Dr. Maryann Sheps recently had the unique opportunity to spend a week with the Bahamian Olympic Team at Florida’s National Training Center (NTC) in Orlando. Dr. Sheps spent most of her week treating Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter, Debbie Ferguson, a.k.a. “Fast Fergie.” Using the Biolase Diolase 10 laser, Dr. Sheps administered daily laser treatments to Ferguson, who is training for this summer’s 2012 London Olympics. The world class athlete enthusiastically said, “I’ve never felt better!” And reports a 100% improvement in her aches, pains and tweaks after her laser treatments. Ferguson will continue to receive spot laser treatments as Dr. Sheps plans on traveling to Ferguson’s races at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon this June and later in the summer to London for the Olympic Games.
But this week long trip isn’t the end of the story. Keep an eye out for future posts about Sheps and Ferguson. The pair are writing a book about the journey of underprivileged communities and the strong female athletes who emerge and thrive despite their adversities.