Nichole Thompson tells story of tearing her ACL and onerous rehab. An outstanding inspiration, she has great thoughts about getting through the ordeal plus actually gaining something from injury and setback. Orthopedic Sports Surgeon, Dr. Sabrina Strickland from Hospital of Special Surgery, starts the episode by adding a good amount of science background about women and ACLs because women do tear their ACLs more often than men. Hear Her Sports is a podcast about exceptional female athletes and women in sports. There are a lot of us out there. Find us, see us, hear us.
This is a SPECIAL episode. Not only is it Episode 20! But my guest is superstar Sports Nutritionist Heidi Skolnik, who I worked with during my NYC racing days. I remember her with great fondness and admiration. It felt like visiting a secret weapon as I rode over the George Washington Bridge to get to her New Jersey office.
In this episode we talk about fuel vs nutrition, manipulating diet to perform better, carbohydrates, and her work with The Julliard School and School of American Ballet. She works at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery and has a private practice, Nutrition Conditioning for Life Performance.
Heidi's practice is based on the science of nutrition. She has authored and co-authored 3 books: Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance, Grill Yourself Skinny, and The Reverse Diet: Lose Weight by Eating Dinner for Breakfast and Breakfast for Dinner.
Heidi still works with private clients through her company Nutrition Conditioning for Life Performance in addition to overseeing the Sports Nutrition program at The Julliard School and School of American Ballet. In the past she’s worked with the NY Knicks, NY Giants, and NY Mets along with NHL, MLS, WNBA, Olympic competitors, professional cyclists, marathoners, and collegiate athletes. She also works at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery. And she writes for magazines, appears on TV, writes books, consults to corporations and the food industry, and presents to corporations, professional organizations, universities, and colleges.