Going into her sophomore year at Fort Payne High School, my daughter, Brooke, started experiencing really severe back and leg pain. Brooke, who is currently a member of the University of Montevallo Falcons softball team, always had problems with back and leg pain, but it started to severely affect her activity about 3 or 4 years ago.
I have lived an active lifestyle my whole life. In addition to be physically active, I have taught yoga, spin and Pilates for many years and even ran a half marathon. I have always enjoyed being active and while also helping others accomplish their fitness goals. In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined I would have bi-lateral hip replacement before I was 50 years old!
I was a patient before I ever began working at Andrews Sports Medicine. Despite being born with hip dysplasia, I grew up with a love for sports. I began playing softball at three years old and soon after learned karate. As I got older, my love for sports evolved into a passion for running. However, I experienced more pain the more active I was. I was forced to decide if I would allow my circumstances define me. I chose resilience.