After she broke her leg during a practice last spring, competitive roller girl Melissa Borman - aka Battlegirl Skatetastica - didn't know if her roller derby days were over.
However, following two surgeries and several months of rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy, Borman is back on her skates and working toward a return to her sport this spring.
Borman's physical therapist, Misty Austin, worked with her on clinical Pilates and sport-specific strengthening exercises for legs and core, and provided exercises that Borman could do at home, in the gym and at derby practice. "Misty really motivates me to get there," said Borman, referring to an anticipated return to her recreational roller derby league.
Borman is just one of many athletes who come to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute for rehabilitation after an injury or surgery or simply to enhance their athletic performance.
In addition to standard sports and orthopedic physical therapy services offered, there are also a variety of specialized services:
In most cases, a provider referral is required to initiate treatment. But some programs, such as AlterG and CycleSMART, can be accessed without a referral and paid for by the client without submitting to insurance.
Healthy Communities magazine, spring 2013
Misty Austin, physical therapist
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