This week Chandler and I made the decision to begin working with our client again from last semester, Dr. Grossman. As I discussed last semester, Dr. Grossman is a long distance running athlete who is suffering from an unspecified proximal hamstring tendinopathy. We were assigned to Dr. Grossman as part of an advanced strength and conditioning project. Each pair in the class was assigned a client to work with over the course of six weeks. After our initial meeting with him we decided to attack the project from more of a rehabilitation standpoint. We began my obtaining measurements for strength and range of motion. We built a plan that focused on glute and core strength along with a flexibility program and reassessed after the six weeks. Our final evaluation revealed increased in strength and flexibility along with a decreased pain rating while performing the same activities that irritated it before. When we last touched base with him he had began to ramp up his cycling as opposed to his long distance running and had decided not to set the goal of competing in a long distance event. This past week Dr. Grossman reached out to us again. He is planning on running a marathon on April 29 and wanted to know if we would be interested in creating an injury prevention exercise program for him to carry out as he trains for the marathon. He also wanted to know if we could meet periodically to check up on everything or discuss issues. We agreed to take on the task and asked that we could use the data for the basis of research. Our goal is to continue off of our data from last semester and build this into our clinical question for the semester and potentially turn this into a larger research project. This deadline gives us nearly 12 weeks to prepare and we have a good understanding of the situation to go off of now. We are eager to begin the process and have actually designed the first part of it today for him to begin. We are piggybacking off our preceptors and associates at our offsite locations along with our onsite preceptors to build up our information basis and to help us present this in the best fashion. I feel very lucky that we have the opportunity to do this. I feel like this is a great introduction to a larger research topic for us and we are both excited to see where it goes. The more we research the topic of proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) the more we learn that is a fairly new topic of study and has only recently been recognized as a serious problem facing long distance athletes. There are no standard protocols, proven interventions, or many researched treatments, so we feel that we are on the cutting edge of a new topic. I cannot wait to see where this goes and I am sure I will have a journal later on that gives an update on our progress. I did not receive any attempts or masteries this week.