I came into PT with shin splints so bad, that if they had gotten worse, they would’ve been stress fractures. Track has been a big part of my life since I was 8 years old. Each spring, everyday after school I would go out to the track to run. When my shin pains got so bad, I was scared I would have to stop doing the thing that I love. I pushed through it for the rest of the season and then took the summer off. When cross country started in the fall, the shin pain started right back up. This is when I stopped running, and got MRIs of both shins, leading to starting PT.
It was scary at first, not knowing if and when I would be able to run track the following spring. My PT was the most kind and supportive person I would have wanted to help me through this experience. She encouraged me, and supported me every step of the way, and didn’t give up on me ever. We shared many laughs throughout the time I was there, and she made it feel like I was more than just a patient to her. It felt like she truly, deeply cared about me. She motivated me when I found things hard, and always found a way to help me get stronger. We had a fast timeline as track season was approaching and we were both determined to get me ready to go for the first day of track. She turned to Conor, and I began strength training. This was intense and tough at some days, but with motivation from all around me and from myself, I worked hard everyday and got back to my strength from before my injury.
“Track started 3 weeks after I began strength training, and through everyone’s help, I was there, running with my team the first day of practice.”
Track started 3 weeks after I began strength training, and through everyone’s help, I was there, running with my team the first day of practice. Cioffredi’s provided a supportive, motivating, and welcoming environment for me to work my way back to the thing that I love doing, and did an amazing job at helping me get back right when I needed to be.