This semester has been a difficult one as I have once again accepted the challenge in coaching cross-country/track & field at St. Benedict’s Prep while being a full time graduate student at Seton Hall. Here is a short update on the happenings in my life… Cross-Country I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t … More 3 weeks until semester ends. Some life updates…..
The cool part about being in my second year of physical therapy school and continuing to coach is that I am constantly seeing new injuries arise with my kids. Each injury presents its own unique situation: They are rarely all caused in the same way. My athlete tells me about them at different stages of onset (I … More Patella Tendonitis/Tendinopathy – That common in the running community?
2-3 weeks ago we finished our three-week “intersession” semester consisting of Genetics/Embryology and Psychosocial Behaviors thus finally completing our first year of physical therapy school. It was a huge relief as it concluded 9 months of non-stop classes! I pulled my GPA up leaps and bounds from first semester and have hit a point where … More Summer Break (kind of)
Whoever thought it was a good idea to start a Physical Therapy blog in their first year of school during three seasons of coaching track & field is definitely not a smart person. Yes, I made the commitment and then March hit where two months went by with no posts! Well…. here I am, hoping … More First year is in the books!
Whether you are an Olympic Gold champion or a recreational athlete who has just began his/her quest to complete a local 5K, the odds of enduring some type of injury is very high. Depending on the severity of the injury, the recovery process can be long and arduous, taking days, months or even years. Unfortunately, there … More I’m finally healed again, time to train! NOT SO FAST
I am long overdue for a post on here as my last few weeks between track and PT exams have been unforgiving with my schedule. I’ve learned some really cool things in PT school while on the track we experienced a great deal of success at the National Championships in NYC. For this post I will … More Finally, a break!
It’s exams week and there is no time to do anything but study! However, I have a few minutes in between studying PowerPoints for tomorrows first midterm to throw some pictures up from yesterday’s Millrose Games.
Our first test of my second semester in the books. But while it’s fresh in my head, how can I use this information to help treat my patients once I am out of school? Friday, we were tested on many basics of the nervous system with the main emphasis on three spinal tracts: The Spinothalamic Tract, Posterior … More First test in the books: Neuroscience, this we NEED to know!
I was very grateful to have the opportunity to ask my good friend Justin Wood, one of the most talented collegiate coaches in the country, a few questions about the injury prevention and mental side of coaching at a high collegiate level. Justin is in his 4th year as the Head Coach of Stevens Institute where recently … More Injury Prevention, Mental Approach, and Lessons learned from Steven’s Head Track Coach Justin Wood
Jon Anderson was a former track and field state champion and Footlocker Cross-Country Finalist. I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with him about his struggles, surgery, and rehabilitation process with Haglunds Deformity.