Athletic Healthcare Services
The role of Athletic Healthcare Services is to provide the highest quality healthcare to the student-athletes of the University of Southern Maine. The Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are highly trained professionals with diverse educational and experiential backgrounds. They are credentialed by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and the State of Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Student athletic training majors, under the direct supervision of the ATCs, augment the healthcare services provided to the student-athletes. The comprehensive healthcare services include injury prevention, recognition and assessment, treatment, disposition, rehabilitation, and healthcare administration and promotion. Additional healthcare services are provided through referral to USM's University Health and Counseling Services and to Portland area sports medicine specialists.
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Meet Your Athletic Healthcare Staff
Head Athletic Trainera and Athletic Healthcare Administrator: Angela Potter, M.Ed., ATC, LAT
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Angela Potter joined the USM athletic training staff in the Fall of 2009. She earned her BS in athletic training and exercise science in 2000 from the University of New Engand. After earning her undergraduate degree, Potter went on to earn her master's of education in kinesiology and physical education from the University of Maine in May of 2003 while working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Potter previously served as the head athletic trainer at the University of New England (2005-2009) and the Lumberjack's Baseball Team (2003).
Athletic Trainer: Kelleigh O'Neill, MS, ATC, LAT
Beginning her second tour with the USM athletic training staff, Kelleigh O'Neill originally came to USM in the fall of 2014. She earned her BS in athletic training from Springfield College in the spring of 2010. O'Neill went on to earn MS from the University of Oregon's Department of Human Physiology in June of 2012. Prior to her appointment at USM, O'Neill was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Maine at Orono, providing direct coverage for the women's soccer and women's basketball team. During her time at the University of Oregon, O'Neill worked with the men's and women's tennis teams and was a graduate teaching fellow. She is a NATA certified ATC and has earned certification in Kinesio Tape and Graston Technique.
Athletic Trainer: Tony Taiani, MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Tony Taiani joined the USM Athletic Healthcare Services team in the fall of 2018. He has been serving as a fulltime athletic trainer at USM since the fall of 2014; as an intern (2014-2015) and then through Saco Bay Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (2015-2018). He earned his Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from USM in 2013 and his Master’s in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2014. While studying at CalU, he also earned his Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).