Avery's Story

When Grand View University (GVU) football player Avery Gates tore his ACL, he thought his football days were over. As an active person, Avery felt discouraged at the thought of the road ahead with recovery from surgery.

Avery Gates standing beside two physical therapists.

Following surgery, Avery's athletic trainer at GVSU, Dana Miller, introduced him to Physical Therapists Brant Reyerson and Cailey Weaver. “They were both very helpful and the reason my goals were reached,” said Avery. After missing his sophomore season of football, Avery was thrilled to come back this year and compete the entire season at a high level.

Playing football requires athletes to be able to squat, run, jump and cut. It takes a specialized form of physical therapy to enable athletes to return to play. Avery was treated at our Bondurant, IA center which is a Select Sports Center of Excellence (COE).

Avery Gates wearing his football jersey and holding a football,  posing in a promotional photo.

The Select Sports COE designation conveys the highest quality in sports physical therapy. It's an endorsement of a center's expertise in sports as a clinical practice. Specially-trained clinicians and equipment helps the athletes of today heal, prevent injury and enhance their performance so they can become the athletes they want to be, tomorrow.

Of his overall Select Physical Therapy experience Avery shared, “I always felt like I was cared about as a patient. My rehab was a long process, but the team was always there to keep pushing me to reach my goals of returning to the field.”

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