Athletic Training Services
The Lockport City Schools contracts all of its athletic training services through the University of Buffalo Department of Sports Medicine.
The athletic trainer that is assigned to the District is Mrs. Rosealin Heinemann. Rosie has a M.A. from Western Michigan University and a B.S. from SUNY Brockport both concentrating in athletic training. She has been employed by U.B. Sports Medicine since August of 2006 and she has been the Lockport Athletic Trainer since August of 2007.
Rosie is on duty starting in August when practices begin in the fall until the conclusion of physicals in June. The training room is open Monday-Friday from 2:15 until the conclusion of the last practice or game. It is also open on Saturday from 8:00 am until the conclusion of the last practice or game. This schedule is modified during school holidays and vacations.
Rosie's job responsibilities include:
- Prevention of injury: checking for safe playing environment, proper equipment fitting, proper training and conditioning.
- Recognize, evaluate and give immediate care of injuries.
- Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletes by using: pool, weights, bike, treadmill, active strengthening exercises and proper stretching techniques.
- Health care administration: injury documentation and communication between athletes, coaches, parents and athletic director, preparticipation physical exam paper work, and offer referrals for moderate to severe injuries.
University Sports Medicine is a division of University Orthopaedic services which is a department of University of Buffalo School of Medicine. There are several types of health care providers that all work within University Sports Medicine which include: Orthopedic surgeons, Primary Care Medical Physicians, Registered Physical Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists/Assistants, and ATC's. UB Sports Medicine offers a walk-in clinic for athletes of their contracted schools to be seen for evaluation of injuries.