Campus Commons PT - July 2021



Even (and maybe especially) the greatest athletes in the world still injure themselves. That might be easy to forget when we’re (hopefully) watching the Summer Olympics later this month and every athlete seems to effortlessly perform incredible feats of strength and endurance. Many of these athletes have a story of a major injury that almost made them call it quits. However, through persistence, determination, and rehabilitation, many have gone on to accomplish their goals and enamor crowds the world over. ALANA NICHOLS 5-Time Paralympian for Wheelchair Basketball and Downhill Skiing Even after finding out she would never walk again following a ski accident, Alana Nichols still found ways to compete. In fact, after destroying her shoulder in another skiing accident on Mt. Hood in 2013, her doctors told her that she wouldn’t be able to compete in the Sochi Games. However, her PT thought differently, and with intensive dry needling, soft tissue manipulation, and active mobility stretching, she was able to compete after all. DEVIN LOGAN 2-Time Olympian, Olympic Medalist (Silver) for Freestyle Skiing Logan’s first major injury occurred in 2011, when she was training in New Zealand. She hit a jump and landed straight legged before feeling a pop throughout her body. She found out later that she had torn her ACL and

meniscus, as well as created two micro fractures in her knee. Nevertheless, she recovered and resumed her training, winning a medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics just three years later. MIKE SCHULTZ Motocross, Snowboard-cross, Banked Slalom, 1-Time Paralympian, 2-Time Olympic Medalist (1 Gold, 1 Silver) Even after losing a leg, Mike Schultz was able to compete in competitive

adaptive motocross just seven months after his injury — using a leg he built for himself, no less. Even though he wasn’t able to return to his career in pro snocross, he made the most of his recovery, fought through the hard days, and came out on top.

If your injury has you discouraged, just remember: It even happens to the Olympians. With the right help at Campus Commons PT, you can make a full recovery and get back to what you love doing. Contact us through our website or call (916) 927- 1333 to schedule an appointment.


Mexican Corn Salad

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Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you. This summer salad celebrates in-season veggies and herbs and comes together quickly.


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4 cups of fresh corn, cut from 5 cobs

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1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp smoked paprika Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 red onion, diced

2 tbsp sour cream 2 tbsp mayonnaise

6 green onions, chopped

1 jalapeno, diced 1/2 avocado, cubed

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup cotija or feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice


1. In a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and corn. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3–5 minutes or until corn starts to char. 2. Add the corn to a large bowl and let cool for 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and stir together until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning. 3. The salad pairs well with grilled entrees and can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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