Mike started at Envision Sport in November of 2016. He was one of the first ever patients at our Irvine location! After suffering from arthritis in both hips for more than 15 years, he decided it was time for a change. At first, he was very skeptical about physical therapy, and admits he had a negative outlook on the whole process. But, when Mike’s doctor told him that he would need both hips replaced, he decided it was worth a try. In July of 2017, after a few months of physical therapy, Mike had his left hip replaced. He wasted no time, and was back in PT weeks after surgery. In November of 2017, he had his right hip replaced.
Mike has shown tremendous progress in his time at Envision. He shared that the biggest accomplishment, in his mind, is being able to perform even the smallest daily tasks. Before starting therapy, Mike had pain tying his shoes, and even admitted to buying slip-on shoes to avoid the pain. He also had extreme pain getting in and out of the car. He was unable to sit or stand for more than 15 minutes at a time.
Now, after working with Kim, Mike states that he is an avid believer in the power of physical therapy. He is now able to go on long walks, tie his shoes (no more slip-ons), and get in & out of the car pain free. He is constantly surprised by how many of the little things he CAN do, and says “I never imagined what it would be like to wake up without pain.” Mike is now getting back into golfing, an activity he was unable to participate in for years.
Mike is excited about his progress, and we are too!
Can you relate to Mike's story? Or, have you had a similar experience here at Envision Sport? We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email or give us a call at (949) 713-6445.