New England Patriots

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Jim Whalen

Head Athletic Trainer
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Years in the NFL: 18
Education: Bridgewater State College (BS)
University of Miami (MSEd)
NFL Experience: Tampa Bay Bucs - Assistant Athletic Trainer (2000-2002)
New England Patriots - Head Athletic Trainer (2002 - Present)
NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees: General Medical Subcommittee (2016-present)
NFL Cardiovascular Committee

 

Joe Van Allen

Director of Rehabilitation/Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Years in the NFL: 17
Education:

University of Miami (MSPT)
Millikin Univeristy (BS)

NFL Experience: Assistant Athletic Trainer/Director of Rehabilitation - New England Patriots (2001-Present)
NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees: NFL Foot & Ankle Subcommittee (2013-2017)
Additional Credentials: MSPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
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Daryl Nelson

Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Years in the NFL: 1
Education:

Texas Christian University (BS)

The Ohio State University (MS)

NFL Experience:

Assistant Athletic Trainer - New England Patriots (2016-Present)

Seasonal Athletic Training Intern - New England Patriots (2013-2014)

Summer Intern - Buffalo Bills (2008, 2009)

 

Michael Akinbola

Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Years in the NFL: 2
Education:

University of Delaware (DPT & SCS Sports Residency)
Bridgewater State University (MS, AT)
DePauw University (BS)

NFL Experience:

Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist – New England Patriots (2016-Present)
Summer PT/AT Intern - Indianapolis Colts (2016)
Summer PT/AT Volunteer – Indianapolis Colts (2014)

NFL/PFATS/NATA Committees: Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) of the APTA
Additional Credentials:

DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, FMS-C, SFMA-C, NR-EMT

 

 

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