Since 2004, Certified Athletic Trainers have been working in affiliation with Center for Physical Therapy at John Jay, Ketcham, Poughkeepsie and Beacon High Schools. Center for Physical Therapy's affiliation provides the athletic training programs at each school with an unlimited resource of physical therapists and access to more advanced rehabilitation equipment. In addition, an orthopedic clinic has been established in each athletic training facility. If the athletic trainer determines that further medical attention is warranted, an Orthopedic physician visits the clinic to evaluate the athletes. Several affiliated Orthopedists have established an emergency hotline to treat athletes sooner in their offices rather than wait to see them in the clinics.

Our Athletic Trainer programs have made significant enhancements in the training programs at each of the schools. Daily the Athletic Trainers work closely with the coaching staff to ensure the safety and well-being of every athlete. Athletic Trainers implement Injury Management software to help track injuries. And the affiliated Orthopedists ensure that the athletes receive necessary care at the optimal time.

 

Vincent Lawrence, ATC

Vinnie is a 2002 graduate of Sacred Heart University. As a student Athletic Trainer at Sacred Heart, in addition to his many responsibilities he worked closely with the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA Mid Major National Championship Football team. Vinnie joined Center For Physical Therapy in August 2003 as an outreach Athletic Trainer to implement sports medicine programs simultaneously at Our Lady of Lourdes High School and Poughkeepsie High School. Beginning in 2006, Poughkeepsie High School expanded their sports medicine program to include Vinnie as the full time Athletic Trainer. Vinnie created a specialized athletic training room at PHS that would provide better care for the student athletes. In 2009, he was appointed as the Director of Athletic Training Program at Center For Physical Therapy. As Director, his goal is to further expand the Athletic Training Program into local schools while building on the program’s many successes. Vinnie currently resides in his hometown of Kingston, NY.

 

Matthew Frustaci, ATC

Matt is the Athletic Trainer at Beacon High School. He grew up in the Hudson Valley, living in Red Hook. He graduated from Red Hook Central High School in 2004. Throughout six years playing football, Matt received many injuries that were rarely treated, yet he continued to play, which is one of the reasons why Matt decided to become an Athletic Trainer. Matt attended Dutchess Community College for two years before he transferred to the University of Cortland and graduated with a B.A. in Athletic Training in the fall of 2008. Currently, Matt still resides in Red Hook making the long haul down to Beacon every day.

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