Maggie Hamilton – February 2019

Maggie Hamilton3DPT: Tell us about your injury and how it affected you mentally.

Maggie: When I tore my ACL I thought I would never be the same lacrosse player I once was.  Mentally I was scared something would happen again and I had to rebuild a lot of trust in myself and in my therapist, Joey, so I could let my guard down and allow myself to do the movements I was once doing

3DPT: What was the most challenging part of your rehab?

Maggie: The most challenging part was building my quad back up and getting back my single leg strength.

3DPT: How many sports do you play and which one is your favorite?

Maggie: I play lacrosse and basketball but lacrosse is by far my favorite.

3DPT: What advice would you give someone who is going through a similar injury?

Maggie: Never stop working.  Keep busy outside of PT with other trainers or do stuff on your own because you can always work on something to get stronger.

3DPT: Where will you be going to college and which sport do you plan on playing?

Maggie: Wagner College and lacrosse

3DPT: What is your go to meal the night before a big game?

Maggie: Usually a team pasta dinner.

3DPT: What will be your highlight in your first season back from injury? 

Maggie: I will be back on my senior night to take the draw and that will definitely be really special because my whole family will be there along with all of my teammates, friends and MRC little girls too.  Hopefully I will be able to share the special night with my college coaches and trainers/PT family as well.