Better than I was before my injury

I was a patient at your Professional office from October to January, and I wanted to let you know how happy I am with the care I received. I came to physical therapy eight months after tearing my ACL, and although I was an avid runner before the injury, I didn’t realize how much my strength and flexibility had gone downhill in the time between my injury and beginning physical therapy.

From the start, Adam told me that he could get me running again. I loved the confidence! I have a tremendous amount of respect for Adam because he is obviously smart, and he knows his field. My orthopedist thought so too – he was completely impressed with my progress. One of the reasons why I think I progressed so well is because I did everything Adam told me to. I actually wanted to do my exercises at home. That’s because I completely trusted his professional judgment, which makes a big difference when pain is involved. Adam definitely brought the pain when he worked on my knee! He always pushed me, but I felt results after every session. I really don’t think I would have progressed as far as I did without him pushing me.

While Adam always held me to a high standard, Tawna was always encouraging and motivating me. She taught me the importance of form, and she explained why my knee was always turning in. I appreciated all of her specific knowledge about women and running – it really made me think differently about how I run. She was always there to correct my form, but better than that, she taught me how to see and feel when my form was bad. She’s also so warm and friendly, and she makes every patient feel like they’re her favorite (although I know it was really me).

I’m running up to 3.5 miles now, and I’m already planning on running a 10K in the fall. But I’m not writing just because my knee is better. I’m so much stronger than I was four months ago, or even a year ago. I’m definitely better than I was before my injury. When I started physical therapy, I had partly given up on running again, and I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself. Allowing me to run again has made a huge difference in my life, and I’m just a stronger, happier person now. I owe that to Adam and Tawna’s professionalism and expertise, and I’m so grateful. You are lucky to have them!