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Shasta College Football Coach’s Recovery Journey

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Shoulder Surgery In Redding

For Ben Weaver, football has been a major focus for most of his life. In fact, he calls himself a “Football Nerd”. As a kid he loved to toss the ball around with his siblings, he played in high school and college and even played on a semi-pro team while working at his current job as Assistant Coach at Shasta College. So when Ben dislocated and separated his shoulder and could no longer throw the ball to his team during practice, he went right to Dr. Schillen at Shasta Orthopaedics who found he had a torn labrum, torn rotator cuff and a bone chip in his shoulder. At the time Ben’s wife had a baby on the way so Ben delayed the operation for 6 months.

Shoulder Surgery Gets Redding Athlete Back To Crossfit

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Shoulder Surgery In Redding

Crossfit is a core strength and conditioning program that has been growing in popularity throughout most of the world. Richard Henson, a 62 year old husband, father and grandfather in Redding joined a local Crossfit group in 2012 to get back into shape. After losing some weight and learning how to do all the exercises properly he was approached by a Crossfit coach who encouraged him to join the 2013 Reebok Crossfit Open, a worldwide competition where challengers all perform the same five exercises and submit their scores online in real time. Says Henson “I was surprised because here I am, a guy over 60 who is just trying to get into shape and I’m being asked to compete against other men in my age group from all over the world.”

Local Resident Credits ShastaOrtho

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

“You don’t know what you have ‘til you lose it”, says Bob Caton, a resident of Chester, CA. After a rafting accident slowed this active cyclist and hiker, he sought relief for hip pain from the doctors at Seneca Hospital and Shasta Orthopaedics. Known in the North State for the highest quality orthopaedic and sports medicine care and innovative techniques, Shasta Ortho’s team of experts quickly diagnosed arthritis in the hip and identified some hip erosion. Working together, the doctors were able to achieve amazing results with cortisone injections and physical therapy. In this video, Bob describes how Shasta Ortho’s complete, personalized care approach made a huge difference in his life.

Ankle Replacement Commercial Featuring Byron

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Fixing Ankle Problems Has Come a Long Way.

Byron Cross is not normally a person to be kept from his active lifestyle. He certainly didn’t let losing part of his right arm in an accident slow him down. But when he started having ankle problems, he was concerned about how complicated the treatment might be. Sadly, he suffered for over 2 years of his life, getting to the point where could barely walk, much less enjoy all the activities he loved with his friends and grandchildren.