The Marilyn E. Kasputys Branch
of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention is a collaboration of clinicians, scientists, activists, and technologists that conduct world-class medical research focused on the prevention of sports injuries and the effects of exercise on health and wellness. Through a partnership with The Skating Club of Boston, The Micheli Center will be taking up permanent residence within The Marilyn E. Kasputys Branch of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. The space will offer over 4,000 square feet for Club skaters to train with all their off-ice strength and conditioning requirements.
The space’s facilities:
- 2,400 sq. ft off-ice training room, managed by professionals from The Micheli Center
- 1,600 sq. ft dance studio
- Designed by athletic trainers and wellness professionals specifically for figure skaters, and the distinct ways in which they train across multiple disciplines
- Private offices for athlete evaluation, injury treatment, physical therapy, sports psychology, and nutritional counseling
- X-ray imaging machine for on-site injury evaluation
- High-altitude training room – the only such training room in the area
Groundbreaking training programs
The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention was founded by the Children’s Sports Medicine Foundation, with the goal of taking a proactive approach to sports medicine. Rather than treat injuries as they arise, through the analysis of individual athlete’s strength, flexibility, range of motion and movement patterns, The Micheli Center’s mission is to offer prescriptive training to prevent injuries from ever occurring in the first place.
After years of collecting data and successfully applying this practice to young athletes across multiple sports, including figure skaters, The Micheli Center at The Skating Club of Boston will focus its resources on designing cutting-edge training programs specific to figure skaters, in a way that has never been done before. As the sport of figure skating evolves to require greater strength and athleticism, The Micheli Center at The Skating Club of Boston will remain at the forefront of sports medicine to instruct skaters who want to train smarter, harder and more successfully. The Micheli Center employs a staff of multiple trainers from which Club members can choose, all certified strength and conditioning specialists with expertise in training children and young adults. Whether one-on-one or in group classes, all trainers on The Micheli Center’s staff are qualified to best support the most advanced strength training of the Club’s athletes, and to help them achieve their own personal peak performance.
The Kasputys Family
With a generous donation by longtime Club member, Dr. Joseph Kasputys, the Center’s new Club location has been named after Dr. Kasputy’s late wife, Marilyn E. Kasputys. Dr. and Marilyn Kasputys were longtime participants and fans of the sport and skated together in pairs and dance at locations around the world. Their passion and dedication for figure skating was limitless, and will continue for years to come through the establishment of this new sports injury and strength training center at the Club.
The Micheli Center Staff
Lyle J. Micheli, MD
- Founder of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
- Director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
- Past president of the American College of Sports Medicine
- Co-chair of the International Olympic Committee consensus on the health and fitness of young people through physical activity and sport
William P. Meehan III, MD
- Director of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
- Director of Research for the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital
- Winner of the 2012 Award for Best Overall Research, American Medical Society of Sport
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School
- Physician, Sports Medicine Division, Boston Children’s Hospital
Ellen Geminiani, MD
- Figure skater, dancer and long-time member of The Skating Club of Boston
- Physician, Sports Medicine Division, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School
- Past chair of Sports Science & Medicine Committee, U.S. Figure Skating
- U.S. Figure Skating Team USA Medical Provider
See Dr. Meehan speak about The Micheli Center in the video below: