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What Our Patients Are Saying

The goal of the Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center (WORC) is to provide patients with the most up-to-date therapeutic services and help the patient return to either their prior level of functioning or to increase their level of functioning. Following are testimonials from just a few of the many patients who praise the care provided by our WORC experts.

Susanne finds relief from vertigoSusanne Finds Relief from Vertigo

Susanne Turner of Fremont, pictured left, has finally found relief from vertigo. First diagnosed in 2010, various treatments over the years didn’t work. “I was really frustrated,” said Susanne, who noted that episodes could last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Caused by an inner ear imbalance, vertigo’s impact was huge––often causing her to be bedbound. Then, she met Sharmi Mukherjee, PT, MPT, DPT, CMP, director of our Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, pictured right. Sharmi has trained extensively in vestibular (inner ear) rehabilitation. “Patients need to see experts with our level of training and experience,” Sharmi explained. “We know specific techniques that help people like Susanne get their life back.” Susanne agreed. “Sharmi has me once again doing the things I want to do,” said Susanne, “and I am very grateful.”

Abby recovers from a concussionAbby Recovers from a Concussion

As part of her rehab from a sports concussion, Abby McCutcheon of Fremont shows us how she worked with our Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. She’s seen here with Sharmi Mukherjee, PT, MPT, DPT, CMP, director of the center. “We used therapies to ensure Abby’s vestibulo-ocular reflex and inner ear were trained and back to normal functioning,” said Sharmi, “since both are required for visual tracking in motion.” Abby is now back to normal activities and college. “I am very thankful to the entire team,” said Abby, who also saluted the care of Steven Zonner, D.O. “I really feel like I am back to normal.”

Joan returns to activities after spinal cord surgeryJoan Returns to Activities After Spinal Cord Surgery

Joan Bobrink of Fremont was faced with “cervical stenosis and myelopathy.” This severe pinching of the spinal cord caused numbness and difficulty walking. Neurosurgeon Eldan Eichbaum, MD, performed a complex but successful surgery to relieve the pressure on her spinal cord. “Then, the Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center got me to regular activities by helping to heal and strengthen the muscles around my neck and spine.”

Kirk is back to marathonsKirk is Back to Marathons

Kirk Boisseree, an ultra-marathoner from Newark, Calif., came to the rehabilitation center because of pressure on his sciatic nerve. This created an unbearable hurt that radiated from his lower back and down through his thigh and legs. Kirk’s doctor had recommended he visit our team. “The source of my sciatica wasn’t clear,” said Kirk, “so Sharmi zeroed in on straightening out my biomechanics." The team also added soft tissue mobilization, myofascial decompression (cup therapy), stretching, strengthening and more. "It was all very impressive," said Kirk, "and it had a profound impact.” How profound? “Well, I returned to doing 40 to 50 miles a week,” added Kirk, who has more than 25 years of experience running ultra-marathons. “I’m also hiking and swimming again.”

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