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Physical Therapist / Philadelphia Flyers Trainer

What’s the difference between treating Soldiers and NHL players? Watch and discover the similarities.

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  • Cavalry Scout

    Private First Class Alley talks about joing the Cavalry.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Cavalry Scout

    Cavalry Scout
    00:37
  • PFC Brandon Andrews

    PFC Andrews has been able to give back to his country while learning valuable jo...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Combat Life Saver Motor Transportation Officer

    PFC Brandon Andrews
    00:53
  • Making the Right Decision

    Sgt Tyree Brown talks about why he joined - stuck at a job, wanted a career. Ben...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Making the Right Decision
    01:41
  • SGT Katherine Butterfield

    Katherine talks about the importance of keeping the lines of communication open ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Signal Support Systems Radio Mechanic

    SGT Katherine Butterfield
    01:02
  • SGT John Calderon

    John talks about his decision to join and how supportive his parents were once t...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Helicopters Army Aviation

    SGT John Calderon
    00:39
  • SPC Shawn Deedrick

    Shawn talks about the challenges of his job and how rewarding it is to serve his...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Avionics Equipment Repairer Army Aviation

    SPC Shawn Deedrick
    00:43
  • SPC Alysha Ford

    See how the Army has helped Alysha and her entire family become Army Strong.

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Aviation 09W

    SPC Alysha Ford
    0:45
  • Strength to Sustain

    The safety of a Blackhawk Helicopter lies in the hands of the UH-60 Helicopter R...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Aviation

    Strength to Sustain
  • An Education in Benefits

    SPC Antoine Grimes describes a day of life on post: 9-5 day, have time to spend ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    An Education in Benefits
    00:39
  • Heading in the Right Direction

    SPC Antoine Grimes talks reasons for joining and mother supports him - joining w...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Heading in the Right Direction
    00:43
  • CW2 Verdo Jackson

    See how Verdo found his calling as a Blackhawk Pilot in the Army.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Aviation Army Helicopters

    CW2 Verdo Jackson
    00:40
  • SGT Magdalena James

    Find out how Magdalena's training and personal experience have helped her become...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Counter Intelligence Special Agent

    SGT Magdalena James
    00:49
  • SGT Kristen King

    See how Kristen's job in the Army Reserve gives her experience that will help he...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Broadcast Journalist Army Reserve

    SGT Kristen King
    01:10
  • PFC Charles Landeros

    Charles talks about the pride he takes in working on Blackhawks and the camarade...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Helicopters Army Aviation

    PFC Charles Landeros
    00:55
  • Tracey Lyons

    See how Tracey gains valuable medical experience while taking care of Soldiers, ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Featured

    TAGS: EMT Medical Corps

    Tracey Lyons
    00:37
  • Achieve their goals in life

    Sergeant Whaley talks about helping prospects achieve their goals.

    TAGS: Recruiter Support

    Achieve their goals in life
    00:42
  • Make the prospect feel comfortable

    Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley talks about meeting with prospects.

    TAGS: Recruits ASVAB

    Make the prospect feel comfortable
    01:12
  • 1st Lieutenant Kirkdon McBride - Physical Therapist

    1st Lieutenant Kirkdon McBride, Physical Therapist goes into detail about job, b...

    1st Lieutenant Kirkdon McBride - Physical Therapist
    01:32
  • Joining the Army seems the right decision

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Adam from Waxon, North Carolina, who asks; "Joining t...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    Joining the Army seems the right decision
    00:37
  • How did you start your career, I am in high

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Paige Lugwig from Fairdale, Washington, who asks; "Ho...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    How did you start your career, I am in high
    00:46
  • Starting Strong Trailer

    Have you asked yourself, Should I join the Army? Watch these Army videos that fo...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Starting Strong Trailer
    01:30
  • Episode 1: Julian

    The thrill of firing an M240H helicopter-mounted machine gun gives this soccer-p...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 1: Julian
    05:35
  • Episode 2: Erich

    He loves to snowboard, wakeboard and surf, but this extreme athlete isn’t sure i...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 2: Erich
    05:30
  • Episode 3: Courtney

    Courtney is happy making money as a waitress, but she has bigger goals for her l...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 3: Courtney
    05:28
  • Episode 4: Frank

    Frank is dedicated to working out hard at the gym, but will he become a dedicate...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 4: Frank
    05:07
  • Episode 5: Frank

    After being pushed to the breaking point, Frank finds strength he didn’t know he...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 5: Frank
    04:58
  • Episode 10: Joshua

    Will fear hold him back — or will Josh begin his dream of becoming a highly skil...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 10: Joshua
    05:25
  • Episode 6: Rose

    This crew team captain helps run the family farm — but is her work ethic enough ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 6: Rose
    06:04
  • Episode 7: Jeremy

    His grandfather and uncle served their country, and his brother is an Army Serge...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 7: Jeremy
    05:47
  • Episode 9: Joseph

    The clock is ticking for Joseph to make a life-changing decision — to stay a civ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 9: Joseph
    05:00
  • Episode 8: Alanna

    Alanna thinks the Army can help her pursue a career in humanitarian relief. Will...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Episode 8: Alanna
    05:07
  • Starting Strong Trailer

    Have you asked yourself, Should I join the Army? Watch these Army videos that fo...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Careers

    Starting Strong Trailer
    01:30
  • Special Forces

    Special Forces are as tough as they come. Trained in a variety of skills, this b...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Special Forces Green Berets

    Special Forces
    Special Forces
    01:52
  • Field Artillery

    The Howitzer artillery gun team is discussed by Soldiers who actually perform th...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Field Artillery Virtual World

    Field Artillery
    01:27
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal

    EOD is a job that exemplifies the courage and skills of a U.S. Army Soldier. For...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Explosive Ordnance

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal
    01:52
  • Cryptological Linguist

    Learn how their particular skills make Army Linguists essential to communicating...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs linguists

    TAGS: Linguist Intelligence

    Linguist
    Cryptological Linguist
    01:45
  • Turn Dreams Into Reality

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - talked t...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Turn Dreams Into Reality
    01:10
  • RJ Custodio

    Cadet RJ Custodio (Reserve, cadet), talks about experience/benefits - ROTC has ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Life

    RJ Custodio
    01:02
  • The Foundation of a Leader

    Captain Philip Romanelli (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - c...

    The Foundation of a Leader
    01:03
  • Furthering Her Career

    Cadet Marissa Bernadette (Reserve) talks about experience/benefits - similarites...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Furthering Her Career
    01:25
  • Welcome To goarmy.com

    Explore over 150 different careers you can train for and find out from real Sold...

    CATEGORY: About the Army

    TAGS: Careers Soldier Life

    Army Soldiers in field environment
    Welcome To goarmy.com
    00:36
  • Captain Marisol Chalas

    UH 60 Blackhawk Pilot Chalas joined the Army Reserve as an enlisted finance spec...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Aviation Army Reserve

    Captain Marisol Chalas
  • Captain Kendrick Forrester

    18A Special Forces Officer Forrester joined the Army as an enlisted medical spec...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Special Forces 18A

    Captain Kendrick Forrester
  • Private First Class Brandon Kalaskey

    Kalaskey joined the Army during his senior year in high school. He feels a sense...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 11B Infantry

    Private First Class Brandon Kalaskey
  • Sergeant Justin Devon Loyd

    Loyd says his Army experience as a paratrooper gives him confidence, strength an...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 11B Airborne Paratrooper

    Sergeant Justin Devon Loyd
  • Specialist Nelly Medel

    Medel joined the Army for an opportunity to succeed "I wanted to do something mo...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 11B Military Police

    Specialist Nelly Medel
  • Staff Sergeant Marshal Pesta

    When I decided to join the Army is my best friends was joining the Army and aske...

    TAGS: public

    Staff Sergeant Marshal Pesta
  • Achieve their goals in life

    Sergeant Whaley talks about helping prospects achieve their goals.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Recruiter Support

    Achieve their goals in life
    00:42
  • Nervous and excited at the same time

    Victor talks about his nervousness and excitement.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Support Recruits

    Nervous and excited at the same time
    00:46
  • Make the prospect feel comfortable

    Staff Sergeant Roger Whaley talks about meeting with prospects.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Recruits ASVAB

    Make the prospect feel comfortable
    01:12
  • Talking to a Recruiter

    Brandon talks about talking to a recruiter.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Recruiter Support

    Talking to a Recruiter
    00:39
  • Prepared for Anything

    Captain Joe Swiecki describes his personal experience in the Special Forces and ...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Special Forces Training

    Special Forces
    Prepared for Anything
    00:42
  • Five Primary Missions

    Video shows nonscripted real- life examples of Special Forces mission activities...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Special Forces Training

    Five Primary Missions
    00:36
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Physical Therapist / Philadelphia Flyers Trainer

What’s the difference between treating Soldiers and NHL players? Watch and discover the similarities.

McCrossin: My name is Jim McCrossin. I’m the athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. And I’ve got skills.
Any athletic trainer is really care and prevention of our injuries.
“If it gets too bad, let me know.”
We’re the team with inside the team that nobody really sees. I want Angie’s experience to coming to see NHL hockey to see what we do one that she’ll never forget.
Hi how you doing, Jim McCrossin.
Diebal: Major Angie Diebal.
McCrossin: Angie, welcome to the Wells Fargo Center, home to the Philadelphia Flyers. This is where we work out before and after a game. Players who don’t play at all have to work out during the game. What we want our players to do is be the most fit they can possibly be if they get called to play in tomorrow night’s game. The locker room is home. This is where it all is. This is the medical room and this is where it all takes place. You’re an athletic trainer too?
Diebal: Correct.
McCrossin: So you’re PT/ATC? What inspired you to become a PT?
Diebal: I think the fact that I saw all these injured people as being an athlete myself. And athletes would go down on the field, and I was just like oh that kind of stinks. I couldn’t help them, I wanted to help them so bad, you know?
McCrossin: Right, right.
Diebal: And so I was like you know what, I’m gonna learn how to fix them.
McCrossin: What catapulted you into the Army?
Diebal: My dad. Yeah. My dad was in Vietnam, he was an MP.
McCrossin: Okay. Good stuff.
Diebal: And I just always wanted to go into the military.
McCrossin: There you go. Perfect. It’s one of the better things about the NHL is that we’ve got guys from all over the world. We’ve got guys from Finland, Slovakia, Russia, North America, Canada. It’s great. It’s a great blend.
Diebal: Basically in training today I watched Jim tape a lot of the athletes and stretch a lot of the athletes.
McCrossin: He likes the flex tape. And how much support does that give?
Diebal: Yeah.
McCrossin: He likes the heel lock and J and J. And that fits comfortably and it’s capable for him.
Diebal: Okay.
A lot of the things we do at West Point are pretty much the same, treat the athletes, you know we do a lot of taping of the athletes, injury prevention as far as if they’ve had a previous ankle sprain, tape that up and get them back out into the game. And he does a lot of the same things. Obviously the injuries are a little bit different.
You all do any of that Kinesio taping?
McCrossin: Yeah we do, we do. Actually we do that quite a bit. It’s amazing the drainage you can get with Kinesio taping.
Diebal: Exactly.
McCrossin: You wanna go out to the bench and get a quick tour? What happens outside the rink.
Diebal: Sure.
McCrossin: The good thing about being a trainer is I get the best seat in the house. I’m right on the bench and it’s really watching how the injury occurred. The most common injury we can have in here is foot injuries. Guys’ll wind up taking the slap shot and they’re trying to block the puck.
Diebal: Right.
McCrossin: And it creates some havoc with their feet.
Diebal: Oh definitely. I was able to watch pre-skate and that is something that’s not, not a lot of people are able to do. Jim was able to introduce me to several of the players and that was just an awesome experience in itself.
McCrossin: Charles, this is Angie. Angie, Jody Shelley.
Diebal: Hi. Nice to meet you.
McCrossin: Angie’s a Major at West Point. She’s a physical therapist up there. So down here to hang out for the day and learn about, a little bit about what we do.
Shelley: Don’t let him bring you down.
Diebal: Okay. What’s the best part about working with the Flyers?
McCrossin: You’re working with highly motivated individuals and you know you’re gonna have a full buy in if they wanna get healthy.
She’s working with soldiers. They’re thoroughbreds also. She treats her soldiers as we would treat our players.
Diebal: I really found that the athletic training skills that I have really helped in Iraq soldiers who were trying to go out and do a mission or whatever and they needed an ankle wrap. You wrap their ankle for the mission and they went out and they did it, you know.
McCrossin: Yeah.
Diebal: So there’s so many similarities. When I was on the bench I pretty much got to experience the whole atmosphere of just being right there with the team.
McCrossin: You know being at the game and seeing the game played, seeing the ups and downs of the game, that was great.
Diebal: I could definitely see a tremendous crossover. It’s pretty much the same job, just a different environment.
McCrossin: Angie, I just want to say thanks for coming and spending the day with us.
Diebal: It was incredible. Thank you so much for having me.
McCrossin: See you soon.
Diebal: All right, see ya.
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