Because of my orthopaedic care, I can enjoy time with my children and continue to coach college lacrosse.
As a father and an assistant coach of the Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Team, physical activity and exercise have always been an integral part of my life. Unfortunately my action-packed lifestyle came to a screeching halt one day when I bent down to pick a lacrosse ball up off the ground and felt a sharp pain in my back.
I was very uncomfortable and couldn’t get around. I couldn’t go to work, I couldn’t hold my kids. Really, I couldn’t do much of anything. I tried a great deal of non-operative treatments, but they failed to improve my condition, so I decided to have disc surgery.
Recovery included an intense physical therapy program but after about three months of rehab, I went back to somewhat normal activity and after about six months, normal activity and exercise.
Honestly, I now feel back to where I was before the injury. I don’t really see any problems, whether it’s work related, whether it’s exercise related, whether it’s taking care of the kids. Everything that I was doing prior to being injured I’m back to doing right now.