Garden Home Physical Therapy and Acupuncture

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The only physical therapist I would recommend to my own friends and family

May 1st, 2010 · No Comments ·

My leg was severely broken, and required surgery and five screws.  Plus, my sense of balance was damaged in the fall.  As with all major injuries, I knew I would have only one chance to heal well and minimize any permanent damage. So I wanted a truly outstanding physical therapist.

Beth Duffy is professional, very knowledgeable, and motivational.  She made me feel like an equal partner in my recovery, not an accident victim.  I developed full trust in her, which is the most critical element when working with a physical therapist.  If she wanted me to really push hard and get one more heel-slide exercise out of my leg, or 30 more nearly-impossible seconds on the exercise bike, I did it wholeheartedly.

I have worked with three other P.T. practices in my life.  Sometimes, I felt like the therapist was only half-paying attention to me, or pushing me to the point of re-injury, or not believing me when I said something hurt really badly.  Some physical therapists are drill sergeants, and I don’t like being treated that way.  Beth is kind, gentle, and empathetic, but she can get incredible effort out of me when I am ready to quit.  She is the only physical therapist would recommend to my own friends and family.

S.L., Beaverton