Eckart Back in Top Form After Ankle Fracture
Eckart is a senior standout for the Osprey’s women’s
track team. In February of her ’07-’08 winter season,
Ronika fractured her left fibula. Due to the fracture and the
rehabilitation that followed, she missed the remainder of her
winter and all of her spring seasons. Ronika started rehab with
us at the end of March of 2008; we worked on restoring her active
range of motion and balance. Four weeks later, Ronika was able
to start strengthening exercises and non-impact activities such
as the bike, elliptical and swimming. By the end of May, Ronika
was cleared to begin running and she started a home exercise program.
When she returned for the fall semester, she was very strong and
ready to tackle agilities and plyometrics. In December of 2008,
Ronika returned to winter track for the first time since her injury.
Since getting back on the track, Ronika has broken 3 school records
for Stockton’s women’s indoor team; the 55 meter dash,
the 55 meter hurdles and the 200 meter dash.