April 26th, 2019
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Athletic Advantage Saved My Season

Five weeks before Districts, I suffered what could have, and in most cases, would have been a season ending injury. I had a complete tear of my UCL and Flexor Origin Tendon. The injury left my elbow unstable, and I completely lost grip strength. This was my Senior year, my last chance to wrestle in high school. I was devastated! I had a great doctor who explained the risks of continuing to wrestle with this type of injury, and the absolute best coaches in my corner who knew my goals. I understood the severity of my injury, but I knew I had to be able to compete at districts in order to make it to state.

I prayed for direction, and was led to my teammate who was also recovering from an injury. He told me about Dr. Johnson. I made an appointment that same week. After my initial appointment, my grip strength improved. As we continued to work, my range of motion improved, and I developed strength in the small muscles surrounding the tear which helped stabilize my elbow.

I trained with the Athletic Advantage team regularly and followed their instructions to the letter. In three weeks, I regained 80% range of motion, and was stronger than I was pre-injury. I was back on the mat for Districts. I was both District and Regional Champion, and I placed 4th at State.

Today, my elbow is fully recovered, and I will be wrestling in college in the Fall. This place changed my life! They saved my senior season! Without the Athletic Advantage Team, I am not sure I would be competing this day.

I am forever grateful to Dr. Johnson and his staff.