physical therapy

Success Stories

Now living healthier and happier lives! Our patients share their stories of how they gained better mobility, strength and daily function through physical therapy.

SHARON S.

They were kind and compassionate and I am very grateful for the care I received! Excellent experience!

I came to Total Function Physical Therapy PC after having a lumbar back fusion. Just the slightest touch was painful, My leg muscles had become weak from years of living with spondylolisthesis and my tailbone continually wanted to roll back to the position it was before surgery. They were kind and compassionate and I am very grateful for the care I received! Excellent experience!

- SHARON S.
SHARON S.

I’m back to hiking for miles in the mountains. No better place than this.

I tore a muscle in my calf a month ago. I was in considerable pain and couldn’t walk more than a few feet. After going here twice a week, my calf is stronger than before the accident because they gave me strengthening exercises. I’m back to hiking for miles in the mountains. No better place than this.

- GREG W.
SHARON S.

I HIGHLY recommend Total Function because of their dedicated approach to patient care.

I have been seeing Peter at Total Function Physical Therapy PC for a car accident that I was in a couple of months ago. I had a shoulder injury and he has helped me so very much. I HIGHLY recommend Total Function Physical Therapy PC because of their dedicated approach to patient care.

- ERICA W.

The pool therapy has increased my range of motion considerably!

It’s decreased my pain during general movement, i.e., getting up from a seated position, and has increased my motivation to do pool exercises on my own.  My PT understands my problems and had created a good Plan of Care for me to continue on my own.  A smooth transition to the progression of exercises is very beneficial for me!

- Diane E

I am very grateful.

I came in with numbness and tingling in my left hand and fingers.  Also, had pain after typing and general lack of dexterity.  My PT knew exactly what to do and I started feeling considerably better after a few visits.  Definitely one of the best outcomes I could have expected, and I am very grateful. Mild to almost no symptoms at this point.

- Sam S

I am already so much stronger in my hips and am becoming more flexible.

I came in with extreme nerve pain in my right hip that affected most everything I did on a daily basis.  After PT, I barely/rarely notice any nerve pain and I feel less tight in my back and leg muscles.  I am already so much stronger in my hips and am becoming more flexible.  I rarely have flare ups of nerve pain now.

- Leigh R

THEY ARE ALL FABULOUS!

When I first started, I was in considerable pain.  My PT did hands-on treatments and gave me relaxation and stretching exercises to ease my pain.  I was focused on getting better and my PT actively and happily worked with me on my body to get me to the point of no pain days I am now enjoying!  If and when I have to come back to physical therapy, I will only choose Total Function Physical Therapy. I love them all for helping me and teaching me to care for myself better.  THEY ARE ALL FABULOUS!

- Atha U

I can walk half a mile comfortably.

I have a goal of walking comfortably for a mile, for an hour, and eventually for as long as I like.  When I came to Total Function, I had a block and a half range.  My PT helped me to understand the method and mechanisms for getting to my goal.  The hands-on work helped me move more freely.  After 4.5 weeks, I can walk half a mile comfortably, I sleep without having to take pain killers, and I am climbing stairs easily.  The strengthening exercises I have learned are easily adapted to my daily home routine.  I am stronger, and will continue to grow stronger with the help of my PT.

- Molly W

I can walk now without my cane.

My visit to Total Function PT was very helpful and provided reassurance that I was on the road to physical recovery.  My left hip was very painful when I would go on a long walk, bending or going upstairs.  I would have to sit down and rest for some time.  I had to go to the E.R. on Post, it was so bad.  I was given pain pills which I did not take.  I came to Total Function PT, and on my second visit, I must say I could feel the difference and progress I was making.  The stretching of my muscles and balance is good now, I will continue with the exercises and can walk now without my cane.

- Errol H

I am able to live my life more fully.

After having seen my Primary Care Physician and at least two Orthopedic Specialists and not having progress.  I had the insight to try Physical Therapy.  I knew that I needed to find a different way to address my battle with discomfort and increasing immobility.  I am so grateful that my path has brought me to Total Function Physical Therapy because it has improved the quality of my life immensely.  I am able to live my life more fully and with a lot less discomfort and stress.

- Shana E

Truly worth the time to give them a visit!

I was injured at work and had been dealing with severe lower back pain.  I was unable to stand upright or sleep comfortably.  After several sessions I was back to feeling comfortable on a regular basis.  They are truly a well-educated, knowledgeable team.  They ‘re able to successfully diagnose the issues and put a plan of care in place that will work for you and your schedule. Truly worth the time to give them a visit!

- Richard M

I have range of motion in my shoulder and I am NO LONGER in pain!

I saw my PT shortly after shoulder surgery.  My PT used hands on and stretching therapy to relax specific muscles and strengthen others.  I have range of motion in my shoulder and I am NO LONGER in pain!  My PT was challenging but fun! I highly recommend Total Function Physical Therapy!

- Teresa O

They are the Best!

I returned to Physical Therapy this past December for an evaluation after falling on the ice this past Thanksgiving.  I wore a brace for a couple of weeks after visiting the E.R.  The PT helped me tremendously with strengthening the muscles in my ankle!  I would recommend anyone to try Physical Therapy if you have any physical issues.  It sure beats the side effects of medication!  I would definitely recommend Total Function Physical Therapy to friends and family – they are the Best!

- Shelly B

I’ve regained strength!

Before I began Physical Therapy, I had pain in my knee and extreme tightness in my lower back. I wasn’t able to do many exercises in the gym and at times, it was difficult to walk and climb stairs.  Now, my back and knee feels normal!  I’ve regained strength lost of the past few years and have the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain wellness.

- Margaret B

I can manage daily life in a new pain-free way!

Before working with my PT, I was unable to do daily activities without pain, and my passion Pickleball, was out of the question.  I was certain that I could never play again because my lower back was in a state of pain.  Through Physical Therapy, I can now play Pickleball and manage daily life in a new pain-free way!  I am so thankful for Total Function Physical Therapy and a new lease on life, thank you!

- Lisa S

I have been able to ski almost as well after surgery as before.

I had a knee replacement over seven months ago and had begun physical therapy two days after my surgery.  My PT did an outstanding job on my rehabilitation from the beginning.  He always worked at what appeared to be the appropriate pace starting with just attempting to obtain mobility to restoring lost strength and function.  He understood my goals of skiing and hiking.  He guided me towards appropriate exercise to achieve those goals.  There was never as much pain associated with the therapy as I was expecting.  He was very supportive when I felt like I was not achieving adequate progress.  His positive attitude particularly in the beginning contributed to a very positive experience.  My Doctor was not optimistic that I would achieve flexion in excess of what I had prior to surgery.  On my last few visits, I had exceeded that bench mark and my PT has kept challenging me even further to increase the flexion.  I have been able to ski almost as well after surgery as before, only lacking in muscle strength.  The season is young and I’m sure I will be able to ski even better than before the surgery and before the seasons end.  I am extremely pleased with the results My PT has helped me achieve in recovery from knee surgery.  I will certainly seek out Total Function PT for all of my future PT needs.

- Michael G

I feel more comfortable and confident in my day to day activities.

When I started I couldn’t move much of anything with my right arm.  It was in a lot of pain from an injury to my upper back, right shoulder and some of my neck (trapezoid) area on the right side as well.  I could not move much without increased pain intensity.  With appointments addressing my range of motion, adding weights and pinpointing the pain spots and adding dry needle appointments, I am at a better place now with my right arm and shoulder usage.  I can lift, carry and grab things again with little to no discomfort now.  I have a large range of motion again, almost back to where I was before.  I think I’m at around 90% range of motion.  With Physical Therapy exercises and dry needling – I feel more comfortable and confident in my day to day activities and feel like I know how to continue to improve.

- Katherine L

THANK YOU, TOTAL FUNCTION!

To begin, my PT worked really hard to get my shoulder back to normal after I tripped and fell downstairs at an event.  I cannot begin to tell you how much I’ve improved since she started helping me.  At first, I could not use my left arm at all.  I could not sleep on that side and my shoulder ached a lot.  Soon after starting PT I slowly started to be able to lift my arm without the help of my right arm to put on deodorant and to fix my hair.  That was a huge achievement!  Then slowly noticed I was getting more and more strength back.  I did the exercises she recommended faithfully knowing a shoulder injury takes a lot of time to heal.  My PT is an extraordinary Physical Therapist!  I have been to many PT’s over the years and I’ve never appreciated one more.  I am sure that all the PT’s at Total Function PT are excellent, because they do hands on PT rather than just having you do a bunch of exercises and then send you home.  I have told everyone I know and any who mentions they need Physical Therapy, I tell them about Total Function and will continue to do so.  They are compassionate about getting you fixed and back to normal as soon as possible without surgery.   THANK YOU, TOTAL FUNCTION!

- Adah T

I am now pain-free.

I first came to PT due to pain my right arm, shoulder, elbow and hand.  I couldn’t even lift my coffee cup! My PT seriously saved the day.  After therapy for a few months, I am now pain-free.  Thank you for all the help and kindness!

- Kirstin T

The PT was wonderful and encouraged me all the way!

Physical Therapy really helped me.  I was almost to the point of not being able to work and was afraid of losing my job. Now, I’m able to get around much better and not in pain.  The PT was wonderful and encouraged me all the way!

- Jill U

I am able to do my normal daily routine without pain.

I started therapy for neck and back pain.  I am now almost pain free, and I am able to do my normal daily routine without pain.  I would recommend TFPT for any PT needs.

- Lisa B

I no longer need meds to control the headaches.

When I first came to the clinic, I was having significant headaches and migraines that would stop my work and activities.  I’ve had great improvement in the reduction of headaches.  I no longer need meds to control the headaches since coming to Total Function.  I have appreciated my time learning and how to manage exercises on my own.

- Tim O.

They got me back to pre-accident levels.

After my accident on March 15th, I had difficulty with balance, headaches and nausea due to head trauma.  Total Function PT was able to help resolve those issues and get me back to pre-accident levels.  I had dizziness so severe I passed out twice in shower.  Now, I’m to a point I don’t have episodes at all.

- Josh W

I’m leaving with NO Swelling at all!

I came in with VERY swollen legs and feet.  I’m leaving with NO Swelling at all!  They treated me for Lymphedema.  I am very pleased with the results, also pleased with the people.  The quality of the employees and their knowledge was superior to other Physical Therapy offices I have used.

- Pamela W

It was a blessing to get such relief and wear shoes again. Thanks so much!

Fantastic!!!  I had no idea that such a low pressure technique could create such a great result for my lymphedema.  For several weeks I had been troubled with an ankle that stayed swollen and was very sore to touch.  It was very difficult to find shoes that could be worn outside and too cold for thongs!  It was a blessing to get such relief and wear shoes again.  A great learning process, also.  Thanks so much!

- Carlene L.

I have a better understanding to how to stay comfortable.

At first I had trouble with simple every day activities, sleeping, getting dressed, and reaching for items over my head were debilitating.  But, with continued therapy and at home exercise I was able to return to a normal range of motion.  I even believe my tolerance for extended stretches has increased and I have a better understanding to how to stay comfortable.

- Brian T.

I feel so much better.  Total Function will always be my choice.

This time I came for my left sciatic nerve.  As always I learned new skills and ways of taking care of myself.  TFPT PC was awesome.  They helped me so much and made me feel comfortable, listened to me and explained everything to me.  TFPT PC’s skills are excellent.  I am thankful for them.  As always I leave with a grateful heart.  I feel so much better.  Total Function will always be my choice.

- Connie W.

My therapist did an excellent job of applying the right treatment at the right time to achieve these good results!

When I started treatment my neck was somewhat sore and “bound up”, never feeling loose and comfortable.  My movements were restricted to a degree and I had pain every day especially if I tried to work at any area over my head for more than a few minutes.  As I write this at the conclusion of my therapy of nine sessions I have no pain and my neck feels “free” or “loose’  rather than “bound up” or “tight”.  My therapist did an excellent job of applying the right treatment at the right time to achieve these good results!

- Arthur E.

I love the dry needling and would highly recommend it to anyone. 

My overall experience with Total Function Physical Therapy PC has been very helpful.  My mobility has improved since my first visit.  I love the dry needling and would highly recommend it to anyone.  All my therapists have been very, very helpful and knowledgeable about my therapy and seem to communicate well with each other concerning my care.  I’ve been to a couple physical therapy places in the past and feel that Total Function Physical Therapy PC is by far the best.  I would like to thank them for all the hard work they put into helping me.  I’m sorry I have to leave…

- Diana G.

I would recommend them to everyone and come back myself if I need to.

I was in a lot of pain when I started the physical therapy with Total Function Physical Therapy PC and during my sessions each time I came from the therapy my legs were much better each visit with the variety of exercises.  My right leg was numb and cold, now it is warmer and feeling has returned.  The people at Total Function Physical Therapy PC were very accommodating with my appointments, business like but very nice at all times.  I would recommend them to everyone and come back myself if I need to.

- Virginia S.

Sleeping has much improved as well as daily movement and sitting fo rlong periods of time.

I started with pain in my lower back and hips. My right leg and hips were almost every night aching and sleep was hard to come by. I was able after several weeks to sleep after implementing numerous strategies the therapists suggested but that was still with using pain meds. Our goal became to be nearly pain-free without using consistent meds. We also began to address other areas that were related to the original one- namely my tail bone and mid-back. By the end of treatment, the pain has subsided considerably and the need for daily pain meds has gone to about a tenth of what it was. Sleeping has much improved as well as daily movement and sitting for long periods of time.

- Chari H.

I am back to running and biking and thoroughly pleased with my experience.

I came in with persistent, moderately intense pain with every step.  The pain was in my left hip and was prohibiting the biking and running activities I enjoy.  The therapists were quick, but thorough, in their path to the correct evaluation and outlined a comprehensive approach to include scheduled therapy as well as at home strengthening and stretching exercises.  After about two weeks, I began to experience a radical reduction in my pain and other symptoms.  I progressed quickly and the hip pain is gone.  I am back to running and biking and thoroughly pleased with my experience.

- Clay E.