The Summer Olympics and Paralympics, delayed for a year due to the pandemic, are set to start in July. Chances are, you'll be tuning in, but some PTs will be watching the games even more closely — as in, right there. In Tokyo. With the athletes.
So, what's it like treating Olympic and Paralympic athletes? Is it a world unto itself, or are there universals that can be applied to just about any patient or client? We caught up with seven member PTs who are working with U.S. Olympians—or have worked with them in previous games — to find out more. Here's what they had to say.