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RIC Team Physician for Paralympic Soccer Team Shares Experience in Rio

Published on September 27, 2016

RIC Team Physician for Paralympic Soccer Team Shares Experience in Rio

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The highlight of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for Monica Rho, MD, head team physician for the U.S. Paralympic Men’s Soccer Team and assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), was watching star defender Josh Brunais carry the U.S. flag for the closing ceremony on September 18.

“Watching him carry the nation’s flag was a special moment for all of us on the team,” said Rho, who is section chief of musculoskeletal medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Rho spent the past year with the men on the team, who have various diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, stroke and traumatic brain injury. As one of their traveling physicians, she had the opportunity to learn every aspect of their lifestyle, beyond sports injuries.

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