Looking back at this past year….. 2010
It has been one heck of an exciting adventure… and with adventures there are up’s & down’s and I can tell you that we ( myself & the Sports Massage Team) have experienced them all.
I think the biggest challenge I had to deal with this past year was finding the “right” location for me, the USMT & most importantly… YOU, my client’s & athletes. I have to be honest; I was my biggest enemy with that whole issue. I figured it out and now we are all on the right path to a better practice along with continual growth to better serve you. I am extremely excited about the future and what is being developed to continually improve the service you have come to expect. I have no intention of slowing down nor do I have any intention of “passing the torch” and seriously, who would I pass it to anyway?
I have worked hard at developing the USMT brand, providing excellent service and going that extra mile for the clients & athletes that require the service we offer. The therapists that are members of the USMT are held to the highest standards, required to stay current with state & national credentials, ethics and industry knowledge & skill. We are the EXTREME TEAM!
This past year I experienced another milestone in my career… I was invited back with the USOC to participate at the Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver Canada. What a way to start off the year… I came back with new excitement & energy and a commitment to continually strive to be the best. Working with athletes who compete with spinal cord injuries, amputations or visually impaired is completely amazing. Trust me when I say as a therapist… you have to show up with your “A” game every day, they depend on you.
I will never apologies for expecting every massage therapist to perform to that extent or that level on a daily basis…. When other MT’s fall short of this expectation (and they do) they are the ones who give massage the bad reputation it has in the sporting & medical fields. We have all heard the horror stories… challenge your -self to be better… I do EVERYDAY & so does the USMT!
The USMT experienced a full & exciting sports event schedule this year and are now enjoying some well- deserved down time. We will start the sports massage event schedule back up in May 2011 starting with the Cox Marathon.
We will be sticking to a strict schedule this year and it will be posted in January 2011. Stay tuned for it.
Events we enjoyed this year consisted of:
• RI Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb.)
• 2010 US Paralympic Games (March)
• Cox Marathon (May)
• New England Rugby Championships (May)
• REV3 Tri (June)
• Amica IRONMAN 70.3 (July)
• Crabman Sprint Tri ( Trish, Kristen & I participated in event)
• St. Jude Bike Event (Sept.)
• New Balance XC Invitational (Sept.)
• Woman’s Classic 5K ( Oct.)
• Amica Marathon (Oct.)
• Marine Corps Marathon , Washington DC ( Oct.)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or would like to have us at one of your sporting events… I am only an e-mail, phone call or text message away.