Early Advocacy for Female Athletes with Dr. Dani Espino, PT

Today I speak with Dr. Dani Espino, a physical therapist, running coach, and accomplished runner herself! Dani shares her experience as a running coach who in a male-dominated field. She talks about her struggles with imposter syndrome and how she moved through those feelings into confidence. Dani believes in the importance of banding together and supporting other women who are also trying to important work in health. Dani has seen the lack of knowledge in coaching that is so prevalent in high school running, especially for females and their developing bodies. We go over the importance of building a network of trusted sources and how to tap into their knowledge. 

Dani has so much experience working with female athletes of all ages and levels. You don’t want to miss this interview! 

We  talk about:

-finding her voice as a Latina running coach

-being each others cheerleaders

-the lack in expertise how we treat female young female athletes

-undoing harmful messaging learned as young athletes

-preparing female athletes for all stages of life in sport

-expanding resources and building a network

-REDs and younger athletes

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

2:03 experience as a BIPOC female in a male-dominated field

5:12 the gap in understanding of female athletes in different phases of athletics

10:40 how we can better prepare female athletes

16:52 conversations about REDs with younger athletes 

19:30 experiences in PT school


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