Sarah Rabinovitch is a 15-year AT practitioner who combines her Athletic Therapy training and practice with the RHPA credentials of a Registered Kinesiologist, AT and with the dual credential of being a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Sarah also has taken certified courses in concussion management, engaged in concussion research with a sport medicine physician and use her concussion skills and competencies in field of play applications in sports of soccer and rugby.
Sarah’s academic background included an Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto (U of T). While at U of T, Sarah worked the Varsity Men’s soccer and Varsity Women’s Rugby; accompanying the Women’s Rugby team to the CIS championships in Halifax.
Sarah then advanced her interest in sport medicine through the Sheridan College Athletic Therapy degree program. At Sheridan, she worked as a Candidate Athletic Therapist with several local public high schools and then worked two full seasons at Upper Canada College. Since graduation and certification in 2008, Sarah has worked primarily in interdisciplinary clinics. Sarah believes that multi-disciplinary and collaborative practice , working in conjunction with other health care practitioners as well as variety of people and injuries over the years, has served to strengthen her skills and broadened her perspective on patient care.
Field of play has been a great training ground for Sarah and she enjoyed seven years as the Head Athletic Therapist with the Toronto Saracens Rugby Club and five years as the Athletic Therapist with the Toronto Aero’s Women’s hockey program. After completing her field support role with the Aero’s, she continued with the team running their concussion management protocol design and implementation.
Sarah has volunteer history with the OATA having served for five years on the Board early in her career. During that time, Sarah took on several different mandates ending her term in an executive position, so she does have an understanding of the fundamentals of not-for-profit governance and how things run within the organization. Sarah was appointed to the Board Diversity & Inclusion portfolio to complete a previous Director’s term and was recently appointed chair of the board.
Sarah lives and works in York Region, within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).