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!

Pyramid of Success: Industriousness

The first building block for achieving success: Industriousness

pyramidJohn Wooden, American college basketball coach with ten national championships over a 12-year span, built his career and his teachings on the Pyramid of Success. The first building block on the road to success is Industriousness.  What does that mean? Industriousness – (adj.) Energetic in application to work or study. Synonyms: diligent.

John Wooden wisely stated, “You must work hard on the right things in life.” He was always trying to learn more and improve his coaching abilities. “Go out and do your best and work hard because in the end you will achieve more than taking the easy path.”
We want to highlight a BRIO client that epitomizes the definition of Industriousness. Whether playing football, lacrosse, rehabilitating from knee surgery, or coaching younger players, Patrick Willis epitomizes industriousness.
Three months out from ACL surgery, Patrick is well ahead of schedule. Never stepping away from a challenge, Patrick tackles everything with industriousness.
In this video, Patrick tells us about his knee injury and his rehabilitation so far.  He also defines what industrious means to him and how hard work has helped him achieve success.
 Stay tuned to our blog for the next two building blocks of success: Friendship and Loyalty.
About the BRIO 2016 Fitspiration Wall: Make Each Day a Masterpiece

The Baudry Therapy/ BRIO team wants to help you accomplish your 2016 goals – whether that means losing weight, becoming pain-free, running a marathon, or writing your name without help! No goal is too large or too small. The 2016 BRIO FITSPIRATION WALL, located in the Baudry Therapy Center, focuses on the teachings of John Wooden and his Pyramid of Success. Our clients have found that it helps them track their goals and celebrate their successes!  The BRIO team is ready to help you Make Each Day a Masterpiece!  Stop in and declare your goal, write inspirational words to fellow clients, or commit to an event in which to participate.  Not sure where to begin? Ask one of our therapists or health experts to help develop a roadmap for your journey.  We guarantee that our team, along with your peers, will help keep you motivated so you can conquer your 2016 goals.