“Athletes have told me that they feel they might have been on a surgical table many times with an ACL injury if it wasn’t for the braces. Our athletes accept wearing them: they see the results thanks to shop-orthopedics”.
“Prior to bracing our offensive linemen, at least one starting offensive linemen had missed games every season for the previous five years due to knee injuries. As often as they wear their helmets, they wear their knee braces. It is an investment that is well worth it.”
Surgeon Dr Andrew Williams said in April 2012 that he was happy with the progress Barker had made in his injury recovery after his first check-up, with Barker expected to be in a leg brace and crutches for at least 12 weeks. Barker has also spent 6 hours a day in a Kneehab XP, which Barker calls a “machine of death” the machine helps rebuild quadriceps muscles through set spells of contraction and relaxation. Barker has also spent time in an ice machine.