Recovering from a Meniscus Tear: A Non-Athlete’s Experience and How I Bounced Back

by Susan Madden: Member, Mom, and Guest Blogger

“Confidence is the feeling you get before you understand the situation”-Anonymous

If you told me 10 years ago, I would be a snowboarder, I would have laughed in your face, right after making sure that you weren’t blatantly mocking my athletic ability (or lack thereof).  Although I do enjoy being active, sports have never been my specialty.  The peak of my athletic glory was the high school swim team.  Therefore, when invited to play on a softball rec league, or run the 5K du jour, you can count on me to be the first one to offer up an excuse to refrain.  But 8 years ago when my boyfriend (now husband) asked me to go snowboarding, I was all in.  Sure, I wanted to impress him, but I realized this was an opportunity to try something completely out of my element.  I also wanted to impress myself. What better way to test my inner athlete than by soaring downhill with your feet strapped to a board?

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Dealing with Anxiety or Depression? Massage Can Help

By Shelley Philbrick, Licensed Massage Therapist at S.M.A.R.T. Clinic, Elite Sports Club-Brookfield

Just about all of us deal with some form of anxiety or depression every once in awhile. Consider how massage can play an important role in your healing and relaxation. Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety or Depression? Massage Can Help

Sport-Specific Training, Exercise & the Physical Therapist

By: Kurt Alt, PT. and Sandy Moloney, MPT of Elite’s SMART Clinic

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**Members can stop into the SMART Clinic for a FREE injury assessment at any of the 5 Elite Sports Clubs locations.**

Several months ago we addressed the question “When Should You Consult a Physical Therapist?” Today we would like to discuss the role of physical therapy can play in your exercise program as well as the advantages working with a physical therapist connected to your health club offers. Continue reading Sport-Specific Training, Exercise & the Physical Therapist