When Mike first began coming to Advanced Care Physical Therapy, he could not even straighten up as the result of a back injury he suffered on a job in 1999. His injury kept escalating until he was forced to undergo 2 back surgeries in 2002 and 2004.
I was in pretty bad shape, recalls Mike, who limped with his left leg and could barely bend when he began the work hardening program at Advanced Care Physical Therapy. After several months of intensive therapy, Mike stopped taking pain medication and has made amazing progress.
He is now able to stand up straight, no longer walks with a limp, can lift up to 75 pounds, and is able to return to work. Instead of facing a total disability for life, the young husband recently passed his initial physical for the Baltimore City Police Academy.
I liked it here and felt comfortable coming, explains the Cockeysville resident who worked out diligently 5 days a week for several hours a day. The staff members are good people who actually do the exercises with you. It felt like a family here.