He made up his mind to have surgery. FVO’s Dr. Kevan Ketterling repaired a meniscus tear in his knee. It took three months of rest and rehabilitation before Dr. Torosian could run again. And there were many setbacks: a stress fracture in his knee, another in his foot. Both required treatment, but he was determined to keep on moving.
After years of believing that he was too old, he returned to the sport he loved by completing an Olympic distance triathlon in Florida.
“When I crossed the finish line it was extremely gratifying because it was the first race I’d finished in nine years,” says Dr. Torosian, who then began training seriously with the aid of a coach.
Since then he’s completed four half-Ironman’s, and began training for Ironman Wisconsin.
“There’s an athlete in everybody,” says Dr. Torosian. “No matter what your body type is, or your health history, exercise is not just for the young; it’s important for your entire life.”
Dr. Torosian says he is now totally motivated and training smart, and doesn’t think anything can stop him. He believes the trick to succeeding is treating injuries before they get bad
“I haven’t had my best race,” says Dr. Torosian. “I don’t know what my top end is, but I want to find it.”
In March, FVO kicked off a 40-week “Keep It Moving” campaign to mark its 40-year anniversary. The special anniversary events, challenges, giveaways, inspirational patient stories, tips to "Keep It moving," and other community initiatives that are designed to say thanks to patients and the community in ways that inspire people to keep moving.
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