TO PROVIDE QUALITY ATHLETIC AND PERSONAL HEALTHCARE TO OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES THROUGH THE CARE, PREVENTION, EVALUATION, TREATMENT, REHABILITATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF ATHLETIC INJURY/PERSONAL ILLNESS, THUS ENABLING OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES TO PARTICIPATE AND COMPETE AT THEIR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE LEVEL.
IF AN ATHLETE OR ATHLETIC INJURY REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL OR IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION ADVOCATE EUREKA HOSPITAL IS OUR OFFICAL HOSPITAL AND LOCATED JUST MINUTES FROM THE CAMPUS. IN ADDITION, EUREKA COLLEGE ATHLETIC TRAINING/SPORTS MEDICINE HAS ESTABLISHED WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH AREA ORTHOPEDIC, GENERAL MEDICINE
PHYSICIANS, AND CHIROPRACTIC TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENT-ATHLETE.
Head Athletic Trainer: Chris Sharkey
CHRIS SHARKEY, MS, ATC, oversees our Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Staff and the care of our student-athletes for 16 men’s and women’s sports programs offered here at Eureka College. He comes to EC with over 20 years of athletic training/sports medicine experience. In addition to his duties and responsibilities as our Head Athletic Trainer, he serves on the Eureka College Compliance Committee and the Title IX Investigation Team. Chris has previously been a part of the EC family having served as interim head athletic trainer during the 1995 winter and spring sports season, as well as, assistant athletic trainer from 2007-2009 while employed with Great Plains Orthopaedics in Peoria, IL. He has been a member of the athletic training/sports medicine staff for the IHSA Boys Basketball, Softball, and Cross Country Championships. In 2003, he was a member of the medical staff for the U.S. Open Golf Championship held at Olympia Fields.
DR. ROB RICHARDSON, DCM, has been involved with Coach Barth and Eureka College Football since 2009. In 2014 Eureka College Athletics invited Dr. Rob to become a part of our Sports Medicine Staff. He has worked with many elite athletes from Olympic and Jr. Olympic hopefuls, The Illinois Ballet, and Strongman/Strongwoman competitors. He is involved in the all-natural body building and powerlifting community as a competitor as well as a judge. He opened Health Solutions in Morton, with an emphasis on Sports and Family Chiropractic utilizing the Gonstead Technique.
THE EUREKA COLLEGE ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM IS LOCATED ON CAMPUS WITHIN THE RONALD W. REAGAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES USED TO TREAT AND REHABILITATE MOST INJURIES COMMON TO ATHLETICS. ALSO LOCATED WITHIN THE REAGAN CENTER IS THE BONATI FITNESS CENTER WHICH OFFERS A VARIETY OF CARDIO-FITNESS EQUIPMENT AND MATRIX WEIGHT FITNESS MACHINES TO ASSIST IN RETURNING OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES TO SPORT. DURING THE ACADEMIC DAY THE ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM IS STAFFED BY OUR HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER, THIS ALLOWS OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES TO RECEIVE CARE IN A TIMELY MANNER WITHOUT LEAVING CAMPUS AND LOSING VALUABLE ACADEMIC TIME.
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