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    By Greg Hawthorne

    Hi my name is Gregory Hawthorne, most people refer to me as Greg.  I am an Athletic Trainer here at Florida State University and work primarily with the football team.  I am beginning a sports medicine blog here on  Sports medicine is a very broad topic so the blog will cover topics ranging from injuries and rehabilitation to general nutrition.  If you have any questions you would like to ask please leave a comment.  This blog however will not, I repeat will not discuss specific players or their injuries, sorry.   

    Here is a little about me I was born in the Greater Pittsburgh Area in Pennsylvania, when to school in the a sweetest place on earth, Hershey, PA.   I then went to undergrad at UM, not the orange and green, but the Maize and Blue, the University of Michigan where I received my B.S. in Athletic Training.  I went to Michigan State University for graduate school where I received my Master's Degree in Kinesiology.  At MSU I learned a great deal about Osteopathic and Manuel Medicine. While attending school I worked with many of the sports teams.  I used the knowledge I gained to work for several NFL teams, the Detroit Lions, the Rhein Fire of the now defunct NFL-E, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.  I have also worked as a performance enhancement specialist and personal trainer.

    I hope this blog will help you understand a little more about sports medicine issues and general wellness leading you to make better health decisions and increase your quality of life.  So stay tuned for the first entry.... 

    Gregory Hawthorne, MS, ATC, LAT, FMSC, HKC ,NASM-PES and CES

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