Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Services

Our vision is to provide the community with direct access to the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries affecting all athletic abilities. We believe that it is not only important that an athlete understands their injury, but learns how to prevent re-injury and returns to their sport as quickly and safely as possible.

Northeast Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Division has been providing all levels of sporting clinical rehabilitation services as well as athletic training services to the active members of the greater Merrimack Valley since 1987.

Athletic Training

Athletic trainers (ATs) are certified healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians, physical therapists, and other allied health professionals to optimize activity and participation of their athletes. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. To become a certified athletic trainer, one must graduate with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from an accredited professional education program, and pass a national board certification exam. Once passed, they must apply for and receive state licensure to practice.

Core Services

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network athletic trainers provide contracted services at the following schools:

– Andover High School
– Dracut High School
– Central Catholic High School
– Haverhill High School
– Lowell Catholic High School
– Pelham High School
– Windham High School

Ancillary Services

Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation – NRHN can provide individualized physical therapy, occupational therapy, and aquatic therapy rehabilitation services.

Sports Injury Clinics & Screenings – Provided for athletes to be assessed by a physical therapist or athletic trainer. For scheduling purposes, we ask that the athlete place a courtesy call prior to their need for an appointment.

CPR/AED & First Aid Classes – We offer initial and re-certification classes in both CPR/AED and First Aid. These classes are geared towards keeping coaching staff current with their required training.

Maintenance Exercise Program – Also known as the ME program, this is a program for people who have completed physical therapy but would like to continue exercising using the physical therapy gym. This program is supervised by an athletic trainer.

Coach & Athletic Education – NRHN athletic trainers provide educational programs and presentations for a wide-range of topics in the sports medicine field for coaches, parents, health classes, or the general public.