From Injured Soccer Recruit to College Rower: Diana

Ephslogo2_400x400I tore my ACL playing in a college showcase and had to have reconstructive surgery on my knee which caused me to miss my senior year soccer season. At the time, it was really hard for me to envision any type of recovery, but the positive environment Catz provided helped enormously. Chris worked with me throughout my eight month long rehab so that I could play sports again. Even though recovering from a knee injury can be a really long process, Chris had me focus on the baby steps (walking, squatting, running), and I was back to full strength before I knew it. Now I am rowing for Williams College and in the best shape of my life, and I couldn’t be more thankful to Chris and Catz for getting me here.

-Diana

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Diana

Back in the Gym: Felicia

TestimonialI tore 3 ligaments in my ankle and needed partial reconstruction surgery & the removal of some cartilage on the exterior of my right ankle. Catz was UCLA_Bruins_script_logohonestly so amazing on helping me get back out on to the competition floor as quickly and safely as possible. Without the help of Chris and Catz, I wouldn’t be doing to sport that I love, pain free! I just signed my National Letter of Intent to UCLA for gymnastics and I will be joining the team during the summer!

-Felicia

Lower Extremity Injury Risk Following Concussion

concussionConcussion awareness continues to grow and many parents, coaches and medical staffs are now taking more cautious measures before allowing athletes to return to sport following a concussion, for the fear of sustaining a second one.  Something we may need to also consider is the risk for non-contact musculoskeletal injury due to lingering effects of the concussion. Continue reading “Lower Extremity Injury Risk Following Concussion”

Testimonial: Megan

My name is Megan and on January 2nd, I received the most detrimental news any young athlete could hear in their career. My doctor informed me that I had a torn lateral meniscus, an injury that could progressively worsen if not operated on immediately. Luckilyvillar my doctor would soon go onto operate on my knee. I am now blessed to say I am a lateral meniscus tear recovery, thanks to two amazing men in my life, Dr. James Lee Pace and Chris Butler. Without the amazing work of Chris & the Catz staff, I wouldn’t be able to sit here and share with you that I am fully recovered and close to fulfilling my dreams of playing collegiate basketball. He not only pushed me when he knew I could do more, but also stopped me when I asked to do more, without his perfect balance and knowledge of my injury and self motivation, I wouldn’t be where I am today. His passion for helping others recover made my recovery a breeze. I am truly grateful for his dedication and motivation.