How wheelchair rugby transformed Daniel Ortiz’s life

By Jade Waddy Four years ago, a heroic act forever altered Daniel Ortiz’s life. “One night, while I was heading home, I saw an accident on the other side of the road so I went over to help the passengers,” Ortiz said. “When I returned to my vehicle, as I was sitting down, another vehicle [Continue Reading]

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Follow-Up Friday: From Overcoming a Rodeo Injury to Running a Half-Marathon

By Jade Waddy Four years ago, Tara Fox suffered a number of severe injuries while participating in a local rodeo series in her hometown. Tara and her horse, Cross, had cleared the first barrel of their race and were halfway through the second barrel, when Cross began to head straight toward the alleyway instead of [Continue Reading]

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After Devastating Injury, Physical Therapy Leads Gymnast to Nationals

By Drew Munhausen In May 2018, 10-year-old Emily was demonstrating a series of back handsprings in her yard. She had been involved in competitive gymnastics for a few years, competing regionally with goals to compete at a national level. On the last handspring, Emily’s elbow dislocated, causing her excruciating pain. An emergency room trip ended [Continue Reading]

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Double-Knee Replacement Helps Quickly Restore 73-Year-Old’s Active Lifestyle

By Drew Munhausen When Ron Adams, 73, arrived for his two-week checkup after undergoing bilateral (double) knee replacement surgery, even his orthopedic surgeon was impressed with how well Adams was walking. Less than three weeks earlier, Adams could barely walk to his mailbox. His knees were in such bad shape, he couldn’t go grocery shopping, [Continue Reading]

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Looking to the Future after a High School Football Career Ends Too Soon

By Drew Munhausen Dion Pinkard will never forget Sept. 7, 2018. It was the day his high school football career came to an end. Pinkard is an extremely versatile athlete who often played both offense and defense for the Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy (LPCA) football team. He was a senior captain of the team and [Continue Reading]

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Houston Chronicle’s John McClain: Life after Shoulder Replacement Surgery

By John McClain As I prepared for my first session at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, I envisioned it as a medieval torture chamber. Friends who had undergone major surgery and had endured physical therapy at various rehabilitation facilities around the country told me to expect pain and that I better learn to [Continue Reading]

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