“I came to KCP for physical therapy 19 months ago to rehab my knee after surgery for a torn meniscus and torn cartilage. I have a lot of arthritis as well, and my orthopedist said it was basically a “clean up” of the knee until I have knee replacement surgery in a few years. A few months prior to injuring my knee, I lost my mother to terminal cancer. I had not been taking care of myself during her illness and after her death. I was depressed, grieving and had gained almost 50 pounds. I was sitting on the sidelines and not really living my life anymore. When I hurt my knee and had to have the surgery, it was at one of the lowest points in my life.
Coming to KCP and working with Joyce and Joy was exactly what I needed to get back on track. These women helped put me back together–mind, body and soul. I came to rehab my knee, but soon realized that I needed to completely rehab myself in order to get my life back on track again. Joyce helped me face my fears and emotions and move forward–to dig down and trust myself, to find the confident, happy person I had been before.
I strengthened my knee and achieved 95% function. My orthopedist was surprised, having predicted an outcome of no more than 75% function based on the severity of the arthritis and injury to my knee. He attributed the success to excellent rehab (and a great surgeon, of course!). I transitioned from physical therapy to personal training at KCP. I have lost 41 pounds since I started working with Joyce and Joy, which is amazing, but what I have gained is even more important. I am no longer afraid. I have strengthened my entire body and know that I can count on it. Even better than shedding the extra pounds, I have shed the weight of grief and emotional pain that was weighing me down. I feel 10 years younger and I am lighter and happier than any scale could ever reveal. I am forever grateful for Joyce and Joy, for seeing the “real me” that was buried under extra weight, both physical and emotional, and for having faith in me when I did not have faith in myself. They have helped change my life more than they will ever know!”
“Joy, I am so thankful for the help and work you did on my back. I think you should know that for 9 months or so my back was hurt, I would have given anything to be pain-free, and I longed to be able to actually work my hardest at practice. Immediately after you started working your magic, my hopes began to lift and soon enough I left your care, elated that I would not be forced to quit gymnastics. Now, I am better than ever and have qualified for the regional meet coming up in Atlanta! I just can’t express to you how very grateful I am, and how happy I am that you have reopened my door of opportunity. Keep making people’s dreams come true!”
“I had tried many other treatments, therapies and doctors for my continuous hip and back pain but it wasn’t until I came to KCP Physical Therapy and was properly diagnosed and started on a treatment program that I started to see great improvement. Joyce and Joy are experts in orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation and have helped me enormously. As part of my ongoing strengthening program, I have started training with Joyce twice a week now as well.”