Spaulding Team Coverage Program

Team Coverage

As concussion and sports injury awareness increases at all levels of sports, the need for qualified clinicians to provide coverage and advisement to teams has increased. Members of the Department have taken a proactive role to establish relationships with professional and amateur teams.

Massachusetts area high schools, as well as Division II and III Colleges that often get overlooked are part of the Spaulding Team Coverage (STC) program. Erik Brand, MD MSc as part of his Sports Medicine Fellowship, serves in the program and works closely with the Department faculty. Erik also has a passion for rowing and has been involved in international events such as the Head of the Charles Regatta and the World Rowing Championships in London. The STC Program provides both on field coverage and frequent in clinic visits for athletes with various musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions as well as providing guidance on management and return to play.

Department faculty members that are part of STC include Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein and Dr. Kelly McInnis, who serve as a consultant for the Patriots, Revolution, Bruins and Red Sox. In addition, Dr. David Crandell serves as team physician for the US National Amputee Sled Hockey team and Dr. Laura Elson provides coverage for specialty sports such as ultra marathons and dance teams.

Thank you for much for the professional, encouraging and throughtful care you afforded to both of us!

Bill and Lois B.

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