Knee Surgery Recovery to Backpacking the Grand Canyon It all started with a sharp intense pain on the right knee directly after a slip on a muddy surface under the bridge of Braddock Road in Springfield, VA. For those that are familiar with this area the rain causes the mud erosion to build directly under this bridge. So later in pain I went to the orthopedics office that after MRI’s and X-rays diagnoses me with Arthroscopy of the knee (torn Cartilage). We scheduled my surgical appointment for mid January with much hesitation because my wife and I had already made reservations on a three day backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. My orthopedic medical doctor assured me with the proper physical therapy from ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine I could hike on this trip even with the strenuous steep elevation changes. The surgery went smoothly and immediately I was in ACE physical therapy for three days per week. All of the therapist were very understanding and respected my goal of this large looming trek ahead of me. ACE succeeded in getting my knee repaired with total confidence. Even carrying an extra weight because of the lack of water within the canyon (total 42 lbs) for 20 miles my wife and I enjoyed this venture down to the lower canyon and back up again. My wife and I both thank you for your sincere integrity and ACE’s physical therapy team’s knowledge and skills for making this hiking trip enjoyable and successful (we have plenty of pictures too). You and your team are amazing and today I am still backpacking but now on the Appalachian Trail. Eagle Trail Dancer AKA Jim Ward
I have been going to Dr. Chandra and Mike Ercole for almost 10 years. The PT service has been tremendously helpful in aiding my recover from various injuries. Everyone is always incredibly nice and attentive. Also, the custom orthotics Mike fitted me for have changed my life!