Fifteen-year-old Anna Dorsch loves to play soccer. But when an ankle injury put her on the sidelines last fall, she wasn’t sure she would ever get back to normal. At the recommendation of her doctor, Anna underwent surgery to clean up scar tissue in her ankle joint. But surgery was just step one on her road to recovery.
The real work for Dorsch, a member of the women’s varsity soccer team at William Henry Harrison High School, started when the team began summer reconditioning. “I didn’t feel like things were going well,” said Anna. “So I went to see Tim (Lees).”
“Anna was having problems with weakness, tightness, and loss of control/balance,” said Tim Lees, owner and physical therapist at Harrison Physical Therapy. “I put together a comprehensive rehabilitation program for her that focused on strengthening and stretching, as well as specific exercises that helped Anna to better control the position of her injured ankle.” Lees then coordinated Anna’s care plan with her high school trainer so that she could continue her training with the soccer team.
“I’m doing great now,” said Anna. “I’ve played in about seven games so far. I would absolutely recommend Harrison Physical Therapy to anyone. Everyone there really cares and wants to help you get better.”