Sports Medicine

The health and safety of all Spartan athletes is Lawrence Academy’s top priority.

Head Athletic Trainer Frank Mastrangelo tending to a student during a football game.
Coaches and athletic training staff provide students with the educational materials, customized programs, and guidance necessary to enhance individual performance and help each student-athletes better understand themselves, both mentally and physically.

Lawrence Academy’s athletic healthcare program encourages clear, direct communication among athletes, parents, coaches, and treating physicians, with the best interests of the student-athletes in mind. The school’s on-campus Athletic Training Room is a space for treatment, care, preventative assistance, and rehabilitation, while Lawrence Academy’s policies and procedures for athletic medical care provide protocols for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of student-athletes’ injuries.

Meet the Team

Melinda Raboin

Melinda Raboin

Director of Health Services, MD
April Buchheit

April Buchheit

Head Athletic Trainer
Sean Foster

Sean Foster

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Michael Poulin

Michael Poulin

Director of Strength & Conditioning/Equipment Manager

Helpful Information

Questions about Sports Medicine

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Lawrence Academy's Sports Medicine program. We're here to help!

Email: athletics@lacademy.edu

Additional Personnel

Stephen L. Simpson, MD, PC
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Team Physician

Health & Wellness

Lawrence Academy is unique in the fact that we have a licensed MD on staff in our Health Center as well as two licensed therapists who are available for our students anytime.

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Crystal Fontas

Physical Therapy

Emerson Health’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies holds a Physical Therapy Facility License through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Board of Allied Health Professions and provides individualized physical therapy services to Lawrence Academy students and faculty members on-site in the athletic training room.

Crystal Fontas, PT, DPT and Manager of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics at Emerson Health has over 18 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine and schedules individual PT sessions around student and faculty academic and athletic schedules. This is an insurance-based program and all billing for services is submitted to the patient’s health insurance company. A physician order for physical therapy and completion of registration and health history paperwork is required prior to scheduling an evaluation. Any questions about this program can be directed to Crystal Fontas at cfontas@emersonhosp.org.

Dr. Fontas graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was a 4-year collegiate soccer player and has a passion for returning athletes of all ages and abilities to optimal performance following orthopedic injury or surgery.  Other areas of clinical interest and specialized training include spine rehabilitation, prevention and treatment of running injuries and the pre-natal and post-natal patient population.  She manages the orthopedic and sports medicine service lines at Emerson’s Concord and Westford outpatient rehabilitation centers.  

Campus Safety & Security

In order for each and every Lawrence Academy student to learn, live, and grow to their full potential, it is imperative that we provide a healthy and safe environment in which to do so. Therefore, students’ health and safety — as well that of our faculty, staff, and campus guests and visitors — is the top priority of our campus community. Click below to learn more about Campus Safety and protocols.