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Download the 2014-15 Point Park University Athletics Medical Packet: DOWNLOAD (PDF)

Note: The 2014-15 Medical Packet that must be completed by all Point Park student-athletes every year. All student-athletes must complete these form to compete in the 2014-15 school year. This packet was mailed to Fall Sports athletes in the summer of 2014. Please print the Medical Packet PDF and return it by mail to the address below by July 15, 2014:
Mail To: Point Park University, Department of Athletics, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15222.


OVERVIEW OF ATHLETIC TRAINING SERVICES

The Point Park athletic department employs certified athletic trainers who are affiliated with UPMC Sports Medicine, which has the largest staff of certified athletic trainers in the Pittsburgh area.

UPMC Sports Medicine is the athletic training provider of Point Park Univ. athletics, which is one of the eight Pittsburgh-area schools to be affiliated with UPMC Sports Medicine. To learn more about UPMC Sports Medicine, visit this link: http://www.upmc.com/Services/sportsmedicine/Pages/default.aspx

UPMC Sports Medicine's certified athletic trainers Kristin Baker and Adam Brown are stationed in the Point Park athletic department, and they work with the Pioneers' athletes on a daily basis. Point Park's athletic trainers staff every home event and nearly every practice session.

Point Park's team physician is Dr. Tanya J. Hagan, MD. She advises Baker and Birchok in matters that require the expertise of a physician, and Dr. Hagan is also affiliated with UPMC Sports Medicine.

In addition to athletic trainers and physicians, every Point Park athlete has access to UPMC Sports Medicine's team of experts. UPMC Sports Medicine offers an extensive list of programs and services that allow athletes to reach peak performance. 

Those services include access to nutritionists and sport psychologists in addition to services related to sport-specific assessment and enhancement, injury prevention, rehabilitation and concussion management.  UPMC Sports Medicine's ImPACT concussion management center is stationed in Pittsburgh.

As part of the partnership with UPMC Sports Medicine, Point Park athletes have access to important technologies like X-Rays and MRIs at various UPMC facilities.

Point Park athletic trainers conduct preseason physicals at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex South Side, which serves as a training facility for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Facts about UPMC Sports Medicine

The staff at UPMC Sports Medicine is responsible for providing athletic training services for eight universities and nearly 50 high schools in the Pittsburgh area. UPMC Sports Medicine has offered a complete range of athletic training services to western Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. It focuses not only on rehabilitation, but on injury prevention and performance development of athletes.

Athletic trainer biographies

Kristin Baker, ATC
Kristin Baker is in her seventh year as an athletic trainer at Point Park and 22nd year overall as a certified athletic trainer. After graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1991 with a degree in athletic training, she became a certified athletic trainer in 1992. During her career, Baker's experience includes service with Med Central Health Systems, Baldwin-Wallace College and Mansfield Senior High School.

Adam Brown, ATC
Adam Brown is in his second year as an athletic trainer at Point Park. Full bio coming soon!

 

Information for Visiting Teams

Teams that visit Point Park for athletic events will receive the following athletic-training services 

  • Certified athletic trainer on site
  • Taping and stretching available prior start of game
  • Ice will be available
  • AED will be on site
  • Water and cups will be provided
  • Emergency response systems will be in place including access to EMS personnel and/or hospitals
    Note: Teams are instructed to bring their own medical kits.

Questions?  Please contact our athletic trainers:

Kristin Baker, ATC
(412) 392-3816
bakerkm@upmc.edu

Adam Brown, ATC
(412) 392-3816
browna8@upmc.edu