Did my experience with Premier Physical Therapy change my life in any way?
The short answer is YES.
I lived year after year, over 25 years, in virtually constant pain. I gradually stopped doing hobbies such as playing cards, chess, puzzles, even viewing TV programming; and then began a systematic withdrawal from social activities with friends, neighbors, and eventually even from family. Sleep was interrupted several times a night, and I became very dependent on medications for pain relief and sleep. This made for a very sad, irritable and frustrated individual.
I was referred to Premier Physical Therapy (PPT) by the Veteran Affairs Southpoint at Lee's Hill Outpatient Clinic (Lisa King, M.D.) via a company called Tri-West. (My injuries are technically under the auspices of Department of Labor Office of Worker's Compensation, but that's a story in itself.) Tri-West narrowed the search area for locations close to my home in Colonial Beach, VA, and offered the services of PPT in King George, VA - which I accepted.
The therapist (Katie Holliday) and staff were friendly, outgoing, and always upbeat; with positive attitudes that were nothing short of contagious. I was also very impressed with Katie's enthusiasm, knowledge of her profession, and willingness to identify and explain everything that was relevant to my physical conditions and limitations. I often teased the staff, referring to them as my person masochists, but every one of the staff had me feel welcomed, cared for, and optimistic through their positive demeanor.
Unfortunately, my virtually constant and varying levels of pain remains, but PPT helped me to increase my flexibility, which at the very least makes the roadways a little bit safer when I need to drive. More importantly, they individually and collectively brought a smile to my face and a little joy back into my life. I will very much miss them all.
Thank you for your time and your professional services.