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:
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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.
Becky Joyner, MS ATC PES ITAT
Becky Joyner, MS 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.
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.
Marissa Turturro, MS, ATC-L
Certified Athletic Trainer, Marissa Turturro MS ATC-L, has been with Southeast
Georgia Health System since August 2017. A native of Chicago, Marissa
obtained her undergraduate degree at Northern Michigan University, majoring
in Athletic Training. She has also completed a Master’s degree from
the University of North Georgia, majoring in physical education with an
emphasis in exercise science. Prior to joining Southeast Georgia Health
System, Marissa worked as the head athletic trainer at Chattahoochee Valley
Community College. As a certified athletic trainer with the Health System,
Marissa offers injury prevention, management, rehabilitation and education
to student athletes for all sports at Glynn Academy.
Adam Norman, MS, ATC-L
Adam Norman, MS ATC-L, 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 healthcare journals.
Shonta Houston, ATC-L
Shonta Houston, ATC-L, 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, and in 2017, she joined Southeast Georgia Health System, continuing
to provide services at McIntosh County Academy. She plans to further her
education by obtaining a physical therapy assistant degree from Kent State
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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