Patty A.

After having total knee replacement surgery, choosing Panther Physical Therapy in Allison Park was the best choice that I could have made. I was greeted at every visit by Karen; she always has a kind word and is ever accommodating at fitting my therapy appointments into my busy schedule.

I started out with numerous restrictions from my doctor, but Steve and the rest of the team at Panther never gave up on me. They gave me exercises to help strengthen my muscles, so that when my restrictions were removed, bending my knee would be easier.

Once I was given the go-ahead to force-bend my knee, Steve, Rachel, Sean, and Larry never stopped encouraging and pushing me further. Days that I thought I hadn’t done enough or pushed enough, Steve would praise me for what I had done instead of admonishing me. I feel as though I am a part of a large family of people coming together for physical therapy.

It is fun and enjoyable doing my workouts, while sharing the day’s activities, trading ideas, talking about world problems and movies and TV shows. Most days, I don’t even realize how hard I am working, because of the relaxed atmosphere the therapy team presents.

I’ve come a long way in my rehabilitation, and I really do appreciate all that Steve Kowalski has done for me. He makes me want to go the extra mile and reach new goals with every visit. When I finally graduate from PT, I will truly miss Steve and the rest of the team at Panther Physical Therapy.