Let me try & explain this the best I can:
The organization of the event was excellent~~ it's always a good thing when you show up on site and it's already good to go!
The Firemen, EMT's, ATC's & Park Rangers were all professional, easy going & we all worked together as a complete medical team. It was refreshing to work with other medical professionals who respected us (sports massage therapists) as equals. We created a "game plan" and set it in motion. By the end of the first day we worked together like a well oiled machine. Another aspect that I really enjoyed was having members of my team experience the "sports med" side of athletic training and what that encompasses:
- icing / wrapping
- injury assessment & follow up
- sports massage
What an excellent experience ~~ and I don't think we could have gotten any luckier to have been able to work with Katie & Tim from USMPT. I have worked with ATC's at the Olympic level and they fit right up there with them!
I look forward to working with Katie & Tim in the future.
Another exciting aspect of this event was... you never knew what was coming next... it kept you on your toes & alert!!
Some of the issues we encountered were:
- ankle issues & taping
- sprains & strains
- dislocated or broken fingers
- a couple of head injuries / cervical issues
- cuts & abrasions
- a few trips to the ER ~~ LIGHTS OUT!
The athletes & event organizers where all respectful~~ so at the end of the day you can't ask for anything better than that.
Michelle: (USMT member) Had this to say:
"Had a blast! ~~ Working with rugby athletes was an honor & they loved us right back!! Can't wait to do it again next year!!"
Well, the USMT is off to another exciting sporting event next month...
The Revolution 3 Triathlon !!
Stay tuned & thanks for checking in with us....