Omar and Sierra Calhoun come from a basketball-driven family. Omar Calhoun Sr. played basketball professionally in high school and in college; yet, he never made it to the NBA. Semara Calhoun was a star player at Murry Bergtraum High School; yet, she chose family over career in basketball. Omar Jr. and Sierra are fulfilling the dreams of their parents now.
Omar Calhoun Jr. started playing A-level basketball since he was a kid. He was a success as a freshman, as a sophomore, and as a junior. In 2012, he was named New York Player of The Year after averaging 25.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game for Christ the King. Now, Omar Calhoun Jr. plays for the UConn Huskies and is likely to become an NBA player in 2016 (included in the NBA Draft as Shooting Guard).
Sierra Calhoun has always been basketball-focused – she started playing basketball at the age of six. In 2015, she was transferred from Christ the King, where she was a four-time member of Christ the King Honor Roll, to the Ohio State women’s basketball team. Sierra used to play in the Duke Athletics women’s basketball team, too.
Being professional basketball players, Omar and Sierra both suffer from knee and ankle problems. They found the help they need at New York Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Clinic.
Dr. Kalika and the staff used sophisticated diagnostic technologies, such as ultrasound, force plate and CAREN (computer assisted rehabilitation environment) to diagnose Omar’s knees and provide necessary treatment afterwards: shockwave therapy for patellar tendinosis, CAREN treatment to improve ankle and knee proprioception, balance and stability. Hip strengthening was performed via DNS (dynamic neuromuscular stabilization). Motor control training and jumping rehab was performed with Chris Powers method on force plates with feedback and on CAREN. Foot and ankle rehab was performed utilizing sensory motor training and CAREN.The rehabilitation was very successful.
After seeing Omar’s great results, Sierra also decided to visit Dr. Kalika. After several sessions at the clinic, she has greatly improved her knee and ankle stability. Her basketball results are also on the rise.
Omar and Sierra are thankful to Dr. Kalika. With his help they are now closer to fulfilling the dreams of their parents. We hope that they’ll succeed.