Not even an amputation could deter Kevin Korenthal from participating and helping others in a race. After a tragic accident which rendered his left leg amputated, Korenthal pushed through foot rehabilitation with perseverance and now helps other cyclists achieve their dreams.
With his new prosthetic, Korenthal looks forward to helping others reach the finish line. "If my participation in this extraordinary event can raise just a few extra thousand dollars for those heroes, then all of the hard work and pain that will go into preparing for this event will have been worth it,” he said. Money from the Million Dollar Challenge Race will be donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, to help disabled athletes get back on their feet.
A podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry understands the complications a foot injury can have on one’s health. Dr. Ladha will guide patients in the right direction and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.
Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes
Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. Rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.
Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?
If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.
Physical Therapy Gives Hope
Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.
If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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