Back on the Golf Course after Two Injuries!

Patient of the Month

Our patient of the month, John, probably got to know us a little better than he would have liked this year! Just as he was finishing up therapy for one injury, he had an accident that caused him to come back for something completely different! 

John was determined to not let it keep him down though! His positive attitude and willingness to do anything asked carried him smoothly into this new phase of rehabilitation. John is an example of how consistency and dedication can bring you back to the life you love, from going up the stairs, to getting out on the green!

In his Own Words…

Three Words to Describe Me:

 Stronger Every Day

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What brought you to PT? 

Early this year I was being treated by Dr. Wortman for tennis elbow. Then I had an accident in April and tore my quadriceps tendon off my kneecap.  I immediately contacted Dr Wortman - I didn't consider going anywhere else for treatment.

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How have you benefitted from PT?  

I actually look forward to my sessions. Dr. Wortman has been extremely helpful in strengthening my knee and creating flexibility. She has given me confidence to move ahead with my recovery, and I am "ahead of the game" because of her efforts.  She is extremely attentive during our sessions and has recently been pushing me hard so that I can get back to normal activities.

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

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 Go directly to IronPT - Dr. Wortman and Dr. Mayes are terrific Physical Therapists! Follow your doctor's advice and do all of your at-home exercises per your physical therapists instructions.

What activities are you most excited about getting back to? After 4 months I was able to get back onto the golf course using a golf cart and knee brace, per my doctor's orders. He has been impressed by my progress. 

Any new goals now that you are feeling better? I look forward to walking the golf course and playing without the brace in a month or so. 

Positive Attitude + Physical Therapy - Back Pain = Wellness

Patient of the Month

Meet Mark, our May 2015 patient of the month! Mark is someone who exemplifies the power of a positive attitude amidst life's challenges. He not only brings enthusiasm to every session, but he is one of the funniest people I have met. He literally has the entire clinic laughing by the time he leaves. As a doctor, I most appreciate Mark's ability to receive and apply the information we discuss. I know that he will really utilize the knowledge and skills he's learned in therapy as he moves forward. It was a true pleasure to support Mark in his journey towards wellness! 

In his Own Words…

Three Words That Describe You:  

Artistic - Amiable - Altruistic

What brought you to PT? Word of mouth recommendation along with a bulging disk that prevented me from doing movements that I took for granted.

How have you benefitted from PT? Mentally, I realized how important a daily regimen is. Physically, I recognize and understand how important core strength is as well as balance. All in all, I now realize how important it is to keep moving and not become complacent or sedentary ever.

What would you say to someone with the same injury?

I would (of course) recommend Iron PT to anyone I come across who is suffering. Actually I already have. In the 3 months that I have been a patient, I have seen many different injuries or ailments come through the door that needed resolution. For example, my wife was a patient for her painful wrist. Now, she not only has no pain, but also knows what she did wrong that created the situation and strives to implement the corrective measures learned at Iron PT. So at Iron, you not only get pain relief, but also get educated on top of it…a win/win in my book.

What are you most excited about getting back to?

I am excited to get back to the links. I drove 20 or so practice balls the other day pain free. I’m just excited to get out of bed and stand without much pain anymore, and of course I will use all of the education I learned going forward.

An Athlete's Comeback from Ischiofemoral Impingement (Hip) Surgery

An Athlete's Comeback from Ischiofemoral Impingement (Hip) Surgery

Athletes, you need to read about Dana's journey. She will show you what PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE look like. I hope it makes you take a moment out of your day to honor your body and feel gratitude for when it serves you well. For some of us, it's really hard to modify or take a day or week off for needed rest, but imagine a year...

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To the core, Dana is a passionate and talented athlete who loves everything active including softball, tennis and golf.

She came to me after a rare hip surgery and put her heart and soul into rehab. She never complained and would crush exercises that are challenging for people half her age.

It was exciting to see Dana's progress every step of the way, and I can't wait to see what she does next!!

In her own words…

Three words to describe me...Perseverant, Industrious, Generous

What brought you to PT?Rehab after ischiofemoral impingement hip surgery that involved cutting away a piece of bone, partial removal of a muscle and releasing the sciatic nerve from scar tissue. Dr. Mayes came highly recommended and the fact that Iron PT was right around the corner in walking distance was icing on the cake since I wasn't able to drive for 5 weeks.

How have you benefitted from PT?

I am now four months post-op and finally starting to turn the corner as the pain is subsiding, and I can start seeing results with increased mobility and flexibility. Dr. Mayes has played a key role in my recovery, and I cannot thank him enough for all of his help with getting me to this point. He worked with me to go from crutches to a cane, to balance exercises wearing a 20 lb vest, to squats,1:35 min planks, slide board, and burpees (haven't done those since high school!). I feel so much stronger now than I have in a very long time and more motivated to get back in shape. I recently joined a new gym after a years hiatus and now working out more to supplement my PT. Dr. Mayes also instilled in me to 'listen to my body' since I have a tendency to 'overdo' things and pay the price as a result.

What would you say to someone with the same injury?My condition is extremely rare, and I wouldn't wish this on anyone. With that said, I have always been a firm believer in physical therapy based on my experience recovering from past injuries and surgeries. I knew that rehab for this surgery was going to take a long time and it was going to require hard work and dedication. My recommendation is to come to Iron PT, work hard and be diligent with doing your exercises at home. Dr. Mayes and his staff possess the knowledge and skills to work with you and push you to get you to where you need to be based on your capabilities.

What are you most excited about getting back to?I have been out of commission from playing softball, golf and tennis since last September. I know that I still have work ahead of me, but by the spring, I cannot wait to swing for the fences and turn some double-plays back on the diamond, pursue that elusive hole in one, smash some aces and resume yoga classes. I also look forward to biking, hiking and swimming again.