In June of 2013 I tore my bicep tendon and subsequently had surgery to repair it. This was a new experience for me and one that frightened me and caused me to wonder if things would ever be normal again. I am a career firefighter and I depend on my body in order to do my job. After an agonizing summer in a cast I was told to start physical therapy. I work with Kristine Wanmer’s husband, Dan, so I chose Clifton Park Physical Therapy. My first visit I was in a lot of pain, had limited mobility and function of my right arm. It was like my arm was frozen in place. I certainly had a sense of uneasiness. Kristine personally attended to me and started with evaluating me, massage, a few exercises and heat/cold therapy.
As our sessions progressed over the weeks I could feel my arm getting stronger, mobility increasing and pain diminishing. With this being said, the exercises increased in number and difficulty. I could see myself improving and it made me want to work harder. Today I am writing this after my last therapy session. I expect to go back to work next week and I am able to function like I did prior to my incident.
Kristine Wanmer and her staff treated me and all the patients that come in as a friend. They take the time to get to know you and are very skilled in their profession. The therapy they provide addressed my mental and physical needs. I would highly recommend Clifton Park Physical Therapy for anyone that needs it.
- Kenneth A. 10/10/2013