Patient Testimonial From a High School Athlete

Struggling with an injury can be frustrating and painful for anyone. But when you are a high school athlete, dealing with an injury takes on a very significant meaning. Being an athlete at the high school level not only becomes part of a person’s identity but can also be a vital part of planning for the future. Some athletes look to scholarship opportunities in order to attend college and others benefit from character development, a feeling of belonging and the importance of commitment.

PatientTestimonial-2When an injury sidelines a high school athlete, there is often a sense of urgency for the individual. For this reason, seeking out the best form of treatment, as swiftly as possible, can be key to returning to activity safely. The doctors at Agility Orthopaedics recognize how important getting the right treatment is for athletes. Whether this means surgery, physical therapy or rest, our physicians always consider health and safety first.

Anthony Klier, a varsity soccer player at DeSmet High School, recently sought treatment from Josh Nadaud, M.D. after sustaining an injury. Reflecting on his experience, Anthony provided the following testimonial:

“I sprained my ankle during warm ups before the first varsity soccer game my junior year.  I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Nadaud and got in to see him right away.  Although my mom was with me throughout the visit, everyone at the office made me feel very comfortable.  I was worried that I would miss several weeks of practice and games but after an MRI and two weeks of wearing a boot and going to physical therapy, I was ready to hit the field again. Dr. Nadaud took extra time explaining my injury and treatment to my mom and me and thanks to him I have not had any recurring issues. I would recommend Dr. Nadaud to any high school athlete with an ankle injury.”

If you have a high school athlete struggling with an acute or chronic injury, please contact the Agility Orthopaedics office for an appointment.

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Meet the Doctors Of Agility Orthopaedics

Beyond credentials and experience, one important factor in selecting the right orthopedic surgeon is personal connection. It is vital that you trust and respect your physician in order to have confidence in their abilities to listen and address your needs. Take a minute to get a closer look at the surgeons of Agility Orthopaedics with a rare peek into their unique personalities!


Five Things You Don’t Know About Dr. Nadaud

  1. My favorite hobby is playing guitar. I play in a garage band with two of my friends from college.
  2. I sustained a shoulder injury while skiing in college. Two years later, after undergoing arthroscopy, I relied on medical school friends for rides to class and even needed assistance tying my shoes.
  3. I ran my first marathon at the age of 37 with my wife. Thankfully, proper training helped us both to avoid common running injuries such as shin splints, hip pain and muscle pain after crossing the finish line.
  4. I started Greek dancing at the age of six. Thirty-four years later, my three kids started taking lessons and will perform annually at our local festival.
  5. Most of my free time is spent with family. I am very involved in the activities of my three children. From co-leading my son’s scout troop to coaching baseball, I enjoy being very involved in each of their lives.



Five Things You Don’t Know about Dr. Rabenold

  1. I worked at a hardware store as one of my first jobs. With a physical component to the job, this was my first taste of how important it is to avoid work related injuries!
  2. I am currently pursuing an Executive MBA at Washington University in St. Louis to help be an advocate for patients in the future of health care.
  3. My favorite music is 90s alternative, especially Audioslave and Chris Cornell.
  4. I am the oldest of 3 children. Married now for 40 years, our parents really spaced things out. My brother is 8 years younger and my sister is 17 years younger.
  5. I was a high school athlete and played hockey in college at Canisius College. Throughout my years of playing sports, I suffered sports and overuse injuries, so I understand how it feels not being able to participate. I still play weekly in a men’s hockey league in St. Louis.