“I honestly forget I had surgery” – Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Relieves Patient’s Pain

By Drew Munhausen After receiving steroid injections to relieve pain in her left shoulder, Maryann Tumlinson knew that this wasn’t the solution she could rely on. Tumlinson had been experiencing pain in her shoulder since April 2018. “Lifting and holding my little great grandchildren was becoming extremely difficult,” Tumlinson said. “I began to have trouble [Continue Reading]

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Hate running? Here are five unconventional ways to work out

By Alyson Ward If you’re going to break a sweat, you might as well make it fun, right? Thankfully, there’s no limit to unconventional workouts that get you moving toward a healthier you. “Be creative,” said Blaine Schmidt, performance coach at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. “As long as you get your heart rate [Continue Reading]

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Challenge Accepted: A Breast Cancer Survivor and Her Best Friend Find Fitness Inspiration in an Unlikely Source

By Alyson Ward Shvon Lowe, 39, is a four-year breast cancer survivor. She knows her health is irreplaceable, and that healthy food and exercise are part of her long-term recovery. But by the end of a busy 2018, smart eating and exercise had taken a back seat in her life. She had a new gym [Continue Reading]

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Back to Boxing: Houston Man Returns to Passions after Two Meniscus Tears

By Drew Munhausen In October 2019, 53-year-old Dale Boardman was on vacation in California when he stumbled upon a beach race that was about to take place. The Surfing Madonna Beach Run – on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA – consists of a 10k course that runs on the hand-packed sand alongside the ocean. Boardman [Continue Reading]

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Man with Parkinson’s Sets Sights on IRONMAN Race

By Drew Munhausen Just over five years ago, Matt Kintzele noticed a twitch in his left thumb. Over time, the twitch got worse and slowly progressed into his hand. Kintzele, at age 46, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. “I was active before my diagnosis, exercising about three times a week,” Kintzele said. “But [Continue Reading]

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Life and Basketball: Peter Berry, the nation’s No. 1 high school wheelchair basketball player lends advice and shares how TIRR Memorial Hermann shaped his life

By Jade Waddy In July 2011, Peter Berry was involved in a tragic motor vehicle collision, suffering spinal cord injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down when he was just 9 years old. Berry was introduced to wheelchair basketball when he joined the TIRR Memorial Hermann Junior Hotwheels team at age 10. With [Continue Reading]