Noah had never been to physical therapy before and wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Once he arrived, he was pleased to be greeted with smiling faces at the front desk. Once Noah was called back to the evaluation room, Brian then began to assess his pain. In recounting his first day at Tidewater Physical Therapy, Noah says that Brian was very helpful by asking a lot of specific questions about what caused the neck and back pain to start, and what made it better or worse. It was clear that Noah’s neck and back pain were caused by his physically demanding job at Rise Up Coffee Roasters.
Jean learned that she had a comminuted fracture of her right proximal humerus (the long bone of the arm) and had also dislocated her right shoulder. She would need surgery as soon as possible; however, Jean was faced with another obstacle because the surgeon that would do the operation was on vacation.