St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is the Official Hospital, Team Doctor, and Athletic Training and Physical Therapy Partner of the Boston Cannons.
Dr. Nascimento is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ligament and cartilage reconstruction, shoulder and knee resurfacing and sports medicine. He obtained his master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at UMass Medical Center and a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Boston University Medical Center. He joined the Division of Sports Medicine in the Bone and Joint Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in 2011.
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
Adam Thomas, PT, DPT, ATC, is in his fourth year working as the Head Athletic Trainer with the Boston Cannons as a member of the St. Elizabeth's Medical Team. Adam has been a full-time faculty member for 9 years at Northeastern University and works in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. In addition to duties at Northeastern, Adam is the Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for USA Lacrosse Men’s National Team and will be working the world championships in July 2014. He has also worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the USA indoor lacrosse team covering the indoor world championships in Prague in May 2011, was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Boston Blazers Indoor Lacrosse Team, and has also volunteered within the USA Olympic Training Committee, working women’s ice hockey trial camp in 2008. For the past four years, he has traveled to South Africa leading a group of 30 Northeastern students and teaching two classes while overseas for 31 days. Prior to working at Northeastern and with the Cannons, Adam worked as an athletic trainer with the Houston Astros Baseball Organization for three years and in 2004-2005, he worked as a lecturer and athletic trainer at Merrimack College, covering field hockey, men’s basketball, and baseball. Thomas received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Northeastern, completed a master’s degree from Western Michigan University, and completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University.
Dr. Zubiel is a chiropractic physician who specializes in functional anatomy, myofascial release, and sports medicine. She obtained her degree in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2007, where she was a sports medicine intern with the 2006 UMass Men’s Lacrosse team. She earned her doctorate degree in 2010, as well as her post-doctoral certification as a Chiropractic Sports physician in 2011, from New York Chiropractic College and completed her internship at Levittown Health Center on Long Island. She joined the Sports Medicine team of Khalsa Chiropractic Office in 2010 and practices full-time at their Harvard Square location. Dr. Zubiel is a native of Beverly, Massachusetts and currently resides in Boston.
Mark A. Cinelli, MS, CSCS, LATC, CNM
Global Director of Sports Performance & Coaching
Mark A. Cinelli has been serving as the Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Cannons for the past 4 years.
His CATZ facility is located in Needham, MA. The Competitive Athlete Training Zone is a Sports Performance Training Facility that helps people of all ages and abilities realize their athletic potential. He is also currently serving as the Associate Head Sports Performance Coach for the Boston Breakers (NWSL).
Mark began his career with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Following his stint with the Falcons, Mark was hired by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization to work as the head strength coach for one of their minor league affiliates (Hickory Crawdads). He subsequently accepted a position as the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the San Diego Padres. In this role, Mark managed the strength and conditioning program for all six minor league affiliates within the Padres organization.
Mark has coached athletes from MLL, WPS, US Women’s National Soccer Team, US Men’s National Soccer Team, MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS and US Women’s pro tennis. Currently, Mark is on the Board of Advisors for the Sports Science Department, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Sports Science Department at Lasell College (Newton, Ma.) where he teaches the Essentials of Strength and Conditioning. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for New England Sports Partners, a baseball specific sports performance-training organization. His expertise is in athletic sports performance enhancement and injury prevention and management. Mark currently writes a blog for the BostonHerald.com called “Mr. Fit”. Mark is also a regular contributor to Our Game Magazine.
Mark received his BS in Athletic Training from Salem State College and MS in Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention and Management from Springfield College. He is a licensed/certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as a Certified Nutrition Manager.