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"Dr. Cody set me up for success from the start, and I would highly recommend him to anyone."



"My physical therapist is Dr. Cody Gardner, he is beyond amazing. I’ve been to many PTs that do not bother to listen when I explain that it hurts with certain movements. Dr. Gardner listened and changed movements and wow what a difference. By far, the best physical therapy I’ve experienced."



"...[Working] through recurring issues with my hips and low back. The injury was very old and I had been through physical therapy in the past for the same issue. I wasn’t super optimistic but I was willing to put in the work to get back to the active life that I enjoy. Dr. Cody assessed my situation quickly and communicated what was wrong in simple terms I could understand. When I had questions, Cody was always willing to listen and share his knowledge. I was put on a home program that allowed me to increase my strength while helping to resolve my issues. During my rehab, some techniques worked and others didn’t. I was grateful that Cody was able to pivot to accommodate how my body was responding or not responding to treatment. Best of all, Cody provided me with techniques for doing activities I would typically do in my normal day. I now feel that I have the tools to reintroduce the activities I have been missing from my life due to my injury."



"Dr. Cody is the best! After a slip on ice last fall and a broken bone, it has been a long healing process. However, from the very first visit, I knew Dr. Cody was in my corner! His wisdom, guidance, encouragement and great personality helped me week by week become stronger than ever! He knows just the right balance of pushing you to be stronger and supporting your own innate ability to heal!...Hope you never need PT, but if you do, go see Dr. Cody!!"



PT in Motion, National Publication of the American Physical Therapy Association; July, 2019; pg 4, 40-47:

  • " 'Teaching the cast and crew just what and how much I can do with my doctoral degree in physical therapy is probably half of what I do. Treatment is important, but it's meaningless without buy-in and understanding," Gardner says."

  • " 'Today's entertainment professionals are tired, burnt out, and have unhealthy behaviors. What we do has the potential to alleviate those stresses.' "

  • "Gardner knew he wanted to pursue performing arts medicine before he graduated from school. He also values his broadened opportunities to work with and interact with patients. 'This environment invites a very open relationship with my patients, and I am proud that they feel like they can discuss whatever health concerns are on their mind.' "

  • " 'My presence has meant a greater voice for the health of the cast and crew, whether it's mitigating an unstable step down from the stage, poor footwear, or risky choreography,' Gardner says. 'Most artists don't have the resources to seek out health care, and when they do, they frequently are met with ignorance about the lifestyle, mismatching of goals, and orders to stop doing what they love. Like elite athletes,' Gardner observes, 'they rely on their bodies for their livelihood, and craft and push them to the limits. I empathize with this, and I wanted to change the status quo by improving education, health literacy, and access to care for artists, as well as advocate for this amazing group of individuals.' "

  • "The biggest lessons are those learned from patients: They want the ear and undivided attention of their health professional. They want their health care provider to understand their job and life commitments. They're looking for compassion, and for timely access to understand what's happening with their bodies. They want to be empowered, and to have someone fighting for them. 'We are selling them short if we don't deliver on patient desires, because it is possible,' Gardner says. 'This is a perfect addendum to our profession.' "

  • "Gardner says that onsite arrangements, when properly structured, also may attack another serious problem: burnout. 'My job allows me to be closely involved in the lives of my patients, improving care and trust. I also don't feel overworked,' he says. 'I love what I do.' "

--“Providing Onsite Physical Therapist Services,” by Keith Loria


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