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Mountain State Success Story

Another Mountain State PT success story! Cara Minor was a standout high school basketball and softball player at North Marion High School and played through a left shoulder injury. In 2019, Cara began her collegiate basketball career at Shepherd University. Unfortunately, early in her Freshman basketball season, she reinjured her L shoulder and was forced to undergo a SLAP/labral repair to stabilize her L shoulder.Cara’s surgery was performed in early March 2020 and began physical therapy at our Mannington office in April of 2020 under the direction of Board-Certified Sports Specialist Chris Moore. Her treatment began with very gentle hands-on stretching to regain shoulder range of motion and slowly progressed to gentle strengthening. Cara eventually progressed to aggressive strengthening, plyometrics, and basketball-specific overhead activities. In total, Cara spent 4 months in physical therapy and her hard work has paid off! Cara has now resumed her basketball career at Shepherd University and was finally able to get back into game action a few weeks ago (after some lengthy COVID-19 delays). Congrats Cara on a successful recovery! We wish you luck in your collegiate basketball and academic careers!!

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