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OrthoArizona has 70 premier musculoskeletal specialists. The orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians specialize in all areas of orthopedic care including sports, medicine, spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, foot and ankle, podiatry, trauma, industrial injuries and workers’ compensation.

“Amazed at Her Progress” – A Patient’s Story

Many times, we will hear follow-up stories from family members of a patient. Below is a letter we received from Darlene, the daughter of a recent patient:

Happy New Year Dr. Kassman!

Mom had an appointment with her local Physio Therapist last week.  Her
Physio Therapist was extremely amazed at her progress.  At only 6 weeks
post op, mom was at a recovery level (range of motion, strength etc.) that
the Physio Therapist does not usually see in her clients until 6 months.
It was also the smallest incision scar she had ever seen 🙂

Mom has been walking inside, including stairs.  There has been snow, ice
and unusually heavy winds.  In Vancouver, they have been ice skating on city
streets! Yesterday was her first neighborhood walk in the frigid, fresh
air with us (25F).  Brrrrr!

Mom can put her own shoes on and can get one leg to the “4” position.
Scott will be happy to know that mom has continued ALL of her daily
exercises and plans to keep doing them to try and alleviate her stiffness.

We are very grateful to both of you for your professional care and skill!
It is wonderful to see mom so mobile and not in excruciating pain.

Mom is looking forward to the possibility of Dr. Kassman’s reunion in BC.

Take care and have a great 2017!
Darlene (for Jean)