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 Brantley County
High School, 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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Dr. Sasser discusses golf-related sports injuries and how to prevent them
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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.
Want more information on athletic trainer services, supplies and pricing?
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
Rebecca Joyner, M.S., ATC, PES, ITAT, has been a certified athletic trainer
for the Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine Program since
2006. A Pennsylvania native, Rebecca attained her undergraduate degree
in 2004, from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2006, she obtained a Master
of Science degree in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvanian
(Cal U). 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, Rebecca completed her certification as an ImPact
Trainer Athletic Trainer (ITAT). Rebecca currently specializes in concussion
management and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) return to play rehabilitation.
Mollie Borcherding, M.S., ATC
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 Specialist (CSCS).
Chantal Pierre, ATC
Chantal Pierre, ATC, has been a certified athletic trainer for the Southeast
Georgia Health System Sports Medicine Program 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. Prior to joining the Health System, Chantal worked with athletic
training programs at Florida Atlantic University and Tallahassee Community
College. She offers injury prevention, management, rehabilitation and
education to athletes in all sports at Brunswick High School. In addition,
she serves as the lead for the Health System’s annual Student Athletic
Trainer 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
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. In 2018, Adam joined the
Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine Program and is the athletic
trainer for Frederica Academy. Some of his accomplishments include being
named Southern Professional Hockey League 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
Amanda Burton, M.S., ATC
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 the Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine
Program. Prior to joining the Health System, Amanda worked for an orthopaedic
clinic in Northern Kentucky. Amanda is proud of being a contributing author
on a book:
Taping, Wrapping, and Bracing for Athletic Trainers.
Shonta Houston, ATC, PTA
McIntosh County Academy
Shonta Houston, ATC, PTA, attended Georgia Southern University, where 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. Shonta joined the Southeast Georgia Health System Sports
Medicine Program in 2017. She had been an athletic trainer at McIntosh
County Academy since 2014, and continued to provide her services after
joining the Health System. In 2019, she furthered her education by obtaining
a physical therapy assistant degree from Kent State University at Ashtabula.
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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