Testimonials: Shoulder Replacement

Clarence Meadows – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr. Martin ColemanWhile 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 I’m cutting the grass around my bee hives. If you are hesitant about surgery, with Dr. Coleman, his staff and with physical therapy, you could have the same results. Please remember you are responsible to follow the Dr.’s directives and the prescribed physical therapy.

Clarence Meadows

Richard Tindall – Physical Therapy after Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Cody Leeworthy, DPT

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 capacities. This experience was easily the best.

Richard Tindall

Carroll Hunt – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Dr, Martin ColemanAfter years of pain, I found relief after Dr. Martin Coleman replaced my shoulder with a reverse shoulder replacement surgery in 2015.

Thank you, Dr. Coleman, for making me pain free and providing me with total use of my shoulder.

Carroll Hunt

Jo Ellen Valdez – Physical Therapy after Reverse Shoulder Replacement

 

Physical Therapist in Newport NewsI 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 & do a little extra to work toward achieving our goals. He was patient because it took me longer to recover and it was slow. But I looked forward to my Physical Therapy visits because of his encouragement. His humor kept the atmosphere light & on target.

I came out of Physical Therapy with my shoulder having gained excellent mobility and range of motion. I was quite pleased with the results.

Lloyd Weddle – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Image of Dr. Marty ColemanI had extreme pain in my right shoulder when I first saw Dr. Martin Coleman. He told me the only real cure was to have a total shoulder replacement, since there was no repairing the tendons. I am 76 years old, but still have a lot of life in me. So, even though this seemed to be daunting, I chose to do it and the confidence and reputation of Dr. Coleman helped me make this difficult decision.

The preparation was great, from the doctor’s office to the hospital and with  Physical Therapy. Everything and everyone was positive, which helped me heal in every way.

I don’t have any pain in the shoulder since the surgery… just with the stretching and strengthening of the surrounding muscles. I am totally happy with the results.

Lloyd Weddle

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

Image of Tom Toothaker, DPTI 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 at every session. The folks at OSC PT are professional, very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring people, who had my full confidence. Besides Dr. Toothaker, I was ably assisted by Rachael, “J,” Victoria, Zach. Max, Audrey, and Josh. I can whole-heartedly recommend these terrific folks for anyone needing any kind of physical therapy. In fact, I have just started therapy for improving my balance, which has affected me for years following a bad fall.

Sheridan (Butch) R. Barringer
Newport News, Va. 

Sheridan (“Butch”) Barringer – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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. He performed a very successful surgery with very little follow-on pain. Prior to the surgery, I was in constant pain with any movement of my right arm.

Sheridan (Butch) R. Barringer
Newport News, Va.

Ollie Tucker – Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Because of severe osteoarthritis, I was due to have shoulder replacement in 2015; however, I had to have another operation. I kept delaying having my shoulder done as long as I could.

Dr. Martin Coleman performed total shoulder replacement on April 14, 2017. It is now almost 8 weeks later and I really wish I had it done earlier. Dr. Coleman and his staff did a fantastic job.

With 4 weeks of Physical Therapy, I can now raise my arm up, extend to the side, comb my hair, etc. (almost full mobility). Thank you, Dr. Coleman. I now have two functioning arms, instead of one and a half (smile).

Ollie Tucker 

Nancy Walls – Reverse Shoulder Replacement

I started with steroid injections, with a sports medicine doctor, and physical therapy exercises at home 16 years ago for my right shoulder pain.

In the fall of 2016, I made an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes, with whom I had worked at RRMC PACU and who had performed carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery on me. My shoulder had gotten worse with decreased range of motion and pain limiting some of my activities. He stated that neither he nor I would be satisfied with him doing a rotator cuff repair, as I had a large tear. He referred me to Dr. Martin Coleman. I went to OSC PT at that time.

I returned to Dr. Coleman in Feb. 2017, when I was ready for surgery. He did a reverse shoulder replacement on February 28. I was home and out of the sling two days later.

Both Dr. Haynes and Dr. Coleman are friendly, professional and caring doctors. I highly recommend them.

Nancy Walls

Deborah Pack – Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Dr. Martin Coleman is an excellent surgeon. He recently replaced my shoulder with a reverse shoulder replacement. My range of motion is better than my previous replacement. The pain before the surgery was bad, but since the surgery it’s much improved. Dr. Coleman always spends time with me answering all my questions and praising my progress in physical therapy. I trust Dr. Coleman and his excellent staff.

Deborah Pack