"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before.

Better . . . stronger . . .faster."

- The Six Million Dollar Man

For those of you keeping score at home, I just completed my first visit to physical therapy at Sports Center. I am so stoked to be off of the couch and doing something productive. But, I have a long, tough row to hoe before I'm playing Ultimate again. Initial test results revealed that I have just less than 50% of the range of motion that I should have in my cankle.

The PT protocol is broken down into three phases. Phase 1 is focused on regaining full range of motion. Phase 2 is designed to rebuild strength and stability until I reach full, pain-free weight bearing capability. Phase 3 is aimed at getting me back on the field with full sprinting and cutting.

Mark, my PT, says that my goal of a 48" vertical might be a bit aggressive but that "better, stronger, faster" is a slam dunk.

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