Tony Lora, MS, ATC, PES
Tony earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology/Sports Medicine from North Adams State College in 1997 and his Master of Science in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He started his professional career as an assistant athletic trainer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute working primarily with the Men’s Football and Men’s Lacrosse teams. He also provided assistance with a variety of other sports, including Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Hockey teams (Division 1). In 2005, he moved to Vermont. It was then that he began his 15 year career working at University of Vermont Medical Center. He divided his time between the Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic and as the athletic trainer at Champlain Valley Union High School. He had the opportunity to provide injury assessment and care, along with emergency medical services at the High School, provide rehabilitation to physically active patients at the clinic, and work one-on-one with the medical center Sports Medicine Orthopedic surgeons.
Tony is a state-licensed and nationally certified Athletic Trainer and holds an additional certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Personal: Tony lives in Waterbury with his wife and two children. When he’s not on the CVU sideline you can find him on the sideline of his own kid’s games cheering them on. He also enjoys playing and working on his guitars, fishing and kayaking with his family.