Stratton Lovvorn is a Unionville high school basketball player at Community High School. His knee pain brought him to Physical Therapy. “When sharp knee pain kept me from playing my best at high school basketball, I knew it was time to get my knee looked at and fixed.” Stratton’s doctor said to try physical therapy for a month to see if it would help. Stratton came to Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center’s Shelbyville clinic
After that first month, Stratton noticed significant improvement but wasn’t at 100% yet. The Elite staff progressed his program with more challenging exercises. These exercises, along with IFC and the vasopneumatic device at each treatment helped his pain that day and a few days after.
Stratton’s treatment initially focused on increasing his (pain-free) range of motion but quickly progressed to strengthening, stability, and plyometric exercises to facilitate a return to basketball. His treatment also included neuromuscular electrical stimulation, or NMES, to help increase the strength and muscular activation of his knee musculature. The IFC and vaso machine that Stratton mentioned are modalities that we use for pain control; IFC is electrical stimulation and the vaso machine pairs ice with compression.
When asked about the staff at Elite, Stratton commented,”They are super friendly at Elite and the atmosphere is fun. My time there was much needed and beneficial. Jamie [Jamie Demonbreum, Elite physical therapy technician and patient liaison] worked with me a lot and pushed me to get better.”
Thank you, Stratton, for trusting our team at Elite Physical Therapy to help you FEEL BETTER FASTER and get you back on the court. Go Vikings!
If you are having regular knee pain or instability, come see us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.