Athletic Therapy Clinic
The Brock University Athletic Therapy Clinic provides prompt sports medicine care to varsity and recreational athletes who are full time students. The clinic is managed by Joe Kenny, the Head Athletic Therapist who works with two certified athletic therapists (Jim Bilotta and Karen Millar) and three sports medicine physicians, as well as thirty-four student therapists. The clinic’s main objective is to provide sports medicine and athletic therapy services to students in athletic and recreational activities. Whether treatment is needed for a simple muscle strain, or therapy for a reconstructed knee ligament, varsity and recreational athletes are assured quality care by the clinic's staff. The clinic also provides a tremendous learning environment for those students interested in pursuing a career in the health care profession.
The Mission of the Brock University Don Lorimer Athletic Therapy Clinic is to provide Brock students with quality care and clinical and experiential education in the prevention, recognition and treatment of injuries related to sport and recreation.
The Don Lorimer Athletic Therapy Clinic is open Monday to Friday at 9:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm. (clinic closes Friday's at 4:00)
The clinic is closed between 12 and 1:00 for lunch. On rare occasions the clinic will be closed if the staff are teaching and or away travelling with varsity teams.
The Varsity Trainer's room is located in the Walker Complex Room 127 next to the entrance to the change room . The Varsity Trainer’s Room opens around 3:00 pm daily (depending on when practices begin) for pre event preparation and post practice treatments.
The trainer's room is also open 1.5 hours before most home events and 15 minutes after the game.
The clinic is open for therapy from the first day of school until the third week of June. In the summer athletes on varsity teams may contact the therapist in the varsity trainers' room ( ext. 4835) working the summer camps and make an appointment for therapy during limited hours.
ATHLETIC THERAPY CLINIC STAFF
Head Athletic Therapist: Joseph P. Kenny, B.Sc., M.Ed., CAT(C), - email@example.com
Assistant Head Athletic Therapist: James Bilotta, B. Ph.ed. M. Ed. CAT(C) D.Ac - firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Therapist: Karen Millar, B.A, CAT(C), CSCS - email@example.com
Physician: Dr. Omar Khan MD. FRCPC. Physical and Rehab. Med.
Physician: Dr. Tim Prince, Dip. Sp. Med.
Physician: Dr. Lee Ann Facey Crother, Dip. Sp. Med.
Physician : Dr. Marc Kalchman Consulting Orthopaedic Surgeon
Medical Receptionists: Ms. Irene Henry
Pedorthist (foot orthotics): Kelly Levac, CK. C Ped. ( C )
To make an appointment to see :
A Sport Medicine Dr. call 905 688-5550 Ext. 3243 ask specifically to see the sport medicine Dr.
A therapist in the Therapy Clinic: 905-688-5550, Ext. 3791
A Certified Pedorthist in the clinic: 905 688-5550 ext. 3791
Varsity Training Room: 905-688-5550, x 4835 Walker Complex 127
Normally all patients will be asked to see the Sp. Med. Dr. first before receiving treatment. Sports Med. Physicians available Sept.-April only.
Our Clinic Staff’s Experience
Brock's team of sport medicine specialists have a wealth of experience to draw on from various major international competitions such as the Olympics, Paralympics, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and World University (FISU) Games. Locally the therapists have recently served at the Canadian Wrestling Championships and The Standard High School Basketball Championships.
This experience allows the therapists and physicians to focus on whatever needs an athlete may have, and help facilitate a quick recovery. Joe Kenny was a member of the Canadian medical staff at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and '88 Winter Olympics in Calgary while Athletic Therapist Jim Bilotta was a member of the medical team at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta and for the 1995 and 1997 FISU World University Games in Japan and Italy. Karen Millar has extensive background in fitness and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, Pilate's instructor and a certified athletic therapist.
Jim is a master course instructor in Soft Tissue Release and lectures across Canada and Joe and Karen are both providers of STR.
The Athletic Therapy Clinic has three very experienced sports medicine physicians.
Dr. Tim Prince is a former national team rower and he has completed his post grad specialty in sports medicine earning a Diploma in Sport medicine. Dr. Lee-Ann Facey Crowthers has years of experience in university sport . She spent many years working at the Lakehead University sport Medicine Clinic before she moved back to the Niagara area. She has a special interest in gait assessment and running injuries. Dr. Omar Khan is a former Brock men’s basketball student trainer who is now a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehab Centre.
Kelly Levac offers Pedorthic services in the clinic for all your orthotics and footwear needs. Kelly's services are open to the general public also by calling 905-688-5550 extension 3791 to make an appointment. A Doctors referral is normally required if you are planning to claim this service through extended health care plans.
Student Athletic Trainers and Volunteer Opportunities
Any student interested in working with a varsity team as a student athletic trainer should pick up an application form in the therapy clinic in the first week of February for the next year. Student athletic trainers work in the Trainer’s room and the field. Students who want to volunteer and gain experience in the clinic normally apply for KIN 4p80 and 4P81. Students can apply to volunteer as a therapy clinic receptionist.
The Athletic Therapy clinic is located in Harrison Hall on University Road West directly across from the Walker Student / Community Health and Fitness Complex and next to campus police. Park in P Lot directly past the Walker Complex and Campus Security building on University Road West.
The Varsity Athletic Training Room is located next to the entrance to the change rooms on the ground level of the Walker Student /Community Health and Fitness complex (formerly the Physical Education Centre).
FEES for Service and Braces and Orthotics
The fee for therapy service for all sports injuries is $15 per treatment. Custom knee braces are approx. $1300 and Foot orthotics are $475. Both are covered under most extended health care plans. The BUSU insurance plan covers a portion of the cost.
Athletic Therapy Courses
The clinic offers through Recreation Services one non credit short course in Sports Injury Taping and Wrapping (4hrs) and one more advanced course called Practical in Athletic Training ( 8 hrs). to register go to facebook.com/brockrecservices.Students interested in gaining academic credit in courses related to sport injury management and athletic therapy can enroll in Kin 2p70, 4p80, 4p81 and 4p82. Consult the academic calendar for course descriptions.
Athletic Trainers Room
(Walker Complex RM 137)