At OrthoCore Physical Therapy, we can’t say it enough: we love what we do and who we work with. Since we have so many amazing patients, we decided to share their stories every month. This month, our patient spotlight shines on Nancy.
Nancy came to OrthoCore as a patient of Ian’s for a variety of issues that arose from a previous work accident and current exercise injuries. From then, “Ian has helped me regain movement without pain on both shoulders (rotator cuff impingements), unlocking my jaw muscle from a dental procedure and hip/glute pain and issues,” says Nancy.
“I have been to three other PT offices in Rhode Island. The biggest difference,” she explains, “is the one-on-one treatment that I receive at OrthoCore. On the rare occasion that I witness another client’s rehabilitation, I have noticed that strategies and exercises are individualized. We do not have the exact same ailments, so why should we all be doing the same treatment and exercises?”
“My treatment has been the use of heat and the TENS electrode machine. That is the pleasant part of my visits,” she jokes. “Then Ian moves to manipulation (which is painful but beneficial) with a short massage of the area manipulated.”
When asked if she has any physical therapy “homework,” Nancy explains, “homework is usually between 5-8 home exercise printouts clearly stating how to do different strengthening exercises, along with the number of reps. I also use the guidance on proper form that he explains during my session in my weight training to improve technique issues and protect myself from further injuries.”
Nancy has definitely noticed her injury and discomfort has reduced. “My discomfort is improved every single time. The knowledge Ian passes onto me through explanation and visual tools of my bones and joints has kept me active in Cross Train weight lifting and kettlebells. I have been able to correct my ailments and ‘injuries’ while still maintaining the activities that I love to do.”
If you’re considering physical therapy, Nancy recommends that you call Amanda in our OrthoCore office “immediately and make an appointment! She will take care of all administrative work needed quickly and competently for you to start your program. I hand out a lot of OrthoCore’s business cards,” Nancy laughs. “I always have a supply on hand.”
We asked Nancy what about her experience at OrthoCore she enjoys the most. She laughed and said, “This will go straight to Ian’s head, but his knowledge, level of care, actual results and sense of humor have made my experiences enjoyable. Amanda’s wit lends to the overall professional and supportive atmosphere. I can’t and don’t understand why people live in pain when the BEST physical therapy practice is OrthoCore right here in North Kingstown.”
Thank you for the kind words, Nancy! To read more about our awesome patients like Nancy, check out our blog! And contact OrthoCore today at 401-667-0131 for more information about any of our services!