Junior tennis player returns to court after shoulder injury
Jojo Sandoz is a competitive, high school tennis player at Jesuit High School. One day while practicing his serves at practice, Jojo’s arm began hurting. When he finished out his basket of serves, Jojo began experiencing extreme levels of pain in his shoulder.
Jojo rested and iced his shoulder for a few days, but the pain did not subside.
Jojo said, “I couldn’t extend my arm without feeling terrible pain. It was even affecting my everyday activities. When I would write, I would experience radiating pain in my shoulder. I knew I had to do something.”
He decided to go to Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO for a physical therapy evaluation.
“The physical therapists at Baudry | BRIO performed dry needling and taught me exercises to do at home. They also showed me how to warm up properly before playing tennis, which actually helped me hit the ball better than I did before,” said Jojo Sandoz.
“Jojo came to physical therapy with a great mindset. His willingness to learn and take ownership is why he was so successful with his rehab. I have no doubt he will continue to be successful on the tennis court and beyond.” said Kevin Dessauer.
Jojo said, “My experience at Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO was fun. I always enjoyed going to physical therapy. Everyone was so nice and just plain fun to be around.”
If you are someone you know has been injured playing sports, don’t settle for playing with pain. BRIO’s Return to Sport program can help! Our physical therapists utilize several reliable tools to measure ability and clearly identify when an athlete is ready to initiate a safe return to sport.