Orthopedic Patient on the Move Thanks to Good Shepherd Physical Therapy
Carol Chourney has had more than her share of orthopedic challenges over the past 15 years. The Laurys Station resident had her first knee replacement in 2001 to alleviate damage from osteoarthritis. Since then, she strained her Achilles tendon, injured her other knee and fell off a bike, tearing her right rotator cuff in half. Most recently, in April 2015, Carol tore her left rotator cuff during a Zumba class.
Having experienced so many orthopedic surgeries and injuries, Carol is a smart consumer when it comes to physical therapy and rehabilitation. She is the first to admit that she asks a lot of questions when it comes to her health and is an active participant in her health care decisions. Without a doubt, she says one of the best decisions she has made is choosing Good Shepherd for her rehabilitative care.
“Good Shepherd Physical Therapy – Laurys Station has almost become my second home,” jokes Carol. “They have gotten me through all of this. I love that all of the therapists here work together as a team.”
Convenience is one of the many reasons Carol chose Good Shepherd. Working full time, Carol says that she appreciates Good Shepherd’s willingness to work with her schedule. She also likes the fact that the facility is so close to her home.
“Good Shepherd is everywhere,” she says. “No one in the greater Lehigh Valley has to drive too far to get to a Good Shepherd location.”
Over the last 15 years, Crystal Giannini, PT, has been Carol’s primary therapist.
“Carol has been to Good Shepherd for rehabilitation for five different surgeries and injuries,” says Crystal. “She has done therapy with us after a right partial knee replacement, right total knee replacement, two rotator cuff surgeries and for Achilles tendonitis. Carol and I work well together. She has a really positive attitude and has always been motivated to get moving again as quickly as possible.”
Carol says the entire staff focuses on making sure she is doing her excercises properly.
“The therapists here don’t just put you on a machine, set the timer and walk away,” she says. “They are actively engaged in all aspects of my rehabilitation while I am here and also develop exercises for me to do at home to improve recovery time.”
Carol’s son recently got engaged, and thanks to the therapy she has received at Good Shepherd, she looks forward to dancing the night away at his wedding with no pain.