Brandee Waite is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In her role, she takes care of athletes of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Waite wants all her patients to continue to be healthy and mobile, no matter what their starting point is.
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Hi, Rebecca. How are you doing? Hey, Wilbur. I was born in Sacramento, and when I finished all of my training after med school Residency, Sports Medicine Fellowship, there happened to be a job opening at U C. Davis. And I thought, That's kind of getting back to my roots. It was a little bit of luck and ah, a little bit of destiny. Good strengthening exercises to help build the muscle strength back in your legs. We have a great sports medicine rarely interdisciplinary clinic here. So people with a lot of different backgrounds to try and take care of the needs of our most basically active patients up to are very elite, level professional athletes here at U. C. Davis, we are the team physicians for the Sack Republic, Sacramento Republic soccer team. We're on site of the games, providing game time coverage for all of our fantastic athletes there. Eso I have been lucky enough Thio follow a group of regular thio elite runners in these ultra marathons. They run a marathon a day for seven days in a row. Across really extreme terrain counts crazy and it is crazy, but it's it's tremendously exciting. Some of them really are athletes, and some of them really are just regular people who want to experience a race in a very remote area like across the Sahara Desert in Egypt or across Antarctica. I've been lucky enough to go all those places. It's been a great international experience to share the expertise that we have here with basic runners and elite runners from all over the world. E used to think I can't wait time a doctor because then I can stop all the studying. But no, you study Justus much, but in different ways trader cuffed and seem to be the main thing. We have a very liberal program where physicians can continue to get medical education and we continue to work with the medical students and the residents. So in order to teach them what's the latest and greatest, we have to stay up on what's the latest and greatest. I have a really passion for people being able to stay mobile and whether that mobility is literally just in and around your house or with your grandkids or, you know, mobile across the desert with, you know, £25 backpack on for my patients that come to see me. I am going to find a way to make that activity accessible. E