While I do believe I will be happy working just about anywhere I end up, deep down I secretly think Lisa Ripi (see New York Times article below) has created something of a dream job…
Before I started acupuncture school I always considered getting into sports medicine and seriously considered going to physical therapy school. My undergraduate degree was from Univ. of Colorado @ Boulder in Integrative Physiology and they had an amazing sports medicine program that I was fortunate to be a part of. Growing up I participated in many sports as well as spending much of my teens skiing for the US Development Freestyle Ski Team. An athlete myself I have always wanted to work with athletes and hope to do so in the future (maybe sooner than later as I will graduate in just under a year).
These days Acupuncture is getting into the mainstream and articles like this are both great for the publicity of a great health care modality and can be a huge benefit to athletes of all types.
New York Times: Acupuncturist Lisa Ripi Treats 40 NFL Players in 4 Cities
Till next time,