Building Community While Rebuilding Strength

Maria Iannotti was a high school student-athlete who loved being active and rowing with her team. But when she found out that the pain in her hip was a labral tear, her high school experience wouldn’t be anything like she had imagined. She may have come to physical therapy to rebuild her strength after surgery, but she left with something greater than she could have imagined.

Why She Entered PT

Maria sustained a hip labral tear that required her to have surgery that put 5 anchors in her hip. For a 17-year old high school athlete, this was life-changing. She was unable to participate in any sports or do simple activities like walking. Going from participating in multiple sports to becoming wheelchair-bound and eventually using crutches was an extreme adjustment. Her journey with physical therapy began with her hip surgery rehabilitation, but during that p