Brophy's Athletic Trainers
Athletic trainers are not personal trainers. They are state-licensed, nationally-certified healthcare professionals who specialize in the management of athletic-related injuries and illnesses. Their work includes prevention, emergency care, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Brophy's sports medicine staff includes department head Chris White, head athletic trainer Danelle Dykstra Wade and athletic trainer Cameron Simkins.
The Brophy sports medicine program operates under the supervision of team physician, Dr. Michael Lee ’74. Dr. Lee is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and has served as the team physician for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has dedicated over 20 years of service to Brophy athletes and is assisted by his colleague from Arizona Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists, Dr. Angelo Mattelino.
The Strittmatter Sports Medicine Center
The on-campus Strittmatter Sports Medicine Center is one of the best high school athletic training facilities in the country. It includes a classroom, spacious treatment area with therapeutic modalities, functional rehabilitation equipment, a hydrotherapy room with a temperature-controlled in-ground plunge pool and a BOD POD air displacement plethysmography machine for body composition assessment. The sports medicine program and the health and physical education department work with Orson Kinney and Body Technologies to help students develop healthy weight management plans.
Brophy's Sports Medicine Curriculum
Brophy students can choose a one-semester sports medicine class for a beginning look at sports injury management. Students develop clinical competencies, study musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology, and learn the basics of concussion management, heat-related illness prevention and treatment, and body composition assessment. Students may take the class multiple times, progressing through four levels of knowledge and skill. Many sports medicine students have gone on to pursue careers in the field.