Easier To Walk Up The Stairs
“My PT story begins with chronic, moderate to severe neck pain, and with limited range of motion when attempting to turn my head. The story continues with a well-thought-out treatment plan and ends with results that I would not have considered possible a month before. At my first session I was greeted by Physical Therapist Joseph Burns. Joe’s goal for the meeting was to conduct an evaluation. He took a thorough medical history and went on to have me demonstrate the limits of my range of motion. It was also time for me to “evaluate” Joe. I was immediately aware of excellent listening skills, great depth of knowledge, and sincere interest in my improvement. With data in hand, Joe developed a plan for my treatment. The plan included “hands on” physical therapy treatment, a regime of exercise to be done during PT sessions, and additional exercises to be done at home. The exercises, designed for stretching and strengthening, grew in quantity and intensity with each PT session. Technique is important; teaching the proper technique is another characteristic of Joe’s repertoire of skills. Joe was not the only professional involved with my care; Physical Therapy Assistant, Hollis Burrell was a part of the team. Hollis skillfully demonstrated, new exercises and kept a keen eye to make sure that they were being properly executed. Important parts of her job were to keep me on task and moving from one exercise to another. She accomplished all of those goals with professionalism, good humor, and caring. Joe and Hollis contribute to a friendly and comfortable environment at OSPT. But, friendliness and comfort are not enough; results are important too. This PT Story began with chronic, moderate to severe neck pain and the story ends with mild and infrequent pain. My range of motion has improved, too. These are successes that I would not have thought possible one month ago.”
– Aaron H.