Local Physical Therapy Practice Playing Crucial Role at Elite Skating Event

Cape Cod Rehab will serve as the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Eastern Sectionals Figure Skating Championships in Hyannis, MA. Skaters will be competing for a chance to skate at the United States National Championships during this event, which is returning to Cape Cod for the first time in 30 years.

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It’s also very rewarding as a therapist to see some of our local skaters from the host club and former patients perform at such an elite level.

(PRWEB) October 26, 2012

Cape Cod Rehab will serve as the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championship held in Hyannis, MA, November 8-12, 2012. The event is returning to Cape Cod for the first time in 30 years. The Hyannis Youth and Community Center along with the Yarmouth Ice Club will host elite figure skaters from all over the east coast who qualified for this event by placing at their local regional competition. The top skaters at the Eastern Sectional Championships will then move on to skate at the United States Figure Skating National Championships in Omaha, NE.

This event is extremely special for Cape Cod Rehab’s Assistant Clinical Director Briana Lackenby of Hyannis. She is a past Eastern Sectionals qualifier and has worked with Olympic and World skating coaches Evy and Mary Scotvold at their former training camp at the Tony Kent Arena in South Dennis, MA. Lackenby has a long history of working with skaters both on and off the ice in injury prevention and rehab. “It’s very exciting to have skaters of this level come to the Cape to compete for coveted slots at Nationals,” Lackenby states. “It’s also very rewarding as a therapist to see some of our local skaters from the host club and former patients perform at such an elite level.”

Cape Cod Rehab has a long and decorated history of participating in community events such as this. Last year Cape Cod Rehab provided similar medical coverage at the 2nd Annual Nations Cup and Theatre on Ice figure skating event. In 2001, Cape Cod Rehab owner, Joseph Carroll, and staff Physical Therapist, Jodi Burgess, worked at the National Figure Skating Championships when they were held in Boston, MA. Like Lackenby, Burgess is a former figure skater and enjoys the opportunity to work with figure skaters, dancers, and athletes.

Coming off a great season with the Cotuit Kettleers baseball organization, Cape Cod Rehab’s Athletic Trainer, Josh White, will spearhead much of the on-site coverage while juggling this event with his duties at Pope John Paul High School. Another event volunteer is FitPlan manager Eric Chandler who has run off-ice conditioning classes at local rinks and continues to work with skaters and other high level athletes in sports conditioning. Chandler uses the Burdenko Method in his training, a unique and innovative system for rehabilitation, conditioning, and injury prevention developed by Igor N. Burdenko PhD. Burdenko is best known in skating for working with Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie and rehabbing figure skater Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Olympics.

“We are proud to support the Yarmouth Ice Club by volunteering the services of our Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers at the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships. Providing on-site injury management and first aid to the competitors, officials and fans of the event is something that we do regularly for local groups on Cape Cod. Participating and supporting events in our community is part of the mission at Cape Cod Rehab,” said West Barnstable resident, Joseph Carroll.

Locally owned and operated, Cape Cod Rehab will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2013. Specializing in Orthopedic and Sports Injury Physical Therapy, aquatic therapy, medical exercise prescription, conditioning and training of athletes, their motto is “Getting you back on your feet and into the game!” For more information visit http://www.capecodrehab.com.


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