Athletics Trainers

Cheshire Academy’s Athletics Department is committed to helping students practice good habits of health and safety in sports. Our athletic trainers work closely with students to help them avoid injury and take an active role in their rehabilitation when injuries do occur. The athletic training room is located in the weight room of the Arthur Sheriff Field House.

Phone: 203-439-7249
Fax: 203-439-7113

Who We Are

Athletic trainers are board certified health professionals who work with professional sports team, colleges, and secondary schools, as well as in rehabilitative and industrial settings. In the state of Connecticut, athletic trainers are not only certified by the National Athletic Training Association’s Board of Certification (NATABOC), but are also licensed health care professionals. Certified athletic trainers (ATC) must earn a bachelor’s degree, pass a board exam, and pursue continuing education to practice.

Athletic trainers are a part of a sports medicine team and work under the supervision of a physician. They work intensively in the areas of prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of injuries, as well as health care administration and professional development.

What We Do

The athletic training team at Cheshire Academy is available Monday through Saturday to provide health care services to the school community. Services include but are not limited to:

    • Taping
    • Wound care
    • Graston Technique® Providers
    • Stretching
    • Injury rehabilitation
    • Modalities (Ice, Heat, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Game Ready)
    • Weight lifting programs / Yoga
    • Injury evaluations and referrals
    • Nutrition
    • Concussion management
    • Education


Resources from our Athletic Trainers


Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Policy & Procedure for Students

NOCSAE Football Helmet Rating Changes

Concussion Training

NATA Supplement Statement

About Graston


Danielle Smith

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