MEDIA ADVISORY - Sheridan Athletic Therapy Experts know what it takes to be an Olympian

BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - What does it take to train and prepare for the Olympics? How does an athlete avoid injury, or safely overcome a setback in order to compete? Sheridan's faculty in Athletic Therapy (Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences), have experience in working with a wide range of athletes, both professional and recreational, providing training advice and supporting rehabilitation from injury.

As we mark the opening of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, they are available to answer questions from the media on the above and related questions:

Trevor Cottrell, Coordinator, Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences - Athletic Therapy
Trevor.cottrell@sheridancollege.ca

Nicole Difilippo, Athletic Therapy Clinic Director
nicole.difilippo1@sheridancollege.ca

Jordan Foley, Strength and Conditioning Coach
jordan.foley@sheridancollege.ca

Sheridan's Athletic Therapy program dates back over 30 years and has graduated hundreds of professionals who have gone on to work for major league sports teams, varsity teams and in clinical settings.  Among the alumni is Mike Burnstein, Head Athletic Trainer for the Vancouver Canucks for the past 18 years, and part of the men's gold medal-winning hockey team at Vancouver 2010.  The program integrates practical, hands-on field and clinical experience through combined lecture and lab experiences. All educators are Certified Athletic Therapists with advanced degrees in the areas of rehabilitation sciences, bio-mechanics and physiology as well as extensive experience working in the field.

SOURCE Sheridan College

For further information:

Susan Atkinson, Manager of Communications & Media Relations

905-815-4073; susan.atkinson@sheridancollege.ca