Here are a few of our latest patient's success stories.
"I came to physical therapy with sciatic pain in my buttock going down my leg making it difficult to sleep and sit for more than 15 minutes. I also had weakness in my core and hamstring. After my physical therapy sessions my leg and buttock pain is gone, and my walking and sleeping has vastly improved.” Nick T.
“Before I started physical therapy I could not throw, run, walk without a limp, jump, climb stairs, or swim. Standing, sitting, lying on my side was all painful. After completing therapy I am able to throw, run, jump and pivot. My agility, core and hamstring strength has all improved.” Donnie L.
“My arm and back are amazing now that I am finished with therapy. I have no pain when I’m throwing and my back has recovered to 100%, no pain whatsoever.” Drew F.
“Since I started physical therapy the pain in my back has subsided greatly. My mobility has improved as well as the strength in my back and hips.” Brian S.
"I am able to play football with no pain and I am not having pain in my knee at all.” Max. M
"My improvement has been amazing. My main goal has been to be able to play catch with my 14 year old son, which I haven’t been able to do for nine months. I am pain free and gradually increasing the distance I can throw the ball. I can tuck in my shirt, drive, and basically do 99% of the things I used to be able to do before therapy. I am very pleased.” Kevin F.
When I started physical therapy I could not drive for more than 20 minutes without sciatic pain. My running gait was off, so the more I ran the worse it became. I am now driving pain free, my running form has improved and I recently completed a 14 mile run without residual pain.” Carolyn P.
“I tore my ACL a few months ago. Being able to walk correctly made me greatly appreciate the work my physical therapist and I have accomplished. I am now jogging, beginning to run, jumping, and skipping (only when necessary!) Shastine S.
“When I first started therapy I could move my arm forward only a foot or two and hardly at all to the side. Now I can move my arm anywhere I want in any direction. The results of therapy have been all I could ask for and even more. I have also gained lots and lots of strength in my shoulder.” Art W.
“When I first came to the Sports and Physical Therapy Center I was on a walker because I had two back surgeries. I went from the walker to a cane, to walking on my own. Thanks to SPTC I’ve learned to walk again. Therapy has helped reduce my pain dramatically. I would recommend SPTC to anyone who needs help. All of the people at SPTC are very good at what they do.Thank you for all you have done for me.” Val C.
When I began my therapy in December, I was unable to raise my arm due to torn nerves. I had very little strength and limited range of motion. Almost immediately I began to see results. Hailey developed a challenging regimen of stretches and exercises that helped rebuild my shoulder and arm strength and pushed me to where I am today. I am able to play 36 holes of golf per day and I am back to my daily workout. Thanks to all the folks at SPTC!” Randy L.
“My comfort and range of motion in my left knee has greatly improved after my knee replacement and therapy. The occasional pain or discomfort I have at this time seems to be related to muscle fatigue. I am extremely happy with the current results, thank you!” Rose S.
“During recovery I have had no pain in my arm and have regained all most all the use of my arm. I still have numbness in my right hand and some movement is limited, but it’s getting better with each physical therapy session. Since completing my physical therapy, the numbness in my hand has greatly improved. I am able to do things like; use a hair dryer, turn the car ignition, and wave. The activities that require overhead use of my arm are good.” Susan W.
“My recovery went great. I steadily was able to do more and more from each visit, and now I have completed all the goals I had coming into physical therapy. I am completely ready to go back to my activities.” Austin H.
"Before physical therapy I couldn't straighten my arm all the way or bend it enough to touch my face or feed myself. I couldn't use my arm to run or catch either. After physical therapy I can lift weights, use my arm to catch, do push-ups, feed myself and play sports." Logan B.
"I came back to physical therapy a couple of months after I had fallen on the golf course. My repaired knee was giving me a lot of trouble. Over the course of my physical therapy I have gained equal strength in both legs, with no pain and very little if any swelling in my repaired left knee. I feel I am stronger now than before my fall. This has been a tough but very rewarding experience." Terry K.
"Overall when I started therapy for my shoulder was unable to do basic everyday tasks. My back had spasms and pain, and I was unable to move. Now I have strengthened to the point that I have no pain, and I am back to intense martial arts training." Jason W.
”I feel I have improved to the maximum that is possible. Therapy has helped relieve the pain in my neck, low/middle/upper back, and my right hip. I feel my improvement is in the 97-98% range. I am very satisfied with where SPTC has helped me reach.” Clay K.
”Before physical therapy I was experiencing neck and shoulder pain so intense I could not sleep through the night. I had difficulty with the simplest of tasks…washing my hair, reaching, driving, etc. I felt fragile. At my first visit, Sean’s confidence assured me that I would get better. He was right!! I am stronger than I ever imagined and I am sleeping well. I have transitioned from therapy with Sean to strength and endurance training with Brian. I am motivated by the healing and positive energy at SPTC. Sean and his entire team are awesome!” Sherri V.
”I feel very good…I can comb my hair, reach over my head… and I can shave better. I can bathe easier because I can use both hands, I am back to doing all of my daily activities.” Hobart C.
”Wow, what an experience! I started coming to therapy and seeing Sean and his team after I had a total knee replacement. To quote Sean’s team or maybe it was Sean himself when he first met me, “Pete, you walk like an old man.” Now I am not only walking without a limp but I feel better than I have in years. Sean’s team has the most unbelievable ability to get the best out of their patients. Everyone celebrates patient’s victories and sympathizes with their struggles. I am now able to squat and play with my grand kids. Over the years I have had many knee surgeries and I have gone to several different physical therapy centers for rehab, so I speak from lots of experience when I say there is no better place to go than the Sports and Physical Therapy Center.” Peter C.
”The flexibility in my right leg has greatly improved. I went from not being able to straighten my leg to bending and straightening it to equal my left leg. My strength is also equal to my left leg…. My agility is also better is also better than before my injury, I cannot remember a time when my feel moved that fast! I can also play basketball again!” Anna V.
”I can walk without a cane and I am alternating steps into the basement without holding onto the rail. Increased strength is noted in my legs. I am walking with less “waddle.” Bending to tie my shoes is ok now. I am hiking along paths of uneven surfaces with the help of a walking stick.” Judy P.
”I have had spinal problems for decades and have seen my share of physical therapists. Recently I had surgery on my low back, Sean and the folks at the Sports and Physical Therapy Center were the best! They not only got me through a successful rehab, but they helped me fix other issues as well. My gait has improved drastically. My cervical mobility has increased significantly. (I had a cervical fusion 22 years ago and have suffered with limited neck movement all of these years.) Thank you Sean and thank you Sports and Physical Therapy Center for a job well done!” Gordon N.
”Before I started physical therapy I had a lot of back pain. Since I started working with Jen, it has … gone away. I’ve also gotten a lot stronger. I look forward to going to therapy every week because Jen makes it more like fun than work.” Abby R.
” I was having terrible pain in both arms and shoulders. At night I wasn’t able to get any good rest. When I tried to move or turn over the pain would wake me. Getting up in the morning was worse, and I couldn’t do anything before noon. After eight sessions I have no pain and my body is doing what it should be doing. There is no sign that I had any problems.” Wanda E.
”My pain was really bad every morning and sometimes off and on during the day and night…sometimes the pain is so sharp even doing simple things, but I was working through it. Now, the pain has reduces dramatically… I am happy with the work that has been done.” Michelle R.
”When I came I was not able to sleep on one side for more than an hour. I also couldn’t straighten up after sitting in one position for more than 20 minutes. Now I am able to sleep through the night without pain. I can also sit for more than 20 minutes and get up with very little stiffness.” Lynn Q.
” I came to Jen after cervical disc fusion. My neck, back, and posture was stiff and tight. After 6 weeks I feel much stronger in my neck, trap area, right arm, and lower back. She improved my strength, posture and running technique. She also treated me for Labyrinthis, which I was diagnosed with two weeks after surgery. I now feel better than I have in three years. Thanks!” Kelly G.
”It has been almost 5 months since my injury occurred. Even as recently as 2 months ago I didn’t believe I would be as mobile as I am now. I have no doubt that the process of strengthening through physical therapy has helped me tremendously. Continued exercise and therapy should pay dividends in the coming months. Thank you for the dedication of all the therapists, you make it happen.” Alvin K.
”I can stand straight, where before I was hunched over. I had pain in my left glut, thigh, and calf, now I have no pain. I was also having spasms in my right glut, thigh, and calf, now I just have some soreness. My balance was very poor, I couldn’t walk a straight line and I was going up and down stairs one at a time. Now my balance has improved and I am able to walk a straight line, and I am able to go up and down stairs.” Joe S.
”After failed back surgery in N.Y. State, I elected to have surgery again at Missouri Baptist Hosp. By Dr. David Kennedy who was referred to me by my son. I had my surgery on May 7th which went extremely well. My doctor and others recommended that walking would be my best therapy. My son David was receiving therapy at the Sports and Physical Therapy Center in Eureka. I was a little reluctant because before my surgery I was limited on what I could do on a daily basis. My initial consultation was with Art. We started therapy that day and I realized how weak I was really was. Art gave me such a positive attitude and I left there feeling so good. He gave me exercises to do at home and I was set up for therapy twice a week. I felt I was making such good progress and realized how weak I was and I knew the therapy I was getting was finally helping me. Art also pointed out that because of my weakness I tended to walk leaning to my right. While in therapy Art made sure that I did my exercises correctly and he did not limit what he knew I could do even because of my age. I left to return to New York after about three weeks or so of therapy. I feel his help has brought me a long way to becoming stronger and walking straighter. I am so happy that I was recommended to Sports and Physical Therapy and even more grateful that I had Art as my therapist. I felt that he and I bonded immediately which made my therapy not only challenging but enjoyable. I also found the staff very professional and caring. A big thank you to all of you.” Ann Marie