Case Study Highlight: Kiara Bruening

A lifelong passion for gymnastics and a ruptured Achilles Tendon three days before a competition. Watch this incredibly moving story about Kiara Bruening’s driving force to winning all-around and qualifying for states post-surgery, with a little help from Dr. Cory.

Dr. Cory works closely with athletes of all ages to get them back into their passion, to push them to never give up, and to help them achieve their goals. An injury does not mean you can’t compete or perform – it’s an opportunity to grow both mentally and physically.

Tia Wenkman | Ballet Master

In November of 2018, Tia Wenkman was injured a month before her performance in The Nutcracker as Sugar Plum Fairy. She dislocated her patella and tore her MPFL (medial patellofemoral ligament). She was introduced to Dr. Cory who helped her through hours of physical therapy, cross-training, and even acupuncture, in order to perform.

It only took her a month to get back to performing, full force. Tia performed six additional shows following The Nutcracker.

“Working with these medical experts helped me to understand how my body works as an athlete,” Tia says. “With a great medical team behind me, I feel I can perform more confident now.”

Summer of 2019, Tia attended the American Ballet Theater in New York. This 2019/2020 season she is training at the Royal Ballet School in London where she has multiple scholarships.

“I owe my road to recovery to Dr. Cory, Tom Bratcher, and my family. They made my miracle come true.”

Soccer Doctor AZ: Arizona’s Professional Team of Doctors

Dr. John Cory thought of a brilliant idea to have an easily accessible directory of specialty doctors who specialize in healing and rehabilitating injured youth sports athletes.

Through Soccer Doctors AZ, he aims to provide the highest quality of full-spectrum care for athletes and their families. Have a sneak peek into what our doctors do with this short clip.