Sports Medicine

    While nearly everything about the Athletics/Alumni Center is modern and efficient, perhaps the most "state of the art" area in the building is the Sports Medicine Center, where Cougar student-athletes go for treatment, rehabilitation, preventative measures and medical attention from one of several teams doctors.

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    Under the direction of head athletics trainer Mike O'Shea, the Sports Medicine area was designed comprehensively and is fully-equipped and staffed to meet almost any need. It is also conveniently located adjacent to both the Cougar weight room and locker room facilities, giving student-athletes the opportunity to take advantage of an all-in-one training location.

    Sports Medicine's medical treatment areas include offices for both the professional training staff and team physicians, an examination room, 12 treatment and taping tables and a rehabilitation area which features stationary bikes and fixed-resistance machinery. In the adjacent hydrotherapy room, there is a sauna, whirlpools, a spa and a Swimex - a pool in which student-athletes can swim or run against a current for rehabilitation purposes. There is also ample storage space for medical supplies and accessory equipment.

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    The medical treatment area also includes a medical lab, allowing the Sports Medicine staff and physicians to perform procedures and testing on-site which can lead to more timely diagnoses and subsequent treatment and therapies.

    The Sports Medicine staff also works closely with coaches and the strength & conditioning staff to design and coordinate programs for rehabilitation for Cougar student-athletes.

    A vital part of the UH athletics program, Sports Medicine is always prepared to assist Cougar student-athletes in need.

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