By Matt Browning
Mallory Koelling of McPherson was chosen as the Advanced Physical Therapy Athlete of the Month for September. Koelling is a cheerleader for the Bullpups and had to go to ATP for back issues while stunting.
The injury originally occurred after a hard catch after a stunt fell in a pyramid.
“They (APT) were super friendly, they made me feel comfortable and explained what and where my injury was and how they were going to treat it,” Koelling said. “They also gave me exercises to do at home to strengthen my muscles. I liked the e-stem therapy and the back and hip strengthening exercises.”
One of the aspects of Advanced Physical Therapy Koelling liked so much was they made treatment and appointments entertaining and fun, which helps athletes engage more in processes that might cause pain or discomfort.
“They work with a lot of athletes with injuries and make it fun and comfortable,” Koelling said.
Not only is Koelling a football and basketball cheerleader, but she is also involved in Prom Committee, orchestra and youth group.
Koelling hopes to attend the University of Kansas and focus on a career in nursing or in law.