Patient Success Stories
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“I originally came to KORT for neck pain, but then I learned about POWR. It has been great! Leslie Cheung, P.T., DPT, OCS, is awesome and the best cheerleader ever. I’ve recommended him to all my friends that need help with their weight. I feel better and stronger than I have since I was in my 20s and I’m 64! This is the only program that I’ve been able to stick with for the long-term. I’ve lost a total of 45.5 lbs. so far."
Marylee Camp had a childhood injury that left her with diminished function of her right hand. With the help of Juliet Steffe, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, at KORT J-Town, within a week Marylee was able to shake hands with her right hand for the first time in her life. She now has the ability to type with both hands, lift an average amount of weight, easily fasten her seat belt, use her gear selector with her right hand and has even started playing the piano.
“Throughout my time at KORT, Juliet was both my coach and my cheerleader. She pushed me to achieve more than I thought I could, then celebrated each milestone with me. I enjoyed seeing everyone at KORT so much that I was a little sad to leave, though I’m excited to move through the next part of my journey and continue to improve.”
Edsel "Ben" Jackson
Alex Carlyle came to KORT New Albany for physical therapy on her tilted patella, but a general assessment revealed another diagnosis. Steven Hnat, P.T., DPT, OCS, discovered Alex had clonus, which led to the discovery that she also had cerebral palsy. She continues to work with Steven to manage her symptoms.
KORT's Sarah Aaron, P.T., DPT, OCS, GCS, came to Leona Cannady's aid after her two hip replacement surgeries. Leona was accustomed to a very active lifestyle and had high expectations for her life after physical therapy. With Sarah's help, Leona thrived during her rehabilitation and is now feeling stronger than ever!
Robert Mustafa was recovering from heart surgery when he started noticing shortness of breath, which rapidly escalated. He tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and his health began to decline. When he got home from the hospital, he couldn't even walk in his house. KORT physical therapist Jon Beougher, P.T., DPT, OCS, began to visit Robert for in-home appointments to rebuild his strength. Jon set goals for Robert at every appointment, working with his breathing and endurance, which are now improving immensely.
"I just feel it's been a really good experience. I wouldn't be where I'm at now if I didn't have the guidance of the nurse and of Jon doing the physical therapy and answering the questions. And I mean that."
KORT Bryan Station patient Thelma Floyd was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015. She had recently been a patient for shoulder pain after experiencing a fall and was extremely pleased with the care and attention she received. Shortly after receiving her diagnosis and referral for physical therapy she immediately contacted physical therapist Mark Neal to see if he could help her. Mark was able to refer her to physical therapist and cancer rehabilitation specialist Erin Gatewood, P.T., DPT. Thelma was relieved that she could continue therapy at a place that made her feel comfortable and at home. Thelma gives credit to Erin for her increased stamina, range of motion, mobility and for genuinely caring about her.
Lin Dearing and Brenda Caudill
Lin Dearing's doctor referred her to KORT Mt. Washington because she was having trouble standing for long periods of time. She also mentioned the POWR program might benefit her. After working with Kelsey Froman, P.T., DPT, she has lost 100 pounds. At KORT, Lin met fellow patient Brenda Caudill who came to KORT to lose weight and prep for a knee replacement. Brenda has lost 90 pounds and is continuing to lose. Lin and Brenda now exercise together and have become great friends!
KORT Clarksville patient, Erica Wilson, started her physical therapy journey after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2016. Chad Garvey, P.T., DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, has helped her return to doing what she loves.
"I am no longer in a wheelchair! I can walk and run again...I found that PT is godsend!