Our Comeback Athletes are individuals that have had an injury, gone through the necessary recovery and have 'comeback' to play sports again. They have utilized one of our AMP physicians: Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klepps, Dr. Shenton, Dr. Phipps or Dr. Bentley, and used one of AMP's owning partners for some or all of their procedures or recovery: St. Vincent Healthcare, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center.
School: Billings Central
Parents: Burke & Keri Kufeld
Injury: Left knee - hyperextension (2015) and Ruptured tendon (2016)
Doctors: James Elliott, MD
Physical Therapist: Doug Chase
Athletic Trainer: Cody Osborne
When did the first injury happen?
Summer Basketball camp before sophomore year - Hyperextended knee and sat out most of the summer for rehab, surgery in spring of 2016 (sophomore year) to clean out scar tissue, ruptured tendon during 2016 Volleyball season (junior year), surgery in early 2017 after MRI showed the injury.
How long were you out before being cleared to play?
2016 - 2 months and 2017 - 2 months
What was involved in your recovery?
Surgery, A LOT OF ICE, Rehab with Doug Chase and at home, and continued stretching and working with Trainer Cody Osborne.
Favorite class and/or subject: Psychology
Celebrity Crush: Justin Beiber
As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Veterinarian and animal rescuer!
At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A youth and family counselor, a wife and a mother.
A pet peeve: When people eat loudly
What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram: Christy Cox
Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team: Olivia Moten-Schell
Would you rather: Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house? Wash the dishes
Photo Credit: Alsa Photography