What first brought you to Patterson PT?
Q&A with Patterson PT client Ellen Huddleston:
I came to Patterson because my orthopedic doctor, Dr. James MacDonald, recommended Patterson because Beth Patterson used to work in the rehab department of practice and he thought highly of her and the entire practice-- and he knew I lived in Severna Park and it would be convenient for me. I remembered Beth from rehab I did in MacDonald's office after a much earlier injury and surgery.
What are you up to now?
I enjoy traveling and discovering new places. I also enjoy gardening and spending time with my two grandchildren; they live locally and are loads of fun. I'm a retired school librarian so I have to say I enjoy reading, too!
How did Patterson PT help get you to where you are now?
The therapists at Patterson were great at finding and adjusting specific, different exercises and treatments that helped me achieve my flexibility and strength goals.
How about your new knees?
Other than setting off airport scanners I'v enjoyed every aspect of my two new knees. I'm back to taking long walks, participating in Jazzercise many times a week, and jump into activities on my trips in U.S. and abroad that I would have previously avoided. On a trip to the Mediterranean in September, my friend inadvertantly signed us up for a hike up Mt. Vesuvius as part of our tour of Pompeii. Despite the steep incline I actually enjoyed it. Of course steam was not only coming out of the volcano crater but my scalp... I also walked down the bell tower at Cathedral Sagrada Famili in Barcelona and walked and walked and walked everywhere. There is no way I would have been able to do any of that pre-surgeries. No pain! I hiked in Yosemite, Sedona, Zion and other national parks in October. As you can tell my recovery has been life-changing. I feel decades younger.
What is your favorite thing about coming to Patterson PT?
I appreciate the smaller, warm, family feel of the Patterson PT. I felt that I was a valued partner in my rehabilitation working together with the therapists. All of the office staff was friendly, concerned and accommodating!