Motocross racing was always a huge part of Dominic Fagundes’ life,
who lives in Tulare. From a very young age, the feeling of adrenaline
and the rush for racing stimulated Dominic’s desire to persevere
in life. He never expected that his passion would be the catalyst for
the most significant change in his life.
It was just another dirt bike race. He was going 60 miles an hour. All
of a sudden, Dominic crashed on the trail and was forced to have immediate
Although the surgery was successful, Dominic felt as if his life was over.
“I went from a very busy physical lifestyle, to… just having
to recover,” he said.
Sleeping, walking, driving, eating—everything was nearly impossible.
He knew he needed to regain motion, and started doing physical therapy
on his own, but it was easier said than done.
“It was not working. I was not keeping myself accountable. I was
not doing the exercises that I needed to be doing,” Dominic said.
He decided to start physical therapy at Therapy Specialists, a division
of Kaweah Delta, and immediately noticed significant progress.
“I remember going home, like after a week and a half of doing it,
and telling my wife, ‘I feel like I’m actually going to get
back to normal.’ They were able to focus on those key muscle groups
to alleviate that pain and that stiffness that I was feeling,” he said.
Now, Dominic is back doing the simple things in life that he enjoys most
and cherishes more than ever: going to the gym, riding a bike, doing household
chores, driving his tractor equipment and welcoming the New Year as a
“Life is short. We need to appreciate every minute that we have.”
The therapy services at Therapy Specialists are customized to fit the
unique needs of every patient. For more information on the best treatment
for you, call (559) 624-3700.