I found myself in a really unfortunate situation, sustaining an “unhappy triad” years after my first ACL reconstruction. I wasn’t keen on having surgery a second time so I scrambled to find other options. After finding FPTS, my whole mindset on my injury changed. Having not had the best experiences with other doctors prior to my visit, Cathy was incredibly helpful, kind, and hospitable as soon as I walked in, easing my nerves about the visit. My physical therapist, Tom Fontana, is easily one of the best I have ever had! He spent a lot of time with me answering my questions in detail and gave me a thorough evaluation of my knee (even made me laugh which I was grateful for). In a matter of moments these two turned my whole medical experience around concerning my knee. I’m beyond grateful for them and for my experience with FPTS, feeling strong and hopeful about my recovery!
I Had to have my Mom carry me into Physical Therapy because I broke my Tibia in two places. I couldn’t even walk, or run, or do anything. Tom helped me go on the treadmill and let me jump on the trampoline. I really like how there’s a picture of Tom as a skeleton. Slim is so silly and I like when he dresses up. James helped me so much. I loved when we did obstacle courses, did races, and catched the ball. He made me so strong. Now I can do all kinds of stuff. Tom taught me a secret handshake and made me run so fast now. I just love Tom and James so much”! ~Ian
GREAT JOB IAN! YOU ARE THE GREATEST!
I received your thank you letter today and want to take this time to say thank you to you! You have such a wonderful practice.
Today was my second appointment and I just want to let you know how pleased and impressed my husband, Joe and I are with the experience at FPTS! You were recommended to me by our neighbor, Henry Dubois, after my knee replacement surgery, and I am so happy I called him for a recommendation! I had Tom on Tuesday, he was so incredibly thorough, professional and explained everything so well, that we knew I was in the right place! Today I worked with James, and he too is fabulous, very kind, professional and thorough. He explained what, why and how of what we are going to work together on for full recovery.
Heather is also very sweet, friendly and welcoming as I am sure the rest of your staff is as well!
Thank you again, I am looking forward to my appointments next week!
I wish I would have come a lot earlier. Lauren really helped when I thought nothing else could. I am big into hiking and the outdoors so when I could barely get out of bed I knew I would not be doing any of my hobbies. Thanks to Lauren, I was back to doing the things I love to do in no time.
I came to PT after a car accident that left me with severe neck and back pain. When I first started PT the pain in my neck was so bad and my range of motion was limited that I could not move. Tom was great working with me to build my strength back up and I am forever grateful! With his help I am confident that I will be able to keep up my hiking trips as planned this summer!
I learned what a 10 on the pain scale was the night I tore my MCL. It was in bad shape, but thanks to the good care of Tom, Lauren, and James I can see a full return to normalcy. I also know that I am prepared to better care for myself so that my future looks much brighter than it otherwise might.
I appreciate the questions, friendliness, and the attention that I received.
Thanks to all , and I hope I only see you again outside the office!
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Nystagmus, a nerve disorder that affects the muscles which control eye movement. Constant eye movement causes balance issues and my ENT doctor thought vestibular therapy rehab might help mitigate the problem. Fortunately, I was referred to Family Physical Therapy Services and specially, Lauren Fournier, who put together a program of exercises designed to improve my balance. Over the 10 week treatment period, she made the process challenging, enjoyable, and more importantly, effective. As a result, my balance has improved substantially and simple daily activities have become more manageable thanks to Lauren and Family Physical Therapy Services.
My PT Story About My “Diastasis Recti”
“After 4 children the last pregnancy being twins. My weak mom tummy was not appealing. Working with Effie weekly and strictly sticking with the exercises and workout stretches, I am able to do my motherly duties as well as feel comfortable in my own body. I thank Effie for all I have been able to accomplish.”
I started working with Effie early in my pregnancy to strengthen my pelvic floor and back. She has been an amazing resource for all things related to staying strong and active during my pregnancy and coming up with a plan for postpartum recovery. I have been able to continue with exercise and she has helped to alleviate some of the low back pain I started to experience.
I came to PT in hopes to release my neck and right shoulder pain that I was experiencing due to a car accident I was in. Prior to starting PT I found it difficult to sleep through the night. I also found it almost impossible to look over my shoulder, which made driving very difficult. The staff here worked with me not only release the muscle tension I constantly felt, but also strengthen those muscles to prevent further tension. I enjoyed all of the friendly faces of the staff here. From the moment you walk in, to your last visit the staff is awesome and very personable. THANKYOU