Testimonials: Physical Therapy

Michael Grignano – Physical Therapy for Neck & Shoulder Pain

Cody Leeworthy, DPT

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 each trip there. The care I have received, from seeing Dr. Carlson, to Dr. Raj Sureja, then over to PT, has been remarkable!!

Michael Grignano

Deborah Brown – Post-Surgical Physical Therapy

Cody Leeworthy, DPTSince 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 him because as he stated “usually people only complain” and if need be, I should contact him if I need further assistance.

Deborah Brown

Talmadge M. (Mike) Gailey – Total Knee Replacement Surgeries

Dr. Boyd Haynes, IIII have had pain in both knees for several years and had knee arthroscopies in the past. Even after I retired, I continued to work in my own lawn care business and the pain continued. I finally made an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes to see what could be done. He found bone-on-bone and told me that I would know when I needed to have knee replacement surgery. I was convinced and scheduled my first surgery for January of 2020. With Dr. Haynes’ expertise and my ,hard work with Physical Therapy (PT), I was back to normal walking, range of motion without pain.

This past January, I had my left knee replaced and again, with his skill and PT, I didn’t need a walker, just a cane at first, then he measured me and I had 0-degree extension and well over 100-degree flexion. He was pleased as was I, and am now working as before surgery, but without pain in my knees.
Even though I am 74 and a diabetic, I was able to maintain good Blood Sugar levels throughout.

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Thank you, Dr. Haynes for your care and expertise in bringing me back to better mobility and pain free knees. My advice is to not wait too long and do what the doctor tells you, work hard and you, too, can, in return, have the knees of your youth!

Catherine Reid – Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Dr. Tom ToothakerMy 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 session and was assisted with the best professional care and concern from each Therapist and their assistant.

I would recommend OSC to anyone needing Physical Therapy for any reason. I am truly thankful for the treatment, the healing and personal training that I received.  Catherine Reid

 

 

Anthony Alter – Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

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 Alter

Vesita Lowman – Outpatient Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Haynes ready for surgeryAt the age of 81 years young, I had full knee replacement surgery, performed by Dr. Boyd Haynes in March of 2020. I was very nervous about everything and waited a few years too long to have the surgery. Looking back, I wonder why I was so nervous. Dr. Haynes and his team were very patient in walking me and my family through the entire process. They leave nothing out and my surgery and recovery went great!

I went home on the same day of the surgery. Everything that morning went exactly as Dr. Boyd described. Both of my sons accompanied me to the hospital on the day of my surgery. They told me later that Dr. Haynes met with them immediately after the surgery, explaining how it went, answered their questions and told them when they would be able to see me.

Being able to go home the day of my surgery was great. On the second day, I was up and walking with a walker. At this point of my recovery, I began my PT and in home exercises. Dr. Boyd’s primary directive for the best chances of a full recovery was simple and straight forward, “do your PT and follow up exercises”. My PT was conducted at home because of Covid-19; all of the in-home Physical Therapist’s and nurses were wonderful to work with. My exercises and PT began on day two. With my daughter-in-law acting as my at home PT coach, she ensured I followed Dr. Boyd’s primary directive. This is not the most fun thing you will experience, but you will make progress each day.

My final follow up with Dr. Haynes was completed in early March 2021. I am now pain free in my knee. I am able to walk, go up and down steps without the use a cane or walker. I’m enjoying myself again with family and friends and have Dr. Haynes and his entire team to thank for that.

I highly recommend Dr. Haynes and the OSC Physical Therapy team. I would be remiss if I failed to mention Dr. Haynes’s Physician Assistant, Chris Schwizer. He was also wonderful to work with and always made me feel I was in great hands. Dr. Haynes’s team, their professionalism, bedside manner and his cheerful laugh lets you know he cares.

V. Lowman

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