Sam Hegedus, PT, runner

Qualified for Age Group Nationals in the Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. I am currently focusing on half marathon and marathon races, in addition to 70.3 races for triathlon.

Sam Hegedus

I graduated from Duquesne University with my DPT in 2018 and started working for an orthopedic private practice in Durham, NC. In addition to working in the clinic, I am Adjunct Faculty for Tufts University and have worked for Team USA as a travel physical therapist. I started my own multi-sport coaching and sports performance business in 2020 called Volt Movement. My certifications include Level 1 Dry Needling, Functional Range Conditioning Manual Specialist, Rock Steady Boxing Coach, and USAT Level 1 Coach.

What sports do you do? Do you have any accomplishments?

Triathlon, Running, Swimming, Cycling. I swam collegiately at the Division 1 level for 4 years and ran track for 1 year. I have qualified for Age Group Nationals in the Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. I am currently focusing on half marathon and marathon races, in addition to 70.3 races for triathlon.

Share 3 fun facts about you! :)

1. I have a golden retriever named Levi.

2. I competed in Olympic Trials for USA Shooting.

3. I hiked a mountain at sunrise on my wedding day (in my wedding dress).

What's your favorite quote?

"do or do not, there is no try."

What's your physical therapy philosophy?

My focus is on injury prevention and working with patient's to determine the root/initial cause of their injuries in order to mitigate risk in the future!

Tell us what motivates you to do what you do at Netic

I love helping patient's remain active and continuing doing what they love with a better understanding of their body and it's biomechanics!

What's your worst injury and how did you get over it?

I had a pelvic stress fracture when I started training for triathlons initially. I took the time needed to let my body rest, began taking continuing education courses on coaching and endurance training, and created a program for myself moving forward to ensure appropriate progression and injury prevention.

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