After shoulder surgery and continued pain, I was told to give up swimming and gardening. I was devastated. Swimming had been a big part of my physical and mental health. When I went to Joe, I figured he would tell me the same thing. But he didn’t. He began by asking me what my goals were in coming to physical therapy. No one had ever asked before, they just had me sit on the table and do exercises. Joe focused on me and teaching me to connect to my body, it’s like learning a new “language.” I learned to have a conversation with my body. I’ve been able to resume swimming and basketball without shoulder pain. I spend my retirement doing the things I love.