What People are Saying About Their Experience
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter serves as my highest recommendation of Shari Gaal and her abilities as a physical therapist.
Shari and I first met in 2008 when I was playing travel baseball through the Sports Zone Baseball Academy. After I tore my Ulnar Collateral Ligament and had Tommy John Surgery in 2011, I called upon Shari to help me rehab my arm and knee so I could be ready to pitch at the collegiate level. Shari helped me to regain the range of motion in my elbow and strengthen the ligaments and tendons in my throwing elbow and shoulder. She also helped me strengthen my knee where the tendon was taken out of and enhance my overall strength in order to allow me to compete on a mound again. Shari worked with me for an hour a day, three days a week, over the course of three months. The direct results of Shari’s work allowed me to regain my velocity and compete at the collegiate level. Without her guidance and care, I would not have been able to bounce back from my injury and achieve my goal of playing baseball in college.
Shari is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled at working with sports-related injuries. She is a very tough and driven individual that takes on her patients’ personal goals as her own. Shari is an enthusiastic professional. She is relentless with her rehabilitation in making sure that her patients are on track for their goals. Shari is very thorough and does not hesitate to communicate situations exactly how they are. Shari Gaal is an exceptional physical therapist.
As you are well aware of, my wife and I were both frustrated with our physical limitations due to injuries. Not only did you bring us back on course, but you did so with genuine caring and enough perseverance to help us recognize that we could indeed accomplish our goals. Our experience with physical therapy in the past, while not discouraging, was never as encouraging as with you. You are a great motivator. And while we hope we aren't injured in the future, we know where we'll go and appreciate knowing you are there for us.
It is with a great deal of appreciation that I write you this letter. For the past two years, I have watched you diligently work with both of my teenage children. Your commitment to their overall health has been unwavering. “Thank you” does not express the level of gratitude that I have for your work ethic and professionalism.
Your preparation and skills have been on display each time we have come in for treatment. It’s never the same routine twice. Even more valuable, is your ability to educate the kids on the importance of the movements you are teaching.
The results have been remarkable and it’s easy to see why your approach is so effective. You have helped put both kids in the best position to be successful in their rehab. In my experience, that is what separates you from your competition. Thank you for everything.Matt