Your kiddo comes home from practice complaining about a sore, maybe sprained, ankle. It's kinda swollen, but nothing major. What do you do next?
You just need a quick answer. Don't google it. You have another choice...help from an athletic trainer. Listen in to learn more from my conversation with Certified Athletic Trainer, Michelle Cordero.
Michelle and I discuss...
- What is your main goal for Athlete Remedy?
- Why is it so important to have a resource like Athlete Remedy? What gaps are you filling for parents and their athletes?
- What advice/tips would you give our sports moms/parents as they help their athletes navigate their own sports journey from your perspective?
- Tools she created to help sports parents advocate for and help their athletes with their injuries.
Meet Michelle Cordero:
I know that a lot of the information out there can be daunting and even intimidating and so it is my goal to provide you with information you can not only UNDERSTAND, but also DO so you can maintain and care for your body efficiently so that you can perform at your best.
So here’s a little bit about me…I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and pursued both a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training at the University of Connecticut and then a Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine at Florida International University.
I was fortunate to have been mentored by the leading expert in heat illness in the United States as well as learn from top educators in the field.
I attribute my success to being able to put into practice what I learned in the classroom early on as well as getting exposed to so many different sports and injuries that complimented my professional experience.
In addition to my primary certification, I also pursued and acquired the Corrective Exercise Specialist certification by the National Academy of Sports Medicine to compliment my expertise and add value to how I approached injury care and rehabilitation with my athletes.
Being an athlete from a very young age (I started doing ballet and playing basketball at 4 years old), I also faced many of the aches and pains associated with being an active kid.
Working with kids of all ages and competition levels has also given me further insight into what works and doesn’t work from a practical standpoint when treating injuries.
I have a passion for sports and love nothing more than to help athletes overcome their struggles and get back to competition.
You can find Michelle and her resources in all these places!
Cookbook link coming soon!
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If you have a question about today’s episode (or want to ask a question of your own for the podcast), you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or head on over to the Sports Moms United Facebook Community