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Ruxton Birdsong, Little River HS – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Advanced Physical Therapy

By Matt Browning

Ruxton Birdsong of Little River took a devastating hit during the 2022 football season that left him with a complex lateral meniscus tear. This led to him having surgery the summer afterwards.

Birdsong used Advanced Physical Therapy for rehabilitation of his knee and he said there were many exercises and treatments that were used that helped him.

“I used banded monster steps, banded side lungs, weight ankle raises, wall sits, banded range of motion, road a stationary bike and tens machine therapy,” Birdsong said. I also sat on a machine that allowed for assisted squats. I was also given a sheet with some exercises I could perform at home. I really like all of the banded exercises. The most difficult were the weighted exercises and exercises that required me to squat and hold the position.”

Advanced Physical Therapy provided Birdsong the service he needed so he could play football again.

“Everyone was very welcoming,” Birdsong said. “They were very easy to talk to and were keen on listening to any issues I was having. They were also very accommodating to my needs. Like if I needed a water or needed a break. Devon was an awesome therapist. He gave off really great energy. He was great at pushing me. He was easy to relate to.” 

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