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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NERFU 2010

New England Rugby~~ What an experience! I have worked with a host of athletes, but I have to honestly say this was another new experience and a very exciting one at that.

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:

  • taping
  • 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....


1 comment:

  1. I agree LA! Working with the EMTs and ATs was such a priviledge. The medical side is critical and it was an awesome experience to work together as a team to keep the athletes in top form.