The goal of the Athletic Training staff at Finger Lakes Community College is to provide high quality comprehensive sports medicine care for all sports-related injuries and illnesses. We are committed to the health and well-being of the student-athletes, and this commitment is achieved by consistently seeking the best way to deliver quality health care to each student-athlete.
Melissa Wassink MS, ATC
Office: Athletic Training Room, 3830
Phone: (585) 690-1533
Rochester Regional Health: Sports Medicine
Pre-Participation Physical Exam/ Medical Forms
In compliance with the NJCAA, the Finger Lakes Community College Sports Medicine Team requires the YEARLY completion of (a) Health History and Insurance Form and (b) Physical Examination Form prior to participating on an athletic team. If these forms are not filled out completely the student-athlete will NOT be allowed to try out or participate with a Finger Lakes athletic team. Once all pre-participation paperwork is submitted and approved by the Athletic Trainer, the student-athlete will be fully cleared to participate.
Forms Should be Completed and Returned to:
Finger Lakes Community College
ATTN: Athletic Trainer
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
All student-athletes are required by the NJCAA to have an approved physical exam before they can participate on a Finger Lakes Community College athletic team.
There are two ways this can be accomplished:
- Our team doctors with be on campus at the start of fall training seasons (see dates below) to conduct physicals. If you have any pre-existing conditions that may cause concern (ex- prior surgery, cardiac tests, respiratory tests), please bring the appropriate records from your doctor regarding these issues indicating your clearance to participate.
This physical costs $15 (cash or check only, checks can be made out to Rochester Regional Health)
On Campus Physicals for 2018
September 10th starting at 1:30 pm
All physicals will be conducted in the Athletic Training Room (3830)
Please contact Athletic Trainer Melissa Wassink to schedule an appointment.
Training Room Hours:
Training room hours are dependent on the number of sports in season, competition and practice schedules, and the availability of the athletic training staff. Generally, the training room will be open 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and two hours prior to a home event. The training room will also be open post-game as needed. Hours on the weekend (Saturday-Sunday) will vary depending on practice and competition schedules. A Certified Athletic Trainer will be present at all home Finger Lakes Community College athletic events.
Head Athletic Trainer
Melissa Wassink MS, ATC, is the Head Athletic Trainer. Melissa grew up in Chili, NY and earned her BS in Athletic Training and BS in Kinesiology from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While there, Melissa gained experience working with collegiate athletes from both Brockport and the University of Rochester. She also completed a season-long internship with the Western New York Flash, a women's professional soccer team. Melissa then went on to Indiana State University, where she was awarded a graduate assistant position. She gained experience working as a Certified Athletic Trainer at West Vigo High School, while earning her MS in Athletic Training. Melissa has over five years of experience as an Athletic Trainer working in various settings. She works closely with our team physicians and strives to provide the best care possible to all student-athletes.
Dr. Christopher Brown of Rochester Regional Health serves as the Lakers’ team physician.
Other Resources for Student-Athletes:
Student-athletes are also encouraged to review the college's policy regarding insurance for injuries.
NATA Position Statement: Environmental Cold Injuries
NATA Position Statement: Lightning Safety
NATA Position Statement: External Heat Illnesses