Newman Football Senior Captain Leads Team to Undefeated Record After Ankle Injury

Ankle injury doesn’t stop football captain on the field

It was the second day of spring football practice and Newman senior captain James Poche got tackled while running a routine play. His ankle immediately folded under him. Coming off the heels of a hamstring strain during track season, James was devastated.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said James. “I had just come back to the team and I was eager to show colleges what I had to offer.”

James was diagnosed with a grade II ankle sprain by his doctor and was placed in a boot for 2-3 weeks. After spending a week in the boot, he realized he would need to get back to physical therapy soon if he wanted to play football.

He returned to Baudry Therapy Center and consulted with Josh Bryant, DPT who had a different plan for him.

“We are big believers in active recovery for this type of injury. James really needed to starting working outside of the boot. We removed it during PT and started restoring mobility and reducing swelling,” said Josh.

“Progress came faster than ever. Before I knew it, I was back on the field starting summer practice more motivated than ever before and with no pain or difficulty,” said James.

“Josh and I connected even more when I found out that he had also trained with my trainer and mentor, Wyatt Harris, Director of Sonic Boom. Josh and Wyatt communicated seamlessly about my physical therapy, so they customized a plan that would provide optimal success. Not only did I heal much faster, but I was able to learn things about my body and training habits that prevent future injuries.”

Wyatt Harris, Director of Sonic Boom said, “James is a true blessing. He is the perfect trainee because he wants to be great and is willing to do the small things to get there. This young man is accountable, training year-round. It truly matters to him that he is there for his team and for his coaches. James is a great mix of power and speed at running back – a true throwback athlete. James is a very special and respectable young man that I’m blessed to know and train.”

Josh Bryant, DPT said, “James truly understands what it takes to perform at a high level and is always looking for ways to get better. He feels that the combo of training with Wyatt and working with BTC/BRIO gives him an edge over his competition.”

Baudry | BRIO’s Sports Rehab “Return to Sport” Program

The #1 predictor of injury for athletes is a previous injury. So when an athlete is injured, Baudry | 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.

Baudry | BRIO’s Return to Sport Program begins with a Baudry Therapy Center physical therapy evaluation to identify the injuries that cause the pain and dysfunction that keeps them off the field. With the goal of return to sport in mind, our team designs and implements individualized physical therapy and training programs for each athlete. Learn more

PT helps tennis player with hip pain return to the court

Tennis player returns to court after receiving PT for hip pain

Frank Crothers, a long-time tennis player, injured his lower back and hip while he was serving on the tennis court. His back pain did not subside and he continued to experience ongoing hip pain as a result. He decided that he needed the help and chose physical therapy at Baudry Therapy Center. Read how Frank’s hard work in physical therapy got him back on the court:

“I needed the help of a good physical therapist in order to return to playing tennis. I play tournaments at City Park, so solving the back problem was important. Physical therapy helped me pinpoint the areas that really needed extra emphasis through the whole chain of movement.  PT helped me feel better overall, stronger and more balanced. I have been playing since graduating from physical therapy and was even able to play a little during therapy. I gradually improved both the hip and the back and am now playing with no pain. Best of all, my game is improving.

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Baudry Therapy Center, as I was treated in a friendly and helpful manner. They gave me useful information about my injury and the exercises and stretches I should do to maintain good shape. I am very, very happy with my outcome and have already recommended Baudry to friends.”

About BTC’s Return to Sport Program

BRIO’s Return to Sport Program begins with an evaluation to identify the injuries that cause the pain and dysfunction that keeps them off of the field. To help determine the readiness for return to sport, 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. 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.