McPherson’s Bo Bacon – Student of the Month – Presented by Advanced Physical Therapy

Being sidelined as an athlete is common. Pushing the limits of one’s body can sometimes bring about the need for physical therapy after the injury has been fixed. McPherson High School’s Bo Bacon knows all to well what that process is like. The football player suffered a knee injury which required surgery and it was Advanced PT that got him back on his feet.

“Advanced PT helped me get strength back in my knee after surgery,” said Bacon. “Everyone there cared about my problem and they all wanted to help and see me get better.”

Also, a motocross racer, Bacon puts his body through a lot of stress and having his knee back to 100 percent is crucial for his success on the field and the track. His teammates and friends have supported him through this tough period and he’s excited to return to action.

“My friends and family mean a lot to me. They’re always there for me in football and in motocross. My parents and friends that race are like teammates and they always push me to get faster on the bike,” said Bacon.

But in every recovery, there are moments when you feel it’s never going to end. Bacon experienced that early on in his recovery.

“The hardest part was not being able to do anything and having to lay in bed for a week or so. Since I’m always doing something, not being able to move was hard for me,” said Bacon.

Now Bacon enjoys working out and spending time with his friends. Of course, being back on the dirt bike is nice as well. Bacon said everyone at Advanced PT was amazing and he’s grateful for all they did to help him get back on his feet.

Once he graduates from McPherson High School, Bacon said is plan is to take over his family farm.