Dr. Johnson has had the opportunity to work with many athletes over the years, through both the Spine Practice, and his time as a sideline doctor with the NFL. Now he can add Stephanie Arrache, the first wheelchair athlete on the US National Team!
Stephanie began karate at the age of seven and quickly fell in love with the sport. By the time she was ten, she had carried the Olympic Torch! “After nearly two decades away from karate, and after becoming paralyzed, I began training with Sensei Tamara Canedo in the Japanese style of Shito-Ryu. I didn’t think karate in a wheelchair was possible, and Sensei Tamara taught me that karate is for all!,” said Stephanie.
Oh–did we mention that, in addition to being an Olympic athlete, Stephanie is also a wife, mother, criminal defense attorney, and an author? Wow!
Read more about Stephanie’s story on NewMobility.com