Read stories about athletes of all ages and skill levels and how doctors and staff affiliated with the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute helped them overcome an injury that threatened to prevent them from participating in the sports and activities they love.

The IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute includes a team of affiliated Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Doctors, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Performance Improvement Specialists, who are dedicated to helping patients perform at the highest possible level. Four Houston area locations and athletic trainers across the city help patients access the right care. With capabilities ranging from clinical diagnosis to orthopedic surgery to physical therapy and sports nutrition, the specialists are committed to delivering best care to all athletes.

These inspiring stories demonstrate the performance and recovery potential when driven athletes have access to top-level clinical expertise in all sports.

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Achieving Balance After a Concussion
A gifted quarterback wrestles with accepting life without football after a football-ending concussion.
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Hannah’s Story – Beating the odds to run again
Sixteen-year-old Hannah Hendricks not only has grit, she runs on it.
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Jordan's Story - Stroke at 16
During a routine football practice Jordan suddenly felt dizzy and showed signs that something was wrong. He was immediately taken to Memorial Hermann.
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Melanie's Unexpected Concussion at the BP MS150
Melanie was riding in her first BP MS 150 when a collision with another rider ended with a grade 1 concussion.
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Hometown Care
After suffering an injury at an away game just outside of Dallas, Kevin Butts received a special escort to ensure he made it back to The Woodlands to receive the best possible care.
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Getting Back in the Swing
Bill Wilson was never satisfied with the answers he received about a recurring foot issue. With 2 visits to the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, he finally had the answers he sought.
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Facing Concussion Management Head-On
When Grant Page took a hard hit during a high school football game, he needed immediate medical attention fora concussion. Read about his road to recovery.
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Down but Not Out
Cody Kalinowski broke his arm during a football game. After Dr. Koepplinger decided surgery wasn't necessary, Cody returned to play even more quickly than expected.
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Cheering for Quality Care
Cheerleader Keely McIlvoy had to undergo surgery for a broken ankle. Read about the diagnosis, recovery, and her return to cheering.
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Broken Femur Surgery
Izzy Ortiz fractured her femur during a soccer game. Read about her journey to get back on the soccer field after surgery.
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A Strong Comeback
High school wide receiver Christian Jones went down during a game and was diagnosed with a torn ACL. Read how Dr. Lowe and the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute staff helped him get back in the game.
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A Return to the Mound
When high school pitcher Henry Stroube was diagnosed with an overuse injury, the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute helped him heal and get the right rehab to get back on the field.
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A Race to the Finish Line
Ryan Almon finishes the Florida IRONMAN after receiving intense physical therapy for bulging discs from the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute.
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