The University of Memphis athletic training staff is second-to-none when it comes to ensuring that U of M student-athletes receive quality care in the areas of athletic injury, rehabilitation and preventative care.
With fully-staffed athletic training rooms located at the Murphy Athletic Complex, the Larry O. Finch Center and the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, Memphis student-athletes can be assured of receiving the best medical attention and rehabilitation avaliable.
The Murphy Athletic Complex athletic training room was redesigned and reconstructed as part of the $6 million renovation of the Park Avenue Campus in 2003.
The athletic training facility contains a Hydroworx 1000, an in-ground aquatic rehabilitation pool, allowing athletic trainers to work on rehabilitating injuries without having the student-athlete support his/her own body weight.
The athletic training room also contains new doctor examination rooms, storage areas and the latest in rehabilitation equipment.
The athletic training staff uses a comprehensive approach to the injury care and wellness of student-athletes by utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment with the latest methods in the care and prevention of injuries.
The staff athletic trainers are Licensed Athletic Trainers by the State of Tennessee and all staff and graduate assistants are certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association.
The athletic training staff is surrounded by many qualified and generous team physicians who are available to the student-athletes at the University of Memphis.
Dr. Barney Freeman, Dr. Fred Azar and Dr. Barry Phillips of The Campbell Clinic are directly responsible for the orthopedic needs of the Tiger Athletic teams, while Dr. Thomas Meriwether and Dr. Arthur Franklin serve as the team physicians, specializing in internal medicine.
Tiger student-athletes are fortunate to have the two largest privately-owned hospital systems in the world located in Memphis. Baptist Hospital and Methodist Hospital offer the finest in healthcare to area residents and handle the care of Memphis student-athletes.
The athletic training staff is one support group that the athletic teams cannot do without. They are responsible for staffing all practices and games as well as handling the day-to-day rehabilitation of injured or post-surgery student-athletes.
The goal of the sports medicine department is not only to care for the injuries, but also to assist the student-athletes in preventing injuries from occurring.