One day in Snowbird, Utah, a snowboarder hurled out of control into one of the world’s most prominent sports medicine doctors.
Bert Mandelbaum, a Santa Monica, California orthopedic surgeon, has treated famous athletes, such as David Beckham.
And he has helped create some of the most successful injury prevention programs, including FIFA11+, the program promoted by soccer’s governing body.
But on that day he was on a ski trip with his family, no doubt a much needed break from the challenges of battered flesh that dominated his work-a-day world.
Then in a flash, as he writes in his new book, The Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit (Greenleaf Book Group Press), the doctor became the patient. Continue reading Life Lessons from an Orthopedic Surgeon