One month ago, I had the opportunity to return home to England for a week to help my mom as she recovered from knee replacement. Of course, I was concerned (as surely any son would be!) about her undergoing major surgery, but my concern was also based on seeing a...
Life comes with a few inevitable things – aging can be one of the most frustrating. When you are twenty you may not think much about it, but as the years continue we will all notice its effects. A common way people experience aging is joint pain, and resulting...
Recently, I saw a runner in my practice who had an MRI-confirmed muscle/tendon tear. Although this isn’t an uncommon injury for me to see, the likely cause of this runner’s injury really shouldn’t be common; but unfortunately, it happens far more often than it should....
This is a shorter blog post, yay! We have done a few on running that are more detailed so you are now pretty smart folks! You know for instance that a fore-foot strike will load up the ankle whereas a rear-foot strike will load up the hip and knee. You know what type...
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I had a knee injury that was about 2 years old by the time I saw Andrew. A combination of hoping it would get better on it's own and just not taking the time to get something done about (it was more annoying rather than debilitating) resulted in me putting off addressing it. I was impressed with Andrew's assessment skills and his ability to explain the different compensations I had developed as a result of my injured knee. The exercises were challenging but doable and I really appreciated the videos he supplied so that I could check my form. He...read more also offered to let me send him videos of me doing the exercises so that he could assess my form if I had questions.The most positive aspect of my appointments with Andrew was how encouraging he was. I had all but stopped exercising for fear of aggravating the injury and, therefore, progressing to debilitating. Andrew has been very supportive of me returning to walking and even encouraging running if I wanted to do so. As I have started adding some running to my cardio, he has given very useful pointers on improving my form and speed in order to prevent injuries.I will definitely seek out Andrew again in the future!read less
If you are looking for a physical therapist that is patient, knowledgeable, and will get you back to where you want to be, there is no better place in town than Physioworks. From the beginning, Andrew Walker is an empathetic and detailed listener, which enables him to tailor his approach to each individual athlete. He works incredibly hard to make sure all of his approaches are completely evidence-based. He has even contacted research scientists to ask about therapies under study in order to find out if they would be beneficial for a specific patient. Andrew is willing to think outside...read more of the box and has had a dogged persistence to helping me heal and get back to the things I love to do. I have recommended every injured friend in Huntsville to him and will continue to do so. His practice model has made a few friends hesitant because he is “out-of-network,” but I will add to the many people who have already said that by doing my exercises at home and being seen less often, I have saved hundreds of dollars in health care costs as compared to a traditional, in-network physical therapist.read less
Dr. Walker, an incredibly knowledgeable and understanding physical therapist, has set the bar high when it comes to my expectations of the quality of medical care. He puts forth the effort to stay sharp by reading all of the current research publication material, and he has many quality connections for other medical services. His business model is very economical as you seem him once every month or two and are trusted to perform the exercises at home, although he is always available for advice over email. Further, he is listens attentively to your problems and does not come across as...read more condescending - even if you make errors in following his advice. He works to get the abnormality under control and then push it to strengthen as much as possible without flaring up it to eventually handle normal activities. I had a nagging hip pain, which he identified as a compressive hamstring tendonopathy from cycling and sitting for long hours on hard lecture hall seats. He addressed the problem by having my sit off of the tendon and on a cushion as much as possible and then progress to strengthening. We overcame the problem in about 2 months. I have also been seeing him about a shoulder injury, which has progressed rather non linearly for about 8 months now. This timeline hasn't been very ideal for me returning to exercise, but I am confident it is in good hands for recovery and will keep the review updated accordingly.read less