Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

       

Welcome to Rochester College Athletics,

The sports medicine staff at Rochester College is pleased to have you here with us! In preparation for another competitive intercollegiate year, I would like to take this opportunity to share some important information with you.  All of our athletic forms are now paperless! The link below will explain how to complete the required information. No athlete will be able to participate in any athletic event at RC without this information completed.

 

How to complete Pre-physical paperwork online

 

All athletes must have a sports physical before the start of each athletic year. You can complete this at your family physician over the summer or at RC with our team physicians. Physicals will be held on campus in late August.  If your sport starts before the physical date on campus, you must make arrangements to have a sports physical done on your own. 

 

 

All RC athletes need to complete a baseline concussion test.

 

Baseline Concussion Testing

 

For walk- on tryouts and recruit visits, student athletes will have to fill out a try-out form.

 

Tryout Release Form

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Cara Harm, ATC at [email protected] or (248) 218-2148.

     

Cara Harm, MS, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer

Cara Harm is a certified Athletic Trainer. Cara graduated from Adrian College with her B.S in Exercise Science/Pre-Athletic Training in 2015. At Adrian, she was a three-year NCAA Division III collegiate ice hockey athlete and a one-year NCAA Division III soccer athlete. She continued her education at Adrian, earning her M.S in Athletic Training in 2016. This is Cara’s second year at Rochester College.

 

 

Rochester College Sports Medicine

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The sports medicine staff strives to maintain the health and wellness of RC student-athletes through the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Team physicians and certified athletic trainers work in collaboration to provide superior athletic health care services for the student-athletes of Rochester College.

GENERAL OVERVIEW
The certified athletic trainers and sports medicine staff at Rochester College work under the direct supervision of the physicians from Performance Orthopedics –Bingham Farms.  Our team physicians are: Dr. Joe Guettler, MD, Dr. James Bicos, MD, Dr. Pete Biglin, DO, and Dr. Tad Sprunger, DPM, FACFAS. 

Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are professionals who specialize in athletic healthcare. They work under the direction of a physician and have extensive education and experience in injury prevention, assessment, care, and rehabilitation. Certified athletic trainers must complete a Bachelor’s degree program from an accredited institution and pass a national certifying exam to be eligible to practice. Like all healthcare professionals, they are required to keep current in their field by completing continuing education units (CEUs) on a regular basis. The certified athletic trainers and team physicians work together to provide superior athletic healthcare services to the student-athletes of Rochester College.

The sports medicine team will provide medical care, for all official in-season practices and competitions. Every effort will be made to provide coverage for non-traditional seasons during the academic school year. Summer workouts or non-approved, off-season athletic events will not receive coverage.

If a student-athlete is injured while participating in an official intercollegiate sport activity they will be evaluated by a certified athletic trainer, provided immediate care, and referred for follow-up care, when necessary. Appropriate documentation of the injury/illness, including immediate management and follow-up plan, will be maintained in the student-athlete's personal athletic medical file.