Package Description

Program Cost

Members - No Charge
Non-Members - $30.00

Program Description

The ECP Committee's monthly happy hour featuring four members of the sports medicine team at three WNBA teams: Las Vegas Aces, Seattle Storm, and Atlanta Dream.

Speakers

Michelle Anumba, PT, DPT - Las Vegas Aces Physical Therapist
Caroline Durocher - Seattle Storm Head Athletic Trainer
Chelsea Ortega, PT, DPT - Las Vegas Aces Physical Therapist
Natalie Trotter - Atlanta Dream Athletic Trainer

Michelle Anumba received her B.S. from Duke University, Doctor in Physical Therapy from Duke University School of Medicine, and Master of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a physical therapist for the WNBA Team Las Vegas Aces and Select Physical Therapy LLC. While at Duke University, Dr. Anumba majored in evolutionary anthropology while also being a member of the Duke Track and Field team.

After spending 16 years in college athletics, Caroline Durocher made the jump to the WNBA 2 years ago. She has spent her entire career working with female athletes and particularly in women’s basketball, but her previous patient population includes a wide range of sports including soccer, tennis, track & field, and spirit. A native of Seattle, WA she completed her second season as Head Athletic Trainer for the Seattle Storm.

Chelsea Ortega is a board certified sports physical therapist and clinical director at Evolution Physical Therapy and Fitness and Team Physical Therpaist for the Las Vegas Aces. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011 where she competed in NCAA Division I Rowing. Chelsea went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015 from Duke University, while also becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She completed her Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine in 2016 and became a Board Certified Sports Specialist in 2017. Chelsea is currently a physical therapist and the concussion specialist for the Premier Lacrosse League as well as a physical therapist for p1440 beach volleyball developmental program.

Natalie Trotter is a 2006 Graduate of Valdosta State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine Athletic Training. Prior to joining the Dream she spent 8 seasons as an Athletic Trainer at the University of Arkansas working with Women's Basketball and Women's Golf.  She also spent four years (2008-2012) as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Arkansas State University. Natalie also received degrees from Jones County Jr College 2003 (Ellisville, Ms), Valdosta State University 2006 (Valdosta, GA), (Intern at Auburn University Spring of 2006), and Troy University 2008 (Troy, AL).

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