While the residents of the east coast of Florida were worrying about the category four Hurricane Matthew, we were praying for those in the line of the hurricane while thankfully staying out of the path of the storm. Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th but St. Petersburg rarely gets hit. In fact the Tampa area has not had a direct hit from a hurricane since 1921.
While we are usually safe from the direct hits, we are affected by residual flooding from time to time. Though the entire state of Florida was in a state of emergency, it was sunny and slightly breezy on the day the hurricane touched down. I was receiving many questions from friends and family about my safety and it is definitely something worth mentioning that here on the Gulf, hurricane season is pretty much non-existent. I write a lot about how great the location is here at NUHS and this is just another positive to add to the list. While the rest of the state was locked down, we had class, and then enjoyed the beautiful weather afterward. For those of you who are unaware of where St. Petersburg is, it is on the west coast of Florida about half way down the coast.
Apart from the ins and outs of school, I am happy to congratulate our technique professor, Dr. Carlo Guadagno for winning Sports Chiropractor of the Year! Dr. G, as we refer to him, was a part of the Olympic medical team in Brazil this year. (You can read about that here: Dr. Guadagno and Dr. Bridgham in Rio with 2016 Olympians.)
As a longtime member of the American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Council, he attended the national symposium for the ACA Sports Council in New Orleans last weekend. To nobody’s surprise he came back with one of the most prestigious awards a sports chiropractor can be awarded. It didn’t surprise anyone because he is one of the best sports chiropractors in the United States. The selection pool for the Olympic medical team is extremely competitive. By being selected to the medical team in Rio, it shows how knowledgeable and renowned Dr. Guadagno truly is. I am happy to have him as my professor.
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