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2023 May Patient of the Month

I suffered a severe concussion after being kneed in the head during soccer practice. Immediately after the impact, I was incapacitated by constant headaches, light sensitivity, and cognitive processing issues. For months, I suffered from my symptoms, seeing little to no progress and feeling miserable. I was unable to participate in the sport I loved most and limited from going to my classes and living my daily life. I decided to take a leave of absence from school to focus on healing from my injury in order to give myself the best shot at succeeding at school.

I returned home and began working closely with Kimi and the Athletico Niles-Northwest Chicago team to get my life back. After a few months of rehabbing my injury, I was able to work my way back into my daily activities as a student at a rigorous school, as well as prepare myself for the demands of being a Division 1 student athlete again. Without Kimi’s expertise and support throughout my healing process, I would not have healed from my concussion as efficiently or as wholly. I now feel completely back to 100% of my normal capabilities and experience no residual symptoms from the concussion. I am back to being a high-achieving student and athlete as well as living my life to the fullest thanks to my experience with Kimi at Athletico.

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