QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College Sports Medicine Department has announced a partnership with Furnace Brook Physical Therapy in Quincy.
The ENC Sports Medicine Department is headed up by Toni Kabilian, who is in her 11th year with the Lions, while Mark Engle is in his first year as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Eastern Nazarene.
Since August, Furnace Brook PT Staff Therapist Jillian Olbermann has treated ENC student- athletes at their training facility on campus. With a primary goal of providing improved access and successful return to sport for the injured athlete, Jill works closely with Kabilian and under the direction of team physician, Eric Berkson, MD.
"It's been great working with these student-athletes in their environment. It gives me a better understanding of their training and practice regimens so I can adapt their treatment plans in order to get them back on the field/court quicker", relates Olbermann.
Kabilian added, "Furnace Brook PT has rehabbed our athletes for over ten years at their facility in Quincy. Bringing the sports therapists of Furnace Brook onsite now accelerates the athlete's first appointment for therapy, while working within our team concept here in the training room. The athlete has less of a reason to miss a visit, and I get the feedback I need to make return to sport decisions in a more timely manner. We still have access to Furnace Brook's pool and other equipment at their main office, but bringing them here provides for a more cohesive approach to sports medicine at ENC."