Vereen Center Partners with Albany State

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Vereen Center Partners with Albany State

Named the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Golden Rams

Moultrie – Vereen Rehabilitation Center recently announced a partnership with Albany State University as an addition to its sports medicine program. In August, the Vereen Center began providing athletic training services to student-athletes on the Albany, GA campus. Albany State will be the first collegiate program for the Vereen Center's sports medicine program, which launched in 2014 with just three partner schools. The program has grown to include ten total schools including Thomas County Central High School, Colquitt County High School, Brooks County High School, Berrien High School, Mitchell County High School, Turner County High School, Pelham High School, Baconton Charter School, and Worth County High School.

“The Vereen Center Sports Medicine Program has benefited hundreds of student-athletes across Southwest Georgia,” said Colquitt Regional CEO Jim Matney. “We are excited to expand the program and begin providing coverage for the Golden Rams. ASU offers 13 different sports with over 300 athletes participating.”

Athletic trainers are highly qualified health care professionals who collaborate with physicians on the health and well-being of athletes. Athletic trainers provide such services as prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The athletic trainers employed by the Vereen Center are nationally certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (BOC) and are also licensed by the State of Georgia.

“ASU has a very competitive athletic program,” said Scott Romanowski, Assistant VP for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Services at the Vereen Rehabilitation Center. “They brought home 3 SIAC Championships and 2 NCAA Championships in 2016-2017 and earned the SIAC Commissioner’s Cup for having the best male sports program in the conference. We have three certified athletic trainers working full-time with the Golden Rams and are looking forward to a great partnership.”

Vereen Center athletic trainers are drawn from a variety of universities across the country. Currently represented on the staff are the Georgia Southern University, the University of North Florida, Georgia College & State University, Erskine College, Florida State University, Oklahoma State University, Georgia Southern University, Bowling Green State University, Frostburg State University, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the University of Southern Mississippi. While working for the Vereen Center, these athletic trainers are also pursuing a Master's degree at the University of North Georgia.

The Vereen Center administers its Sports Medicine Program using a multidisciplinary approach, which aides in the recovery of injured athletes by providing access to a full range of rehabilitation and physical therapy programs. Jaclyn Donovan, MBA, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS and Britney Mobley, DPT, SCS, CSCS work together to supervise the day-to-day operations of Vereen's sports medicine program.

The Vereen Center opened its doors in 2013, giving South Georgia residents access to a state-of-the-art facility with a vibrant therapeutic environment filled with the latest in exercise and therapeutic equipment. The Vereen Center's team of highly trained professionals provide one-on-one care, focusing on the individual during treatment and making the Vereen Center the ultimate destination for outpatient rehabilitation services. For more information on the Vereen Center and its services, visit them online at www.VereenCenter.com or call (229) 890-3553.

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