Marlboro Sports Medicine Department
~Athletic Trainer: Megan Gebert, MS, ATC
~District Medical Director: Dr. Mary Dyer, MD
~Team Orthopedic Physician: Dr. Kenneth Rauschenbach, DO
~Nurse for MHS: Ms. Ann Marie Festa, RN, BSN, MPS
~Marist Athletic Training Student: for 10 weeks of each sports season, a Marist College student is assigned to Marlboro High School to earn clinical field experience with Meg, who is a clinical instructor/preceptor with their program.
Our school’s athletic trainer is Megan “Meg” Gebert. She is employed by Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County (OADC) and outreaches to Marlboro High School. Meg first began working at Marlboro High School in the 2010-2011 school year. Prior to that, she was the athletic trainer for Our Lady of Lourdes High School for two school years. During her time working in the secondary school setting, Meg has also worked in various physical therapy clinics, as well as directly with local orthopedic physicians in their offices as a physician extender.
Meg graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelors of Science from SUNY Cortland in 2006, majoring in Athletic Training. After that, she was hired as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for James Madison University, where she earned her Master of Science in Nutrition & Physical Activity (focusing on exercise physiology) in 2008. During her graduate assistantship, Meg worked primarily in the Athletic Training Education Program, where she taught several classes/labs, and assisted the program director with various administrative tasks. She also assisted in the NCAA Div I athletic program with event coverage, and pre-participation physicals. She has maintained her connection with teaching through Marist College, where she has taught several classes as an adjunct instructor, and works closely with students to gain clinical field experience hours at Marlboro.
Meg grew up locally in Cornwall, NY, where she currently resides with her husband, and her kids, Natalie and Jack.
Role of the Athletic Trainer in Marlboro School District:The athletic trainer's role in the secondary setting spans from first aid and emergency response, to evaluation and treatment/rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions. Meg is also a liaison for communication between parents, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, coaches, and teachers. See "what is an athletic trainer" for more information regarding the profession.
Meg works 5-7 days/week with the athletes, depending on how the sports schedule plays out each week. She is present on site for every home contest, and travels with Varsity Football. Although not contracted to do so, Meg often travels in the post season with our other sports teams. During the school year, Meg arrives at the school in early afternoon to treat athletes at the end of the day, prior to practices and games. She is present for the majority of practices, and is available via phone call for consultations if she is not directly on site. She also schedules appointments with athletes outside of regular hours if the occasion calls for it.
During the summer, the athletic training staff of Orthopedic Associates runs injury prevention camps. These on hour sessions are two mornings a week at MHS , and are free of charge for the athletes. More details will be posted in late spring as we develop the schedule. Meg is available for phone consultation and appointments over the summer for sports camps.
Megan Gebert, MS, ATC
Room 132, Marlboro High School (Between the weight room and pool, across from the boys locker room entrance)
Office: (845) 236-8000 x1127
Cell: (845) 926-0479
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What is an athletic trainer?
Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals who work to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries. They are also present to intervene and provide emergency care during sporting events. Athletic trainers work under the supervision of physicians, and in conjunction with physical therapists, paramedics, physicians, school nurses, and other health care professionals. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in athletic training is required before you can take the national certification exam; however 70% of athletic trainers also have post graduate degrees. Continuing education within the field must be done in order to maintain certification.
Athletic Trainers areas of knowledge include but are not limited to: anatomy and physiology, nutrition, orthopedic assessment, therapeutic modalities, kinesiology, exercise physiology, sport psychology, therapeutic exercise, biology, statistics, taping and bracing, administration, emergency care, general medical conditions.