Category Archives: Health

Mary Ann Messmer is Back in The Saddle!

BB-Horseback Riding (2)Mary Ann Messmer was able to return to her passion, horseback riding, after back surgery thanks to Apex Physical Therapy. Here is here story: 

“Just a quick testimonial about how great Tim is!! He was my therapist before and after I had back surgery in September 2016.  I had been to two physical therapists before I met Tim and they were not so hot. I am so fortunate to have found Apex in Blue Bell!!  I was leaving a  surgeon’s office one day, totally frustrated with what I was experiencing in PT.  I called a family friend who is a Physical Therapist and he referred me to Tim. Tim has been awesome before and after my surgery. He got me pain free and ready to get on with life — that includes horseback riding. He understood that my goals were perhaps different than the run of the mill 63 year old. My daughter was in a car accident and Tim helped her regain her mobility. My other daughter was having knee issues and although Blue Bell was too far for her, she is going to Apex in Chalfont. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have met Tim.  Thanks for all you do!”

Helen Simmons for #LifeWithoutLimits

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Below is a success story submitted by Helen Simmons. Helen was seen in our Lafayette Hill clinic.  Her story demonstrates the importance of finding the right physical therapist!  How we treat and schedule our patients is built around one-on-one interaction, physical therapist to patient!  You never see a PT aide!  

Great work Helen.

“When I came to Apex it was my 3rd try at Physical Therapy. I was beginning to think I’d have to put up with chronic pain and no end in sight- I’m only 40 and have an active life so I was a bit depressed about that. My new Orthopedic Doctor recommended Ian and inspired me to give Physical Therapy another go. The atmosphere at Apex is very positive and the staff makes it fun at times. After 3 months of doing as I was told, at Apex and at home, I’m so much better and have barely any pain at all. Thanks guys!!”

Great Job Ian and the Lafayette Hill staff!!

Mason Fullerton for #LifeWithoutLimits

Below is a success story submitted by patient Mason Fullerton. His journey reminds us how important engaged, focused PT care is. 

“My name is Mason Fullerton and I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – a connective joint and tissue disorder.

I have been getting physical therapy since I was ten months old, and now I am 8 years old. At Excel I have been working on my balance and strengthening my ankles because I was falling a lot. I have been at Excel for 3 months. I like Excel because we started out seeing how my ankles are and they built up my strength before I started running, so I would have energy. At my old PT, they would just say run 3 laps for 3 minutes. They didn’t push me too hard. Now I am having fun! I get to throw footballs and do stool racing. I look forward to going to each session and I used to hate going to my old PT.

After 6 weeks of Excel my orthopedic doctor said I improved a lot! That was the first time my mom and I ever heard that! Thanks Excel.”

Mason is pictured with the Jenkintown team of Meredith Mayes, Dan Reppert and Danielle Veacock.