Adam is a catcher for the Martinsville Mustangs, a summer collegiate baseball team. The season started May 31st, but Adam is hopeful to make his first appearance in the next few games. He has been on the DL (disabled list) because he sprained his ankle during the last game of the season at the University of Tampa. [Read more…]
Archives for June 2011
Mayda began physical therapy and aquatic therapy services at Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab for treatment of fibromyalgia, arthritis, and late effects of stroke. Mayda’s physical therapists at DOAR Central in Danville, VA are Millie Crawford, MPT and Kate Albright, PT. Here is Mayda’s DOAR story, in her own words:
The staff here is extremely excellent. They are friendly, patient, and they take their time working with you. If I’m running late, they just ask that I call and let them know – they don’t get upset or have a bad attitude. When I come in, they ask me how I am feeling that day or if I have any pain, and they start working with me where I need it the most. If I’m feeling down, I always talk to them and tell them what’s on my mind. They always look out for each other and work as a team. I don’t always work with the same person, and I think that’s a good thing. I get to know everyone, and they get to know me.
I even get to know the other patients. When we’re out in the gym, or in the pool, we laugh together and encourage each other. One of the former patients even gave me one of her old bathingsuits. It’s a really pretty green suit that I still wear when I come for pool therapy, and when people compliment it, I tell them who gave it to me. If you want somewhere to go with laughter and togetherness, you should try DOAR! I think that it is one of the best therapy places around.
Do you have experience as a patient of physical therapy or aquatic therapy? Share your story here!
As a physical therapy patient, your physical therapist can develop a plan of home exercises for you to practice even when you are not in the gym. Home exercises make it easy for you to work on your physical therapy at any time. Lindsey Barnes is a patient who benefited greatly from her home exercises. Lindsey experienced a lot of back pain (she described it as an 8 or a 9), but after her physical therapy at DOAR Central, she says that her pain is down to a 3 or a 4. Her physical therapists, Millie Crawford, MPT, and Cindi Mathena, LPTA, had her doing all types of exercises, including biking and stretching, and they also told her different things she could use at home to adapt the exercises. Lindsey loved the fact that she could do her exercises in her own house.
When asked about her experience with DOAR, Lindsey says, “They actually talk to you to find out what’s going on before you start. DOAR is a family-oriented place, everyone cares about everyone — they don’t just throw you around, you can build a relationship, and that makes a big difference when you’re trying to get well… I feel like a new person!”
Delsey Stockton wants to “get back in cute shoes”. So she went to Martinsville Physical Therapy to get help. The physical therapists there have been working with her to increase her strength and range of motion. They have also given her a home exercise plan and taught her how to make an icepack. Delsey says, “Everyone’s been real nice”. Delsey chose Martinsville Physical Therapy based on a friend’s recommendation and because its location was convenient for her. With the help of physical therapy, Delsey is looking forward to the day when she can get out of her sneakers!
Jacquie’s physician prescribed physical therapy after she had an arthoscopic debridement procedure on her knee. Upon the recommendation of a family member, she chose Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab as her physical therapy provider. Jacquie primarily works with Kate Albright, PT, Physical Therapist at DOAR Central in Danville, Virginia. A normal therapy visit includes “land” exercises in the gym area, as well as aquatic therapy in the pool. She plans to join the Alumni Program when her therapy is concluded.
Here’s a summary of Jacquie’s experiences with physical therapy, in her own words:
When I started therapy, Kate told me it was going to take time. I couldn’t climb steps, and I was having trouble standing for long periods of time, like for washing dishes. Now I can tell a big difference when I’m going up the stairs, and I can do dishes without stopping to rest. I can put on my shoes and clothes by myself, which I couldn’t do before.
This has been the best place for me. I told my mama, this is place where every person is nice. Everyone is patient, friendly, and they are not afraid to be hands on. They keep you informed, and let you know your progress. They don’t just write something down and not tell you what’s going on. They are always reassuring you. They take time and work with me, and I’m getting better. When they release me from therapy, I’m going to come here for the Alumni Program.