As the posts on snow sport themed social media turn from
face shots and pow days to pond skimming, Reggae Fest, and Tuckerman’s ripping,
We at theBoston Institute of Snow
like to take stock of the season that was,
and look forward to plans for next season.
A great place to start is to replay the highlights. For us,
it was a trip out to ‘Breck
. They had gotten 30”+ in the ten days prior to our
arrival, and our stay was bookended by nice 4-10” sized refreshers and included
really comfortable mid-season temps and uncrowded conditions.
Today is the 29 of
February, the rarest day on the calendar. It is also Rare Disease Day (#rarediseaseday),
an opportunity to recognize those diseases that are one in million and those perplexing
conditions that often slip under the radar of the healthcare system.
Coincidentally, two of HordoN HEALTH’sMusculosystematic Engineers
recently become involved with one such syndrome.
Over the course of our collective
, Coach Thomas Morris and I have embraced the professional
challenge of encountering a high volume of people with extraordinarily complex
clinical presentations or sets of symptoms.
My Re-Education Lessons
As a high level volleyball athlete at
Endicott College, I experienced pain in my right knee the majority of my
seasons. It didn’t always slow me down, but during my junior year the pain
became so much that I could barely walk after practice and had to be in the gym
or athletic training room to warm up an hour before the team even arrived just
so I would be able to practice. As the starting libero, I was reluctant to sit
out practices for fear of losing out on playing time; something I feel like
most athletes go through during their career.
As manager at HordoN HEALTH, I am often proud of our clients. I have been known to sprint down the street cheering when one of my athletes crushes their goals, or shed a tear or two when a new mom thanks me for helping her move without pain again. I am lucky enough to have these types of moments happen not infrequently, as our coaches are master motivators, and we tend to cultivate clients who are not good, but great. There are times, however, when I feel as if I need to shout from the rooftops about one of our clients, and this is one of those times.
We at HordoN HEALTH and theBoston Sports Institutes
lucky enough to work with some very gifted athletes, and great people. As
current and former athletes, we take extra pride in our young athletes in theSports Institutes
. It makes us proud when they graduate from high school and
attend leading prep schools, universities, or colleges regardless of whether or
not they continue to pursue interscholastic athletics. We take as much pride in
their growth into responsible, intelligent, and caring men and women.