Listening Time — 58:46
A trio of physical therapists provide rare insight into the treatment of Olympic and Paralympic athletes leading up to London 2012.
Guests were Amber Donaldson, manager of the United States Olympic Committee sports medicine clinic in Colorado Springs, Denise Hutchins, chief classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, and Scott Weiss, owner and clinical director of Bodhizone for Human Performance & Sports Physical Therapy, PC.
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Amber Donaldson, PT, DPT, board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, is the manager of the United States Olympic Committee's Sports Medicine Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. She previously served as the director of Sport Sciences & Medicine Programs for the professional Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour for six years. She has traveled extensively around the world caring for the athletes.
Denise Hutchins, PT, MS, has coached athletes with physical disabilities for almost 30 years. She has also served as an administrator and event classifier. As a chief classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, she evaluates athletes to determine if their level of impairment meets minimal disability criteria for their sport, and which category of impairment best matches the athlete's.
Scott Weiss, PT, DPT, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, is the owner and clinical director of Bodhizone for Human Performance & Sports Physical Therapy in New York City. He has served as part of the medical team for 2012 Olympic Games in London, as well as the prior games in Athens and Beijing. He has worked with other elite athletes from the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and the Women's National Basketball Association.