Vince is a physical therapy patient at TheraSport Summerfield, where he works with Diana Rizza, PT.
Last fall, Vince says that his pain was consistently a 7 or 8 on a 10-point scale. Climbing stairs and standing for long periods of time was difficult. He decided that it was the right time to undergo the total knee replacement that his doctor was recommending.
After the surgery, Vince began home health physical therapy. When he was ready to progress to outpatient, Vince’s neighbor recommended TheraSport Summerfield. He decided to give it a try because it is convenient to home. Vince describes his experience below:
My time here has been excellent. When I started, my knee was continuously painful and my range of motion was strongly limited. Now, my right [surgical] knee is almost as good as the left knee, but I still can’t squat down or kneel on the floor. I’m working hard while I’m here and doing my exercises at home. My motivation is my 1966 Shelby Cobra replica that is just sitting in my garage, until I’m able to get in the floor to start working on it again!
After I’m discharged from therapy, I plan to continue my routine in the Alumni Program. There’s a lot of exercises that I can adapt to do at the house, but I would still like to come here to use the machines and the bike. Continuing to exercise will also help me lose weight and control my cholesterol.
Therapy has helped me to have a better quality of life. That sounds cliche, but that’s what it is to have confidence that my leg won’t give out.
Vince works at TIMCO Aviation Services in Greensboro. He and his wife reside in Summerfield.