Richard Tamashiro-Costa – Physical Therapy After Motorcycle Accident

At 61 years young, I survived a motorcycle accident in which I broke 9 ribs in multiple places as well as my collar bone and shoulder blade. I was healing well, but had limited use of my right arm. This was very depressing as I thought I would never be able to ride again, play a round of golf or do many of the things I had been enjoying for years.

I came to OSC Physical Therapy to try to get the range of motion and strength back in my shoulder, so that I could resume my exercise regimen and get back on a motorcycle. As I was anxious to start my physical therapy, I was very impressed that they were able to schedule my evaluation appointment within two days of my initial call, and my first physical therapy appointment a few days later.

In the 8 weeks that followed, I worked with DPT Jamie Swale, PTA Heather Cole and techs Corey and Zach twice a week. After the first few sessions working with them and doing the stretches and exercises they prescribed, I could tell that, with hard work, I would be very close to regaining full use of my arm.

I “graduated” and they sent me home with a list of exercises to continue my progress. I will be forever grateful for the care and the motivation that Jamie, Heather, Corey and Zach gave me which, not only helped me get through the sometimes painful workouts, but also got me back on a motorcycle again.

If you or anyone you know needs physical therapy, I wholeheartedly recommend OSC. The quality of the facility and equipment is five star and the staff is AMAZING!!

Richard Tamashiro-Costa