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Athletic Training Program

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Sports Medicine is a unique discipline, designed for amateur and competitive athletes, as well as weekend warriors. Our collaborative team provides progressive orthopedic services and comprehensive care for athletes of all ages. We are committed to patient care, education, community service and research.

Our Athletic Training staff are medical professionals who work hand-in-hand with physicians in a variety of settings, from ballfields to hospitals and clinics. We offer:

  • Preventative services
  • Emergency care
  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Rehabilitation for injuries and medical conditions

Our Staff

Ian Hurlburt, MS, ATC, CES, CSCS
Manager, Rochester Regional Health Athletic Training Program

Ian holds a BS in Athletic Training from the State University of New York at Cortland as well as a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. Ian has experience in a variety of settings and holds multiple certifications, including a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a Level 1 Certification for Functional Movement Systems (FMS). He has helped patients of all ages and skill levels to reach their goals, including high school and college athletes. He has worked on athletic fields, in clinical settings and as part of strength and conditioning programs. Ian also provides medical coverage to the Victor Central School District.

Melissa Wassink, MS, ATC
Athletic Trainer

Melissa grew up in Chili, NY and earned her BS in Athletic Training and BS in Kinesiology from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While there, Melissa gained experience working with collegiate athletes from both Brockport and the University of Rochester. She completed a season-long internship with the Western New York Flash, a women's professional soccer team. Melissa went on to Indiana State University, where she was awarded a graduate assistant position. She gained experience working as a Certified Athletic Trainer at West Vigo High School, while earning her MS in Athletic Training. She had her Master's Thesis published, and also became certified in the Graston Technique, an innovative form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Melissa has more than five years of experience as an Athletic Trainer. Melissa provides medical coverage to the 14 NJCAA Division 3 athletic teams at Finger Lakes Community College.

Jeffrey Zink, MS, ATC, CSCS
Athletic Trainer

With over 15 years of experience as an athletic trainer, Jeffery has experience at all levels of competition, from high school to college Division 1 and even professional athletics. He graduated with a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University at Buffalo and went on to pursue his Master's degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he worked with their Division 1 ice hockey program. Jeffrey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has worked with athletes of all ages in clinical settings.currently works with athletes at Hilton Central School District, providing acute care on sidelines, preventative care before games and rehabilitative care for injured athletes. He works hand-in-hand with our team of orthopedic physicians.

Jackie Fritz, ATC, LAT
Athletic Trainer

Jackie is one of our Athletic Trainers who started with RRH in August of 2018. Jackie grew up in Rochester, NY and earned her BS in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland. While there, Jackie gained experience working with collegiate athletes from both Cortland and Cornell. During her time at Cortland she also completed multiple internships at St. Lawrence University, West Point Military Academy’s Baseline concussion testing, and the Empire State Senior Games. Upon graduation, Jackie worked at Excelsior Orthopaedics as an In-House Athletic Trainer in Buffalo, NY, as a Graduate Assistant at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, LA, and as the Head Athletic Trainer of the Rochester RazorSharks Semi-Professional Basketball team in Rochester, NY. Jackie is in her final semester of Graduate School focusing on Health Promotion and Human Performance from Northwestern State University. Jackie currently provides coverage for both Marcus Whitman and Waterloo High Schools.

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