Emma Spisak is a 2015 graduate of Boston University, where she earned a B.S. in Athletic Training. Following her undergraduate degree, Spisak earned a M.S. in Athletic Training in 2017 from the University of Kentucky. She served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer off-campus, coordinating care for all athletics programs at the largest public high school in the state of Kentucky. Her graduate research focused on identification, prevention, and treatment of chronic ankle instability in athletes.
Upon graduation, Spisak returned to Boston for a one-year Athletic Training Residency in Orthopedics & Diagnostics at BU. There, she worked with women’s rugby, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s track and field, while also completing a rigorous didactic curriculum.
Spisak joined the Sports Medicine team at UNC in 2018. She coordinates care for Sports Clubs, and serves as a liaison between Campus Health and Campus Recreation. Emma’s clinical interests include evaluation and diagnosis of the lumbopelvic and hip regions, muscle physiology and rehabilitation, and manual therapy techniques. She is trained in dry needling and has lectured at regional conferences on therapeutic cupping.
She has been an NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2015. Spisak is a Massachusetts native who currently resides in Durham, N.C.