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Through a partnership with University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, RecWell has instituted an athletic training service to assist with sport-related injuries. The main focus is on concussion management although a variety of services are available as noted in “services" section below.
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- Current UMD students with an active RecWell membership
- Current UMD Faculty/Staff members with an active RecWell membership who reside within the State of Maryland
Currently have an Orthopedic injury (muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, bone) both chronic and acute
- Have access to a smartphone device (preferred for audio-visual viewing capabilities)
What will an appointment look like?
- A secure and private 1-on-1 audio-visual phone interaction between you and a RecWell athletic trainer
- Approximately a 30 minute appointment
- Description and discussion of the injury or condition
- The athletic trainer may ask the patient to perform various motions depending on the injury/condition for evaluation
- The patient may be required to move their camera into various positions to allow the athletic trainer to experience multiple views of the pain site in question and observe any movement/motion as needed
- Discussion of the best steps for management, treatment ,and care for the injury at home or with additional medical providers as needed
Limitations to telehealth Appointments:
- Poor wireless service or wifi connectivty. May lead to dropped calls or technological errors
- Inability for hands-on evaluation or manual therapy treatment by an athletic trainer
- A complete diagnosis may not be able to be made via the telehealth appointment. The athletic trainer may suggest a referral to an appropriate medical provider for additional management.
Planning ahead for an appointment
- Appointment Attire: Please consider (1) medium length shorts for lower extremity injuries (i.e. hip down to ankle/foot). (2) T-shirt or sleeveless shirt for upper extremity injuries (i.e. shoulder down to hand and wrist).
- Appointment Space: Ensure you have ample space to move around as you may be asked to perform specific actions related to your injury. Ensure that you have adequate lighting in the designated space/room.
Athletic Training Clinic (In-person)
It is recommended that all participants make an appointment in advance to receive healthcare services in the athletic training room, however, walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made at https://go.umd.edu/athletictrainers
All participants entering the athletic training room MUST bring their own mask and wear it throughout the duration of their time in the athletic training room. All face coverings with slogans/symbols must be appropriate for a professional environment.
You may not bring anyone with you into the athletic training room, unless absolutely necessary for medical reasons. If you are receiving a ride from another individual they may wait outside to accommodate for social distancing practices.
It is recommended that all participants entering the athletic training room refrain from bringing non-essential items with them to their appointment, such as bags, coats, etc. as there will be no space to store these items. Please try to only come in with essential items such as keys, IDs, and phone.
The participant will be directed where to sit for social distancing purposes and their evaluation or service will begin.
Athletic Training Staff Procedure
- All athletic training staff will be required to wear a mask at all times when working in the athletic training room. All face coverings must be appropriate for a professional environment.
- Athletic training staff will wash their hands both prior to evaluation of a participant and post-evaluation.
- Athletic training staff will wear gloves when performing evaluations.
- All evaluation tables, modalities, and surfaces will be cleaned following the completion of each participant evaluation or service.
All currently registered University of Maryland students are eligible to receive athletic training services through the RecWell Athletic Training program at no additional cost. These services include: concussion management, evaluation/treatment of athletic injuries, rehabilitative exercise prescription, first aid/emergency care, medical advice, physician referrals. Services not offered are massage therapy and clinician assisted stretching.
In addition to athletic training services, the athletic trainers will provide training to RecWell student staff and be on site for many Club Sport practices and competitions.
The RecWell Athletic Training room is located in Ritchie Coliseum on the basement level (rm 0100).
Athletic Training Clinic
Day of Week
Hours of Operation
|Monday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Alysia Henderson (Head Athletic Trainer)
Alysia previously worked as an athletic trainer for Amazon, Loyola University Maryland, and Towson University where she worked with the Tigers sport clubs teams. She obtained her Master of Science degree in athletic training from California Baptist University in 2014 and Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012.
Thomas Bennett (Assistant Athletic Trainer)
Thomas Bennett completed his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training at Frostburg State University and his graduate degree in Professional Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University. Thomas has previous experience in sports medicine with Rugby, Soccer and Track & Field teams ranging from youth to international competitors. He has a passion for health and wellness and actively participates in adventure sports such as mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Your safety is a priority. In the event a student has a suspected head injury RecWell Concussion Protocols will be initiated. Based on signs observed and the symptoms reported by the student, they may be removed from play. If removed, the student may not participate in any physical activity until they meet with a RecWell Athletic Trainer. If a concussion is suspected, students may not return to play until they are cleared by a medical doctor.
The RecWell athletic training staff maintain health information and medical records for athletic injuries sustained during RecWell play. These records and health information are considered protected health information (PHI). Under HIPAA, the health insurance portability and accountability act, RecWell participants PHI, including evaluations, care, and treatment will be protected and private. RecWell athletic training staff will only disclose health information to coaching staff and RecWell administrators for the purposes of determining whether a participant can safely continue to participate in RecWell play. Our program at RecWell aligns its standards of practice as stated by National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). For additional information regarding these standards of practice, please see the resources below.