Sports Medicine Services

The George Washington University’s Department of Athletics and Recreation in collaboration with the George Washington University Hospital is committed to providing high quality medical services to student-athletes currently participating in Club Sports at GW. The Clubs Sports Medicine staff consists of certified Athletic Trainers, a Physical Therapist, and Physicians providing services including event coverage, injury evaluation, injury management, and rehabilitation.

2017 - 2018 Injury Clinic
The Sports Medicine Department offers injury-check triage appointments. The clinic is run by the Athletic Training staff in coordination with the physicians in the Sports Medicine Department. If you are injured during a scheduled club practice or during a competition (home or away), please complete and submit the online Injury Report Form within 48 hours of the injury occurring. Then make an appointment for the Injury Clinic. Your appointment will be short with the opportunity for more extensive future follow-up as needed.  To schedule an appointment, please Access Natalia's Appointment Calendar. This will allow you to choose a time that fits into your schedule.  Visit our Sports Medicine Facebook page.

Additional Medical Services
The George Washington University's Colonial Health Center provides a number of services including medical evaluation, medication management, and women's health to name a few. To learn more about these services visit their website or call 202-994-2622.

Mental Health Services is the primary mental health agency for GW students and the rest of the campus community. They support mental health and personal development by collaborating with students to overcome challenges and difficulties that may interfere with academic, emotional, and personal well-being. Professional counselors provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for students to discuss concerns. To learn more about services visit their website or call 202-994-5300.

The Lerner Health and Wellness Center works with a registered dietitian that can guide you toward optimal health with a one-on-one consultation or detailed nutrition counseling. They will educate you about the science of nutrition and help you create a program based on your personal goals. To learn more about this service visit the Campus Recreation website or call 202-994-1626.

Club Sports Medicine Staff

Natalia Reynaga, ATC
Natalia Reynaga, a San Diego, California native, has been brought on to The George Washington Sport Medicine staff as an Athletic Trainer for the Cross Country and Track teams. She earned her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science at the California State University of San Bernardino in 2011. While attending the university, she volunteered with CSUSB athletics, San Bernardino Valley College, and The Sports Medicine Clinic in Riverside in order to accumulate athletic training hours towards a master degree.

Reynaga was accepted into the Master of Athletic Training program at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas. She did her clinical rotations with Lubbock High School, Texas Tech football and two seasons with the Texas Tech Track and Field teams. She received her Masters degree in Athletic Training in 2012.

After becoming nationally certified and a state licensed Athletic Trainer, Natalia was hired as the Track and Field Athletic Trainer for Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her two year stay allowed her to gain self-assurance in her work while handling a 100 athlete roster with NCAA champions and Olympic potentials.

Natalia strives to continue her education as her latest certifications include Graston Technique certification and Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Pre-participation screening
It is highly recommended and encouraged to have an annual orthopedic and general physical examination prior to participating in any sporting or physical activity. The George Washington University Colonial Health Center provides complete pre-participation physical examinations. To schedule an appointment, please call 202-994-6827. Fees may apply.

Insurance
It is strongly recommended that all Club Sport student-athletes have an Accidental / Medical insurance plan in effect prior to participating in Club Sport activities. For more information about insurance, see the information provided through the Colonial Health Center.