RADFORD, Va. – Radford University Athletics and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) have entered a partnership to provide Highlander student-athletes a state-of-the-art 4,300 square foot sports medicine facility. In addition, Radford University Athletics will continue to be a training ground for young physicians in the VCOM Sports Medicine Fellowship. For several years, VCOM has provided the Team Physicians and Medical Director for Radford University Athletics. With this partnership, VCOM and Radford University are insuring high-quality medical care for student-athletes for years to come.
The VCOM Sports Medicine Center is the starting point for all of Radford University’s student-athletes’ health care needs. The clinic will provide a positive setting for student-athletes as well as an attraction for the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. With the new facility, all Sports Medicine providers (athletic trainers, team physicians, physical therapists and nutritionists) will be able to operate out of one main facility, helping to insure enhanced communication and consistent care to all student-athletes.
Located on the second floor of the Dedmon Center, the VCOM Sports Medicine Center is centered and convenient to the hub of activity for all student-athletes. The facility is only steps away from the arena, the Learning Enhancement Center and the Center for Strength and Conditioning. The new facility includes separate areas for treatment, taping, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and staff offices. In this facility, the sports medicine staff is able to provide medical examinations, treatment and rehabilitation, physical therapy, stretching, taping and other pre-practice and competition services to the student-athletes.
One of the highlights of the Sports Medicine Center is the VCOM Sports Medicine Physician Suite where the VCOM team physicians and Sports Medicine Fellows provide care to all of the student-athletes. The main treatment area boasts state of the art modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and laser therapy. The hydrotherapy area features two side-by-side warm and cold hydrotherapy consoles to be used for treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries from sprained ankles to strained backs and everything in between.
“The new and enhanced Sports Medicine Center will give our staff the appropriate space, equipment and resources needed to keep our student-athletes functioning at the level they need to be competitive in the Big South Conference,” said Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, Chad Hyatt. “We are excited about the opportunity to provide the premier sports medicine services in the conference to our student-athletes and coaches.”
“This is a wonderful extension of the great partnership between VCOM and Radford University. This tremendous upgrade in facilities puts all of our sports medicine professionals together under one roof, which really promotes the team approach to athletic medical care.”
Delmas J. Bolin, MD (Head Team Physician and Medical Director)
“VCOM is pleased to partner with Radford University to provide the new VCOM Sports Medicine Center. This facility allows VCOM’s sports medicine physicians, fellows and RU trainers to provide athletes with access to state-of-the-art care."
Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO (VCOM President and Provost)