Rebels Athletic Training
Kate Fischer, LAT, ATC
Kate Fischer has been the Head Athletic Trainer for South Kingstown High School Athletics Department since 2016. She is also the Manager of Athletic Training Services for University Orthopedics. Kate received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University. Kate has experience working with teams in many different settings, including Division I Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Soccer, Softball, and Men’s Lacrosse at Quinnipiac University; Yale University Football; Gymnastics and Men’s Basketball at University of Bridgeport; and Assumption College Football. Kate also serves as the Public Relations Committee Chair for the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association.
SPORTS ARE BACK!!!
We have been busy with preparations to offer sports to our student-athletes this Fall while reducing risk of spreading COVID-19. Please bear with any inconveniences - these measures have been put in place for the safety of our community.
Please read through these important reminders to make sure you are doing your part to keep yourself and those around you safe.
If you feel sick in any way, please stay home.
All athletes must complete a daily COVID screening prior to attending practice or competitions. This screening is in addition to any screenings done for in-school learning.
Pre-participation physical examinations (PPEs) are still required to be up to date for every athlete.
Any athlete in need of medical care MUST make an appointment with Kate prior to presenting at the athletic training room. This is necessary to keep within social distancing guidelines. Scroll down for appointment link!
Please contact Kate via above email or phone for individual questions about any student athlete healthcare needs.
Scroll down to schedule an appointment with Kate.
Regular Office Hours
Treatment hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the SKHS athletic training room 1:45 - 3:00 pm
On site sports coverage after 3:00 pm
The SKHS athletic training facility is OPEN.
Please see the above COVID-19 updates for any changes to the SKHS athletics department injury care policy.
Athletic Training Room Location
The Athletic Training Room is located inside South Kingstown High School, directly to the right of the gymnasium entrance.
215 Columbia Street, Wakefield, RI 02879
who are Athletic Trainers?
Athletic trainers are highly qualified healthcare professionals. We collaborate with sports medicine physicians to provide medical care for athletes in many areas of clinical practice including prevention, immediate and emergency care, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning.
How can Athletic trainers help the student athletes of skhs?
At South Kingstown High School, our athletic trainer is responsible for the health care of all student athletes.
Sports medicine experts across the U.S. have noticed an alarming trend in “professional-level” injuries among young athletes. The number of youth injuries is reaching epidemic proportions and young athletes are experiencing overuse injuries at younger and younger ages.
Injuries impact young athletes in the short term but often lead to long-term consequences. Having proper preventive measures such as pre-participation physicals, stretching, cross-training, hydration, nutrition, and open communication about pain among all participants (coaches, athletes, parents, and healthcare providers) can help aid recovery and avoid long-term consequences. We make it a priority to address this injury trend through prevention as well as appropriate evidence-based treatment methods for their student athletes at all levels of care.
Our objective is to help the teen athlete mature into adulthood without the development of long-term sports ailments.
Who athletic trainers are not:
An athletic trainer is not a personal trainer or a coach. Our main purpose is not to teach people how to lift weights or get in shape, or to run practice. Although strength and conditioning is part of our knowledge set, it is not our primary responsibility.
We are allied health professionals.