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David P.’s Recovery from Torn Rotator Cuff & Bicep

Though many people look forward to wintertime to watch snow fall, wear cozy sweaters, and sip mugs of hot chocolate, winter weather also causes many perils for many Americans. According to the CDC, approximately 1 million Americans are injured annually as the result of falling on ice and snow.

Read this story from Advanced Care Physical Therapy patient, David P., about his from a torn rotator cuff and bicep due to a wintertime accident.

While helping a friend I slipped on ice and landed on my back. I received MRI and x-ray where my doctor told me I had torn my rotator cuff and bicep. I was scheduled for surgery, and six weeks post-op, I started coming to Advanced Care Physical Therapy twice a week for rehab. At ACPT, my therapists, Mike Nawrocki, PT and Linda Dilley, PTA, started to slowly stretch my repaired muscles so I could regain my range of motion, and after three months post-op, I recovered 90% of my range of motion. At the five-month mark, I was ready to move on to strength training. I finished physical therapy only a month into strength training, which was six months after my surgery. Mike said he wished all of his patients would recover as successfully as I had. He said he has never seen anyone as injured as me heal so quickly.

My decision to go to Advance Care Physical Therapy was a great choice. Besides being conveniently located so close to my home, the ACPT staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They were a big part of my recovery and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.

Click here to learn how Advanced Care Physical Therapy can help you recover from your accident injuries!

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