Sports / Orthopedic

In Motion Physical Therapy Helps Randy Run Again

Oct 6 2020

Fall is a great season for outdoor exercise, like running, because you don’t have to deal with extreme hot or cold temperatures. Randy Cook, a Norfolk, VA resident, started running in the 1960s during his high school years to get in better shape for swimming. However, he quickly learned that he excelled more at running.

Now an avid, lifelong runner, Randy has completed 15 quality marathons and hundreds of other races. Most recently, Randy was elected into the Tidewater Striders Hall of Fame and has been a Striders Grand Prix award winner for multiple years.

However, this success did not come without its trials. Randy had both hips replaced in the 1980s and the early 2000s. He had no physical therapy after his first surgery. After his second, he had a little in-home physical therapy. It wasn’t until 2012 when Randy made the decision to try to run again, with his primary care provider’s permission of course.

Randy heard about Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy from Mary Whitehurst, MD, who practices at Bon Secours Ghent Station Medical Associates. Dr. Whitehurst recommended Jaime Lynch, DPT, to help with Randy’s issues regarding his hips and lower back.

“I am so fortunate to have found Jaime and In Motion Physical Therapy. As a Type A, competitive runner who wants to still be active and doesn’t know when to quit or slow down, she knows how to keep me going,” Randy shares. “I have become a regular at their Ghent location and all of the staff is excellent. Because of Jaime and the staff at In Motion, I have a stretching program, I have modified my training program to include rest days and I have been injury free for several months.”

When you or a family member needs physical therapy, choosing the right therapist means everything. Bon Secours has a strong history of providing effective physical therapy plans to patients of all ages.

Learn more about the physical therapy and rehabilitation services we provide.

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