Dr. Ted G.

Dr. Ted G.

Dr. Ted G.

I am a professional anatomist, having taught zoology and medical students for more than 40 years.  When my ankle was broken while I was visiting NJ in July 2015 during a traffic accident, I knew how complicated the repair and rehabilitation would be.  I also admitted I was likely to be a demanding patient: always asking questions, always projecting the current state of my muscles, bones, and ligaments. Sam was perfect: he gave me the confidence in him; he answered all my questions in depth.  In addition, he molded custom-made foot orthotics to realign my foot.  And this was fascinating: despite all that I knew about gait mechanics (bipedal walking!), I had little appreciation for the effect of well-designed ones.  They instantly reoriented my foot placement and ankle action without conscious attention…that is, in the period after rehabilitation had begun, but before Sam fitted me.   In July 2018 I fell while cycling and fractured my hip.  I happened to be in Washington but returned to NJ as soon as I could. Sam working with me 3 weeks post surgery. At two months the DC surgeons told me I was 4 months ahead of schedule.  At the end of week 9, I did a 6-mile walk (without a cane!). And something else: he treated me as an individual, not as someone on an assembly line.  This is true also of the staff.  Each of us was ‘special’ and they allowed me an hour each morning before my appointment to work out on their various exercise machinery.  They were just what ‘the doctor ordered’. Thank you Atlas PT! Dr. Ted G., Anatomy Ph.D., Washington, D.C. December 2018
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