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.
While schools are closed and spring sports have been placed on hold, injury care has not.
If your student athlete has a new or ongoing injury needing care, please reach out. Kate is able to continue providing athlete injury care virtually. Feel free to utilize her as a resource during this time. Stay safe Rebels!!
Contact Kate via above email or phone for individual questions about student athlete healthcare needs.
Scroll down to schedule an appointment with Kate.
Unsure how to progress WITHOUT ORGANIZED SPORTS?
LOOKING AT YOU SENIORS.
Click the link below to join Sports & Performance Psychologist Dr. Bhrett McCabe with guest Billy Horschel, 5-Time PGA Tour Winner and 2014 Fed Ex Cup Champion for a discussion on how athletes can manage the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can continue to raise their game during this off time.
NOTE: This webinar took place on 3/22/20 BUT it is recorded for future viewing. Follow the "reserve my seat" link to watch the video. They have some technical difficulty during the first 15 minutes - stick with it!
Regular Office Hours
Treatment hours at SKHS 2:15-3:30 pm
Sports coverage after 3:30 pm
Concussion evaluations by appointment
Extra injury evaluations and rehabilitation sessions available by appointment
The SKHS athletic training facility is currently closed. Please see the above COVID-19 update for 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.