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.
When 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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