01 Sep Neil Santiago, MEd, ATC, CSCS, On Establishing A Multidimensional Approach To Elevate The Performance Of Military Personnel, And Being Innovative As A Certified Athletic Trainer
Neil Santiago is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has been at his current position for over a decade as a Human Performance Program Specialist at the US Army Schofield Barracks Health Clinic. He shares his journey growing up in Hawaii and being introduced to athletic training when he sustained an injury during fall camp while playing high school football. The rest was history and he pursued athletic training at Oregon State and eventually gained more experience as a Certified Athletic Training Graduate Assistant at the University of Hawaii. We talk about experiences in blending the worlds of strength & conditioning and sports medicine. Neil shares his unique journey that has led him to be instrumental in developing innovative and effective techniques to help our service men and women optimize their performance. We share similar philosophies when it comes to creating a multidimensional approach to help people elevate their health, fitness, and performance. This was a great conversation and I am extremely honored to have Neil as a mentor, colleague, and friend. Listen in to this episode, you won’t want to miss it! Enjoy!