Army Vet Benefits from Innovative Therapy After a Partial Knee Replacement

Kyle Shortsleeve spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2015 due to osteoarthritis in his knee. “There were a lot of injuries to my knee over time,” Shortsleeve said. “While serving in Afghanistan, I suffered a bad twist to my knee while stepping out of a vehicle. I also [Continue Reading]

As Marathon Nears, Runners Get Fit and Healthy for the Big Race

By Drew Munhausen With the Chevron Houston Marathon less than three months away, Brenda Hilton, a 71-year-old runner with more than two dozen marathons under her belt, is already preparing for the big race. Hilton said weekday runs are becoming more consistent and they are accompanied by longer runs on the weekends. However, it wasn’t [Continue Reading]

Staying Strong at 93: A Football Fan’s Secret

By Drew Munhausen “I’ve had Texans season tickets since their first season in 2002,” Jean Gaines said as she was doing a step-up exercise at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Performance Lab. Gaines, a 93-year-old football fan with a determination to stay in shape, visits the Institute twice a week as part of [Continue Reading]

Back in the Game–Just in Time for Friday Night Lights

By EJane Hughson Myers Last year was one of the most challenging years my family has ever experienced, but let me back up. We are the Myers family. My husband, Monty, and I are the proud parents of two children.  Ian, who is a senior in high school and Emily, is a sophomore at Texas [Continue Reading]

Helping Student Athletes Prepare For Hot Practices

Soon, area high school football players will be leaving their air-conditioned homes and heading back to the field in full pads. The afternoon Houston heat can be brutal, but athletes can make the transition easier by getting acclimatized beforehand. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acclimatization is the beneficial physiological adaptations that [Continue Reading]

Building a Stronger Body at Any Age

A little less than three years ago, Jean Hoepfel broke her arm after taking a hard fall during a jog. This isn’t something that someone in her late 60s wanted to be dealing with, but some physical therapy at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute quickly helped Hoepfel get back on the right track. While [Continue Reading]