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Nadia Visco joins the Shipley Center’s Athletic Training room

Ms. Nadia Visco has just begun her new role at Dana Hall as the newest Athletic Trainer. Ms. Visco brings a passion for Sports Medicine and a network of experiences to the Dana community. Coming out of college, Ms. Visco was interested in working in a high school community like Dana Hall, as she was involved with women’s organizations growing up.

Ms.Visco grew up playing sports and describes that her favorite part about athletics is being a part of a team and enjoying the experiences of team bonding. Ms.Visco attended Newton North High School, where she played ice hockey and ran track during her high school career. In addition, she was also the manager of the boy’s lacrosse team. Her spark for getting into the Sports Medicine field started with her senior capstone project, where she worked with the Athletic Trainer at Newton North. 

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree Of Science in athletic training from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). At first, Ms. Visco wasn’t sure if she fully liked athletic training, but once she started working with the football team at UNH, she saw a bunch of “cool” injuries. This was also the first time her preceptors allowed her to “think on her own, which started becoming more fun.” She also assisted with the men’s soccer and women’s track and field at UNH. 

Ms.Visco has also held an internship as an athletic trainer with the Cape Cod baseball league, the Harwich Mariners. This is what really made her love athletic training more and noted that every single sport has a “different environment, different type of athlete, type of injury, different types of the coaching staff.” 

In addition to working at Dana Hall, Ms. Visco is a Physical Therapy Technician at ATI Physical Therapy in Wellesley. 

In the few months that Ms. Visco has been a part of the Athletic Department at Dana, she thinks “it’s been a learning curve.” Ms. Janna Berger, Athletic Trainer, says, “it is as if she was made to work here at Dana.” She sees that Ms. Visco connects well with students in addition to being a knowledgeable practitioner. Anelly Mad-Toingue ‘24, a two-season sports athlete, echos Ms. Berger in that “she’s enthusiastic and always knows how to make you laugh.”

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