When I started PT, I was very skeptical.
I knew I needed to do something for my back, neck, shoulders, and knee. Shoulder and neck pain were chronic and I thought I had to live with that pain.
I hurt my back on a trip handling my luggage, so bad that I could hardly walk. I am not a complainer and can take a lot but that was more than I could handle.
My orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Parr prescribed P.T. for my shoulders, neck and also to help strengthen my knee as I need a partial knee replacement. Dr. Myers’s assistant said I need PT to help me with my back. I was skeptical as my back pain was so great and could not see how PT could possibly help me. When starting at the First Colony Aquatic Rehabilitation Center, I was impressed with Sean as he came across that he liked his job and knows what he is talking about.
When I explained to him how I have trouble laying straight on my back and my shoulder issues. He said, I can help you and HE DID. At that moment I was a true believer.
I felt comfortable speaking with Sean and told him I desperately need to lose weight. I was afraid to use a personal trainer at a gym as I did not want to aggravate the problems I have and make it worse with the wrong exercise. He said they can help. Once again, I was so impressed and thankful.I started the Metabolic and Cardiac Health program. I am still in the middle of it but boy do I already see a tremendous improvement. I already lost inches but more importantly I feel so much better physically. Every exercise is geared towards my needs and it is a workout. I am so happy to do it as it is helping me so much. My chronic pain in the neck and shoulder is almost totally gone. That in itself is like a miracle to me.What I also like a lot, working with a professional dietitian in addition to my exercises. I did not get a diet plan like you get doing all the different diets that are offered and I have probably done most of them. Eat a grapefruit or eat this and that…No, this one is not like it. I sent Dr. Behrens, a registred dietitian my plan of what I ate and she works with me on quantity and quality of food based on my personal eating habits. I am German and yes, I still eat like a German and I cook a lot of German food. I love working with Dr. Behrens as I feel she understands me and my German eating habits.I LOVE working out at the First Colony Aquatic Rehabilitation Center as everyone makes me feel so welcome.
Bottom line and this comes from the heart as I am not very good in expressing my feelings:
I am so grateful to Sean and his team, what a difference they have made in my life. I feel so much better; so much less pain and yes, the fewer inches is fantastic. Still more ahead of exercising and learning to eat right. So excited and looking forward to see the real me again (that is the one with less weight, less or no pain).
Thank you and Dankeschoen to Sean, Randy and his excellent team.
Thank you also for making me feel so welcome every time I come in.
When I started therapy, I had no range of motion in my right shoulder. The aquatic therapy was extremely effective. The staff is courteous, knowledgeable and attentive after 21 treatments, I am extremely pleased with the results achieved.
Ms P. H.
When I first came to First Colony Aquatic & Rehab, I could barely make it with a walker. After starting therapy, I quickly progressed to using a cane and now I walk most times without the cane and only have a very slight limp. Thank you so much!
Ms. C. B.
The therapist were very well trained with great patient contact. I will not hesitate to call if physical therapy is needed again.
Mr. J. B.
When I started therapy, I had just had a baby and due to my sever dizziness/vertigo, I was unable to get out of bed to care for my baby unless I took medication around the clock. Now I haven’t taken any medication for almost 3 weeks. I can function completely normal with no vertigo and I feel great! Even when I was taking the medication before I started therapy, I still had bouts of dizziness but now I haven’t had any dizziness for over two weeks. You guys are awesome!
Since I got hurt on my right shoulder, and went through the surgery in 2009 performed by a local orthopedic doctor. He referred me to see the physical therapist in the same building. Without knowing the ins and outs for what to look for, I went through the therapy for about three months but came out with very little results.Again, my right shoulder was operated on in 2011 by another well-known Dr. Bradley Edwards in Houston and he referred me to see First Colony Aquatic & Rehabilitation Center in Sugar Land. Before joined the facility, I wanted to be sure if they were equipped with the proper equipment, if it was a healthy environment, with well-qualified and trained personnel. I am very luck and fortunate to have joined this facility. Now, with personal care by the therapist I am bringing my life back to normal.My shoulder is getter better and better each day. I am able to lift more than I was capable of lifting in a very short period of time. This is all due to personal attention and staying committed to the physical exercises and therapy. Last week, I went to visit Dr. Edwards for a checkup and he was very pleased to see my progress in a short period of time.
At the beginning of my cardiac rehabilitation I had limited strength and cardiac resilience. The approach that the staff uses addressed these problems and I am currently cleared to return to normal activities and my cardiac output has returned to normal levels. I am very grateful for the help and education I received from the staff at First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center.
Thank you to First Colony Aquatic and Rehabilitation Center and especially to Megan and Randy who have helped me a lot when I first came. I suffered an amputation below my right knee and I was in a wheelchair. I started therapy to be able to walk again with a prosthetic leg. They helped me from the beginning, giving me confidence to go on. It was very difficult for me to stop using the wheelchair because what was left from my leg and knee was hurting too much, but with PT and the help from FCAR team, I was able to make progress. Now I have started to walk and I have less pain on my leg and I feel more secure within myself.
Before I started therapy, I was losing control of my body. I was having trouble doing basic things. Since coming to First Colony Aquatic, I have been getting back to normal. They knew what to do to get me back to being me.