Interview with former WWU pole vaulter Ryan Brown
June 11, 2012
SEATTLE, Wash. - We are excited to announce a new addition to our team! Ryan Brown started as an intern at InHealth and will now transition into a Patient & Front Desk Coordinator. He is currently training for the Olympic Trials in Pole-Vault and we are excited to not only have him on the InHealth Team, but also support him as he trains for the trials.
Ryan Brown graduated from Western Washington University in spring of 2011 with a B.S. in Kinesiology (Pre-Chiropractic Emphasis). After a successful career at WWU he decided to move down to Seattle to continue his training with Pat Licari, Jump Coach at the University of Washington. Ryan trains with an elite group of pole-vaulters and long jumpers who all have their eyes and heart set on the Olympic standards!
Ryan not only wants to be an Olympian, but he also wants to be a Chiropractor! He is currently putting off Chiropractic school to pursue his training, but is looking forward to working in the office so that he can learn about how to run an office. We were able to ask Ryan a few questions that we thought our patients and future patients might be interested in hearing:
Q: What are your goals with your training?
A: My goals are to make the 2012 Olympic team as well as training and making the 2016 and 2020 team for the future Olympics. Setting a world record would be nice too!
Q: How long have you been pole-vaulting? When did you start dreaming about the Olympics? When did it become a reality for you?
A: I have been jumping for 9 years now. I starting dreaming about the Olympics day one of my athletic career, it's the ultimate goal for any athlete! It didn't become a reality for me until my Junior year of college when I won the outdoor national title and jumped my personal record of 17'8''. That meet really gave me the confidence to pursue this dream of mine!
Q: What is your post workout drink?
A: Chocolate milk all the way! I started doing it in college felt and saw the results and haven't stopped since!
Q: Have you struggled with any injuries this year? How did you deal with it?
A: Towards the beginning of December 2011 I started to struggle with Achilles pain starting in my right leg and then my left leg started to feel the same conditions. This injury was brutal because not being able to run took out a big part of my training so I needed to figure out how to get fixed fast! In January I started getting treatment from Dr. Kevin and after about two or three visits with treatments like Graston, ART, and spinal manipulations I was back to running full speed and training with all strength that I could muster up. Since then weekly visits with Dr Kevin has kept me injury free and allows me to train harder and harder each day!
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