Olympic Athlete Comes Back With Laser Therapy
Three-time Olympic medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is considered the most accomplished athlete in her sport, beach volleyball. But after recently reinjuring the right shoulder that she dislocated earlier this year, Walsh Jennings turned to low level laser therapy to help her body heal and to get ready for the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.
Walsh Jennings made the final of the series and is expected to compete in the FIVB Grand Slam event in Poland and the Rio Open in Brazil the following week.
After twice dislocating her shoulder this season and with less than a year until Rio 2016, it’s crunch time for Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross now more than ever.
Walsh Jennings returns to competition this week to play with Ross in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach, Calif., through Aug. 23, five weeks after reinjuring the right shoulder she dislocated in May in Switzerland.
“I do maybe an hour and a half on my shoulder every day of physical work,” Walsh Jennings told USA TODAY Sports. “But then I’ll do a laser, I’m sleeping on a magnet (to promote blood flow), I’ve gotten PRP injections (platelet rich plasma therapy, a procedure that relieves pain and accelerates the healing process), and then I’m getting physical work on the rest of my body for the rest of my day too. I’m using a cold laser and lots of ice. Any apparatus that I can use to heal, I’m doing.”
This article excerpt, by Ava Wallace, originally appeared here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2015/08/20/kerri-walsh-jennings-april-ross-long-beach/32043027/.
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