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  • Writer's pictureDr.Barry Triestman D.C.

It's Official! I am going to the Olympic Training Center

So after all the work.

  • 100 hour course

  • Studying for 8 months

  • The interview process

  • Passing the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician exam (C.C.S.P.)

I have been approved to do an internship at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in July of this year and I am very excited!

My friends and patients have been asking what am I going to do? The simple answer is that I am going to work with the best healthcare providers in the world on best athletes. The team will be physical therapist, biomechanist, nutritionist, chef, sports psychologist, exercise physiologist, strength coach, massage therapist, acupuncturist, sport coach, optometrist and pharmacist. strength coach, trainor, medical doctor, and me. As a team we will be problem solving healthcare and strategizing performance enhancement to make the athletes even better. The athletes have unlimited access to the team.

I will be living in the olympic dorms with the athletes and healthcare team. We will eat at the athletes cafeteria. We will have access to the most advanced training facility in the world. Every piece of equipment and tool available will be in the Ted Steven's Sport Services center, this acts as the central hub of the training center. One of the biggest challenges is going to be the dealing with diversity of different sports. Their are the home sports which are Boxing, Cycling (Olympic and Paralympic), Figure skating, Gymnastics, Paralympic Judo, Pentathlon Shooting (Olympic and Paralympic), Paralympic Swimming and Wrestling. The athletes from anyone of the other 33 sports that are done at the olympics can come, stay, train and have access to the sports medicine team. We are there to help make the dreams of the athellets become reality.

In addition to working throughout the Ted Steven's Training Center Training center whether it be in the strength training gym or in one of the sport specific gyms The active care center which is where I will be working primarily, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology – including a musculoskeletal ultrasound, X-ray, extremity MRI, and Lunar iDXA – as well as rehabilitation machines, including an anti-gravity treadmill, 3-D motion analysis system and pressure sensor treadmill. In addition to the usual tables, electric modalities and testing equipment.

There is also a Sport science center which lets athletes work out in the environment that they will compete in. The facility can mimic any location in the world. They can simulate, temperature, altitude and humidity levels.

There are also lecture halls so that we can educate or be educated by other experts.

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