- Posted on: Jun 27 2018
I’m 73 years-old. I had hip replacement surgery on March 13, 2018 and physical therapy was indicated to ensure a proper and complete post-op recovery. I began to check out P.T. facilities in my area. There were many, including the one in the building where my surgeon had his office. Certain factors stood out in my search. What I saw were crowded and open-spaced facilities. Therapists were administering to their patients on tables right next to other tables with patients in treatment. It was difficult to distinguish between the P.T.’s and their assistants. Conversations were going on simultaneously. Patients were discussing matters of a personal nature and/or just complaining openly about about the physical issues they were experiencing in their treatment.
This was upsetting . . . not what I was looking for. Then I found ADVANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY. When I walked in I was greeted warmly by the receptionist. I looked around and saw a spotless facility with private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and a professional staff who outlined very clearly what I could come to expect from my treatment. I signed up immediately and scheduled my initial appointments. (They even provided transportation to and from the facility since at this point I was unable to drive.)
My therapist was Dr. Kevin Picardo and his assistant was Doug Dzema. It was a perfect fit. Kevin is an expert in hip replacement therapy. Doug is an expert in the floor exercises and the use of the equipment. Kevin would work on me in a private room, tell Doug what routines I should perform on the floor and I would follow their instructions. Kevin and Doug were well-groomed, professional, attentive, encouraging, and knowledgeable – quick to correct me if I needed to adjust my floor workouts. They knew my limitations but at the same time they challenged me to work hard and progress to more difficult routines as my hip area became stronger. I looked forward to going to my therapy three times a week.
This was my experience at ADVANCED PHYSICAL THERAPY. I have now completed three months and will end treatment. Thanks to Kevin and Doug I am free of any discomfort and can do everything without restrictions. I made the right decision when I signed on here. It is a five-star facility.