Gary is a past patient and current Alumni Program participant at TheraSport Physical Therapy’s Summerfield location. Gary used physical therapy to regain flexibility and strength after he had a knee replacement and strained a muscle. He worked with Diana Rizza, PT and Darlene Page.
Gary describes his experience below:
When I first came in, I was discouraged. I didn’t have a lot of movement, and I was in pretty bad shape. I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, and I wanted results. My goal was to bend my leg to where I could walk. And now, when I am done here today, I am going to ride 12 miles on my bike. I am leading a normal life again for the first time in three years.
Your care means a lot to you, so I wanted to get the best care possible. A friend of mine had been here for therapy, and he made a believer out of me.
If you need physical therapy, you want to go somewhere where they are really going to help you, and they are going to make sure to work with you to make you better.
Diana [Rizza] took the extra steps, and talked to me about my progress. When I first came here, I was very concerned. I looked at Diana and said, “Can you help me get this leg right?” And she said, “I’ll work with you to do that.” We both worked hard.
I don’t know how Diana and Darlene could do any better than the level of care I got. It was a very unusual amount, and I was really happy with it. They were willing to go the extra mile, and they were so personable, professional, and accommodating. Therapy is a mental thing, and they give you the hope you need to push on.