3DPT: Tell us about your injury that brought you to physical therapy.
Mateo: I broke my wrist near the growth plate from a fall in October 2018. I had to have surgery, the doctor placed pins to keep my bone in place. I also had to have the median nerve pressure released during surgery as well.
3DPT: What was the hardest part of your therapy?
Mateo: I would say that the hardest part was gaining strength back in my wrist and getting full motion again.
3DPT: What has coming into therapy taught you?
Mateo: It has taught me that even though I felt like I would not be able to play baseball, therapy gave me confidence that I would be able to get back out there on the field again. I felt very comfortable knowing Ryan did everything he could to help me get back out on the field.
3DPT: What are you most looking forward to when you return to the field?
Mateo: I am looking forward to becoming a better baseball player and being able to develop a better understanding of the game.
3DPT: Who is your favorite sports team? Favorite player and why?
Mateo: The Philadelphia Phillies. Bryce Harper- He is someone I look up too and admire his work ethic in baseball.
3DPT: What do you like to do for fun?
Mateo: I play travel baseball so that’s my favorite thing to do. I also like to ride bikes with my friends and play Fortnite.