Ben Barnett on Return to Play
I could not have been happier with the results I saw from rehabbing my knee at PTI. After a football season ending ACL tear in late July, I was worried that I may not be able to be mobile enough to play baseball the next spring. Things did not look good after a few months after surgery and therapy at my local physical therapy center. Once I had the opportunity to begin rehabbing at PTI, I saw myself progressing much more rapidly, which gave me a strong sense of satisfaction and optimism that encouraged me to push myself harder. Not only was the PTI staff efficient, but the entire staff was extremely friendly and helped to create a very positive and upbeat atmosphere. Thanks to the effort and direction for each of my physical trainers, I was able to complete my senior baseball season and continue on to play college baseball for Emory and Henry College. I cannot thank each of them enough for their efforts and strongly recommend them to anybody needing any sort of physical rehabilitation, physical fitness direction, or athletic instruction.
PTI, through its association with local orthopedists, has an integrated Return to Play program to help athletes who have become injured. PTI incorporates rehabilitation with strength and movement patterns specific to the sport to help an injured athlete return to his or her sport quickly and at a competitive level. Returning athletes to play is our main focus and goal. We progress each individual according to their tolerance of activities and physicians clearance.


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Kathryn began training with Performance Training, Inc. in 2011 after she suffered a torn ACL while playing competitive soccer. After being released from physical therapy she began her return to play training with PTI. To get her back on the playing field her training focused on soccer specific drills to increase her balance and stabilization, strength and precise change of direction. She fulfilled her dream of playing for the University of Tennessee where she has played three years most recently starting in every game as a center back and helped the University of Tennessee post eight shut outs!

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Wade began his training with Performance Training, Inc. in 2012. As a competitive volleyball player he suffered from several ankle injuries. He came wanting to increase his vertical and work on his stability in his ankles when landing from the repetitive jumping the game requires. While working with PTI he was able to gain 6” on his vertical, strengthen his ankle, learn how to properly jump and land as it applies to the sport.

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Kara Lawson is a retired professional women’s basketball player (WNBA) and sports analyst (ESPN). Formerly played for the Washington Mystics and is a USA Women’s Basketball Olympian. During her career Kara had knee surgery and trained in the off season with PTI to rehab her knee and gain her speed and strength back. Kara is seen dong an explosive jumping exercise, strength exercises and quickness drills.

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Tamika Catchings is an American retired professional basketball player. During her 15 year career Tamika accrued multiple awards, including the 2012 WNBA MVP as well as a 3 time USA Women’s Basketball Olympian. Tamika is seen rehabbing her knee during the off-season where she is doing stability and leg strengthening exercises on land along with dynamic exercises and deep water sprinting in the pool to download her pounding.