Patient success stories — lives transformed by physical therapy.

We take great pride in helping our patients get back to the things they love. By sharing these success stories, we aim to illustrate how physical therapy empowers patients to find their strength, overcome challenges and achieve their goals. We invite you to read these personal reflections and hope you’ll find the inspiration and motivation to start your success story today.

An avid outdoorsman, Charlie Anderson spends every season out enjoying the activities and adventures that Central Oregon is known for. So, when a tree decided to interrupt one of his ski days last winter, the resulting knee injury derailed his life. But with the experts at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy – Athletic Club of Bend on his side, Charlie was able to avoid surgery and recovered in time to hit the slopes before the ski season even ended.
After many years of dealing with chronic hip pain and pelvic floor discomfort, Karen Garcia embarked on a life-changing physical therapy journey. Learning that her two challenges, which seemed separate, were actually connected, was a moment of revelation for Karen. She hopes that by sharing her story, other women will have the same "Ah-Ha" moment that she did.
One of the highest awards in dance competition, the platinum had begun to seem out of reach for Savannah Lash as she faced challenges with decreasing flexibility and increasing pain. Physical therapy changed everything and gave the high school athlete the tools to reach her dreams.
For Jason, an ultra runner and race director, the news was difficult to come to terms with. But, knowing he would have the team at Therapeutic Associates Pasco Physical Therapy on his side throughout his rehabilitation, he set his sights on overcoming this obstacle and getting to his next finish line.
When a knee injury brought the 2021 gymnastics season to a halt for 17-year-old Abby Huber, the ambitious high school athlete immediately began fighting her way back. Through her rehabilitation, she not only found joy in returning to her sport, but she discovered an interest in pursuing a career in physical therapy.
It might not be something you hear a lot about, but even professional athletes lean on physical therapists to maintain their high level of physical performance and to help them fight through potential setbacks. For elite runner Sarah King, PT was part of her 2021 journey to Tokyo.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. For Arthur Shaw, one small misstep led to a devastating fall that left him broken and bound to a wheelchair. Determination, hard work and a partnership with his physical therapist got him back on his feet again.
After years of experiencing incontinence and worrying about leaving home without planning for potential issues, pelvic health physical therapy gave Jenny Holaday back her ability to live a spontaneous, care-free life and a chance to play freely with her kids without the burden of a leaking bladder.
Her dedication to overcoming the challenges aging can often present has empowered Nancy Congleton to not only enjoy but excel at the sports she’s come to love in her life. Thanks to the help of her physical therapy team, her game is as good as ever.

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