Empowering Athletes LLC
75 Washington Street, Unit I
Pembroke, MA 02359
How and when did the company get started?
I started Empowering Athletes after spending six years touring with Broadway shows, including the Radio City Rockettes, Lord of the Dance, Burn the Floor, and Heart Beat of Home. Radio City closed their Rockettes’ touring cast in 2015 and it was time for me to start a new chapter. I began teaching at Dean College and did outreach at Dunleavy Boyle Academy of Irish Dance, South Shore Ballet Theatre, and South Shore Gymnastic Academy. Finally, in 2018, I opened up my own space and loved every minute of it!
What products or services do you offer?
Empowering Athletes offers one-on-one injury prevention, Injury evaluations, rehabilitation and sports specific training. Small group trainings focusing on sports specific needs for all athletes, including but not limited to, dancers, gymnasts, figure skaters and field players (soccer, lacrosse, etc.). We also offer group strength training and injury prevention classes for all levels and ages including adults. During individual treatment sessions, we may use modalities, including but not limited to, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), Cupping, Blood Flow Restriction Therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Theragun vibration therapy, Myofascial and Muscle Energy work as well as Normatec which is a graduated compression system for recovery.
What’s the one thing your business is known for, over your competitors and why?
My business is known for its individual attention to each and every client. I work with athletes at every stage in their careers and at every level of athleticism. The model behind Empowering Athletes is to be able to support you for all your needs as an athlete while teaching stretching, mobility and injury prevention techniques. Empowering Athletes does injury evaluations, injury rehabilitation and recovery, working with orthopedic doctors of Boston Children's Hospital and other healthcare providers.
Tell us an interesting and fun tidbit about your business.
Empowering Athletes trains and rehabilitates a large range of athletes from gymnasts, figure skaters and all forms of dancers to traditional sports such as basketball, soccer and lacrosse to equestrians (athletes who ride horses!) These athletes often find it difficult to find good sports specific treatment. I have worked not only with performing artists, but I spent two years working with D1 college athletes and have been a certified Athletic Trainer for over 15 years.
Why did you decide to become involved with the Chamber?
I am looking to network with other companies. I also want to get into the community more and see how I can help spread knowledge about youth and performing artist sports that are sometimes overlooked in traditional settings.