Testimonials: Physical Therapy

Walter Satchell – Physical Therapy

 

Physical Therapist in Newport NewsI 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 I did not get the best treatment available with my issues. Thanks a million, Tom. Also, his assistant Rachel (sorry do not know her last name) was outstanding and always ready to help and explain the exercises. Thanks to you also, Rachel.

Walter Satchell

Sandy Carbaugh – Physical Therapy for a Crushed Tibia

 

Cody Leeworthy, DPTI 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 Carbaugh

Ricky Watlet -Total Knee Replacement and Physical Therapy

 

Dr. Haynes ready for surgeryThis 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 to the Covid-19 recommendations to not travel unless necessary. I can do whatever I was able to due before surgery, with no restrictions. My only problem is still some stiffness when trying to squat or sit on a low stool. Sitting down and standing up in a regular chair or sofa is not a problem.

I would highly recommend Dr. Haynes to anyone who is contemplating knee replacement. He, his team and the OSC Physical Therapy team are excellent, and provided the best care I could imagine. Only one caveat: if you have the knee replacement surgery, follow the recommended exercises every day; it will make the recovery much faster.

Ricky Watlet

Nancy Dixon – 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 he will continue to grow within this company. I hope his superiors see what an asset he is to OSC.

Nancy Dixon

Ellen Morello – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

 

Dr. Haynes ready for surgeryOver a period of 2 years, I saw Dr. Boyd Haynes and received cortisone shots to ease pain in my right knee. When the shots failed to help, we decided it was time for total knee replacement surgery. The care to assure the proper diagnosis and resultant solution was done in a very professional manner that instilled confidence that we were on the right path.

The procedure at Mary Immaculate Hospital went very well, and I was home the afternoon of the same day. With the help of pain medication, the physical therapy began in my home the next day. I also had the use of a RomTech therapy cycle for 3 weeks, which gradually helped to stretch and bend my knee. I am still in physical therapy and feeling improvement every day.

I can highly recommend Dr. Haynes and the OSC. Dr. Haynes professional and measured approach to my diagnosis was greatly appreciated. The staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital was very friendly, efficient, and careful especially in this time of the Covid pandemic.

Ellen Morello 

 

Mary Cordaro – Physical Therapy after Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. Jamie SwaleI 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 were professional and pleasant and even funny at times. Many of the other associates there were also very professional and you could see the team work. I would definitely recommend OSC PT, as the staff are knowledgeable and the facility is well run. Thank you for all you do and for all the patients you have helped. Your service is so valuable to patients.

With sincere thanks and appreciation,
Mary Cordaro

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

Dr. Jamie SwaleTeam 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 Burcher

Robert Hayes – Total Hip Replacement

Dr. Boyd Haynes, III

Dr. Boyd Haynes did a great job with my left hip arthroplasty. I picked him because of his experience, references from others, research, and his bedside manner. Post-surgery, I was motivated and anxious to get back to normal, so I picked the OSC Physical Therapy group for PT. Dr. Tom Toothaker and his staff (Bill Richards and Jay Norton) created and worked a plan for me that had me walking on my own with confidence within 4-5 weeks. They encouraged me to keep working on my own and provided a PT plan for me to follow to continue to build strength after being released from their care. Great group of professionals. If I need my right hip fixed, I know who to come to.

Robert Hayes

 

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Elizabeth McLane – Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Image of Dr. Jamie SwaleDr. 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

Graffie B. Edler, Jr. – Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

I’ll make this short and to the point. My name is Graffie B. Edler Jr. I had been having minor lower back problems for years but dismissed it as sciatica. As the years went on, my occasional numbness turned to pain. Eventually, my pain got to the point I couldn’t dismiss it any longer. I decided to seek a chiropractor which helped very little but did reveal my problems were more than sciatica. I had my chiropractor refer me to a neurologist because the spinal pain was getting unbearable.

Moving forward, my chiropractor referred me to Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. After sitting down with him and going over all options it seemed spinal fusion was my best option. Yes, I had friends and family tell me ( “No don’t do it. You’re talking about your spine “). The fear they had was something would go wrong. I had that same fear but put my trust in my supreme being and Dr. Carlson. After surgery, I spent one night in the hospital for observation. I felt muscular discomfort from surgery but no spinal pain. My recovery consisted of light exercise with no bending, lifting, or twisting. After six weeks of light exercising, I started the recommended physical therapy.

Now, I’m happy to say I’m back to work pain free. I have thanked Dr. Carlson several times for being a knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. If you can relate to this testimonial. I recommend you at least have a consultation with Dr. Carlson.

Graffie B. Edler, Jr.