Brittany Albers

February Comeback Athlete of the Month - 2018

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.

Highlights

School: Rapelje High School
Grade: 12
Parents: Jen and Richard Bilharz

Injury: Torn ACL and Meniscus (in both knees)
Doctors: James Elliott, MD

Injury: Fractured Vertebrae
Doctors: Alan Dacre, MD

Sports & Accomplishments

Fall and Spring: Rodeo, Montana High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA)

  • Number of years Varsity: 3
  • Events: Barrels, Poles and Senior Ribbon Roping

Winter Sport: Basketball

  • Number of years Varsity: 3
  • Position: Post
  • Jersey Number: 23
  • Accomplishments: Team Captain

Summer Sport: Rodeo, Little Britches Rodeo Series

  • Events: Barrels, Poles and Senior Ribbon Roping

Injury

Surgery November 2014 / Torn ACL (left):
As a freshman, went down playing basketball, a month before the season started, and tore her left ACL.

Surgery October 2015:
The body was not responding well to the hardware from the Torn ACL surgery a year prior, and had the hardware removed. Surgery January 2016 / Fractured Vertebrae: The summer before her sophomore year, Brittany fell off her horse and fractured her vertebrae, resulting in the need for back surgery.

Surgery July 2016 / Re-tore ACL (left) and Torn Meniscus (left):
The summer after sophomore year, playing basketball in Australia, her foot was stepped on and hyperextended resulting in her re-tearing her ACL (left) and tearing her meniscus. SURGERY: Arthroscopy evaluation, treatment of torn meniscus. Family chose to have meniscus repaired, but to delay the ACL reconstruction until the completion of basketball season, and have Brittany wear a brace.

Torn ACL and Torn Meniscus (right):
It was late February and while playing basketball in the first game of the Districts basketball tournament, she tore her right ACL and meniscus.

Surgery March 6:
to fix the left torn ACL., which had been delayed.

Surgery April 10:
to fix the right torn ACL and meniscus.

A Personal Look

Favorite class and/or subject:
Science (Anatomy and Physiology)

Celebrity Crush: Channing Tatum

As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Doctor

At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Physical Therapist

A pet peeve:
People chewing with their mouth open.

What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram:
Nynah Bryant

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team:
me!

Would you rather:
Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house? Vacuum the house

Photo Credit: Alsa Photography

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