We offer the highest quality treatment available.
Our certified athletic trainers are committed to keeping student-athletes safe. When an injury does occur, trainers examine, diagnose, and treat the injured player, in cooperation with the school health center and school physician. In the event of severe injury, we send players to Day Kimball Hospital, located just down the road. The ultimate goal of the athletic training program is to return student-athletes to full athletic participation and continued athletic success.
Housed in the Corzine Athletic Center, our 800-square-foot training room services roughly 350 athletes across 15 different sports. We offer a wide range of treatments, including injury prevention and assessment, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation programs, and first aid care. The training room includes areas for taping and exams, as well as areas for ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and whirlpool therapies.
When necessary, our athletic trainers work closely with two school-affiliated doctors. Dr. Nancy Austin, MD, CCFP (EM) spends three mornings each week on campus, and attends all home football games. Dr. Austin oversees imaging and physical therapy referrals. Dr. Joel Becker, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist and certified ImPACT clinician. Student-athletes who have sustained a severe concussion and/or exhibit prolonged concussion symptoms are treated by Dr. Becker.
Concussions are one of the most complex and complicated injuries sustained by student-athletes. At Pomfret we treat concussions very seriously. When a concussion is suspected, our athletic trainers immediately perform a Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC). The test only takes five minutes, but it is highly sensitive when administered directly following a blow to the brain. Following the sporting event, the athletic trainer may opt for a more complex assessment, known as neurocognitive testing, to determine the nature and severity of the concussion. Once a student-athlete is determined to have sustained a concussion, he or she can no longer participate in sport-related activities until he or she is cleared for play. Working together, the trainer, school doctor, and health center develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan with the ultimate goal of returning the injured player to active participation when it is medically safe to do so.
We are happy to assist visiting teams with pre-game treatments and tapings. If your team requires these services, please contact Lauren Jarominski by email or phone at 860.963.6139.
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Noon until completion of all games.
From two hours prior to first home game until completion of all games.