Sheila Buchanan – Physical Therapy after Shoulder Surgery

pt-2016-groupI 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 after a nerve was bruised from a needle while having my blood drawn at a different doctor’s office. I forgot his real name. LOL.

But if I ever need any therapy again, I would choose OSC Physical Therapy without any hesitation. They are great, and most of all effective!

Sheila Buchanan

Pat Marchant – Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff and Bicep Repair Surgery

IMG_4570Dr. Coleman has done surgery on both of my shoulders. I had a reverse shoulder replacement in 2014 on the right, then Rotator Cuff and Bicep tear repairs the end of October 2016 on the left.

He is wonderful. I followed his pre and post – op instructions as well as possible and I’ve had no problems with either surgery.
The staff is always pleasant and the office is run like a well-oiled machine.

The office is always clean and nicely decorated. It houses it’s own X-ray department and MRI, so they pull your x-rays up right then and there.

They offer monthly lectures that are open to the public on orthopedic issues. The doctor that specializes in the particular topic will do the lecture. Dr. Coleman specializes in shoulders, so he does the shoulder topics.

I am so glad I found this practice. Since we retired here, this is where we will go for any orthopedic problems.

Pat Marchant

Paul Fuller – Hip Replacement


March 2016, at 54 years of age, I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in my left hip. Within two months, I went from walking normally to limping and using a cane. I was in continual pain and discomfort. In May 2016, I underwent total hip replacement surgery via the anterior approach with Dr. Burrow.

The surgery went as planned with no issues. The same day, I was walking and able to climb stairs without difficulty. After several weeks of healing and physical therapy, I started resuming my previous activities. After three months, I was able to do most activities and now six months after the surgery, I honestly forget I had it done.

My wife and I are able to walk the Nolan Trail without stopping. We have hiked several times in the mountains of Virginia. Recently, I have started bicycling again and ride on average 100 miles each week. I have ridden 1400 miles to date and have no issues with the new hip. When the other hip needs to replaced, I will have no worries using OSC and Dr.  John Burrow.

Paul Fuller

Stan Morgan – Partial Knee Replacement and Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair

IMG_5708Dr. Haynes and the OSC staff have been amazing in every way. My wife had hip replacement approximately 5 years ago. She was barely able to walk and was suffering from severe pain in the joint. She now is able to workout at the gym 4 days a week and has no pain whatsoever.

I have had four surgeries by Dr. Haynes. I was a avid runner for over 25 years and as a result, I tore the meniscus in both of my knees over the years. Dr. Haynes performed arthroscopic surgery on both knees and after my first one, I was able to go snow skiing after only 10 days. In February of 2016, I finally had to have a partial knee replacement. My surgery went without any complications and am now able to walk without any pain.

I highly recommend Dr. Haynes and all the OSC staff for outstanding medical care and awesome bedside manner.

Stan Morgan

Thomas Leggett – Physical Therapy

Jamie Swale


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 Leggett

LeRoy L. Slate, Jr. – “Jiffy” Hip Replacement



I was suffering with left hip pain that was not relieved by oral or injected medications. At this time, after consultation with Dr. Haynes, I elected to have the hip replaced with a “jiffy- Hip“. It is now two weeks since surgery and I am completely satisfied and walking with the aide of a cane for safety. I expect to walk without the cane wit in a few days. I recommend this procedure to anyone with similar problems.

LeRoy L. Slate, Jr.

Ernestine Yancey – Physical Therapy



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 Yancey

Marge Hutt – Total Knee Replacement


After over a year of pain and dysfunction, I asked Dr. Jeffrey Carlson to proceed with a total knee replacement. From my very first appointment, Dr. Carlson was always attentive, warm, friendly and extremely professional; providing me all the answer to my questions and concerns. His entire office staff at The Orthopaedic & Spine Center [Newport News, VA] is wonderful.

The surgery went very well and was followed by a course of physical therapy. My progress was rapid and my recovery completely successful. I had wonderful results and enjoy pain free, full function of my knee. I only wish I had done this two years earlier.

I feel that Dr Carlson is simply the best orthopedic surgeon anywhere. He is a true professional with the highest surgical skills. My advice; if you are considering TKR, don’t wait; do it now. I am totally satisfied with my knee replacement and will always be grateful to Dr Jeffrey Carlson for restoring my quality of life.

Marge Hutt

Douglas Dail – Spine Surgery



On Jan. 11th, 2016, I received nothing short of a “MIRACLE” surgery by the truly talented, skilled and “BLESSED” mind and hands of Dr. Jeffrey R. Carlson… the Orthopaedic & Spine Center staff and Dr. Carlson’s entire team! I had no idea that this major lower back surgery would change my life so much! I “TRULY” wish I could have met this Dr. decades ago! After almost 25 years of only being able to walk from room to room with a cane, or out to the car and having to spend the largest part of my life and time in bed due to my daily life of only “PAIN” when I sit, stood or even tried to walk. My life had gotten to not being much of a way to live! “ONLY” those whom have been going through this living “HECK (read between the lines)” can ever understand the pain!

I was given a second lease in my daily life of being able to actually walk without a cane and after a few months of Physical Therapy I started to regain the ability to work around the yard and even had the joy of being able to wash my car by hand…I thought my days of ever doing that again were long past. Now I am staying up a lot longer and having a real QUALITY of life by being able to do things and participate with my grand kids and family. I can drive myself, it is wonderful to be able to go by myself and know I don’t have to have someone else drive me where I need(ed) to go. Things we all take for granted until we can’t do them.

I “KNOW” Dr. Carlson went to bat for me several times dealing with the insurance company. Making sure had everything I needed for a safe and positive recovery. From the very day I was released to go home, he had everything in place from my in house home care, such as the walker, the bathroom needs (and you do need a few adjustments) My home care specialist and follow-ups were wonderful. I can’t praise each and everyone involved enough. Dr. Carlson and his entire staff are in each and every prayer I say many times a day!


Douglas Dail

Kathleen Howe – Physical Therapy for Total Knee Replacement

Jamie Swale


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 a week, since I wanted even more flexibility. It is important to do your physical therapy at home so you can achieve the most flexibility possible and continue to strengthen your body. Both Dr. Swale and Ms. Shanks challenge their patients and push them to their potential, not their frustration level. Dr. Swale and Ms. Maria Shanks did such a great job that I will be requesting them again in 2017, when I have my other knee replaced. Thank you for ensuring your patients do their exercises correctly and push them to their potential!

Kathleen Howe