Meet Easton, ESR’s On-the-Road Physical Therapist
We are happy to announce that on #ESR20, Easton Osborn, a licensed physical therapist, will be joining us to assist our riders!
Leading up to the 2020 summer adventure, Easton will also be guest writing several posts on our blog to help get our cyclists ready for the 500+ mile adventure. Get to know him below!
I would like to start by thanking everyone for allowing me to become a part of the ESR family. I am so excited to be a part of this and to know that when a cure is found, we helped provide the boxing gloves that gave the knockout. My name is Easton Osborn and I work as a physical therapist in Niagara Falls, NY. I work predominantly with the orthopedic population, treating anything from sprains/strains to “I’m not sure what happened, but it hurts,” to people who are coming out of surgery and looking to get back to their prior activities.
My degrees include a bachelor’s of natural science with a specialization in health science and my doctorate in physical therapy, both from Daemen College. I practice using mechanical diagnosis and therapy, or McKenzie Therapy as it is sometimes known. This method of treatment helps to classify injuries which is more efficient and effective (a great combination) in getting people back to the things they want to do.
I serve in a consulting role for Strong Memorial, as part of University of Rochester for the colorectal department. Outside of physical therapy, I enjoy working out, hiking or riding my bike, watching different TV shows, spending time with friends and family, and I am a big fan of food, which is definitely “supported” in Western New York with all the different options and great tasting spots! I really do love my profession and I will never turn away a question or the opportunity to teach someone who wants to learn more.
For the adventure itself, I will be there during the week providing treatments for anyone who needs them because as riders you’re pretty much going into battle for 7 days. It is my job to keep you in that battle!
Leading up to the ride, I have the privilege of providing posts that consist of stuff that you are hopefully interested in, like recommendations for training, or common injuries that affect riders on long bouts and I will provide insight on how to fix or prevent them.
The information that I provide is all based on the current research available in the field so it’s top notch! If anyone has any further inquiries on topics I do not cover in these, please feel free to reach out to me. The topics I will cover are as follows:
- Neck and Low Back Pain: Prevention and Management in Cyclists
- The Specifics of Stretching to Optimize Performance
- Body Mechanics and Why Bike Fitting is Important
I have a personal gratitude to Roswell Park as they took amazing care of my grandfather while he was undergoing treatment for lung cancer in 2010 and I cannot emphasize how well he was treated through his illness. Everyone he interacted with was personable and professional and helped him to feel better in any capacity they could. There is not a shred of doubt that Roswell is ranked nationally for these exact reasons, plus the endless work put in, which makes Roswell a leader in cancer treatment and research.
I look forward to meeting everyone (socially, not medically) and am truly thankful for the opportunity to serve as your physical therapist and colleague in our ride to end cancer!