Physical Therapy brings pain-relief and a healthier outlook on life

Shea Soll first injured his left knee in 1988 when he was a young athlete playing basketball, golf, tennis and numerous other sports. He had his first ACL repair shortly after and resumed all activity after his first surgery, but not without regular discomfort. A few years later, Shea tore his ACL again and had it repaired once more.

“Since 1992, I have restricted my sporting activities to just golf as years of wear and tear, cartilage damage and ligament stress made more athletic sports neither a wise option, nor a comfortable one,” said Shea, “My most recent injury was a furthering degradation of the cartilage and a shredded ACL, making it very difficult to continue playing golf. I suffered frequent knee pain even during sedentary activity.”

Shea’s recent increase in knee pain led him to having another knee surgery. Following surgery, Shea came to Baudry Therapy Center with an unwavering commitment to his physical therapy program.

“Shea wanted to give himself the best opportunity to resume golf, a sport he loves to play,” said Kevin Dessauer, DPT at Baudry Therapy Center. “He continued to ask questions and learn throughout the rehab process, which will allow him to continue working on his performance and health beyond physical therapy.”

“I knew my knee would have periodic discomfort because of the anatomical deficiencies that existed,” said Shea. “But I wanted to understand the muscle groups (legs and core) that needed strengthening, so I could provide as much support and stability as possible for my knee joint.”

Kevin said, “While the focus was to rehabilitate Shea’s knee post-surgery, we also wanted to give him the proper education and tools to enhance his overall fitness. Specifically, we wanted to improve his body mechanics by strengthening his core and hip muscles to support his body during athletic activities.”

Getting Back to an Active, Pain-free Life

“I can say with a high degree of confidence that through completing my rehabilitation program at Baudry Therapy Center, my leg and core strength are stronger than they have ever been at any stage in my life. I’ve resumed golfing with little to no discomfort. Most importantly, the experts at Baudry have educated me on the best exercises and how to perform them properly to optimize the benefit. I can now continue with a home regimen to maintain the strength I built at Baudry.”

“I’ve been to several physical therapy centers over the years and Baudry’s approach is best. Their staff attends continuing education conferences and incorporates the latest techniques into their therapy programs. They customize therapy to each patient, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. They truly assist their patients with improving their overall health and fitness.”

If you are someone you love has had ACL repair surgery and wants to return to the activities they enjoy, call Baudry | BRIO today and schedule your evaluation today!

Building a Healthier Work Environment, Part 4: It’s Our Business

Baudry Therapy Center/BRIO Wellness

Creating healthy work environments and promoting overall wellness is what we do! In fact, it’s the cornerstone of our business.

It’s often the little things you do at work or home that make the biggest difference in how you feel, act and perform. We give our employees and our patients the tools and education to make healthy decisions every day.

Our personal wellness program works. At Baudry, we:

  1. Focus on the WHY with laser sharp vision. We embrace and live our mission every single day.
  2. Encourage a team workout every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:30 am.
  3. Facilitate weekly team discussions and encourage open communication to discuss what is working and not working.
  4. Team up to enter road races. We encourage each other to set and reach for specific race goals. This is part of our “practice what we preach” initiative.
  5. Engage experts to speak to us quarterly on different aspects of our job and our performance.
  6. Encourage our team to post their personal and professional goals on our goal board.
  7. Help our employees celebrate their successes when goals are reached.

Our business (physical therapy/ wellness) is all about healthy living and healthy habits. The Baudry Therapy Center team helps patients daily to deal with injury, pain, or dysfunction. We help them understand their condition, the factors involved, and what they can do to eliminate their symptoms.

Proper tools and education to succeed

Our wellness sessions incorporate education and daily strategies to help our clients work and feel better. From stand up breaks, to 10 minute stretch sessions, to adequate hydration and nutrition, we give our clients the proper tools to succeed.

Most times incorporating more movement is the key. Our bodies are made to move. They crave movement and respond much better when given it.

Open Communication is Key to Growth

Open communication is the best strategy a company can implement to promote a healthy work environment. It helps rid the daily stress which can infect companies. It can also help bring the company back to the WHY they do what they do – their core mission and vision.

At Baudry, we faciliate a weekly meeting to discover what’s working and what’s not. We re-visit our mission and vision and explore how we deliver our service to our clients.

This weekly ritual helps manage the little aggravating things that get under people’s skin and creates stress. Tackling the little things makes a huge differences for employees. It also pays dividends when it comes to productivity.

These meetings allow for open communication of ideas, which spark change and growth. Focusing on how we can work together to accomplish the company goals, the mission, and vision, helps the team grow both personally and professionally.

Need a jumpstart at your company

Baudry Therapy Center can help your company develop a healthier work environement. Give us a call at 504.841.0410 to get a little jump start on your team’s health and watch productivity increase!

Catch up on the last 3 blogs in this series:

Building a Healthier Work Environment, Part 1: Employers
Building a Healthier Work Environment, Part 2: Employees
Building a Healthier Work Environment, Part 3: 15 Steps to Work Healthier