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Amanda Burkart- Volleyball
Amanda is a freshman outside hitter for the women's volleyball team. She injured her low back in a match while hitting a ball on 9/27/05. Prior to her injury she had been named NJAC Rookie of the Week on two occassions (1st week, 2nd week). She had a prior back injury two years previous in high school that kept her out about half the year. She was inititially treated for SI dysfunction and missed two practices and then began a gradual return to full play on 10/10. She continuded rehab during this time but her symptoms worsened. Due to this she was again removed from competition on 10/20 and was seen by Dr. Brad Tucker on 10/26 for evaluation.

At this time she was diagnosed with piriformis syndrome and we refocused her rehab to address this issue. She began to feel some significant improvement on 10/27 and was cleared for 30 minutes of practice on 10/31. She then played in one game of the match at Kean on 11/1 which was the opening round of the NJAC Playoffs. She then progressed to full practice and full clearance for the match on 11/3 at Rutgers-Camden for the second round of the playoffs. Burkart led the team in this match with 17 kills and 25 digs. She also partcipated in the NJAC Conference Championships and ECAC Tournament, which were both loses for Stockton.

"Amanda really toughed it out at the end of the season because we did not have her painfree through rehab at that point." commented Jon Heck, MS, ATC, Coordinator of Athletic Training. Burkart also continued rehab into December until all of her symptoms were resolved. She went on to be named 2nd Team All NJAC and finish second on the team in kills and digs.
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