Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
I help ACLers turn their heartbreak story into an epic success story.

I help ACLers turn their heartbreak story into an epic success story.

December 31, 2021

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Stephanie Allen PT, DPT, OCS

 

Steph has been a practicing physical therapist since 2014 and has been at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness for the past 4 years.

 

She specializes in and absolutely loves ACL rehab in all its shapes and forms and has recently started her own virtual coaching business, ACLResolve, specifically for individuals who are navigating this injury.

 

Steph is also the co-founder of CALU, a mentorship and continuing education platform for students and new graduates within the musculoskeletal rehab realm. Steph is passionate about continued learning and demands a higher standard of care in the musculoskeletal rehab industry. 

So you know she's legit:

Ithaca College
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Field Of StudyPhysical Therapy/Therapist
2007 – 2013

Ithaca College
Doctor of Physical Therapy Field Of StudyPhysical Therapy
2007 – 2013

Licenses & certifications

Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
Issuing authority Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning
License Issued 2018

American Physical Therapy Association
Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Issuing authority American Physical Therapy Association
license Issued Jun 2015

American Red Cross
CPR & AED
American Red Cross
license Issued Jan 2013 Expired Jan 2015

Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders

Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders

December 17, 2021

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Kate Bennett, PsyD

 

Kate Bennett, PsyD, founded Athlete Insight, PC with one goal in mind: To serve the psychological needs of athletes.  Dr. Bennett combines her experiences as an athlete, coach, and psychologist to bring a unique perspective to her practice.  Blending the culture and demands of sport with her psychological expertise, Dr. Bennett designed Athlete Insight to meet the clinical and performance needs of all athletes.  

Dr. Bennett approaches therapy with an empowerment-based model. She believes that individuals are hardwired to thrive; however, Dr. Bennett also recognizes that obstacles interfere with satisfaction and success at times. She utilizes athletes' natural strengths to support them in achieving personal goals, facilitating new insights and skill-building throughout the process. Dr. Bennett strives to empower athletes to thrive in life and sport.

The end result:

Confidence - Excellence - Happiness - Health - Resiliency - Success - Values-based Action

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Dr. Bennett is the author of Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders: Bridging the Gap between Sport and Clinical Worlds. Dr. Bennett integrates her experiences in sport and mental health to provide a comprehensive resource for all healthcare providers who support athletes with eating disorders.

Traditional sport psychology interventions are translated into clinical action to help therapists align with the athletic identities of individuals recovering from eating disorders. From diagnosis and neurobiology to athletic identity and excellence, this book covers a range of topics to help readers build their own toolboxes of creative and clinically sound psychological interventions.

 

So you know she's legit:

Kate Bennett, PsyD, is the founder and director of Athlete Insight, PC. Her professional career began at Indiana University, where she earned a BS in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. 

Dr. Bennett earned her EdM in Counseling and Sport Psychology at Boston University. 

During her coaching career, Dr. Bennett coached several state and national champions as well as earned two national championships herself. 

Over time, Dr. Bennett recognized her desire to help the whole person rather than focus solely on performance. She returned to graduate school to specialize in the treatment of athletes and eating disorders at the University of the Rockies. 

Dr. Bennett completed her practicum at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Counseling Center, and her pre-doctoral internship at the Western Washington University Counseling Center. She then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) and continued on as a primary therapist. 

In collaboration with EDCD, Dr. Bennett combined her clinical expertise and sport experience to launch the ELITE Program, a treatment program designed specifically to treat elite athletes struggling with eating disorders. She is an integrative therapist, working from a humanistic foundation and incorporating other therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Dr. Bennett is a clinical sport psychologist, licensed in the state of Colorado.

Out and Back with Hillary Allen

Out and Back with Hillary Allen

December 3, 2021

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Hillary Allen

Hillary Allen was ranked #1 in the world sky running series when she fell 150 feet off a mountain ridge.

Hillary’s career as an endurance athlete has not been straightforward. Through injury, setbacks, and unexpected challenges, Hillary’s had to re-think what she considers impossible. Early in her career, Hillary earned the nickname “Hillygoat” when she proved her ability to run fast on steep, technical mountain terrain –  a style of running known as Skyrunning.  

Since then, she has raced all over the world, racking up wins and course records, establishing herself as one of the best mountain ultra runners in the world. In 2017 she had a life-threatening accident, where she fell 150 feet off of a ridge-line during a Skyrace in Tromsø, Norway. She was told she would never run again.

After several years of rehab and recovery, Hillary made a full recovery and returned to elite-level racing, racing some of her longest and most challenging events post-accident. She maintains the belief that ‘your best athletic days are ahead of you if you’re willing to work hard for what you love.’

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Hillary also studies and teaches science, using her master's degree in neuroscience and physiology, and structural biology. She is also a trail running coach and a gravel cyclist.

 

So you know she's Legit:

UC Denver School of Medicine

2011 – 2016 


Coe College
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Field Of Study 
Chemistry

2006 – 2010
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