANCES


Useful Information for WPI Varsity Student-Athletes

Monthly WPI Sports Medicine Newsletters

 

 


Exertional Heat Illness Educational Video

TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING

 

 

NCAA CARDIAC HEALTH HOMEPAGE

LEARN ABOUT MARFAN SYNDROME

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.