Athletic trainers and physical therapists prepare (and repair) athletes for the challenges of sports competition. For University of Delaware physical therapy alumnus Carl Eaton, his tall task is to ready his team to compete against some of the greatest athletes in the world — NBA basketball players.
For the past dozen years, Eaton has manned the sidelines for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. As perennial playoff contenders, the Pacers’ players are taxed beyond an already brutal 82-game season, which means the skilled hands and mind of an elite sports medicine professional become even more valuable. But Eaton asserts that playoff basketball is actually refreshing. Read the full article on UDaily.