Terry — Physical Therapy Patient Story
After retiring as a public school teacher and principal, Terry, now 70, was determined to remain physically active. He loves playing basketball and tending to household chores, including cutting wood for the fireplace.
Unfortunately, Terry’s hips started to bother him over time.
He had to stop playing basketball and sought advice from his primary care physician.
“The pain intensified over the span of three years,” recalled Terry. “It got to the point where I told myself ‘enough was enough.’”
His PCP referred him to orthopaedic surgeon Brain Klatt, MD, at UPMC, who would later perform a hip replacement on Terry. After the surgery, Terry needed physical therapy. He chose UPMC Centers for Rehab Services’ Greensburg location in Eastgate Plaza and was assigned to physical therapist Jamie Dunlap, DPT.
“I initially chose CRS Greensburg because it was close to my house,” said Terry, “I considered it a true bonus to find Jamie and her staff.
“She showed me how to do things the right way,” he continued. “She kept me focused so I could progress. I have the utmost confidence and trust in her.”
Ultimately, Terry needed to have his other hip replaced as well, so he returned to Jamie for his post-operative rehabilitation.
“Everyone at CRS Greensburg works as a team and is very professional, but it’s also a fun atmosphere,” said Terry. “I wanted my new hips to last so I could return to the gym and continue leading an active life. Jamie helped me achieve that."
“I have and will continue to recommend Jamie and her staff in the future.”
Read more about the physical therapy program at UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.