High School Football Injury Makes For Fulfilling Career

July 14th, 2017 by

Folks in north Texas know that high school football is big. To dedicated young athletes with division one aspirations it often feels like everything.  You can imagine the severe disappointment that the young Dr. Wes McFall, P.T.,D.P.T. experienced then when he suffered a career ending injury in the middle of his senior season. It was a complicated wrist fracture that felt like the end of the world as it rocked his juvenile identity. Little did he know this hardship would help him find faith and catalyze his journey to a fulfilling career in rehabilitation as a physical therapist. “I took great pride as a staring defensive lineman for a team seeking consecutive state championships.  I didn’t realize how much of myself was wrapped up in being a varsity letterman and student athlete.”, said McFall. “My injury really challenged my self perception, purpose and pressed me to increase my faith and dependence on God. My rehabilitation journey was prolonged in years of repeat failed surgeries, series of castings, and frustration. Needless to say, I was exposed to the world of rehabilitative medicine and sports science which sparked my interest and motivated me to pursue a career in physical therapy.”

Benched from the field, McFall turned his time and effort towards community service and Christian ministry where he says he feels even more fulfilled than achieving in competitive athletics. That made a good fit with the field of physical therapy.  “Helping people along in their rehabilitation journey is very satisfying for me. I can deeply relate to my patients and enjoy encouraging them to hang in there, improve, and press on towards achieving their rehab goals. I never thought I would be thankful for that life altering injury, but I do consider myself so blessed to have a career in physical therapy and help serve my local community in a meaningful way every day. “.

McFall co-owns and operates the recently opened Velocity Physical Therapy practice in Cross Roads. He specializes in treating patients of all ages for various orthopedic conditions, spinal dysfunction, sports medicine, balance disorders, and offers dry needling, a popular and effective treatment akin to acupuncture. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 and has had great success in private practice. “We are thrilled to now be open in Cross Roads and provide the same level of exceptional patient care to the communities here off HWY 380 as we have at the flagship Velocity in south Denton.”