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Kelly Rider (Athletic Trainer): Enjoys Following Athlete From Injury To Return To Play

In 2012, in recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.  The blog project was a huge success.  This April we are reprising some of the blogs from two years ago and asking some of our new Twitter friends to join the party.

One of those we heard from two years ago was Kelly Rider, M.Ed., ATC, LAT, CSCS, an athetic trainer at the Dexter-Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts and head coach of a girl's ice hockey team at a Boston area high school.

By Kelly Rider, M.Ed., ATC, LAT, CSCS

An athletic trainer and high school hockey coach says she realized she wanted to be an athletic trainer after an errant puck hit her glove during a hockey practice freshman year in high school. 

Physical Therapy for the Injured Athlete: Joint Mobility vs. Stability

Finding the optimal balance between mobility and stability is crucial during the rehabilitation process.   Restoring normal joint mobility and stability before an athlete returns to play is important for performance and in reducing the risk of future injury. 

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