Welcome to Thayer Academy Athletic Training
Thayer Academy Athletic Training consists of three, full-time National Athletic Training Association (NATA) certified athletic trainers under the direction of the school physician. The primary objective is to establish an athletic health care program where communication among athletes, parents, coaches, and treating physicians is clear and directed towards the best interests of the student-athlete.
The Athletic Training Room is a health care facility where athletes receive treatment, care, preventive assistance, and rehabilitation. The athletic trainer is responsible for providing health care services designed to prevent injury and maintain the athlete's ability to compete at the highest level.
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are skilled health care professionals who specialize in treatment of athletic related and non-athletic related injuries. ATCs can be found in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings.
In the state of Massachusetts, ATCs must earn a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited athletic training program and then pass a certification exam from the National Athletic Trainers Association.
The athletic training room is located on the ground level of the Sawyer Athletic Complex, adjacent to the Fish Center for Physical Fitness. There are three satellite Athletic Training Rooms, at the South Athletic Complex, at the Boch Ice Center, and at the Canton Sportsplex.
Thayer Academy Team Orthopedist
Dr. James McGlowan
Thayer Academy Concussion Specialist
Sports Concussion New England
Neal McGrath, PhD
Alexandra Jackson, PhD
The Athletic Training Staff has a list of area Specialists and Physical Therapists available for consultation.