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Lou Ann Botsford, LMT, CKTP

Lou Ann is a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) and as an Adjunct Faculty member of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), teaches Intro and Advanced Sports Massage at the Newport, RI campus. With a focus on orthopedic and sports massage, she has had the opportunity to work with high school, collegiate and professional athletes including the Providence Bruins and ATP World Tour athletes at the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships. In 2012 she completed a medical volunteer rotation at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and worked with a myriad of athletes preparing for the 2012 London Games: US Women's Boxing and Wrestling Teams, USA Tae Kwon Do, Triathletes, Swimmers, and Track & Field athletes. This led to an opportunity to support the U.S. Men's Ski Jumping Team during the National Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at the US Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid and ultimately an invitation to support the team in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Lou Ann was the Sports Massage Chair for the Rhode Island American Massage Therapy Association (RIAMTA) for more than a decade, and was honored as the 2014 AMTA NATIONAL SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST OF THE YEAR at the National Convention in Denver, CO. Her local team has also been distinguished as National Sports Massage Team of the year for 2008, 2013 and 2014 for its involvement with numerous sporting events in RI, MA & CT including the Boston Marathon, RI Special Olympics, MS-150, Save The Bay, Pan Mass Challenge, Surftown Half Marathon and Operation Stand Down for Veterans.

Lou Ann's desire to lead by example and her passion for Sports Massage are obvious through her other pursuits: she is a triathlete, a 10 year veteran and team Captain of the MS150 and has participated in numerous road races. In addition. Lou Ann has taught spinning classes in a variety of settings including Brown University, Boston Sports Clubs, and the YMCA.