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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 Athletic Training Staff

  • Meet Ian Hurlburt, Manager Rochester Regional Health Athletic Training Program

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

    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.

  • Meet Melissa Wassink, Athletic Trainer

    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.

  • Meet Jeff Zink, Athletic Trainer

    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.

  • Meet Bryan Alves, Athletic Trainer

    Bryan Alves, ATC, LAT | Athletic Trainer

    Bryan Alves, ATC, LAT, is a Rochester native and obtained his Bachelor's degree at SUNY Brockport. Bryan has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for several years and has worked in various settings in the Rochester and Genesee county area. He has worked with athletes of all ages - youth, high school, college, and professional sports. Bryan will be providing Athletic Training services to the athletes of East Rochester high school, and supporting other schools contracted under the Rochester Regional Health network. Bryan also covers the Jr. Monarchs club ice hockey and the Men's RIT club ice hockey teams during the winter season. Bryan is committed to working alongside our orthopedic physicians to provide excellent services to all our athletes at Rochester Regional Health.

  • Meet Amy Bryant, Athletic Trainer

    Amy Bryant | Athletic Trainer

    Amy started with Rochester Regional Health as an Athletic Trainer in November 2018. She grew up in the Rochester, NY area, and received her Bachelor's of Science from the University of Charleston in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. She also has an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from Finger Lakes Community College for Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic. Amy has gained experience working with several high schools in Western NY and VA. Amy is also a paramedic in the Finger Lakes Region, in addition to working at both Roberts Wesleyan College and Syracuse University. Recently, she became a Myofascial Cupping Practitioner. Amy currently provides coverage at Waterloo and Marcus Whitman High Schools, and works with a group of orthopedic physicians at the Finger Lakes Bone and Joint clinics. 

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