NY SportsMed Physical Therapist, Allison Lind, Competes in Kona Ironman Competition

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NY SportsMed physical therapist, Allison Lind, completed the esteemed Ironman World Championship in a time of 10:34:55, placing 12th in the women’s age 30-34 category. Allison received a champions’ welcome upon returning to her position at NYSM in Manhattan.

I have no doubt that my own struggles with injuries and the desire to compete has helped me to become a better physical therapist.

The spirit of the Ironman race is about passion, athleticism and perseverance. Allison Lind embodies this spirit and showed herself to be a fierce competitor in this year’s Ironman competition. The NY SportsMed (NYSM) physical therapist completed the esteemed Ironman World Championship in a time of 10:34:55. Lind placed 12th in the women’s age 30-34 category. Allison received a champions’ welcome upon returning to her position at NYSM in Manhattan. “We couldn’t be prouder of Allison’s accomplishment at Ironman Kona this year. She’s an awesome athlete and an incredible asset to the NY SportsMed team,” says Adam Banks, CEO of NY SportsMed.

Amazingly, Lind started running at 10 years old. She then went on to run cross country, as well as indoor and outdoor track during her studies at Florida State. Not wanting to be sidelined after suffering a pelvic stress fracture, Lind took up swimming and biking and transformed herself into a tri-athlete. As one of the facilitators of NYSM’s Running Club, therapists guiding patients recovering from injury through training runs, Lind was able to help others while also preparing for her big competition.

Allison holds a doctorate of physical therapy from Columbia University and has worked as a physical therapists for over 5 years. Her athletic career as a tri-athlete has been a tremendous asset in helping her effectively diagnose and treat patients. “I have no doubt that my own struggles with injuries and the desire to compete has helped me to become a better therapist,” says Lind. Lind’s own injuries have made her a big proponent of cross training. When treating athletes she utilizes gait analysis and customized fitness regimens to get them back on track. She also encourages cross training to help patients avoid injury. Lind maintains an intense training regimen and continues to prepare for the “next big race,” wherever that may take her.

ABOUT NEW YORK SPORTSMED
New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy provides a personalized, comprehensive and holistic approach to physical and sports medicine and rehabilitation. Through the practice of physiatry, a medical specialty that focuses on the recovery from musculoskeletal injuries, function is restored, healing is promoted, and pain is alleviated. Its approach to sports medicine is to provide a comprehensive set of options to maintain athleticism, heal the body from injury, and keep it as pain free as possible. To learn more about NY SportsMed visit http://www.nysportsmed.com, on facebook at http://www.facebook/nysportsmed, twitter @NYSportsMed or at 212.750.1110.

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