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Dr. Sharon Sharpe

Dr. Sharon Sharpe, ScD, ATC, LMT is a 2007 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a Doctor of Science in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences from the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. She lives in Natick with her wife, Marybeth, daughter Stacy, son Jacob, her mother Mary, and their dog, Bella. She enjoys studying martial arts and has achieved a Green Belt.

Dr. Sharpe has been providing health care for athletes and other active people of all skill levels and ages. In 1985 she came to Massachusetts to begin a 16 year career as an Athletic Trainer at Wellesley College. She was named Head Athletic Trainer at Wellesley in 1990 and developed a program of injury prevention which received the Award for Excellence in Athletic Training Management in 1994.

While at Wellesley College, she served as the Medical Coordinator for the Bay State Games from 1996-1999. She was also selected to the Medical Staff of the US Olympic Committee for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. In 2001 she left Wellesley College to pursue her doctoral degree at Boston University studying advanced biomechanics, earning the Frank George Award Scholarship for Research in Athletic Training.

She spent the next four years teaching courses in sports injury prevention, evaluation and treatment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Sharpe pursued her Massachusetts Massage Therapy license in 2012 in order to provide health care services to individuals in the general community, especially those who are physically active. It is her mission to help those who limit their activity due to pain or discomfort, so they can be as active as they would like to be.

Education

  • BS – State University of New York at Brockport. 1979
  • MS – Purdue University. 1985
  • ScD – Boston University. 2007
  • LMT – Teoma Institute of Massage Therapy, Quincy, MA. 2013

Work Experience

  • Athletic Trainer at Wellesley College, Wellesley MA. Asst 1985-1990, Head 1990 – 2001.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training. Boston University, 2004-2006.
  • Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, Salem State University, 2006-2008. Bridgewater State University, 2008-2009.
  • Ergonomic consultant and Health Care Provider for Frito Lay Eastern Region, including Stacy’s Pita Chips, Randolph, MA, 2010-2011.
  • Athletic Trainer, The Fenn School, Concord MA, 2011-2012.
  • Achieve Therapeutics, 2013.

International Athletics & Volunteer Work

  • US Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Staff, Olympic Winter Games, Nagano Japan, 1998.
  • USA Basketball Medical Staff, Women’s Under 22 World Championships, Natal, Brazil, 1997.
  • FIFA Soccer 1994 World Cup, Volunteer Medical Staff, Boston MA.
  • Medical Coordinator, Bay State Games, 1996-1999.

Publications

  • “Stability while carrying school backpacks: What does it really mean to be “stable”?” Chapter in: Load Carriage in School Children: Epidemiology and Exercise Science. Ed. Hong, Youlian. 2010. Nova Science Publishers.
  • Sharpe, SR; Holt, KG; Saltzman, E; and Wagenaar, RC. Effects of a hip belt on transverse plane trunk coordination and stability during load carriage. Journal of Biomechanics, 41: 968-976, 2008.
  • Merson DP, Laursen RM, Sharpe SR. Core Strengthening and Flexibility Training in a Rower Diagnosed with a Chronic Inflammatory Disorder: A Case Report . Athletic Therapy Today. 2008; 13(3) 24-26.
  • Sharpe, SR; Knapik, J; Jones, B. Ankle braces reduce recurrence of ankle sprains in female soccer players. Journal of Athletic Training, 32(1): 21-24, 1997.

Awards

  • Frank George Award Doctoral Scholarship, 2004. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research & Education Foundation.
  • Award for Excellence in Athletic Training Management, 1994. Athletic Management Magazine.
  • Biomedical Research Support Grant, 1988. Epidemiology of Injury and Fitness Among Female College Athletes. National Institutes of Health, through Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.