Meet Helena

Helena Russell, a Certified Athletic Trainer, is in her sixth year of working with South Medford High School athletics. She is an outreach athletic trainer provided by Providence Sports Medicine. Helena is BOC Certified and licensed with the State of Oregon Health as an Athletic Trainer.

Helena received her undergraduate degree in Sociology, minoring in Psychology and Physical Education in 2002 and spent a decade working in the mental health field in Rhode Island for a community outreach program.  She received her Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University before relocating to Southern California, where she worked as an Athletic Trainer for the University of California at San Diego. In 2015, Helena and her family made the move from California to Southern Oregon after she accepted a position with Providence Sports Medicine.

Her role as an athletic trainer spans from first aid and emergency response, evaluation and rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions, as well as concussion management. She is also a liaison between parents, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, coaches, administrative staff, counselors, and teachers.

Message to Parents

‘In the athletic training facility at South Medford High School I can assess, treat and rehabilitate injuries sustained during high school athletics. As a Certified Athletic Trainer, I am trained to care for most medical problems your student-athlete may experience while participating in sports. Please understand that my presence at every event is impossible due to the number of sports and athletes I am responsible for, but I will ALWAYS make my best effort to be present at as many events as possible.

Thank you for your trust in caring for and managing your student-athlete’s injury.  I encourage you to reach out to me via Healthy Roster (preferable) or email/phone should your student-athlete require an injury assessment or if you need an update on a current injury.  I will do my best to get back to you on the same business day or within 24 business hours.’