Sports Medicine

WELCOME TO THE WPI SPORTS MEDICINE HOMEPAGE

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

*Welcome Back! Get injured over the summer? Email us to get scheduled for an evaluation. Please email gr-athletictrainers@wpi.edu.*

 

 

Athletic Training

Michael DeSavage

Head Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-5733

Shannah Dalton

Associate Head Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-6711

Rachel Kaliff

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 508-831-6115

Office Number

Fax Number

 Email

(508) 831-5733

 

(508) 831-6185

 

gr-athletictrainers@wpi.edu

 

 

 

Athletic Training Room Location: Sports and Recreation Center. Take the North Elevator to the first floor. Across from the pool.

Copy of the Emegency Action Plan for Athletics Venues: WPI Athletic Training Emergency Action Plan

 

 Athletic Training Room Office Schedule: Starting 8/24/22

 

Monday-Friday

Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Injury Evaluations

9 am-3 pm

Please email for appointment

By appointment only

Treatments (ultrasound, stim, massage, etc.)

9 am-3 pm

Please email for appointment

By appointment only

Rehab

9 am-3 pm (New Rehabs)

Please email for appointment

9 am-Close (Established Rehabs)

*Close is approximately 1/2 hour after last practice/game 

By appointment only

Heat, Ice, Stretching, Rolling

9 am-Close

*Close is approximately 1/2 hour after last practice/game

Open 2 hours before first game

Open 1 hour before first practice

Close approximately 1/2 hour after last practice/game

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

Please Be Aware:

 

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

 

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.

 

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".

 

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. 

NCAA has updated the Sickle-Cell Trait requirement. All incoming student-athletes will need to provide a copy of sickle-cell trait testing results. For Returns who previoulsy provided results or signed the waiver, no further action is needed. 

 

All paperwork is due by August 1, 2022

Listed below are the tenative Pre-participaton Physical Dates for Returners and First Year/Transfers (NCAA 6 Month Rule):

All first year/transfer 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).

 

Pre-Participation Physical Dates

 

Sport Returner Physicals Must Be Dated By: First Year/Transfer Physicals Must Be Dated After:
Football 08/09/22   02/09/22
Field Hockey, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, and Volleyball  08/18/22 02/18/22 
Cross Country  08/23/22  02/23/22
Winter and Spring Sports  08/24/22  02/24/22

 

 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)

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:

NCAA Concussion Education Video and Read the NCAA Student Athlete-Concussion Factsheet 

MRSA

NCAA Sickle Cell Trait Video:Part 1 and NCAA Sickle Cell Trait Video:Part 2

NCAA Sickle Cell Hompage

Additional Sickle Cell Informtion

Pre-Season Athletic Training Education PowerPoint

 


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 

WPI Sports Medicine Concussion Saftey Protocol-Updated June 2021

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.