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Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center

TARC Room 1155
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Hours: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Open Evaluation Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Certified athletic trainers and athletic training students are on staff daily to provide the best of care possible for Carthage’s student-athletes.

The 2,000-square-foot Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center is located within the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center (TARC). Built in 2001, this facility is home to the athletic training staff of Carthage College.

The sports medicine center and athletic training room provide a superior learning environment for the athletic training students by allowing them to practice their technical skills on the injured athletic population. The center’s location allows quick access to the athletic training room prior to practice or competition. The athletic training room lies 30 feet away from the outside door that leads to Art Keller Field.

This center consists of three offices, an injury evaluation area, a hydrotherapy room, a section for taping, and a rehabilitation center. 

The 2,000-square-foot Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center is located within the N.E. Tarble Athletic...

Injury Evaluation

This section of the Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center consists of eight treatment tables, some of which have curtains for private examinations. Therapeutic modalities available include a variety of thermal modalities, as well as therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, paraffin bath, biofeedback, and Saunders cervical traction.

 


The hydrotherapy room in the Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center. The 2,000-square-foot Jon Swift Sp...

Hydrotherapy

The hydrotherapy area has its own separate area within the Athletic Training Room and allows for noise and traffic control while not compromising supervision issues. Three whirlpools, an ice machine, hydrocollator, and storage of our hydration supplies are housed in this area.


The 2,000-square-foot Jon Swift Sports Medicine Center is located within the N.E. Tarble Athletic...

Taping and First Aid

Equipped with six taping tables fully stocked with taping and wound care supplies, athletes have access to wound care management in order to provide infection control and protection against transmission of disease. In this area, any preventative taping or wrapping is provided to athletes as needed.


The satellite TARC Exercise Physiology Lab/Rehabilitation Room allows the athletic trainer the pr...

Physiology Lab/Rehabilitation Room

The satellite TARC Exercise Physiology Lab/Rehabilitation Room allows the athletic trainer the privacy for one-on-one therapy. The center has a variety of equipment including a versatile cable column weight machine, a stationary exercise bike, the TruStretch system, a power block weight unit, My3 Power Plate, JumpTrainer, TRX and numerous other proprioceptive devices used as an educational setting for practical labs as well as a rehabilitation center for injured athletes.


For more information about Carthage athletic facilities, visit Carthage Athletics.

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