Patient of the Month: December 2012

We are so excited to announce our second ever patient of the month. The criteria for selection were patient compliance, attitude, attendance and Iron PT evangelism. 

Despite being in pain, there are certain patients whose spunk, humor, and caring nature can bring energy and life to the entire clinic. You look forward to their appointments and you always gain as much as you give.


Name:  Karen C.

Injury: Torn Meniscus

Occupation: Payroll/Pension Fund Supervisor

Three Words That Describe You: Loyal, Maternal, Protective



What brought you to PT?

Knee Surgery

How have you benefitted from PT (physically or mentally)?

Physically I have made great progress! Mentally, my experience in physical therapy has given me the encouragement to push myself to achieve goals I once thought impossible for me.

What would you recommend to someone who has the same injury?

Listen to the professionals and do your homework!  And of course go to Iron Physical Therapy!

What activities are you most excited about getting back to? 

The activities I was most excited to get back to were not that exciting...they were  just everyday things like going up and down stairs, cleaning the house etc., but since coming to Iron PT I have changed.

I never considered myself someone who could commit to an exercise program, but now I have a different outlook on my well being. In addition to doing the homework from Dr. G, I have been walking a mile a day (sometime more) since Thanksgiving.  If I miss  one day, I'll do two miles the next day to make up for it. This is something I would not have been doing had I not come to Iron Physical Therapy!

Any new goals now that you are feeling better?

With the help of Dr. Mayes, the goal I have set for myself is to commit to a 5k this year.  I am excited and cannot wait to sign up !