A great, big Thank You goes out to Desirae Urban at Excel Physical Therapy in Ardmore, PA. After suffering a Class 1 growth plate ankle fracture and sprain in my right ankle, not only was Desirae able to help me rehab my ankle in 5 weeks, she was able to improve my over all strength and balance in both my ankles and my core in time for my 2015 Pennsylvania Level 6 State gymnastics meet!
From the very first visit, Desirae was very aware of my timeline in preparing for my State meet and she was able to customize my rehab specifically to my needs as gymnast, as she is a former University of Pennsylvania gymnast herself. Desirae made my therapy sessions challenging and focused, but also fun and even humorous! My sessions would go by quickly and before I knew it, I was cleared to resume full training in gymnastics again. With Desirae’s help, not only was I able to compete in my State meet, but I had a very successful day by finishing in 3rd place on the vault, 5th place on the uneven bars, and 7th place All-Around! All of this, when a few short weeks earlier, I couldn’t even run down the vault runway or tumble on floor without pain in my ankle.
Without her professional help and guidance, I would not have been able to bring home 3 medals from my State gymnastics meet! I also know I will continue to improve my ankle and core strength with the on going, at home exercises she has recommended for me. If I am ever in need of a physical therapist again, I know I will call Desirae. Thank you again, Desirae! –Gabriella A.
“I first came to Excel Physical Therapy as a skeptic. I was wrong to think that way. I experienced whiplash in a recent car accident & figured one appointment to assess my back couldn’t hurt. Through my therapy I discovered just how strained my back muscles were. I saw results immediately. Excel gave me the hands on experience needed to heal. They also gave me exercises to take home so that I could further work on my recovery outside of the office. The staff was amazing, putting things lightly. Everyone goes the extra step and always has a smile on their face. If you choose physical therapy, choose Excel because the care, customer service & satisfaction with your therapy will be unsurpassed.”
-J.S.- Satisfied Excel patient
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“People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist.
- Myth: I need a referral to see a physical therapist.
2. Myth: I can do physical therapy on my own
- Fact: Your participation is key to a successful treatment plan, but every patient still needs the expert care and guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Your therapist will leverage his or her specialized education, clinical expertise, and the latest available evidence to evaluate your needs and make a diagnosis before creating an individualized plan of care.
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