Dylan Church, LAT, ATC is an Athletic Trainer with a strong passion for being creative during the rehabilitation process of every patient. Graduating with his Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Montclair State University, his love for sports medicine has grown in synchrony with his experiences, which features a wide range of sports at all levels of performance including: The New York Jets, Sky Blue FC Professional Soccer, Metropolitan Riveters Women’s Professional Ice Hockey, New Jersey Jackals Baseball, Division II & Division III collegiate athletics, and both public and private high school settings. His most recent experience as a Physician Extender with Comprehensive Medical Care and NJFASSST allowed him to assist an Osteopathic Physician with patient encounters and with orthopedic surgical procedures in a multidisciplinary practice setting. His job involved coordinating and collaborating with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Accupuncturists, and other ATC’s to ensure patients received the best care possible at every visit.
He is quick to earn the trust of patients due to his natural ability to diagnose musculoskeletal injuries of varying complexity, and routinely return athletes to competition more prepared for success than they were before. He does this by applying his creativity while using a ground-up, holistic approach to rehabilitation and mechanics that yields significant results. He also holds specialized certifications in Kinesiotaping, Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques (IASTM), and Therapeutic Cupping, an ancient Chinese technique that was brought into the spotlight by Michael Phelps during his legendary performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He is also an Impact Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT), a certification that distinguishes him as a specialist in Concussion and Head Injury Management.
Throughout his entire professional journey, he has brought his love for teaching into every experience. This was obvious amongst his peers, resulting in his opportunity to formally mentor future athletic trainers as a Montclair State Athletic Training Preceptor. As a preceptor, he shared his knowledge and experience, helping student athletic trainers get the most out of their clinical experience at the collegiate setting: a critical experience along the path that best prepares students for their professional careers in the athletic training program. He brings the same passion when educating his patients, and elegantly makes complex cases easy to understand, even for the youth athlete. He also utilizes his experience as an athlete to help guide his treatment. Fun Fact: He played at the semi-pro level with the Iron Bound Express and Brooklyn Italians football clubs at 18 years old and competed at a bodybuilding and physique national qualifying show where he placed 1st in the Open Teen and Novice categories.