Guests for this week's HEALED Gathering include Jim McCrossin and Oskar Lindblom.
Jim McCrossin is the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. He earned his bachelor's degree from West Chester University and has earned two Master of Science degrees in both Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). Jim is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society, and American College of Sports Medicine. Jim also serves on the Mid-Atlantic States Advisory Board for Strength and Conditioning.
Oskar Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in December 2019. Oskar returned to the Philadelphia Flyers during the Stanley Cup Playoffs marking a milestone in his battle against bone cancer. The 24-year-old forward was written into the lineup for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Islanders in September, nine months after he learned of his diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma.
They both join Pat Croce to talk about the journey from a cancer diagnosis to getting back onto the ice, and lessons in healing and wellness that can inspire us all.