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Meet the OSC Physical Therapists and Assistants

At OSC, our team of skilled and caring Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants help our patients achieve their physical rehabilitation goals every day.  Whether a patient is recovering from a sports injury, had a joint replacement or spine surgery, or is simply struggling with the aches and pains of arthritis, our expert Physical Rehabilitation team is there to treat, instruct, encourage, and motivate patients to attain their highest level of performance and function.  At OSC’s state-of-the-art gym and treatment facility, our team offers the most advanced therapeutic modalities and physical exercise equipment available for patients with all types of musculoskeletal issues and conditions.


Tom Toothaker, DPT
Tom Toothaker, DPT

Dr. Tom Toothaker joined the Physical Therapy team at OSC in 2011. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Christopher Newport University and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Old Dominion University.

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Junmei Pan, PT

Junmei Pan graduated Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998. She has over 16 years of experience in orthopedic sports medicine and is extensively trained in manual therapy using Muscle Energy techniques.

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Jamie Swale, DPT

Dr. Jamie Swale has been a licensed physical therapist since 2010. She joined the Physical Therapy team at OSC in 2016.

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Jim Koske, PT
Jim Koske, PT

Jim Koske brings 16 years of Physical Therapy experience to OSC, from his first job as a Physical Therapist at Riverside Regional Medical Center to his most recent employment with Sentara Health System.

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Paige Boykin, DPT

Paige Boykin, DPT, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Brittney Kortz
Brittney Merendino, PT

Dr. Merendino has a wide range of experience treating patients with orthopedic conditions, gait abnormalities, and balance disorders.

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Sydney Van Ness, DPT

Dr. Sydney Van Ness is a Tidewater local who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a minor in Psychology. She graduated from Old Dominion University as a Doctor in Physical Therapy in 2020.

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Bill Richards, LPTA

Bill has been practicing as a Physical Therapy Assistant for over 27 years, with experience ranging from wound care to neuro/stroke rehabilitation.

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Cait Johnston
Cait Johnston, LPTA

Cait has a special interest in neuromuscular/orthopedic management, teaching functional movement patterns through creative dynamic strength, gait and balance training.

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Jennifer Booth, LPTA

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree from The College of William and Mary in 2017, where she studied Kinesiology and Health Science. In May 2022, she graduated from Riverside College of Health Careers' Physical Therapist Assistant program.

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Trey Cooper, LPTA

Trey has experience in various manual techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, cupping as well as KT tapping.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

  • I found out last Fall that my left hip would need to be replaced, due to the effects of arthritis. It was bone on bone. I wasn’t sure who I wanted to do the surgery. I read testimonials on the OSC website, as well as the Health grades website. Based on what I read, I decided to go with Dr. Haynes. I set up an appointment with him and the minute he walked into the exam room, I knew he was the doctor for me. My surgery went very well. He even lengthened my leg 1/4″ to make it even with my… Read More

Charlene Gale – Anterior Hip Replacement

  • My name is Karen Levy and I am 66 years old. I had pain in my left hip for about 2 years.  Based on the description of my symptoms, my Primary Care Physician sent me to an Orthopaedic Specialist.  He treated me for bursitis, gave me a cortisone injection in my hip bursa and sent me to Physical Therapy.  None of that treatment worked and the pain persisted. I had seen Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at OSC before and loved him.  I made an appointment with him to get an opinion on my pain and what… Read More

Karen Levy – Direct Anterior (Jiffy) Hip Replacement

  • In 2021, Dr. Martin Coleman and I opted for a total reverse shoulder replacement after I shattered my humerus from a fall during my morning run. As he termed it, it’s a “one and done” type of procedure, eliminating the need for potential follow-up surgeries. If choosing this surgery, it’s important to note and follow Dr. Coleman’s instructions completely. Rehab was hard but worth it. After two months of physical therapy and continued exercise following that, I believe my mobility… Read More

Barbara Sadler – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • Love this place. Everybody treats you like a special individual person who needs help. Josh Hancock LPTA, was very professional in helping me with my therapy, which has helped me a lot. I’m still doing my exercises at home. By the way, I have been to three different therapy places, and this place is the one to go to. Trust me. Madelyn… Read More

Madelyn Peck – Physical Therapy

  • Dr. Jamie Swale and Fred Wintermantel, LPTA,  did a wonderful job with my therapy. I had a hip replacement and was very much in need of therapy. They were professional and knew how to motivate me to improve. I actually looked forward to going to therapy, as I always felt better afterward. I sincerely appreciate their hard work with me. The whole staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend them highly. Dr. Swale and Fred, thank you! Janice… Read More

Janice Irwin – Physical Therapy after Hip Replacement Surgery

  • After Dr. Jeffrey Carlson replaced my second knee, it seemed to heal more slowly and I was dejected. Dr. Carlson wisely took me out of in-home physical therapy and assigned me to Dr. Tom Toothaker at OSC Physical Therapy. I had used them for years and felt comfortable with my OSC PT family of providers. Tom took my case on personally. His daily encouragement and motivation caused me to try harder and we were able to celebrate the small steps together! My appointments are at 7:00 AM and… Read More

Kerri Vailati – Physical Therapy for Knee Replacement

  • It is two and a half months since Dr. Boyd Haynes III, from Orthopedic Spine Center in Newport News, performed my total knee replacement. There are four things to consider when having a knee replacement. The first is, having a list of questions ready for your surgeon. Secondly, find an excellent surgeon, Dr. Boyd Haynes III for example, who listens to your concerns and considers everything before replying. Third, make sure you do your physical therapy exercises as instructed, remember to… Read More

Kathleen Howe – Total Knee Replacement

  • On the morning of July 23, 2017, I woke up to severe pain in my left leg, starting in my hip and going all the way down to my big toe. After initial treatment from my family doctor didn\’t fix the problem, I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. He diagnosed me with a ruptured L4/L5 disc and for me, the only recommended treatment was surgery. On August 30, 2017, Dr. Carlson performed a microdiscectomy to repair my disc. The operation was a huge success. Dr. Carlson prescribed physical… Read More

Mike Nall – L4-5 Microdiscectomy Surgery and Physical Therapy

  • When I went to see Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, I was in pain from my L4 and L5, causing a bad sciatic nerve issue with pain and numbness in both legs.  I had talked to different people who have had back issues or surgery and everybody’s story was different. In my case, I previously had a lumbar spinal fusion outpatient surgery and was walking with a walker before I left the hospital. I had my Lumbar Fusion surgery on Nov. 15th, 2016. OSC had set-up a home health nurse and a Physical Therapist to… Read More

Edwin Magnus -Lumbar Fusion Surgery

  • Victoria Bartnikowski – PTA and Corey at the Physical Therapy Center took great care of me and met my needs 100%. Corey is great at explaining each exercise and extremely patient as you struggle to reach your goals. Victoria treats each patient with respect and a gift of laughter, which caused me to be less stressed. This team is to be commended for their support and for making me feel as if I was their most important patient of the day on every visit. Every time I step through the doors of… Read More

Kerri Vailati – Physical Therapy

  • It\’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Dr. Paige Tretter at the OSC Physical Therapy Center. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in therapy with Dr. Tretter and the Therapy Techs that she assigned to help me in my therapy. Dr. Tretter\’s expertise in therapy is a huge advantage to the entire office. Dr. Tretter has always been an absolute joy to work with in my healing process. Always positive, smiling and kind. Dr. Tretter and the therapy techs work as true team players with all patients, giving us… Read More

Regina D. McCallum – Physical Therapy for Arthritic Knees

  • A Year Later …. After a year, following my Rotator Cuff Surgery, all is well! Shoulder feels the best ever. From the start to finish, Dr. Boyd Haynes and the OSC Team were there all the way. The OSC Physical Therapy staff is the best! You must endure the physical therapy though, for full recovery, and it was not as bad as I expected! Get it done… Live Life! Dee… Read More

Dee Burcher – Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

  • I had Physical Therapy for a Right Hip Replacement, which took about 8 weeks. I can say I was ready to get working on the hip. Heather and Cody were great therapists. They kept me focused and made sure I was doing the workout correctly, so I would get the best help for my hip and answered any questions I had.  All employees managed themselves very professionally and were friendly. I would recommend OSC to anyone in need of therapy. Deborah… Read More

Deborah Couch – Physical Therapy After Hip Replacement

  • I injured my neck 30 years ago and lived with pain and numbness in my left arm, hand and neck every day. I went to multiple doctors, to include two other orthopaedic offices, and no one offered any help or relief until I visited Orthopaedic and Spine Center. My first visit with Dr. Jeffrey Carlson offered me hope, he immediately explained why I had the pain and numbness and explained what my options were. I had cervical spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and an herniated nucleus… Read More

Barbara Summers – Epidural Steroid Injections, Cervical Discectomy Surgery & PT

  • I was referred to the Orthopaedic & Spine Center (OSC) for my lower back pain. After approximately 10 years of off and on back issues I recently experienced heightened and continuous pain. It was my first experience with OSC and Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. Dr. Carlson reviewed my MRI and x-rays with me and explained the cause and effects of my pain. He explained the options for addressing my issues. After trying the epidural as my first option, it became obvious surgery would be my best option…. Read More

Cecil S. – Spine Surgery & Physical Therapy

  • OSC Physical Therapy has an outstanding team (Jim, Josh, Audrey, Zack, Rachel) to help you resolve any orthopedic issues you might be having. They care and focus on meeting your needs. They are dedicated to ensuring your success. John Costulis

John Costulis – Physical Therapy

  •   Just recently finished my Physical Therapy at OSC and wanted to say to anyone that is looking to go into therapy, you hopefully have a choice where you want to go.  My experience at OSC (Orthopaedic & Spine Center) was a very positive one.  I found each and every person I dealt with extremely personable, professional and made me feel a part of a team, oriented with one goal, to get me back to pre-injury status. My team was Dr. Jamie Swale, DPT, Jonathan LoRusso PTA, Cait,… Read More

Betty Deans – Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injury

  • Dr. Tommy Toothaker and his team are terrific. Six weeks ago, I was tottering and shuffling like an old man, constantly afraid I was losing my balance. Well, I am 87, so I didn’t think they could do too much for me. But was I ever surprised! Today, they have me walking better than I have in years. And my balance has improved 100%. I would gladly recommend OSC Physical Therapy to anybody. In fact, I have already given their folders to a couple of friends. I just can’t say enough good… Read More

Rudolph Pazdernik – Physical Therapy

  • Dr. Martin Coleman evaluated my broken arm and suggested physical therapy. Everyone in the OSC Physical Therapy department was extremely helpful and courteous. Dr. Tom Toothaker and his team were very through at each visit. The exercises were very beneficial. The discomfort in my arm was evacuated on each visit. Thank you for your outstanding team. Special thanks again to Dr. Toothaker and his team for their excellent service in taking such good care of me. William… Read More

William Layton – Physical Therapy for a Broken Arm

  • I was blessed to have Dr. Carlson perform my surgery for Lumbar Fusion. I suffered for a year and half, due to I was so afraid to have surgery. Now looking back and knowing first hand that Dr. Carlson and his staff took excellent care of me, I wish I had had the surgery much sooner. I followed all the instruction given to me by Dr. Carlson, Kaye and Mary Immaculate Hospital and did just fine. If I got scared and had questions, all I had to do was call and they were there for me. My home… Read More

Deborah Ann Cox – Lumbar Fusion Surgery & Physical Therapy

  • Photo of Maria Shanks – OSC Physical Therapy Technician Maria does an awesome job.  That\’s a compliment for sure. She challenges me to do more each time I see her. I enjoy having her as my Physical Therapy tech. The entire OSC staff is great and very professional. Linda Brown

Linda Brown – Physical Therapy

  • Thank you doesn’t begin to express how grateful I am for having the absolute BEST Physical Therapy Team in the area. Having had two rotator cuff surgeries, a shoulder manipulation, and almost 17 months of PT, I know I could not have made it through without this dedicated team. There were days I was ready to give up, but Dr. Jamie Swale and the entire team were supportive, encouraging, and I always left PT with my attitude adjusted and ready to tackle another day. I highly recommend OSC PT -… Read More

Jackie Smith – Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Surgeries & a Shoulder Manipulation

  • I want to express my deepest gratitude to Rachel Tyler and her amazing staff. I had an absolutely wonderful experience at OSC. Ms. Tyler is an excellent therapist, professional, very knowledgeable, and truly compassionate. It’s clear that Ms. Tyler is also an excellent leader; from the moment I first entered OSC, I could sense the warm and friendly atmosphere and the sincere concern of each staff member for their patients. I have been a patient at many physical therapy facilities, OSC was… Read More

Sandra Hayes – Physical Therapy

  • I completed four weeks of Physical Therapy today with Dr. Tom Toothaker for a torn rotator cuff surgery. I found him to be an exceptional Physical Therapist. Not only did I quickly get my range of motion and strength back, I learned how to continue the PT at home on my own. Dr. Toothaker was kind, compassionate, a good listener, as well as presenting himself with confidence and professionalism. The entire staff at OSC Physical Therapy was a pleasure to work with. They all did an outstanding… Read More

Judy Bryan – Physical Therapy after Rotator Cuff Surgery

  • I fell down a flight of steps while visiting my daughter in Hawaii 6 years ago. Upon my return, I set up an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes because he did my rotator cuff surgery previously. After consulting with Dr. Haynes, he advised me that I had a ruptured patella tendon of the left knee and it would require surgery to repair. This did not make me happy!! We have 9 grandchildren and they all “play” something so, I really needed to get this fixed and get my mobility back !! The surgery… Read More

Brown Weaver – Knee Surgery for a Ruptured Patella Tendon

  • In March 2017, I had a total left knee replacement performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes. My physical therapy was at OSC Physical Therapy Center. Dr. Tom Toothaker met with me and designed a physical therapy program for me. I worked very hard with him and his staff to increase the flexibility and range of motion necessary to regain full use of my left knee. It was a long, very painful process and, sometimes, I felt that I had hit a brick wall. I kept working, and with the help of Dr. Toothaker and… Read More

Sherry Neff – Post-surgical Physical Therapy for Total Knee Replacement

  • I originally had my right shoulder (rotator cuff) operated on by Dr. Haynes eight years ago. Because of the experience the first time, there was no question I wanted him to do my left shoulder when the time came. The surgery went very well and after only a few weeks, I was able to begin physical therapy at OSC. With the exceptional treatment of the entire staff, both the surgical team and the rehab team, every appointment there is improvement. I am very grateful for Dr. Haynes and his entire… Read More

Robert D. Copeland – Shoulder (Rotator Cuff Repair) Surgery & Physical Therapy

  • I have in the past gone through Physical Therapy, but this time I feel it really worked.  Dr. Andy Osowski and Fred Wintermantel took their time to explain why they were doing each exercise and which ones to continue at home. Diane Lawton

Diane Lawton – Physical Therapy

  •   Dr. Jamie Swale and and PT Tech Mrs. Maria were a pleasure to work with. Their patience with me was exceptional. I had several other pre-existing conditions with my neck and foot which made the treatment a bit more challenging. They were very understanding and worked with me to treat my lower back issue. I can’t thank them enough for all the helping me to learn what I need to do to continue to improve and prevent the pain from returning. Thomas… Read More

Thomas Leggett – Physical Therapy

  • Excellent group of doctors, assistants, and wonderful physical therapy team! I had been referred to see an orthopedic surgeon. So I did some research online and came across a few in Hampton Roads. After reading the reviews and testimonials from the different practices, my decision was made and I chose to go with OSC. On my first appointment, options were discussed and the worst case scenario was given. Dr. Jeffrey Carlson requested a better imaging scan done so that he could fully assess… Read More

J. Joseph – Cervical Disc Fusion Surgery & Physical Therapy

  • In November 2016, I had a tibia tubercle transfer and lateral retinacular release surgery performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes. Shortly after the surgery, I had to start Physical Therapy. It was my second time at OSC Physical Therapy, but my first time with Dr. Tom Toothaker. Dr. Toothaker is an incredible Physical Therapist. He provided me with honest feedback and kept me focused on my exercises at home. We worked on not just getting me back to being able to manage day-to-day, but getting me… Read More

Jessica D’Aurora – Physical Therapy after Knee Surgery

  • On 8/17/16, I had a total knee replacement performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes III. In the past, I used another physical therapy center, but after visiting OSC’s physical therapy center, I was extremely impressed! My Physical Therapist, Dr. Jamie Swale, and her Physical Therapist Technician, Maria Shanks, have done a phenomenal job during my PT! My last day is scheduled for 11/3/16 . In the beginning, I went to physical therapy three times a week for the first two months and am now down to two days… Read More

Kathleen Howe – Physical Therapy for Total Knee Replacement

  • What sets Dr. Jamie Swale apart from the typical Physical Therapy is her keen ability to target treatment with one’s life style and pursuits in mind. After my initial evaluation, she developed an exercise set for me to increase range of motion and strength as they related to golf… my pursuit. She proves a most pleasant, yet focused therapist who makes certain every minute of treatment time is spent productively. (No joking around, let’s get to work!) I have already recommended Dr. Swale… Read More

Frank Hunyady – Physical Therapy after Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery

  • I recently had a total knee replacement at the Orthopaedic and Spine Center (OSC). I have written a testimonial for Dr. Boyd Haynes and highly recommend OSC, particularly Dr. Haynes and his surgical team, for this procedure. Further, I chose the OSC Physical Therapy team for my post-op physical therapy provider. After 2 weeks of home therapy, I was ready for my outpatient therapy. Dr. Paige Tretter was my lead therapist. Her team consisted of Bill Richards (PT Assistant) and Brittany Hodges… Read More

Wilfred MacDonald – Physical Therapy after Total Knee Replacement

  • Want to give a shout out for OSC PT –  Dr. Jamie Swale and especially her technician, Maria. I have a lot of arthritis in my lower spine (it’s rampant in my family of 8 siblings). Recently, it flared up considerably. OSC-Ortho Dr. Carlson referred me for PT. Dr. Swale interviewed me and has supervised my progress over the last 6 weeks. I have a couple more weeks to go. All the techs have helped me well, but Maria deserves top kudos for her thoroughness and rigid execution of all exercises…. Read More

Francis Glynn – Physical Therapy for Spine Arthritis

  • At 61 years young, I survived a motorcycle accident in which I broke 9 ribs in multiple places as well as my collar bone and shoulder blade. I was healing well, but had limited use of my right arm. This was very depressing as I thought I would never be able to ride again, play a round of golf or do many of the things I had been enjoying for years. I came to OSC Physical Therapy to try to get the range of motion and strength back in my shoulder, so that I could resume my exercise regimen and… Read More

Richard Tamashiro-Costa – Physical Therapy After Motorcycle Accident

  • I was experiencing right knee pain after long distance running. I was very nervous about going to the doctor, I already thought I would be told  ‘no more running’. I saw Dr. Boyd Haynes and after a thorough exam and x-ray review, he suggested physical therapy for 8 weeks. He was right, therapy was exactly what I needed. I was able to learn some different exercises to do to correct and alleviate my knee pain. And the best part, I continued to run! Thank you, Dr…. Read More

Elisa Nelson – Non-Surgical Relief

  • If you need to have rotator cuff surgery I highly recommend Dr. Martin Coleman. I had surgery on Nov. 2, 2020. I had done my research and discovered that Dr. Coleman was the best shoulder surgeon on the Peninsula. After discussing the surgery with several of my friends that had already had rotator cuff surgery and researching the doctor they used, I knew I needed the best because “I don’t do pain” very well. I made the right choice. I have had very little pain. The first month my… Read More

Cathy Everett – Rotator Cuff Surgery

  •   This is a one year anniversary follow -up review of my right knee total replacement by Dr. Boyd Haynes. As a recap of the prior review, I walked up and down the stairs normally, but carefully, on the twelfth day after surgery. A month after surgery I was walking up and down the stairs normally. I have had continuing recovery as I kept up with the recommended exercises. I have a stationary bicycle and a treadmill that I use regularly, since I was mostly housebound for the last year due… Read More

Ricky Watlet -Total Knee Replacement and Physical Therapy

  •   I went to Physical Therapy after reverse shoulder replacement surgery. I had waited so long to have surgery that I had lost a great deal of mobility and knew it was going to take a focused time in Physical Therapy to bring the shoulder back to a workable place. Dr. Tom Toothaker was perfect for the job. He is the best Physical Therapist I’ve ever had. He set forth a plan of recovery that was just right – not too aggressive or too slow. He encouraged me to try my hardest &… Read More

Jo Ellen Valdez – Physical Therapy after Reverse Shoulder Replacement

  • I have been a competitive golfer since I was 9 years old and played golf at the University of Virginia in the 1980s. Likely, as the result of years of golf and some acute lifting injuries, I developed pain and lack of strength in my right and left shoulders at about the age of 40. It was nearly impossible to lift anything with an extended arm and golf required anti-inflammatory medication and ice. The team at OSC evaluated the situation and diagnosed the condition as a SLAP tear. As my right… Read More

Brian Killough – Shoulder Surgery

  • I just finished my four months of therapy on my reverse shoulder replacement at the OSC PT office (beside the main office). I was sad to leave because the whole staff there works as a team, from the office staff Stachia and Cliff, to the doctors and physical therapists, and to the PT assistant Nneka. I was welcomed each day and the tech greeted me with genuine concern as to how I was doing. I worked mostly with Fred Wintermantle and Dr. Tom Toothaker. Both knew exactly which exercises would… Read More

Deborah Pack – Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

  • My name is Rosalind Greenaway. I would like to say “thank you” to Dr. Paige Tretter and her staff at OSC Physical Therapy Center for the exceptional care given to me over the past three weeks. The personnel were knowledgeable, respectful and quite caring and I really appreciate the quality of service I received. I am very satisfied with the outcome. Rosalind… Read More

Rosalind Greenaway – Physical Therapy

  • Thank you, Dr. John Burrow (hip replacement surgery), Dr. Paige Tretter and Fred Wintermantel, PTA (Physical Therapy)! My hip replacement surgery and Physical Therapy experience have been one-of-a-kind! Although it was physically challenging (and a little frightening) in the beginning, I really am enjoying my progress. Thanks to you all, I am now more mobile, walking without my cane for the first time in almost two years. I look forward to working with OSC in the future. I certainly will… Read More

Andrea Chavers – Hip Replacement Surgery and Physical Therapy

  • I had a right knee replacement. I worked with the following Physical Therapist and PTAs: Tom Toothaker, DPT Jonathan Lorusso, LPTA Bill Richard, PTA The place was very clean and the equipment was wiped down after every patient. The whole staff was pleasant and helpful the entire time I was there. I appreciate all the work they did with me. I am glad that I have finished my Physical Therapy but I will miss them all. Dana… Read More

Dana Stutts – Physical Therapy after Knee Replacement Surgery

  • I was impressed with my original evaluation by Dr. Tom Toothaker and subsequent treatment by Physical Therapists Victoria, Josh, and Bill. My complaint of muscle spasms was targeted in treatment and resulted in an exercise program for me to follow to prevent similar symptoms in the future. All the staff, including front desk folks, technicians and therapists were very pleasant and professional. I will recommend to others and return for treatment when/if necessary. Carolyn… Read More

Carolyn Masser – Physical Therapy

  •   On Dec 9, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey Carlson performed a posterior cervical laminectomy and inserted four rods in my spine to relieve compression of my spinal cord. The surgery went well and as always, Dr. Carlson did a great job. However, after I woke up, I found that I couldn’t use my left arm. I had a complication called a C-5 palsy, which means because the nerves between that cervical vertebrae had been compressed for so long, they had been damaged and I was going to have to “re-learn” how… Read More

Melanie Johnson – Physical Therapy for Post-Surgical C-5 Nerve Palsy

  • Tom Toothaker DPT, is a very dedicated Physical Therapist. He has worked with me for sometime. And because of his diligence, I’m feeling better. He is very personable to his patients. Gary Reph  

Gary Reph – Physical Therapy

  • I can’t stop talking about the great job Dr. Martin Coleman did when he performed a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty) on me in August, 2009. Not only was the recuperation of my left shoulder 100 times easier than when I had my right shoulder replaced in 2000, I am now back to using my shoulder the way I did before rheumatoid arthritis ate up the joint. I can reach for things now without pain, and getting dressed is no longer an agonizing chore. I also can raise both of my arms… Read More

Beverly N. Williams – Reverse Shoulder Replacement/Physical Therapy

  • I just completed rehab for my right shoulder reverse replacement surgery. Dr. Martin Coleman of Orthopaedic and Spine Center (OSC) in Newport News was my surgeon. I did my physical therapy at OSC under Dr. Tom Toothaker. Dr. Toothaker designed a therapy program for me and monitored it closely, often leading me through the entire session himself. He and the entire staff were very supportive in helping me achieve goals. The PT assistants and others made sure I followed the regimented program… Read More

Sheridan(“Butch”) Barringer – Post Surgical Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

  • I am an active 74-year-old male with good overall health. My first back problem occurred in 1974 when I was 31 years old. I was building a deck and twisted around putting a stairway landing in place. The next thing I knew, I was down on all fours and had to crawl to the front door of the house. An osteopath performed a gentle manipulation treatment that was almost miraculous, and I was almost immediately as good as new. He was to be my savior for many years. Between 1974 and 1999, I had… Read More

Bill Busby – Lumbar Fusion Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

  •     Dr. Paige Tretter did a great job…very clear on information and instructions. Her Physical Therapy Assistants were very helpful as well. This was my second experience with OSC Physical Therapy and have been well-treated each time.  I\’m also very satisfied with their COVID-19 precautions. Robert Lockard           Make an appointment with Dr. Tretter or another OSC Physical Therapy provider by clicking the “Request Appointment” button below… Read More

Robert Lockard – Physical Therapy

  • I had suffered a lot of pain in the back of my right leg into my heel where I noticed quite a large swelling. I was referred to OSC under the care of Jim Koske, MPT. Jim put together a regimen of exercise’s for me and put Bill Richards, LPTA, in charge of my massaging. I now have no leg pains as I walk, and the swelling on the heel has lessened a great deal. This is not the first time that I have been treated in this establishment and I can honestly say, each and every time has been a good… Read More

May Horrocks – Physical Therapy for Leg and Heel Pain

  • I was experiencing severe lower back pain, and could not stand straight.  I could only get relief lying flat on the floor. I tried chiropractic care, heat, cold, and electrical stimulation. Nothing worked. I saw an orthopedic specialist who referred me to Physical Therapy Clinic at the Orthopaedic & Spine Center. After a few therapy sessions with Dr. Cody Leeworthy and exercising at home, I was standing straight and pain free. James… Read More

James Walls – Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

  • I was sent to the OSC Physical Therapy Department after seeing Dr. Carlson for my back issues.  The PT Program would consist of one-hour session twice a week for six weeks, under the supervision and care of Dr. Jamie Swale.  However, after a few sessions, the PT was interrupted, after an evaluation by Dr. Carlson of my MRI showed the severity of my condition.  Dr. Carlson decided that surgery would be necessary to correct my issues and I consented to have surgery. Shortly after undergoing… Read More

Salvador Rodriguez – Physical Therapy Pre-and Post Surgically for Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery

  • Rehabilitation at the physical therapy arm of OSC was a very positive experience. So much so that I wish it could be extended into a continuing activity, with clients doing therapy alongside self-generated activities, much like local fitness and wellness facilities. Such a facility could be truly transformational. The business plan for such a facility would combine private and public insurance modalities and individual fees and deposits. Of course, the facility would need expansion and… Read More

Richard Rinaldo – Physical Therapy for Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement

  • I had the best experience at OSC PT with Dr. Tom Toothaker. The exercise plan he created for me was both challenging and exhilarating. My goals were to be able to put on my own socks, do my pedicure, and get back to my usual activities. Six months of being totally reliant on a cane for stability and a year plus of a pronounced limp had taken a toll on my muscles. Nine sessions and my goals were met and exceeded! Now, I am more limber and stronger than I have been in years.  I am back to bike… Read More

Mary Gypson – Physical Therapy after Hip Replacement

  • I had a lumbar spinal fusion surgery in August 2018 at OSC with Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. He referred me to OSC Physical Therapy with Dr. Jamie Swale and Victoria Skay. These women were great. They listened to my concerns and goals as I wanted to get back to my active lifestyle quickly. The balance between being careful but still challenging was perfect and they got me back to running and swinging a golf club within 6 weeks. I am five months post-surgery and still using the stretches and… Read More

Kyle Haymes – Physical Therapy After Spinal Fusion Surgery

  • I would highly recommend OSC’s Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, my Surgeon, who successfully performed two TKR operations (within the past 2 years) and who guided me on my journey to total recovery through therapy. I further recommend the therapy program offered at the OSC establishment. My 20 plus therapy appointments with the OSC Newport News Therapy office, found the staff extremely professional and friendly, starting with the appointment staff at PT’s front office. My therapy evaluators/trainers… Read More

Charles Bellinger – Total Knee Replacements & Physical Therapy

  • I went to the OSC Physical Therapy Center when I had my knee replacement surgery and the Therapists there were so great, I knew I wanted to go there when I had my shoulder surgery for my broken shoulder. As I expected, everyone I saw there helped me get more movement and less pain and more strength in the time I was there. Tom Toothaker, Jamie Swale, Victoria, Bill, Heather, and all the other assistants I saw were AWESOME! A special thanks to “Wolverine” for the help with my good arm… Read More

Sheila Buchanan – Physical Therapy after Shoulder Surgery

  • My name is Jimmy Powell and I went to see Dr. Carlson for my lower back pain. He recommended that I have physical therapy for my pain. DPT Jamie Swale found the trouble areas in my back and set up a therapy program. With her help and the help of her co-workers, they resolved the intense pain. Thank you for your wonderful… Read More

Jimmy Powell – Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

  • I went to OSC due to my hand’s tingling, having numbness, and extreme pain. I decided to stay with OSC and go to their Physical Therapist.  Dr. Paige Tretter did acupuncture and I began my treatments with the center. After a few weeks, the pain in my hand began to ease. The tightness in my shoulder began to loosen and was able to strengthen the muscles with physical therapy and at the gym. I would recommend OSC to all my family and friends. Jeanne… Read More

Jeanne Tinney – Physical Therapy

  • My name is Betty and in February of 2012, I was having problems with my knees. They would pop and grind especially when I climbed stairs. One evening while my husband and I were out for dinner, I started to get up, but my knee was locked up and I couldn’t move my leg or stand. My husband, not knowing what else to do, got down on the floor and started slowly moving my ankle. From the turned heads, I believe the other diners thought he was proposing to me, but he was just desperate to help me… Read More

Betty Owsley – Exercise and PT for Knee Pain

  • Dr. Tom Toothaker is an excellent listener. He put a good plan in place for my treatment and placed me in the capable hands of Jonathan Lorusso, PTA.  I believe the therapy pointed out exercises to help me at home to continue building the strength in my back. I thank each of the assistants that helped me in my journey. Pamela… Read More

Pamela Joyner – Physical Therapy for the Back/Spine

  • This was my second knee replacement that Dr. Jeffrey Carlson at OSC did and the second time with these Physical Therapists. Joshua Hancock, LPTA, worked diligently with me and I completed my therapy in six weeks. The place is very clean and the tables are cleaned and prepped after each patient. The whole staff was so pleasant and attentive the entire time I was there. I truly appreciate all the work they did with me and in a way, I was sad to leave them. I\’m glad I healed as I… Read More

Sunnie Dringenberg – Physical Therapy after Knee Replacement

  • Earlier this summer, I had the wonderful experience of working with Junmei Pan, Victoria and Tom at the OSC Physical Therapy Center when I was suffering with bursitis of my hip. They were very knowledgeable, informative and thorough. They took the time to explain what was going on and how to do each exercise. On one occasion, I had to take my 7 year old granddaughter with me and they not only talked to her about the job of a physical therapist, but let her “help”! I would highly… Read More

Veronica Long – Physical Therapy for Bursitis of the Hip

  • Dr. Martin Coleman has been treating me for years for bone spurs in both shoulders. My right arm finally got bad enough that we decided on surgery. So on March 19, 2021 Dr. Coleman performed surgery on my right shoulder. He found a bad bone spur, shredded tissue in the shoulder, two tears that were almost all the way through and, on top of that, had to remove part of my clavicle bone. With the wonder surgery that Dr. Coleman performed and my dedication to recovery my shoulder is doing well…. Read More

Betty Shackelford – Complex Shoulder Repair Surgery for Bone Spurs

  • Dr. Jamie Swale and her assistant, Jonathan Lorusso, were very professional and thorough in their therapy and instruction. I saw them over a six week period and my shoulder pain and flexibility is much improved. Elizabeth McLane

Elizabeth McLane – Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

  • The OSC has been my Go To place for more than twenty years. This time, it was sciatica and it was very painful. Through the expertise of Dr. Tom Toothaker and Bill Richards PTA, I am now free of this pain and am able to walk normally. Kudos to all the great folks at the OSC Physical Therapy Center!  Paul Sevigny, MSgt, USAF… Read More

Paul Sevigny, MSgt, USAF (Ret)  – Physical Therapy for Sciatica Pain

  • Cody Leeworthy, DPT Dr.  Cody Leeworthy, thank you for your caring and guiding my therapy after reverse shoulder replacement surgery. Thank you so much, Fred Wintermantel, LPTA, for your expertise and knowledge while working on my neck and especially after my shoulder surgery. You took the time to explain how the muscles are put together, work and knew just how much to push to get everything working again. My… Read More

Linda Walker -Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

  •   I’m very pleased with the care Dr. Toothaker, Victoria and Tom gave me when I was under their care. It was very hard when I first started, but each visit was better then the one before. I would recommend this practice to anyone in need of physical therapy. Thanks so much. I’m on the good left knee now. Ernestine… Read More

Ernestine Yancey – Physical Therapy

  • When I started at the OSC Physical Therapy facility for my knee condition, I noticed right off how great these guys were (Jamie Swale, DPT; Katelyn Turek and Douglas) and how awesome they are with caring for each patient, along with their professional attitude.  I have so much I want to say about the amazing care and treatment I’m receiving and am very grateful for you guys being my therapist and my techs. What I love most about this facility is the tremendous level of motivation that has… Read More

E. Lee – Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knees

  • I’m writing on behalf of my husband. He had a total knee replacement on 2/19/20, performed by OSC’s Dr. Boyd Haynes. I’ve been so impressed with the entire process, from the scheduling of the surgery to how quickly his disability paperwork was submitted, to the entire experience at the hospital. We were both greeted so nicely at Mary Immaculate Hospital..all of the nurses were fantastic, the care he got was great. While he was in the recovery area, one of the nurses called twice to update… Read More

Debbie Lehrer – My Husband’s Total Knee Replacement

  • I just wanted to commend the Physical Therapists Jamie Swale and Tom Toothaker, Victoria Bartnikowski, PTA and the intern Jamey (whose last name I also don’t know) for treating me.  My last P.T. experience at another facility was a disaster. My pain increased and I ended up on a cane. This time, my treatment made me better, and the exercises I received for at home will help me be pain-free and also increase my strength. Thanks to everyone for a great experience! Barb… Read More

Barb Abraham – Physical Therapy

  • I have had lower back pain for a long time. It was manageable at first, but then it started causing increasing pain making it difficult even to drive. Dr. Mark McFarland prescribed medication and a 4 week course in physical therapy. Dr. Tom Toothaker, DPT was in charge of my therapy. He had me do a series of exercises concentrating on my particular problem. Two sessions a week for 4 weeks and my back doesn’t hurt as much anymore. I am doing daily exercises at home and hopefully soon all the… Read More

James Coates – Physical Therapy for Back Pain

  • Physician Name(s) – Dr. Haynes and Dr. Carlson My name is Charlene R. Small (retired teacher). I live in Mathews County, VA. My problem started in June 2012. It was like a “Charlie Horse” in my right leg, just below my knee. Dr. Haynes put me on muscle relaxers and then therapy. I had a MRI which showed a slight tear in one of the lower vertebrae. Things improved and I was released on August 20th. Well on August 23rd, I reached to pick up something and I thought I would never get… Read More

Charlene R. Small – Spine Surgery

  • Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT I can personally attest that Dr. Tom Toothaker not only helped me tremendously recover from my shoulder injury, but he helped me get over the fear of another dislocation.  Tom really listens and communicates well and made me feel at ease. He is the best therapist, and we are fortunate to have him lead our team of therapists. He is always teaching, observing, and finds ways to help others. Go Dr…. Read More

Sharon Leybold – Physical Therapy for Shoulder Dislocation

  • Dr. Tom Toothaker After undergoing surgery to repair a complete tear in the rotator cuff of my left shoulder, I was referred to OSC\’s Physical Therapy staff to get me on the road to recovery. I cannot say enough good things about the friendly, efficient and thoroughly dedicated professionals who assisted me during my 16 sessions. Regaining mobility in my shoulder wasn\’t a walk in the park, but the camaraderie, infectious… Read More

Michael Otting – Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

  • There is no way I can praise Dr. Tom Toothaker and his wonderful staff for the outstanding work they do. (And, no, we’re not related!) In 6 or 8 weeks, they were able to reduce the pain in my back and leg by at least 80 to 90 percent. In fact, I was able to take a half-mile walk yesterday AND ENJOY IT!!!! (Something I haven’t been able to do for years!) In fact, I feel as though I have been given a whole new lease on life. I especially want to thank Josh Hancock and Fred Wintermantel for… Read More

Rudolph J. Pazdernik – Physical Therapy for Back & Leg Pain

  • Team Haynes, once again to the rescue! Through the suggestion of Dr. Boyd Haynes’ Physician Assistant, Chris Schwizer, I had an MRI done as I had major bicep pain. My MRI showed a partial tear.  This was almost 3 years after rotator cuff surgery… So, off to the awesome PT Group at OSC Physical Therapy. With the extensive direction of Dr. Jamie Swale and about 8 visits… it was incredible! No pain and great mobility. Compassionate, Caring, Knowledgeable is the OSC PT Team. Dee… Read More

Dee Burcher – Physical Therapy for a Partially-Torn Bicep Muscle

  • I have used OSC Physical Therapy on several occasions and have always been very pleased with the treatment that I have received. I have been going again for the past 5-6 weeks and Tom Toothaker, DPT, has been my therapist. I can not say enough good things about Tom. He is indeed a professional in all senses, very easy to understand and always has a smile and encouragement. He explains what he is going to do to help you and makes you feel completely at ease. I never left therapy feeling that… Read More

Walter Satchell – Physical Therapy

  •   I have been going to OSC Physical Therapy for about a month. I wanted to comment on the young man, Jonathan Lorusso PTA, that was my therapist. From the first day I went, he made me feel comfortable and at ease. He listened and truly cared about the things I told him. He was very professional and at the same time, very down to earth. We talked, we laughed and even when he hit a sore spot that made me uncomfortable and want to jump off the table, we still got a good laugh. I am positive… Read More

Nancy Dixon – Physical Therapy

  • This is the third time that I have had the opportunity to see Cody Leeworthy, PT, DPT.  I find him and his crew fantastic. They have helped me get back into the things that I enjoy doing, like hiking, working around the house, and other activities. If you have never been able to do much but sit around your house, you know what I mean. I know it means some pain when they work on me, but the end result is worth it. I live in Williamsburg, so going to Newport News for PT is not fun, but they… Read More

Iola DiIorio – Physical Therapy

  •   I am 82 years of age and have been suffering with a muscle injury for over 5 years and was taking Dry Needling. It was suggested that I participate in the Physical Training Program. Tom Toothaker, DPT and his assistant Rachel, guided me in this endeavor and I was released on November 3, 2020. Their constant guidance and insurance that I complete each exercise properly has resulted in almost a pain free movement of my muscle injury. I would like to thank them for their time and… Read More

Kenneth Chaney – Physical Therapy for Muscle Injury

  • Since my surgery November 10, 2020 with Dr. John Burrow, I have been going to Physical Therapy since Dec. 3, 2020. The Therapist was Dr. Cody Leeworthy and LPTAs Joshua Hancock and Jonathan Lorusso. I was seen mostly by Cody or Joshua. Each visit, I would discuss my areas of concern and they would listen and address to the best of their ability. My exit patient survey was with Dr. Tom Toothacker and I informed him how all staff were professional and pleasant. He appreciated me speaking with… Read More

Deborah Brown – Post-Surgical Physical Therapy

  • I have gained new respect for the value of Physical Therapy. It has improved my mobility by at least ten fold. It has taken me from a slumped over, partially feeble, crooked old woman (with a crooked old smile and a crooked old cane trying to walk a crooked old mile) to a virtually upright structure with no assistive-walking devices and a lot happier face. My Physical Therapist – Tom Toothaker, DPT. It is not an easy process and requires dedication, but is so worth it if you value your… Read More

Debbie Collier – Physical Therapy

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes finally made me realize surgery was the only way I would get full use of my right arm again. I had a significant tear in my rotator cuff, and it was very painful to use my arm. After surgery, four weeks out of work, following doctor’s orders, and Physical Therapy, I am well on my way to full use of my arm! Dr. Haynes and his entire team (OSC Physical Therapy) are above and beyond!!… compassionate and encouraging! LIFE IS GOOD!… again! David… Read More

David Deeley – Rotator Cuff Surgery and Physical Therapy

  • I would like to “Thank both Jamie Swale, DPT and Josh Hancock, PTA” for the great PT assistance they provide. They are professional, respectful and offer care and concern. They listen to you and adapt to the client\’s need. I always choose OSC Physical Therapy when I need PT. All the staff are friendly, personal and knowledgeable. The facility is clean and especially with Covid- 19, I appreciate the extra cleaning service. Good Job Everyone!!! Mary… Read More

Mary Cordaro – Physical Therapy

  • The first time Beverly Williams saw Dr. Coleman, she was in a wheelchair. “I was having tremendous pain in my left ankle,” she says, but that’s not why she sought care at OSC. Only in her 40s, Beverly has suffered from debilitating rheumatoid arthritis since the late eighties, so she attributed her ankle pain to RA. “I assumed it was part of the joint breaking down,” she says. It was a natural assumption: she’d already had all but one of her joints replaced – all but her left… Read More

Beverly Williams – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  •   I would like to thank Cody Leeworthy, DPT, for the services that I have received at OSC-PT. I had broken and crushed my upper tibia at the knee joint in July 2020. I came in for Physical Therapy care in September 2020. I was walking with a walker with no weight bearing. By the time I left PT on Dec 31, 2020, I was walking with one or two crutches. I have enjoyed the personal care from your staff to get me moving again. Sandy… Read More

Sandy Carbaugh – Physical Therapy for a Crushed Tibia

  • I would like to share my very positive experience with the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, located at 298 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606. Thanks to Dr. John Burrow and Rachel Tyler, MPT, Clinic director, and staff for their dedication to my health and care. On August 19, 2014 I received a new hip. Surgery was performed by Dr. John Burrow. I had been in constant pain for months, to the point of losing my independence. Thanks to Dr. John Burrow and Rachel Tyler and her Physical… Read More

Catherine E. Reid – Hip Replacement & Physical Therapy

  • I had a right hip replacement done on August 31, 2020 at Sentara Careplex. However, I used OSC Physical Therapy for my PT. I had been to OSC PT prior and returned to see Dr. Jamie Swale and Fred Wintermantel. I can only say how thankful I am to the staff for the care and concern they displayed. I could not walk without a walker when I started and was determined to walk without a limp. Jamie and Fred both knew my desire and worked to give me exercises and therapy sessions to meet this end. They… Read More

Mary Cordaro – Physical Therapy after Hip Replacement Surgery

  • My name is Anthony Alter.  Between Dr. Cody Leeworthy,  PTA Bill Richards and the staff, I had excellent care and they concentrated on my needs. My back is a mess from scoliosis, and they worked on teaching me exercises to help strengthen my back muscles with the goal of reducing the pain. I look forward to each session, I have spent 41 years at a desk job so a lot of muscles need work. I would recommend then to everyone. Anthony… Read More

Anthony Alter – Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

  • My name is Catherine Reid, I would like to thank Tom Toothaker, DPT. Joshua Hancock, LPTA and Fred Wintermantel PTA, for their care doing my rehabilitation at Orthopedic & Spine Center. I was treated for pain in my left shoulder, which made it impossible to complete my normal physical duties and daily activities that I was accustomed to doing. After eight weeks of rehabilitation, I have been able to resume all my my normal activities without pain. I was made comfortable at each… Read More

Catherine Reid – Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

  • I was sent to Dr. Jeffrey Carlson by my cancer doctor.  Dr. Carlson was great at listening to what I had to say about the pain I was having, so he sent me to OSC Physical Therapy on Nat Turner Blvd.  Dr. Osowski was my main person to set me up with a plan.  Heather Cole was my person in charge of my planned workout.  Maria and Cory were the ones who helped me work the plan. I am older so it is important that a older person feels comfortable with DR. J Carlson and the rest of the therapy… Read More

Linda Rogers – Physical Therapy

  • I tripped at work in August 2018 and was diagnosed with a massive rotator cuff tear. I wound up having two surgeries and a shoulder manipulation performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes and finished my Physical Therapy a couple weeks ago. I was so fortunate to have Dr. Haynes as my surgeon and highly recommend him. His professionalism and patient follow-up is outstanding. Jackie… Read More

Jackie Smith – Rotator Cuff Surgeries and Shoulder Manipulation

  • I went to Dr. Mark McFarland for a back injury I sustained at work. He told me what he thought the cause was and that I should do Physical Therapy before considering surgery or other options. I 100% supported this decision. The Physical Therapists I worked with did an awesome job helping figure out what worked and what didn’t. The facilities and equipment was state of the art. The staff is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. And the best part is I felt like Dr. Jamie Swale… Read More

Corey Rodriguez – Physical Therapy for Work-Related Back Injury

  • I visited Dr. Andrus for extreme pelvic and hip pain associated with lower back problems. I initially received an injection to relieve the pain in my hip. The injection was not effective for me. Rather than receiving another injection, I elected to visit Dr. Andrus for pain management. She immediately identified the specific area in my lumbar spine causing the pain in my pelvic and hip areas. She recommended physical therapy, which included lumbar traction and various exercises for my ailing… Read More

Harriette Hoagland – Pain Management & Physical Therapy

  • I have been in Physical Therapy since (I think) April. From the front desk, to all the Therapists and Therapists Assistants, it has been a great experience. They are all very kind and helpful. Thank you all. Julie Stuffel

Julie Stuffel – OSC Physical Therapy

  • I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the phenomenal services of my Physical Therapist, Dr. Jaime Swale. She is the absolute best. I am a 70-year-old female that was suffering from a frozen left shoulder. My upper arm was immobile. She was extremely competent and professional and had me immediately performing exercises that I felt were far beyond my abilities. She was personable, readily listened and responded to my concerns, and adapted her plan to my needs. She and… Read More

Ivy Lee – Orthopaedic Care and Physical Therapy for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

  • Dr. Tom Toothaker is an amazing Physical Therapist. I saw him for muscle tightness in my lower back. He very quickly alleviated the tightness in my back and always explained what he was doing and why. He is the best Physical Therapist I have ever seen and I recommend him highly. Roddy Bryan

Roddy Bryan – Physical Therapy for Lower Back

  • While playing golf, I noticed a recurring pain in my shoulder. It became more and more agonizing. I decided to see Dr. Martin Coleman and he ordered an MRI scan, where he found my already repaired right shoulder joint was deteriorated from arthritis . He informed me that the joint would would need a replacement.  On March 9, I had the surgery. It is now three months later and I have not had any pain since the 2nd day after surgery. I have strengthened the joint, now swing a golf club, and… Read More

Clarence Meadows – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • Thank you, Dr. Tom Toothaker, Josh, Bill and the entire team at OSC Physical Therapy. These folks really make excellence the standard! From the moment you walk in the door, there is no doubt that you are at the place you need to be to get your mobility back on track. Can’t say enough about this team. No doubt that I would visit them again. Doug… Read More

Doug Patterson – Physical Therapy

  • Cody Leeworthy, DPT I received therapy for recovery from my left total shoulder replacement. I worked mostly with Cody Leeworthy DPT, Fred Wintermantel PTA, and their aides. Their approach was both professional and caring; and the entire department chipped in from time to time to keep the session moving. After three joint replacement surgeries and 40 years as an orthotist; I\’ve observed many PT departments in various… Read More

Richard Tindall – Physical Therapy after Shoulder Replacement Surgery

  • Attended physical therapy for lower back pain and realignment of hips. During the process I was encouraged by the care shown to me to remedy physical conditions through strengthening and corrective measures. There were several team members Dr. Jamie Swale, Victoria, Heather, Fred, Maria and Tom who assisted me and their instruction, patience, and encouragement to go further in the therapy aided in my recovery. It can take a village and this group of professionals gets it done. Also kudos to… Read More

Charlene Farquharson – Physical Therapy for Back Pain

  • I would highly recommend the physical therapy program offered at the Orthopaedic and Spine Center. The staff there is extremely professional and friendly. My Doctors, Swale and Osowski, PTA Bill and PT techs Maria and Jamie, were outstanding in helping me achieve a better quality of life when using my left shoulder. Their advice, knowledge of the injury and what exercises to prescribe, to strengthen and heal the shoulder, allowed me to reach my goal in a minimum amount of time. I would… Read More

John Schiavone – Physical Therapy after Shoulder Surgery

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the PT time I spent with Dr. Osowski and Maria, his assistant. They both listened and responded to my needs, challenged me to progress and encouraged me on days that my pain level was up. I asked Dr. Osowski many questions regarding “why” something felt a certain way, how long it would take build strength, range of motion, etc. and he always explained the process. Maria always ensured I completed my exercise routine, even when I wanted to skip something. In fact, the entire… Read More

Barbara Harvey – Physical Therapy

  • My second knee replacement was completed in December 2019 and performed by my most trusted OSC Physician, Dr Boyd Haynes. Although this knee replacement was physically challenging (due to intense pain and swelling) in the beginning, I had no fears because I knew I was in the best hands of the most professional Physical Therapy Center on the Peninsula, OSC Therapy Center.   Dr. Tom Toothaker, Clinic Director of OSC Physical Therapy and Josh Hancock, Physical Therapist Assistant,… Read More

Charlotte Mitchell – Total Knee Replacement & Physical Therapy

  • Cody Leeworthy, DPT After shattering my humerus from a fall during a morning run in 2021, I received a total reverse shoulder replacement and was sent to physical therapy for rehab at OSC. Dr. Cody Leeworthy was my therapist during that time and he was extraordinary. Dr. Leeworthy was prompt, attentive, personable and showed genuine concern for my condition. He was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me in… Read More

Barbara Sadler – Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

  • In February 2018, I fell and injured my right shoulder. I could not raise my arm more than a few inches. I visited Dr. Boyd Haynes who confirmed that I had a “massive” rotator cuff tear and that surgery was the only option. I’ve since learned that “massive” is the worst possible tear that he will try to repair. I have complete confidence in Dr. Haynes, so 2 weeks later I underwent the rotator cuff surgery and spent the next 6 weeks in a sling/immobilizer waiting to heal enough to begin physical… Read More

Betty Forrest – Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Physical Therapy

  • Cody Leeworthy, DPT After seeing Dr. Jeffrey Carlson and getting an epidural shot to relive pain in my neck and shoulders, he set me up for 6 weeks of Physical Therapy with Cody Leeworthy, DPT and Josh Hancock, PTA along with some fantastic assistants. The more I did the exercises, the more relief I get. Everyone set me up for success and I want to thank all of you for the complete professionalism and courtesy I saw on… Read More

Michael Grignano – Physical Therapy for Neck & Shoulder Pain

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