Field Hockey Canada > Noreen Ortilla joins Integrated Support Team as Injury Management Coordinator

Field Hockey Canada is pleased to announce Noreen Ortilla’s recent appointment to the new position of Injury Management Coordinator (IMC) – part of FHC’s Integrated Support Team (IST). 

“Noreen’s experience and communications skills are very much welcomed to this challenging role,” says John Sacré, IST Lead.  “This position is critical for our athletes to have the ability to continually train and compete at the international level.” 

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Women’s National Team over the last three years,” says Ortilla.  “I now look forward to getting to know all the teams and staff that represent Canada in this amazing sport.” 

Noreen is currently working as a faculty member at Camosun College, Center for Sport and Exercise Education.  She received her Master’s in Rehabilitation Science from University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from McMaster University. She also is a certified Athletic Therapist and has a diploma in Sports Injury Management. Noreen has extensive experience providing athletic therapy to athletes of all levels, including NBA, NHL, and NCAA athletes. She has experience at major games including the Commonwealth Games Qualifiers, Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games and 2011 Pan American Games.  She is also an active member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, as well as the Board of Certification in the Exam Development Group.

As Injury Management Coordinator, her primary responsibility will be to establish strong support for our National Team Athletes in the following ways:

–          Responds to initial contact from athlete regarding injury

–          Craft, in conjunction with all care providers, a return to train/compete activity plan

–          Monitor/Update database entries and dashboard relating to injury events

–          Communicate changes in functional status to; athlete, coach, care providers