The health and safety of all Spartan athletes is Lawrence Academy’s top priority.
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
Questions about Sports Medicine
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Stephen L. Simpson, MD, PC
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Katelynn Catlado, NP
Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center- Emerson Hospital
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.
In order to provide a safe environment for our community and for athletic competitions, Lawrence Academy has adopted the following COVID-19 protocols. Our policies have been determined with consideration of broader league guidelines both within and beyond the ISL as they have developed.
Emerson Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies holds a Physical Therapy Facility License through the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Board of Allied Health and provides individualized physical therapy services to Lawrence Academy students and faculty members on-site in the athletic training room.
Dr. Fontas graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, with a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and a doctorate in physical therapy. She assisted in the development of the Spine Rehabilitation Program as well as community outreach programs for runners. Ms. Fontas has received specialized training in treating pregnant and postpartum conditions, is trained in oncology rehabilitation, and is a member of the Be Strong Cancer Care Team. She also provides sports rehabilitation to athletes at an area high school and coordinates the student program.
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.