Return to Sport program helps Lacrosse player get back on field

Return to Sport program helps Patrick Willis get back on the field

While playing with the Brother Martin High School Lacrosse team, Patrick Willis got injured on the field. He went to make a cut on and when he pushed off his right leg, he felt a pop.  Immediately, Patrick fell to the ground in pain.  Little did he know then, but BRIO’s Return to Sport program would be the answer to his prayers!  Here is Patrick’s story:

I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to play Lacrosse that year, that I’d never be able to play on the same field as my brother again and that I would let my teammates down.

Then I started the Return to Sport program at Baudry Therapy Center. The physical therapy program pinpointed the areas that I really needed extra emphasis. It also gave me, my parents and my coaches the confidence to allow me to return to Lacrosse.

During my treatment, I saw more gains than others with the same injury. The therapists at BTC | BRIO helped me to get faster and stronger than I was before I got hurt.  I am very happy with the way I was treated.  We have fun all while doing the work to get me better than I was before. And the atmosphere is amazing!

If you have an injury and are looking to return to your sport, or if you want to learn more about our Return to Sport program, call BRIO today or submit your question.

Knee Surgery Didn’t Stop Her From Running

Hitting the Pavement after Knee Surgery

For the past three years, I have enjoyed running to stay fit and healthy! I started experiencing intense knee pain which became unbearable and affected routine activities like walking up stairs. It was hard to go for a run or workout without serious pain. I had no cartilage in my knee and was told surgery was required. After surgery, my doctor told me I had a 50% chance of running again. It just depended on how my recovery went. I was nervous because I wanted so badly to be able to run again.

Starting Physical Therapy at Baudry Therapy Center

Choosing a PT place was a big deal for me. I wanted to be sure I was going to the best of the best. Walking into BTC on crutches, I never would have thought I would be where I was five weeks in. The therapists went out of their way to make sure I was getting the best treatment plan. I’m not going to lie and say it was easy because I did have my ups and downs, but I definitely had more ups than downs. I can be very hard on myself and when I wasn’t on track and getting were I needed to be quickly, my therapists were there to tell me to be patient. A major surgery requires time and when you don’t rush the recovery, your outcome is ten times better. I can’t thank my therapist enough for being the positive light I needed during my recovery.

Many people don’t realize how beneficial PT can be. I sure didn’t. If I could talk to everyone about it and let them know how much better life can be rather than dealing with the pain, I would. For the longest time I “just dealt with it” but there comes a time when enough is enough. I can say 110% that Baudry Therapy Center helped me return to running.