Knee injury doesn’t stop Gordon Russo from playing tennis

Gordon Russo returns to the tennis court after knee injury

Gordon Russo has played tennis for over 20 years. While on the court, Gordon planted his leg and injured his right knee.

“I immediately felt weakness in my leg and decided I needed physical therapy if I ever wanted to play again. I chose Baudry Therapy Center and worked with their team of physical therapists and assistants through the Return to Sport program.”

Gordon came to Baudry Therapy Center with a painful, swollen knee that prevented him from playing tennis. His great attitude and determination was the reason he was able to return to the court.

“Our bodies have tremendous ability for healing.” says Rich Baudry.  “For people like Gordon, the key is often just giving them “know how” to get better.  Through a comprehensive evaluation, we were able to prescribe the right exercises and activities to restore full knee function.”

Gordon said, “Baudry’s excellent staff helped me to strengthen my thigh and gluteal muscles which really gave me the confidence to return to playing tennis.”

When is it safe to Return to Sport?

The #1 predictor of injury for athletes is a previous injury. So when an athlete is injured, BRIO’s Return to Sport team gets to work with evidence-based care that gives our clients the confidence they need to resume athletic activities. Read more

Are you or someone you love unable to do the things you love – whether that is tennis, running or picking up your grandchildren? If so, call Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO today and learn how you can return to your activities pain-free!


Junior tennis player back on court after shoulder injury

Junior tennis player returns to court after shoulder injury

Jojo Sandoz is a competitive, high school tennis player at Jesuit High School. One day while practicing his serves at practice, Jojo’s arm began hurting. When he finished out his basket of serves, Jojo began experiencing extreme levels of pain in his shoulder.

Jojo rested and iced his shoulder for a few days, but the pain did not subside.

Jojo said, “I couldn’t extend my arm without feeling terrible pain. It was even affecting my everyday activities.  When I would write, I would experience radiating pain in my shoulder.  I knew I had to do something.”

He decided to go to Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO for a physical therapy evaluation.

“The physical therapists at Baudry | BRIO performed dry needling and taught me exercises to do at home.  They also showed me how to warm up properly before playing tennis, which actually helped me hit the ball better than I did before,” said Jojo Sandoz.

“Jojo came to physical therapy with a great mindset.  His willingness to learn and take ownership is why he was so successful with his rehab.  I have no doubt he will continue to be successful on the tennis court and beyond.” said Kevin Dessauer.

Jojo said, “My experience at Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO was fun. I always enjoyed going to physical therapy. Everyone was so nice and just plain fun to be around.”

If you are someone you know has been injured playing sports, don’t settle for playing with pain. BRIO’s Return to Sport program can help! Our physical therapists utilize several reliable tools to measure ability and clearly identify when an athlete is ready to initiate a safe return to sport. READ MORE