Back in the gym, athlete tests her repaired knee

Story featured Robert Hagen, MD and John Edwards, PT, ATC in the Journal and Courier on April 17, 2011
Written by:
DOROTHY SCHNEIDER
dschneider@jconline.com

This past Monday, Kaitlin Shoaf lay on the floor in a whole different kind of pain from what she experienced in January when she tore an ACL.

This wasn't the searing pain that accompanied the injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during a Fountain Central High School varsity girls basketball game. The pain last week was from exertion, as she worked to complete sets of push-ups and other exercises for 45 minutes in an after-school training program.

On most afternoons her basketball coach, Brad Odom, and teammate Allie Louthen, along with a couple of others, convert a classroom into workout space to follow the P90X cardio and strength-training program.

"This hurts so bad," Shoaf said several times during Monday's workout. Kaitlin describes her injury and recovery

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