Sports trainer getting athletes back in action

By Antonio Masone
March 25, 2004

Angelina Wagner

Cabrini has employed head Athletic Trainer Meeghan Roth since August 2002. Before coming to Cabrini, Roth worked in the office of Cabrini’s current sports medicine and rehabilitation doctor, Dr. McShane. McShane employed Cabrini’s ex-trainer, and informed Roth of the upcoming job opportunity.

Roth was born in York, Pa. and attended Lemon Bay High School in Englewood Fla. After a serious high school sports injury, Roth worked with an athletic trainer while rehabilitating her torn ACL. The knowledge and depth that went into rehabilitation after surgery inspired Roth to go into the field of sports medicine after graduating.

Following high school, Roth attended West Chester University where she received her Bachelors Degree in sports medicine.

Being that Roth had only done office work with McShane, the transition to running a training room was going to be difficult. “It was going to be difficult to actually maintain a collegiate athletic training room. The kids made the transition easy, they were understanding and patient,” Roth said.

Being that Roth was going to be working on her own, she had the opportunity to run things her own way, “It was easy to come in in-charge, I got to set things up the way I wanted,” Roth said.

Prior to 2002, the athletic training room was opened part-time. The full-time position that Roth filled allowed for a safer environment, and more athletic practices to be covered daily.

Student-athletes who are treated by Roth have no complaints with her service. “She informs us pretty well. I know she would not let me step on the field if I wasn’t physically able,” junior lacrosse player, Paul Archambault said.

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