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NFL Lineman, Leonard Wester Discusses His Recovery from Hip Pain at The American Hip Institute

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Leonard Wester
- Leonard Wester

"So my name is Leonard Western I'm from Iowa. I went to a school in Missouri, called Missouri Western, and then I had the privilege of playing in the NFL for four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Francisco 49ers. And currently I'm a campus pastor with a ministry called Athletes in Action in the Chicagoland area. In 2016, I had an injury while I was playing with Tampa Bay and I pursued treatment right away and tried to do a lot of conservative paths of recovery. None of those paths really worked.

My experience finding the American Hip Institute for me is nothing short of divine intervention. I had had other physicians look at my at my hip from different clinics; some at home in Iowa and some here in the Chicagoland area. It was just really through unsatisfactory responses and conversations and doctor's appointments with those other institutions that led me to continue to search for another place to get treatment.

From the very beginning it was challenging, but like Dr. Domb said, after that initial challenge of getting into the rehab process, I would have started to experience exponential growth and that is exactly what happened. I found myself actually able to trust a physician and his staff again after years of just really poor experiences.

I've already recommended The American Hip Institute to multiple people and I would definitely recommend it to my family, to my friends, and to my former teammates. Whether you're an athlete or not this is a great place to get treatment from!"

– Leonard Wester

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