IWS goal is to make the most comprehensive care available to patients across China. It starts by employing health care professionals - Athletic Trainers.

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.”- National Athletic Trainers’ Association

The Athletic Training Internship has allowed IWS to partner with many of the international schools and professional teams/organizations/clubs throughout China. IWS continues to grow as the premium healthcare option in China by providing athletic training outreach services.

For more information on our Athletic Training Internship Program, or how to partner with IWS Athletic Training Services

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Amanda Roberts, BS, ATC, CEAS
Corporate Athletic Trainer - Shanghai

Amanda join IWS in August 2016 as Corporate Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining IWS, she has both studied and worked in a variety of athletic settings including high school, collegiate, and industrial. Most recently, she was the Head Athletic Trainer at Frito-Lay, Inc., where she developed and implemented health, wellness, and ergonomic programs for corporate employees. She has also lead several national Ergonomic training classes throughout Frito-Lay in order to help the sites stay in compliance with OSHA auditing standards.

Amanda looks forward to educating the community within Shanghai about the athletic training profession and hopes to continue her growth as an athletic trainer in the corporate setting. Amanda is a Native of Buffalo, New York, USA.

Education :

  • Canisus College, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, 2010
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Randen Morisako, MA, ATC
Athletic Trainer- International School Beijing (ISB) - Beijing

Randen has recently graduated with his Master’s degree from San Jose State University, where he was working as a Graduate Assistant at University of California Santa Cruz. Randen has experience working at the high school, collegiate, and international levels primarily working with soccer and basketball athletes. Randen has been the athletic trainer for the Virgin Islands National Men’s Basketball team working in the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Championship and 2016 Centrobasket tournaments in the British Virgin Islands and Panama City respectively.

Randen was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended a prestigious high school for native Hawaiian students. He wishes to learn alternative medicine techniques through IWS that may have application back in the United States. He hopes to grow professionally and culturally through his time with IWS and traveling. He has explored China, Singapore, Korea, Virgin Islands, and Panama.

Education :

  • San Jose State University, M.A. in Kinesiology with a emphasis in Athletic Training, 2016
  • Chapman University, B.S. in Athletic Training with a minor in Psychology, 2014
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Ciara Dargahi, MS, ATC
Athletic Trainer - Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) - Beijing

Ciara brings 4 years of certified experience to IWS. Her most recent coverage includes that of a Premier Development League for the United Soccer League along two teams of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association (MO, USA). Ciara’s collegiate involvement consists of both NAIA and NCAA DII where she has managed the care of multiple Conference Champions and also a National Championship.

Ciara’s experience with multiple sports and levels of competition truly demonstrates her passion for promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. She strives to deliver optimum care for her athletes as they advance and compete at their highest potential.

Education :

  • Lindenwood University, MS in Human Performance, 2016
  • Lindenwood University, BS in Athletic Training, 2012
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Kyle Gallagher, MS, ATC, LAT
Athletic Trainer - American International School - Guangzhou

Kyle has worked the last year with the University of Arizona football team as an intern athletic trainer. Prior to that he spent 2 years working with Florida International University working primarily with the football and softball teams. In the summer of 2015 he worked with the USA Baseball 17-U development program. Kyle is certified through the NASM as a corrective exercise specialist as well as a performance enhancement specialist.

Kyle has a special interest in learning about the usage of vestibular, oculormotor, exercise and the psychological as treatment for concussions.

Education:

  • Florida International University, M.S. in Recreation and Sports Management, 2015
  • California University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Athletic Training, 2013

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