Sustaining an injury during the peak of an athletic season can be a huge let down to an aspiring athlete, especially with recovery times that often last weeks, months, or potentially years. Luckily, Brentwood students can be reassured that there is a support team at their backs in case an injury occurs.
Thanks to the amazing facilities provided by Brentwood, students have access to quality guidance and opportunity while recovering from sports injuries that range from torn ACLs, to broken bones, to concussions. Some of these occur on sports days as a sport elective.
At Brentwood the onset of an injury does not mean that one third of the tripartite system is cut out of daily life for students. While the rest of campus is busy participating in the variety of athletic activities that Brentwood provides, injured students are working to resume their desired sport.
Ms Scheck, a kinesiologist, alongside the athletic trainers, does an excellent job of tailoring the workouts to the needs of each student-athlete in the Biggs Wellness Center located in the Foote Athletic Center. The workouts often utilize equipment that Brentwood has invested in such as weights, elliptical bikes, and even a zero-gravity treadmill that enables the process of smoothly and safely introducing cardio back into physical activity.
Liv S, Mack ‘21, who recently fractured her wrist while skiing remarks that “[she] really enjoy[s] being able to keep up with training while still healing” and she also feels like “[she’s] not missing out and is still staying healthy”. The rehab center provides a great resource for students to stay fit and happy.
Ms Scheck comments that “The sport rehabilitation program is an incredible asset for the student body. It is their sport while they recover from an injury. The class encompasses one-on-one programming that is developed for them based on their injury needs.”
Brentwood athletes would like to extend a big thank you to all of the staff and resources available to keep our student athletes healthy and happy.
Sophie H, Mack ‘23