Director of Athletics Training Kyle Wilson

“This is one of the top complexes in the nation because of the versatility it offers to service student-athletes in every area of sports medicine.” — Kyle Wilson, UNLV Director of Athletic Training

 

Kyle Wilson earned the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) and the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (FWATA) 2012 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer awards. His dedication to UNLV athletics is the main reason why, and he is a big supporter of Rebel Golf.

Day-to-day preventative medicine on the campus was made easier with the opening of the Marilyn and Si Redd Sports Medicine Complex. The state-of-the-art operation is a major part of the $8.5 million Lied Athletic Facility. Made possible by a generous gift of $1.5 million by Marilyn and Si Redd, the athletic training facility incorporates the total scope of sports medicine over an 8,500-square-foot area.

Aside from five staff offices, a rehabilitation room houses a dozen pieces of equipment including Cybex stationary bicycles, stair machines and treadmills, all under a natural skylight. The largest area features a dozen tables to offer student-athletes various treatments throughout the day. Taping, padding and bracing all take place in another all-inclusive room.

Finally, an aquatic therapy room features three above-ground whirlpools surrounding a 10-feet deep pool for rehabilitative exercises. All of these features make it possible for UNLV student-athletes to rehabilitate injuries without ever needing to leave the Lied Athletic Complex.

Other amenities include a physician’s office and exam room to provide daily medical service for student-athletes. A drug-testing facility also is part of the new complex. This expedites medical care because the student-athletes’ health care is self-contained.

Also, UNLV’s academic program and its student athletic trainers benefit from a sports medicine library, study room and conference facility.

“Aside from being four times larger than our former facility,” says Kyle Wilson, UNLV’s Director of Athletic Training. “This is one of the top complexes in the nation because of the versatility it offers to service student-athletes in every area of sports medicine. We’re now more efficient, more accessible and more effective in preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries.”