"My recovery from total knee replacement surgery has been nothing short of amazing. Granted, it is hard work but with the encouragement, support and tools provided to me by my therapist at Maccio Physical Therapy, I know I've made far faster progress than other knee replacement patients I've spoken with that went elsewhere for therapy. At 5 weeks after surgery, I have 0 to 120 degrees range of motion, I haven't used a cane for the last 2 weeks, and my continuing recommended exercises show almost daily improvements in my strength. Having total knee replacement surgery is a tough and painful decision, but the improvement to my quality of life is already significant, and I look forward to more progress. I can't thank Amanda, and the rest of the very friendly staff at Maccio Physical Therapy, enough for helping me through this."
My name is Paul, a recently retired worker, having worked over 50 years as a farm laborer and over 43 years with the United States Postal Service, mostly working standing on my feet. I am also an avid hiker (Adirondack 46'er), avid bicyclist, and I am generally physically active. I have suffered chronic knee problems over the last few years introduced by overuse and arthritis. I've sought help with my regular doctor and was given cortisone shots that provided only temporary relief. I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon, who after several x-rays and very expensive knee injections that were not beneficial, told me to see him soon for knee replacement surgery, knowing that the surgery is only about 50% successful and desiring to remain actively caring for my two 90 lb German Shepherd dogs.
I sought alternate treatment with Maccio Physical Therapy. Debra Rutledge and Intern Therapist Sierra Knowles introduced me to McKenzie Therapy and directed my self- treatment for several weeks. Now I am actively hiking again, hiked Slide Mt., the Catskills highest peak, and Buck Mt. in the Adirondacks. I am extremely grateful to all at Maccio Physical Therapy for providing me with a self help regimen that has proven beneficial to my health and general well being!
When I first started therapy, I was ready to quit my job and just give up on all activities that involved using my left hand and arm. I was in such severe pain that I thought I would need pain medication and surgery. Who would believe that all I had to do was stretch and exercise the muscles in my neck and shoulders! In a couple of months, my pain was nil and my posture had improved significantly! Thanks to all.
I was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement which caused loss of range of motion in my elbow from an injury many years ago. Upon completing PT, both conditions are vastly improved thanks to a series of simple, quick exercises. I think the underlying conditions were accurately diagnosed and the treatments effective. I was relieved I will not have to resort to more radical treatments, like surgery. I addition, I was advised of corrections and modifications to my free weight workouts, this has improved the safety and efficiency of the training.
I've suffered from plantar fasciitis for two years. The worst time of day was always getting out of bed and I'd hobble around for 15-20 minutes until the pain subsided. When I went to an appointment with Joe Maccio for a separate issue, I mentioned my plantar fasciitis and how frustrated I had become with the persistence of the condition. Joe gave me an exercise to do each hour and one day later, I was got out of bed with no pain. Relief finally! Thanks!