SPORT Champions

SPORT Stories On How Our Patients Got Their Life Back

SPORT Stories

As a result of the compassionate care we deliver, we develop lasting relationships with our patients. Many times, we hear from our patients about how the doctors and staff at SPORT have helped them. For those of you we hear from, we thank you for passing along your kind words.

Here are some of our favorites...

“Back in 2009, Dr. Berry performed a scope on my right knee after partially tearing my meniscus playing high school soccer. 11 years later, it feels like nothing ever happened. In 2013 I started feeling like my calves were on fire whenever I would try to run or do any type of workout, to the point that I could not flex my feet after exerting myself. At this time, I was playing NCAA Division II collegiate soccer and I could not get any answers from my trainers as to what it might be. I eventually was diagnosed with Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) and was told there was not much I could do, that my best option was to quit soccer and only exercise moderately.

After trying this for several years, I was still feeling the pain of my CECS and had tried all alternative options. So in 2019 I decided to go back to Dr. Berry for a consult. He ran some tests, confirmed my diagnosis, and performed surgery on my legs. Dr. Berry had me up same day walking on crutches and was with me every step of the way. Now, I am back to running 5 miles plus, and doing whatever exercises I want. I am able to hike, bike, and play soccer again without feeling any pain. I owe this happiness to Dr. Berry, he has changed my life for the better and I am so thankful for everything he has done for me every step of the way.”

“Dr. Berry is the absolute best sports medicine doctor our family has ever met. Our two sons play competitive soccer, as well as ride skateboards, mountain bikes, and race BMX. As a result, they’ve experienced injuries from time to time. From Sever’s disease to Osgood-Schlatters disease, muscle strains and ligament tears, Dr. Berry has been phenomenal in his treatment.

As a former competitive athlete, Dr. Berry fully understands the desire of an athlete to get back in the game and is able to treat the athlete quickly and efficiently so that he can return to the field as quickly as possible. In one particular injury, our youngest son was experiencing severe pain in his groin and Dr. Berry was the first and only doctor to accurately diagnose a sports hernia.”

“Dr. Berry and his staff did a tremendous job helping me overcome an ACL tear. From my first appointment to the last appointment, everyone was kind and courteous throughout the entire process, making a terrible injury seem very manageable. It was clear their number one priority was to help get me back to full health as quickly as possible. I can’t express how much I appreciate everything they did for me.

The goal was to be able to play in the opening game of the season, which was accomplished! Everything Dr. Berry and his team did made this possible. Thanks to SPORT, I was back to 100% when the first pitch was thrown. It was such a pleasure to work with your team, a team that works together, is supportive and genuinely cares.”

“I’m 62 and retired from training horses after 30 years due to injuries. I was in severe pain when sitting and needed a cane to walk more than 50 feet due to slippage of my knee joints. I tried Acuscope, Myoscope, wraps, braces, laser treatments and, of course, pain medication.

Dr. Berry took the time to explain his methods and the options to help solve issues in both knees. When I came to his office, I was looking at total knee replacements, but he suggested arthroscopic surgery to repair ligaments, cartilage, and tears in the structure of my knees, then shots to replenish fluids in the joint. He did the surgeries in October 2012 and then began the weekly shots. His procedures worked!

Today, I don’t use a cane and I’m active. In those 30 years of horses and motorcycles, I’ve had 53 broken bones, so to be active today is truly a blessing! My knees were not my only pain, but they were keeping me from being mobile enough to compete and chase my grandchildren around. Dr. Berry has given me my life back and I’m grateful every time I take a step!”

“After Dr. Berry reconstructed my ACL and MCL, I returned to high school football five months later, finishing strong and earning district honors. I still had more football to play and pursued my dream of playing Division 1 college football for Oklahoma State University.

We won the Big 12 Championship and two bowl games, including the BCS Fiesta Bowl in 2012. I wanted to thank Dr. Berry again for putting me back on the path to my dream and playing the game that I love!”

“One of the lowest points in my life was when I tore my ACL during the spring of 2012. At the time it seemed like my athletic career as an ice hockey player, and my dreams, had ended. However, when Dr. Berry and the SPORT team entered my life, suddenly the impossible seemed graspable.

Through his profound dedication and vast medical expertise, Dr. Berry helped me physically and spiritually recover. Dr. Berry is a phenomenal doctor who takes time to listen to his patients and suggest the most efficient treatments. He’s not only an orthopedic surgeon, but also a great helper and mentor. He will do everything in his power to help his patients achieve their goals. He’s able to provide insight and advice that’s both helpful and applicable.

Through his support, along with the help of the SPORT group, I was able to fully recover and live my dream. Today, I attend the United States Naval Academy and am a collegiate athlete. But these dreams were only fulfilled though the help of God and his blessings, one of them being Dr. Berry and his team.”

Share Your Story

Your time at SPORT matters. Share your story with us and potential patients by submitting your testimonial answers below.

  1. What was the problem/pain you were having?
  2. What did the frustration feel like as you tried to rid the pain?
  3. What was different about our service?
  4. Take us through the moment you realized you were feeling better.
  5. Tell us what your life looks like now that your pain/problem is gone.