NICOLE SPAULDING, MSM, ATC, NHLAT, CES, CPT-NASM
Director of Athletic Training Services
Nicole graduated from Lasell College with a Masters in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Nicole is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer, certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and a certified Personal Trainer. Nicole joined Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in 2009 where she was the Head Athletic Trainer for Portsmouth High School. She has since transitioned to Access Acceleration as the Director of Athletic Training Services. Nicole specializes in post rehab, return to sport, strength and conditioning, injury prevention and corrective exercise techniques.
Nicole’s past professional experience includes working with team physicians for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She is a native of Everett, MA and attended Pope John XXIII High School. She earned twelve varsity letters and has her number retired for becoming the second all time leading scorer in female basketball history.
HEIDI KIRBY, ATC
Exeter High School
Heidi received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training in 1998, and completed Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Human Performance in 2009. Both degrees are from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA. She is an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor and is an approved clinical instructor for the University of New Hampshire’s athletic training education program. She has worked in the high school, collegiate and industrial medicine fields of athletic training. Heidi is involved with the Special Olympics Program and volunteers as the Executive Director of Sports Medicine for the Seacoast Area Special Olympics track and field competition. She is also the athletic training coordinator for Hot Soup Racing and ATV Racing Clubs. Heidi has been the Head Athletic Trainer for Exeter High School for more than 10 years. When she is not out on the field working she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking, and camping.
Katie McFadden, ATC
Timberlane Regional High School
Katie McFadden, ATC is the Head Athletic Trainer at Timberlane Regional High School. She joined the Access team following several years as the Athletic Trainer at Phillips Exeter Academy, and as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and Athletic Trainer for Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA and Springfield College in Springfield, MA.
Katie graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2011 and graduated with her Master of Science in Athletic Training with a concentration in Rehabilitation from Springfield College in 2015. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of New Hamsphire and the State of Massachusetts, a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified CPR/AED Professional Rescuer, and Certified in Emergency Response.
When she’s not on the sidelines, Katie plays women’s professional football for the Boston Renegades; formally the three time national champion Boston Militia.
CLAIRE RUFF, ATC, NHLAT
Timberlane Regional High School
Claire Ruff is the Athletic Trainer at Timberlane Regional Middle School. She splits her time between the sidelines at the Junior High School and in the clinic at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.
She is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in Durham with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training. During her college career, Claire had the opportunity to intern at Exeter High School under Access Sports Medicine’s Senior Athletic Trainer Heidi Kirby. Claire also provided athletic training services for a wide range of athletic programs including lacrosse and volleyball at UNH, and volunteered at the 2011 Massachusetts’ Bay State Games.
Claire was also a stand out athlete as a member of the UNH Track and Field Team and the National College Athlete Honors Society, Chi Alpha Sigma. She has a passion for sports and enjoys helping athletes of all ages maximize their fitness and performance level.
During her free time Claire enjoys running, catching a movie and spending time with friends and family.
MIKAELA HARDING, ATC, NHLAT
Winnacunnet High School
Mikaela Harding is the Athletic Trainer at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton.
She is a 2014 graduate of Keene State College in Keene, NH. As a student she had the opportunity to work with the athletes of the Keene High School football, soccer, hockey, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and gymnastics programs. Mikaela is experienced in concussion evaluation and assessment and in the administration of baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing.
While earning her degree Athletic Training, she observed and assisted a variety of medical providers at Keene State Health and Wellness Center and Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock. She also provided medical coverage for the athletic programs at Vermont Academy and Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts.
Mikaela has significant work and volunteer experience at the collegiate, high school and youth recreation level. She brings her enthusiasm and athletic training skills to Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics and Winnacunnet High School.
During her free time Mikaela enjoys staying active, hiking, snowboarding and participating in competitive events including the Tough Mudder.
Kevin Strahan, ATC, ROT
Kevin received his Athletic Training Certification at Plymouth State University. He is a certified athletic trainer experienced with both professional and collegiate level athletes. He is also a Registered Orthopaedic Technologist. Kevin has been part of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 2002 and is registered with the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals.He is both qualified in casting and splinting. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, surfing, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Tyler Swett, ATC
Tyler graduated from Plymouth State University in 2006 where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. While at Plymouth, Tyler had the opportunity to work with a variety of athletic teams including football, wrestling, field hockey, and lacrosse. Tyler has experience working with a wide range of physical therapy patients and was trained in the use of the Graston Technique in 2010. He also has two years experience working in a high school setting with numerous high school athletes.