What first brought you to Patterson PT?
Q&A with the longtime Patterson PT client Bruce Kittinger:
The Superhero who transitioned from Physical Therapy patient to Fit Club member; then added Pilates with Nancy too!
A broken leg I crashed on a ladder in Feb 2010 and shattered my tibia. I was in shock trauma for 11 days, had to get the compartment syndrome under control with fasciotomy then surgery to put the metal rods in my leg. During that time, a friend had been going to Mike and said when you get out you gotta go see Mike – so that’s how I got here!
What are you up to now?
till climbing ladders! I can do everything I need to do to manage my 6 properties and I do most of the work myself so I have to have all the parts working. The exercise program at Patterson has allowed me to do that. If I hadn’t been doing exercise wouldn’t be doing as well as I had been even w/out the injury. It was definitely a lifestyle change when went to Patterson PT.
How did Patterson PT help get you to where you are now?
I couldn’t do a lot of things because I was non-weight bearing for many months but Mike said why don’t we keep working on other parts then when we get weight bearing we can get that part in shape so I just concentrated with Courtney on core and the other leg and arms and stuff. Now I notice my core, I have to do a plank for minutes during my job and this is something I can do now thanks to Patterson's.
What is your favorite thing about coming to Patterson PT?
The people. The environment that is there, it's kind of like a family and everyone is there to help. You just don’t have to worry about bothering anybody because they will get it done for you. If you do need something can go to anybody and they are very happy to help and also very skilled at what they do.
What about Pilates?
I didn’t know anything about pilates and Nancy showed me her reformer and it was really neat so I started doing the mat program with my wife a couple times a week and the stretching and pilates really works on strength but also flexibility and it really feels good. I love it so much that I have a pilates chair in my "man barn". My friend and I both just love it so we go once a week to Nancy also. That's another thing that I love about Patterson's – all the different programs with different skills so you have lots of things you can enjoy.