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The 2016 Olympic Games showcased a week's worth of track and field, the single sport, with its wide variety of events, may best exemplify the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Forius" - "Faster, Higher, Stronger."

How do elite athletes get faster, higher, and stronger? With a smart training program that seeks to maximize performance and minimize injury.

That's the kind of program that physical therapist Shannon Singletary oversees at Ole Miss, where he directs the Health and Sports Performance team that cares for all of the University of Mississippi's varsity athletes.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Singletary provides valuable advice to youth athletes who want to excel in the various disciplines of track and field, or any sport. He also takes us behind the curtain at Ole Miss to describe their coordinated approach to athletic training and rehabilitation.

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Shannon Singletary, PT, DPT, is senior associate athletic director at Ole Miss. He oversees sport administration for track and field, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, sport nutrition, sport psychology, and physical therapy. For the past 3 years, he also has served as codirector of the university's Center of Health and Sports Performance. Additionally, he is an adjunct clinical instructor in Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management. Singletary was also recently appointed by the governor of Mississippi to serve a 4-year term on the Mississippi Board of Physical Therapy Licensure.

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