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]

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The Dreaded Knee Injury More Likely to Sideline Female Athletes

Niya Mitchell, 21, knew immediately that something had gone wrong with her left knee when she came down from a rebound during a Texas Southern University basketball game in November 2017. This was not the first time Mitchell had torn her ACL, so she had a good idea of what was happening. Mitchell is now [Continue Reading]

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Taking On IRONMAN After Shoulder Surgery: Erin’s Story

  When Erin Sosdian’s shoulder started to hurt during her sophomore year of college in 2011, the swimmer at Northwestern University at first shrugged it off. She knew it was a common complaint for swimmers at some point in their careers. One of the most difficult aspects of being a collegiate swimmer is trying to [Continue Reading]

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Repaired and Ready to Compete in IRONMAN Texas

Triathlete Lawrence Waldron is about to face the beast that sidelined him with an injury last year. In spring 2017, Waldron had been doing body weight exercises as part of his training for IRONMAN Texas’s grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile run, when something went wrong. “I had been working on a gymnastics-like move [Continue Reading]

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Back on Track After Reconstructive Knee Surgery: Nolan’s Story

When Nolan Durham was just 12 years old, he was playing with his sister, when he jumped over something and felt a “pop” when he landed. “I didn’t know how serious it was. I just felt like something was moving inside my knee and it would hurt when I ran,” remembers Nolan, now 14. Nolan, [Continue Reading]

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Chronic Hip Pain Left High School Student on the Bench

High school senior Delaney Workman didn’t plan to sit out of all of her favorite sports for her final year of high school. However, after enduring four surgeries in less than two years, she made the tough decision. “I remember when it happened, I was playing volleyball and I felt a pop during the game [Continue Reading]

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