The mission of the Concordia Sports Medicine program is to ensure safe sport participation for all students, provide high-quality healthcare and encourage physical activity as an extension of the student experience.
- Athletic Training
- Injury Evaluation and Management
- Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Emergency and Concussion Management
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.* Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a health care profession.
*This definition is approved by the NATA's nomenclature work group and the NATA Board of Directors, January 2013.
Concordia Coaches and Athletic Trainer collaborate to develop physical programs to prevent injury, as well as improve student-athlete performance. The Athletic Training Room’s newest addition, a custom-made ice bath, can accommodate up to 8 student-athletes to reduce soreness and inflammation - preventing injury. The Hydrocollator heat pack system can assist warming up sorenesses and ameliorate minor aches and pains.
The Athletic Training Room is well-equipped with modalities that rivals most clinics in Shanghai. The Game Ready cold and compression therapy unit can be utilized in the acute stage of an injury to limit the extent of damage after an injury mechanism. Ultrasound/Electric Stimulation combo unit uses sound waves and electrical currents to help promote healing.
The various health & fitness equipment at Concordia allows a thorough rehabilitation for nearly any pathology. Athletic Trainers are skilled in the comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning process following an injury.
SimpleSet is an exercise prescription software that streamlines programs to the patient’s devices with detailed instruction of rehabilitation. This software is also used by coaches and PE teachers for team workout programs and curriculum.
All high-risk sport participants will take a baseline, computer-based concussion assessment tool ImPACT. If your child sustains a head-injury and may have suffered a concussion, ImPACT can be used to help make a diagnosis and return to play decision. Upon diagnosis of a concussion, the student’s symptoms will be monitored daily by Concordia’s web-based symptom score sheet. This progressively tracks improvement of symptoms to assist Return to Learn (RTL) and Return to Play (RTP) decisions.
Concordia Athletic Trainer
Jared, a native of Robbinsville, New Jersey, attended West Chester University, where he received his B.S. in Athletic Training and Nutrition. While at West Chester, he worked with various college sports including: football, softball, soccer, rugby, field hockey, as well as the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team. Afterwards, he worked with the men's tennis team at the University of Georgia as a graduate assistant and earned his M.S. in kinesiology. Before moving to Shanghai, Jared lived for two years in New York City, providing care to college baseball and volleyball players, and he worked with the USA Volleyball College National Team as their athletic trainer. As Concordia’s athletic trainer and wellness coordinator, he specializes in sports medicine healthcare by providing first aid, emergency management, orthopedic evaluation, and rehabilitation of sport related injuries to students and consults Concordia staff on their personal health by discussing nutrition, fitness, and providing personal training services.
Dr. Derk Rietveld is a Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgeon who serves as Concordia's Team Physician. He volunteers his expertise to provide appropriate care to any necessary injury cases. Dr. Derk specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder joints. His primary clinic is conveniently located at Parkway in Jinqiao.
- MBBS, Leiden University Medical Center (the Netherlands)
- Internships in new orthopedic operation techniques in USA, Switzerland and Malaysia
- Founder and Medical Director 5 orthopedic clinics (the Netherlands)
- Orthopedic Surgeon, Annatommie (the Netherlands)
- Fellowship in knee at the Reinier de Graaf Ziekenhuis, Delft (the Netherlands)
- Medical Director, Leiden Bone Bank Foundation (the Netherlands)