The George Washington University: On Campus
Sports Medicine


The George Washington Sports Medicine Department is made up of 11 certified athletic trainers, including four full-time staff members with master's degrees and a combined 48 years of experience (32 years at GW), a physical therapist and six graduate assistants who are working toward a master's degree.

Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Training/Head Athletic Trainer:
Chris Hennelly, MA, ATC, CES, PES (Men's Basketball)

Team Orthopaedic Physician
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
GW Medical Faculty Associates

Team Physician
Dr. Frederick Parker
GW Medical Faculty Associates
Bull Run Family Practice

Assistant Athletic Trainers
Chris Duncan, MAEd., ATC, CES (Baseball, Cross Country, Squash)
Jessica Hemsley, MS, ATC (Softball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis)
Beverly Young, ATC (Swimming, Men's Rowing, Sailing)

Physical Therapist
Laura Danberg, DPT

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers
Bernadette Burke, ATC (Men's Soccer)
Ellen Davis, ATC (Gymnastics)
Alison Hammer, ATC (Water Polo)
Tara Hannings, ATC (Women's Soccer)
Erin Mulligan, ATC (Volleyball)
Matthew Peragine, ATC (Lacrosse)

The mission of the Sports Medicine Department, in accordance with the University's mission, is to provide comprehensive athletic health care services that maximize sport participation consistent with the long term well-being of each student-athlete. The GW Sports Medicine Staff consists of Team Physicians with various specialties, Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC's), and Strength & Conditioning Coaches, as well other allied healthcare professionals both within and outside of the GW University community. Utilizing fully equipped weight rooms and athletic training facilities on both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, we provide on-site medical care before, during, and after all practices and competitions.

Our philosophy is to care for the athlete as an individual and develop a sports medicine plan specific to each of their needs. We focus first on the prevention of athletic injuries through the use of total-body recovery techniques implemented following each workout session to keep athletes at their peak physically. Through a kinetic chain approach, we utilize a mixture of traditional rehabilitation and manual therapy techniques with newer, more progressive therapies to return injured athletes quickly and safely to competition.

 

 

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