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Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. 


At Coastal Orthopedics, our ATs hold the Board of Certification credential of “Athletic Trainer Certified” (ATC).

Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about the education of athletic trainers.

Their education focuses on the medical aspects of physical training and athletic activities. An ATC works with doctors and other allied health personnel to prevent injury, provide emergency care, assist in diagnosis, and provide therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation for athletic injuries.


Brian Kiessling, LAT, ATC, ROT

Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator


Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Bridgewater State University 


NATA (National Athletic Training Association)

Certified Orthopedic Technician - The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals


Brian Kiessling has a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University and is a nationally certified athletic trainer licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts. He holds an additional certification as an Orthopedic Technician from The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals. Prior to joining Coastal he completed clinical experiences in the sports medicine departments at St Georges Preparatory School, Bridgewater State University, Bryant University and Tufts University. 


At Coastal, Brian is the DME coordinator. He also specializes in measuring and fitting custom fabricated functional knee orthoses’ and custom foot orthotics. He lives in Billerica and spends most of his time playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, longboarding, and visiting the gym. 


Jenn Brooks, MS, LAT, ATC


Master of Science in Athletic Training, Merrimack College



NATA (National Athletic Training Association)

EATA (Eastern Athletic Training Association)

ATOM (Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts)

MYSA (Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association)

USATF-NE (United States Track and Field New England)


Jenn Brooks has a Master of Science in Athletic Training from Merrimack College and is a nationally certified athletic trainer licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts. She holds additional certifications in strength and conditioning and corrective exercise from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is a certified Functional Movement Specialist.  She continues to work as an injury prevention specialist with athletes of all ages at the Manchester Athletic Club, and prior to joining Coastal she completed clinical experiences in the sports medicine departments at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Pingree School. 


Jenn was a collegiate cross country and track and field athlete and still competes as a masters runner in trail and mountain races as well as ultramarathons. She lives in Gloucester with her family, believes that one can never have too many dogs, and spends as much time as possible outside running, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and cross country skiing.  She can often be found watching, coaching, or providing medical coverage for athletic events.

At Coastal Orthopedics, you can schedule an orthopedic appointment by phone at 978-927-3040,
submit our online form, or walk in to one of our three locations in Danvers, Gloucester or Beverly, MA.