MRS 2000 Credited with Saving National Basketball Star’s Championship SeasonPosted by healthyspaces on Jun 24, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments
With all the hoopla surrounding March Madness and the NCAA Basketball tournament it would be easy to overlook the amazing run of a local athlete, Alex Moore-Porter (Lakeside/Seattle), a three-time All-American at Azusa Pacific University in California, who recently won a national championship; with a major assist from an Edmonds company.
Alex’s story is remarkable because it was almost derailed by a significant concussion in her junior season that prevented her from practicing or even studying. With the use of a new innovative technology, called the MRS 2000 Designo, offered by the wellness center, Innovations for Healing, Alex experienced a rapid improvement from her concussion and was soon back on the court and in the classroom. Her mother, Kathy Moore, was thankful to have anything to help her daughter’s concussion. “As a parent you feel so powerless when your child gets a concussion. Even with a medical background, I know there is very little traditional medicine can do to treat concussion symptoms. This technology gave me an alternative path for my child to achieve wellness.”
Prior to the start of her senior season, Alex suffered from a degenerative knee condition (similar to the injury currently threatening the career of NBA All-Star Brandon Roy) that her doctor felt was so serious that she would not be able to play basketball. With the use of the MRS 2000 Designo, Alex’s knee rapidly improved. “I would not have played in the championship game without this technology. No way.” Basketball observers believe APU would have had a much tougher time winning the national championship without their 3-time All-American. Alex feels lucky; she knows that very few people have even heard about this technology – except for some Olympic athletes and NASA scientists. “I want other people to have the same chance I had so they can reach their dreams, even if they suffer a serious injury. And of course anything that helps with concussions is huge,” added Alex.
Alex and her team went on to win the national championship.