Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Conor Dwyer: Dr. Cunningham has worked with them all
Dr. Brian Cunningham, a physical therapist with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., joined WCIU’s “You and Me” to talk about his work with the Olympic swimmers competing in Rio. A former swimmer himself, Cunningham decided to test his skills and began the screening process at the USA Olympic Training Center in 2009. After a skills assessment and training sessions, he was chosen by the national governing body of the USA swimming organization to be a part of their elite medical team. He’s worked with athletes such as Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte and the Chicago hometown classic, Conor Dwyer.
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