Patient Success Stories
Maggie’s back in the game
A two-sport athlete at Albright College, Maggie got her official “return to play” for soccer and swimming after a school year of rehabbing at Body Zone Physical Therapy.
Maggie didn’t expect her sophomore year to begin with a season-ending torn ACL. Surgery to her ACL and meniscus happened immediately followed by an entire school year of physical therapy with Dr. Randy Yocum at Body Zone.
From simply regaining correct walking form to building full body strength, Maggie and Dr. Yocum developed a plan of action to help her ditch the crutches and begin her recovery.
“Initially I worked hard to get my strength back, the end goal being that the strength of my left leg equaled that of my right. I started swimming around two-three months, running at four months, and now I am sprinting at full speed, cutting, back pedaling, changing speeds and dribbling a soccer ball. My rehab included sessions with my school’s training staff too but it was so nice to come to Body Zone to switch up exercises and routine and just to have another place to do my rehab. Body Zone’s facilities are amazing. There are no limitations to your rehabilitation because you can find everything here,” she says.
Her rehab was long and trying but she says is grateful for the experience. “Randy is extremely patient and understanding. He gives you his full attention, even when it is a busy day and he has lots of other patients. You can really tell that he loves his job and cares for the people there, and I really appreciate that,” says Maggie. She’s also credits her time at Body Zone Physical Therapy with her passion and vision to pursue a career in sports rehabilitation.
We’re thrilled to see Maggie healthy and ready to hit the field! She and the entire Albright Women’s Soccer team kicked off their year with a recent pre-season team-bonding trip to Bermuda — we think it was the perfect way for this hardworking biophysics major to celebrate her comeback! Go Maggie! Go Lions!
Moving past MS’s obstacles, Kathy Stott is feeling better than ever
Eleven years ago, Kathy Stott’s Multiple Sclerosis was so bad, she was clinging to any new route for treatment, and sought out Dr. Randy Yocum for help. She couldn’t walk without holding on to something. She couldn’t drive her car. Her spine was crooked, her hips were uneven, and her core was so weak, she couldn’t stand up. Today, after years of an intense physical therapy regimen with Dr. Yocum, she’s making amazing strides in her health.
She’s been amazed by her improvement in mobility, and Dr. Yocum and his staff have been utterly inspired by her progress too. To Kathy, her course of treatment has given her so much more to look forward to:
“My issues are still not resolved but I keep progressing. I’ve gone from crawling to standing, to steps with a stationary walker to using a wheeled walker, to recently practicing with a quad cane…As Randy says, he’s never seen anything like this — this kind of progress in an advanced state of MS like mine. I plan on working with Randy until I can walk unaided.
I like and respect the way Randy gives his best to each and every session. He is no doubt gifted, talented and the best in his field. He is focused, educated and so attentive to my needs and others around me.
He drives me to work to my limit and inspires me with faith and hope. I benefit from his persistence and I’m inspired by his belief in my body’s ability to regenerate. God blessed me with his craft and he’s taken me where I am today.”
A college soccer coach’s take on Body Zone Physical Therapy
From professional soccer player to college soccer coach, Jerry Moyer has seen a lot of injuries in a span of a few decades. The go-to guy when something goes awry for Moyer or any of his three children? Dr. Randy Yocum.
From ACL reconstructions to ankle sprains, Moyer goes to Yocum with confidence of a successful recovery. When physical therapy is essential to recovery, Moyer’s referred all of his athletes he’s coached over the years to Yocum and his staff.
In his own words:
“Randy is the ultimate professional. Every aspect of his work is top-notch. While I could list 100 things that I like about his services, as a parent of three athletes, what I like most is his professional knowledge. He gets results, and that’s really what everyone wants. No matter the situation, I know that if we see Randy and follow his protocol, the results will come.
When you’re in need of physical therapy, do what me and my family do, make the call to BZ Physical Therapy and Randy Yocum. Simply stated… they’re the best around!”