Motion Works is happy to introduce our June Patient of The Month: Seamus. Seamus came to Motion Works PT after he underwent an ACL reconstruction surgery to his right knee. He is a member of Merrimack College’s Division II Men’s National Lacrosse Championship Team. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in practice during the season and wasn’t able to compete in the championship game. “I’m just about 13 weeks into a 9 to 12-month recovery. My goal is to gain as much strength and mobility as possible, so I can get back to lacrosse next spring.”
Seamus spent the first eight weeks of his recovery doing rehab with the training staff at Merrimack. Since returning home to Walpole for the summer he has been diligently attending physical therapy here at Motion Works . Seamus’s treatments start with an active warm up on the bike. He then goes through a series of foam rolling and stretching, before Mike does manual mobilizations of his knee cap and manual stretching. He is currently performing a series of progressive strengthening and balance exercises while we wait for him to be cleared by his surgeon to begin running and jumping drills. His motivation to return to lacrosse is apparent every day as he comes to his physical therapy sessions ready to work hard.
Seamus is also expected to go to the gym to ride the bike, stretch, and practice various exercises on his days off from physical therapy. Look for him throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park next month as the Red Sox celebrate Merrimack’s National Championship win!
When asked if he would recommend Motion Works PT, Seamus is enthusiastic in his reply. “Absolutely! Every session of physical therapy is personalized by Mike. There is a new challenge every day to overcome, eliminating boring repetition that you might find elsewhere.”
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