Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Kira

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Early in the year I had a hip injury and I couldn’t dance for a few months. Thanks to Chris and Catz I am back dancing with my team and am headed with them to compete at USA Nationals in a few weeks.

-Kira

ACL Reconstruction: Kyle

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Thank you so much for helping me through my recovery. Lacrosse tryouts went well and I made the varsity team again, and I have been back to playing lacrosse cobrassince just before the new year. My knee feels excellent, and if not back to full health it is at least 99%.  It is crazy to me to think that about 8 months ago I was barely able to crutch around and couldn’t do a leg lift, and I can’t believe how far I’ve come. In addition to making varsity, I have been coaching and attended a tournament, and I really cannot stress enough how good it feels after so long away from the sport. I have loyolaattached pictures of me in a tournament last weekend, and I hope they show how helpful you were in my recovery. Thank you so much, I could not have done it without you and hopefully I can find a time to swing by CATZ soon to say thanks in person.

Sincerely,
Kyle

 

Ankle Fracture Post-op: Maya

When I broke my ankle last summer during early training for club soccer season, I was devastated. After surgery and with 2 screws in my ankles, I was told that I would miss most of the season. Being an athlete is so much a part of who crown-cityI am and what I do that having to sit out practice after practice and game after game was absolutely terrible.

The turning point for me was when I started PT with Chris. Chris understood that it was not just about rehabbing my broken ankle but about strengthening and conditioning my whole body so that when my ankle was healed I would be ready to go back to sports. PT with Chris helped me recover faster and for that I am very thankful!img_7117

– Maya

 

Pitching Elbow Stress Fracture: Brennan


“Thank you Chris for sharing your knowledge about the mental game and how to keep good arm care! Couldn’t be anymore excited or feel any stronger for my up coming season.”

-Brennan

Baseball: Ignoring the guidelines for excessive throwing

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Now that Baseball season has officially ended, it’s a great time to begin the recovery process.  That means REST…from throwing.  That does NOT mean ceasing all activity, but rather staying active in fall and winter sports, or participation in general fitness, mobility and strength training programs.  

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ACL Reconstruction: Ally

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I completely tore my ACL and partially tore my meniscus. I needed an ACL reconstruction and for part of my meniscus to be shaved off. CATZ was amazing in helping toward my recovery. The community of staff and athletes there is a constant source of support. Chris’s patience and encouragement was instrumental in getting to where I am, now. I was able to be fully medically cleared to attend the United States Naval Academynavy and I look forward to serving my country for years to come.

-Ally

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ACL Reconstruction/Meniscus: Aaron

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I was in Puerto Vallarta Mexico on a skateboarding trip. It was my second day there and I jumped down a flight of stairs into one of the worst situations I could have imagined. I planted my feet wrong and dislocated my left knee an hour away from my resort. Being that I’ve torn ligaments in my right knee before and went through therapy in the typical physical therapy office setting, I already knew what I was in for by how swollen and painful my knee was. I was not looking forward to the next year of my life. Come to find out, I tore my ACL completely through and had minor tears in my meniscus.

The next month I had surgery to repair those meniscuses and have a full ACL reconstruction.  I was depressed and not motivated to go through therapy yet again until I decided to do some research and find a physical therapist and location that fit my needs.  I was blessed to find Chris and Catz! Without the knowledge and expertise that Chris provided I would not have been able to make the recovery that I wished for. His persistence and motivation got me to work as hard as I could and get back on my board and comfortably living again. I’m very happy and thankful to say that I would not be where I am today without his help. If you are looking for a therapist who is truly passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, then you have found the right one.

 

-Aaron

Achilles Rupture/Repair: Elizabeth

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Chris and the staff at Catz helped me recover after I tore my Achilles during my senior year in high school. I worked with them through the entire summer and was able to recover before leaving for Oregon State.  This was my first major injury and surgery, and without their help and support, I would not be where I am today. I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done for me!       OSU Header-Athletics

Miss you guys!

-Elizabeth

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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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