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#HendricksBelieves Patient Stories

Our award-winning team offers dedicated orthopedicphysical therapy and sports medicine services—and a unique continuum of care to patients experiencing mild to severe injuries. Whether you suffer from orthopedic health issues, or are looking to improve your athletic performance, read along as our patients share their incredible journeys.

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Debbie's Story

As a nursing professor at Indiana Wesleyan University with a PhD in health services administration, Debbie knew her increasing weight might be contributing to the serious knee pain she was starting to experience. That’s when she knew it was time to make a change — and turned to Hendricks Regional Health.



Danny's Story

When Danny’s career was put in jeopardy because of a serious rotator cuff tear, he was devastated. After receiving treatment at another health system — and not getting the results he wanted — Danny found the right person to get him back on the job: Dr. Chad Waits, orthopedic surgeon at Hendricks Regional Health. 

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Deb's Story

As DePauw University’s head women’s volleyball coach, Deb knows facing adversity is part of what it takes to be great. When a hip injury threatened her passion, she worked with the sports medicine and orthopedic experts at Hendricks Regional Health to keep herself in the game.



Melanie's Story

Keeping up with Melanie isn’t easy. If she’s not busy being active with her husband and four boys, you can probably find her working as a personal trainer, practicing acro yoga or competing in triathlons. So when hip pain started slowing her down, she trusted Hendricks to get her back doing what she loves.

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Christie's Story

The mother of five sons, Christie is no stranger to sports injuries. But when it happened to this avid skier, tennis player and full-time mom, she couldn’t afford to be out of commission. Christie received expert care quickly from her Hendricks Regional Health orthopedics team. Working together, Christie was able to bounce back to her non-stop lifestyle.



Chris' Story

Chris is a varsity athlete at Brownsburg High School and defenseman for the Junior Fuel. Whether crushing the competition on the baseball field or at the hockey rink, he relies on his athletic trainers and sports medicine and physical therapy teams to help him reach his full potential.

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Tom's Story

Tom began his basketball career in the 1980s at Panola Junior College. The Indiana native moved to Canada to play with the Saskatoon Storm, where he met his wife and started a family. His basketball knowledge helped his son Trey make it to the NBA and continues to inspire tomorrow's competitive athletes.



Chloe's Story

Chloe of Brownsburg is known as "the young phenomenon." The former Brownsburg High School basketball player became the first U.S. junior woman to earn double gold medals in the road World Championships, winning both the individual time trial and road race by wide margins. Performances like these have made her a rising star in the sport of cycling, earning her a place on the U.S. Olympic team in Rio, where she brought home a silver medal.

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Karin's Story

Always athletic and active in sports, Karin completed her first IRONMAN® event in 2001. Since then, Karin has completed numerous triathlons and has her sights set on climbing a mountain on every continent. In 2017 she qualified for the World Triathlon Championships, just 16 months after hip replacement surgery.


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