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Maize South’s Ben Krumm – Student of the Month – Presented by Advanced Physical Therapy

Ben Krumm is a junior at Maize South High School where he competes on the cross country and bowling teams. Both sports require leg strength and good knees. When Krumm suffered a knee injury, Advanced Physical Therapy knew what actions to take to insure Krumm could return to running soon.

“I strained my ACL in my knee. I ran a lot last year and completed training for a half marathon when COVID-19 hit, and the race got cancelled. I think I over-trained,” said Krumm.

The staff at APT worked to relieve the rehabilitate the strained ACL which Krumm was suffering from. Getting into the pool and working the treadmill was one of the activities Krumm enjoyed the most.

“I enjoyed being on the treadmill in the pool and getting to know the staff,” said Krumm. “I’m currently not competing, due to pain from not running in a while, but getting better.”

Even with an ACL strain, there are challenges one will face while rehabbing the injury.

“The challenges I face are the pain and worrying about reinjuring myself, having to go slowly and be patient before getting back to running and having fun with friends without hurting myself again,” said Krumm.

Krumm said he is excited to return to competition with his teammates.

“We work together well and have fun together,” said Krumm. “The teammates and coaches make Maize South a great place to be a student-athlete. We have talented teams who work hard and see success at meets.”

Despite sitting out while his knee recovers, Krumm is staying busy with other activities.

“This summer I plan to work at the Wind Surge baseball stadium,” said Krumm. “Hopefully continue running and go to college after I graduate.”

Krumm said his mother has been a big influence in his life, always encouraging him and supporting him on and off the field.

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