Testimonials: Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Shoulder Replacement – Lawrence Meyers

My right shoulder was gone and giving me a LOT of pain. After having Physical Therapy, the Doctor at OSC took a MRI of my shoulder. After reviewing the outcome of the MRI, my questions were – how do we fix this and how soon? I did not want to wait, putting off surgery would only make me older. I’m 73 and not getting any younger. That’s when the OSC staff took over and booked the surgery at the hospital. A few weeks later, Dr. Martin Coleman did a total reverse shoulder replacement.

After five weeks of Physical Therapy, I was able to swim two laps at the Recreational Center in Williamsburg. I could not swim two strokes before the surgery. Dr. Coleman advised me to do the therapy right after the surgery and follow all the advice of my physical therapist.

Pain was only a issue for two days after surgery. I stopped taking Percocet after two days and just used OTC meds after that. I’m not saying that I had no pain, but it was not that bad. You will have some pain with the Physical Therapy. That will also lessen everyday you do the exercises. My advice is, don’t put surgery off if you are a little on the older side.

The staff and Doctors at OSC are top shelf.  Now, MANY THANKS to Dr. Martin Coleman for doing such a GREAT job on my shoulder. I’m sleeping better, working a little in my yard, and living life large. What could be better?

Lawrence Meyers 

Barbara Sadler – Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Cody Leeworthy, DPT

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 detail. All of my questions were answered and 10 months post-surgery, I believe my mobility is at 90%. I’m told this is amazing. I recommend Dr. Leeworthy to anyone seeking a physical therapist. He will not disappoint you.

Barbara Sadler

Barbara Sadler – Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

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 to be at 90% at 10 months post-surgery. I’m told this is amazing. I am back to running and strength training. Dr. Coleman was very straightforward and explained everything to my satisfaction. The operation was a complete success and I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Coleman to anyone considering shoulder surgery.

Barbara Sadler

Linda Walker -Physical Therapy for Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Cody Leeworthy, DPT

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 recuperation was complete and very uneventful.

Linda Walker

Linda Walker – Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Thank you, Dr. Martin Coleman, for alleviating the constant pain in my right shoulder. I had heard all the horror stories about shoulder replacement that never came to be. Must be the Reverse Shoulder procedure that made the whole experience relatively pain free. I was driving at about 8 days and back to work in 11 days. Finished physical therapy now and feeling great. Thank you.

Linda Walker 

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