Last year, she had bad tendonitis in both ankles and a stress fracture in the tibia. She has taken some time off from skating, but decided a couple of months ago to resume training.
Flatt is spending the summer interning at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, where she shadows doctors, physical therapists, and massage therapists. Memorial is the Official Hospital of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Ideally, she’d like to work in a sports medicine facility, she said, perhaps in Colorado Springs.
“Being in sports for so long and seeing so many injuries, it’s something that I’ve always been incredibly passionate about, especially getting athletes back to their peak physical form before they go out and compete,’’ Flatt said.
Flatt will return to Stanford at the end of the month. Upon graduation, she will attend medical school.