Our sports medicine program is dedicated to providing area athletes with
the best care possible by preventing, recognizing and managing sports
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Our Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine Program provides athletic
training services to Glynn County schools as well as to the McIntosh County
Academy and Frederica Academy. These services include practice and athletic
event coverage and daily athletic training room hours throughout the year.
In addition to our area schools, we offer our expertise to local youth
and community sports organizations. These services include:
For more information on athletic training services, call 912-466-5745 or
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Our team of certified athletic trainers can provide athletic training services
for your sports team, school, special event or tournament. This gives
you immediate access to sports medicine specialists and ensures that every
athlete attending your event has the best care available for potential injuries.
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Our Sports Medicine Team
Our sports medicine team consists of certified athletic trainers,
Beau Sasser, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of the Sports
Medicine Program, and several sideline sports medicine providers. They
are skilled and experienced in the prevention of sports injuries and the
management of athletes' health and well-being. They also assist in
the rehabilitation of injured athletes and work with players both on and
off the field.
Rebecca Joyner, M.S., ATC, PES, ITAT
Becky Joyner, M.S., ATC, PES, ITAT, certified athletic trainer, has been
with Southeast Georgia Health System since August 2006. A Pennsylvania
native, Becky attained her undergraduate degree from the University of
Pittsburgh in 2004. She went on to complete a Masters of Science degree
in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U)
in 2006. While at Cal U, she obtained a Performance Enhancement Specialist
(PES) certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and
served as a graduate assistant at Washington & Jefferson College in
Washington, PA. In 2015, Becky completed her certification as an ImPact
Trainer Athletic Trainer (ITAT). While part of the Southeast Georgia Sports
Medicine team, Becky has served as athletic trainer at McIntosh County
Academy as well as the College of Coastal Georgia. Becky currently specializes
in concussion management and ACL return to play rehabilitation. She is
also the program coordinator for Southeast Georgia Health System’s
Board of Certification Approved Provider Continuing Education Program.
Mollie Borcherding, M.S., ATC
Serves Brantley County High School
Mollie Borcherding, M.S., ATC, originally from southern Indiana obtained
her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training Applied Medicine and
Rehabilitation with a minor in Massage Therapy at Indiana State University
in 2019. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Science
in Athletic Training from Xavier University in 2021. Mollie is new to
the area and currently works as the certified athletic trainer at Brantley
County High School. She is planning on furthering her education by obtaining
her certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS).
Chantal Pierre, ATC
Chantal Pierre, ATC, has been a certified athletic trainer for the Southeast
Georgia Health System Sports Medicine department since 2007. A native
of West Palm Beach, Florida, Chantal attained her undergrad degree at
Florida State University, majoring in Exercise Science with an emphasis
in Athletic Training. In addition to her experience at the Health System,
Chantal has also worked with athletic training programs at Florida Atlantic
University andTallahassee Community College.
As a certified athletic trainer with the Health System, Chantal offers
injury prevention, management, rehabilitation and education to students
in all sports to Brunswick High School athletes. In addition, she is in
her ninth year of leading the Health System’s Student Athletic Trainer
Aide Program and summer camp, a program geared toward high school students
who are interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine.
Learn more about our Athletic Training services offered at Brunswick High School.
Adam Norman, M.S., ATC
Serves Frederica Academy
Adam Norman, M.S., ATC, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in athletic
training from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He furthered
his education, obtaining his Master of Science with an emphasis on sports
medicine from the University of North Georgia. Adam works as the certified
head athletic trainer at Frederica Academy as part of his employment by
the Southeast Georgia Health System. Some of his accomplishments include
being named as SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2017 and being a contributing
author in Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing for Athletic Trainers. He is currently
finalizing a research project for publication in health care journals.
Amanda Burton, M.S., ATC
Serves Glynn Academy
Amanda Burton, M.S., ATC, is a native of the Greater Cincinnati region
and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from
Eastern Kentucky University in 2014. She furthered her education by obtaining
a Master of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Kinesiology
and Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia in 2016. Amanda
is new to the area and currently works as the Certified Athletic Trainer
at Glynn Academy through Southeast Georgia Health System. Prior to joining
the Health System, Amanda worked for an orthopaedic clinic in Northern
Kentucky. An accomplishment Amanda is proud of is being a contributing
author on a book: Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing for Athletic Trainers.
Shonta Houston, ATC, PTA
Serves McIntosh Academy
Shonta Houston, ATC, PTA attended Georgia Southern University. She double
majored in athletic training and exercise science, allowing her to work
as a student athletic trainer for numerous collegiate and high school sports.
In September 2014, Shonta became the athletic trainer for McIntosh County
Academy. In 2017, she joined Southeast Georgia Health System and continued
providing services at McIntosh Academy. In 2019, she furthered her education
by obtaining a physical therapy assistant degree from Kent State University
For more information about our sports medicine program and athletic trainer
services, please call us at 912-466-5745.
Dr. Beau Sasser's Sports Medicine Blog
This online forum is dedicated to educating the community on current sports
medicine practices. Blog followers enjoy a wide range of sports medicine
topic discussions, including tips on healthy living, training tips for
a 5K and the impact athletic trainers have on the safety and health of
Dr. Sasser specializes in sports medicine and also serves as medical director
of the Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine department.
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