What Patients Are Saying
Read some of our patient testimonials to learn more about Hope OnBoard.
I was extremely hesitant to go to physical therapy again when suggested by my primary care doctor. My experience with physical therapy has never been that great. All of the therapists used “text book” exercises but never provided exercises to my specific needs (which have never been text book) in a way that provided benefit to me. I figured I’d spent so much of my own money and the money of insurance companies with little or no results that it just wasn’t worth the time and effort. I finally caved in and decided to give it a try with Sharon Tatum. The depth of questions she went into taking my medical history to understand how the problem could have originally started and how it had gotten to where it is today was incredible. We were also able to do a virtual physical exam and I was amazed at the pinpoint accuracy of what she saw. She was able to determine where and explained why I was experiencing pain based on the information I had provided and the virtual medical exam. I have never had a physical therapist go into such depth previously and was not only astounded but pleasantly surprised by Sharon’s thoroughness. Finally, someone who actually wanted to help me instead of just going through the motions. She has provided exercises for me and several version of them so that I am able to perform them depending on the level of pain I am experiencing. The mere fact that she provided the different versions of the exercises has proven to me that she definitely wants to do what is best for me. In my opinion the physical therapy I received from Sharon has been far superior to many of the physical therapy practices that are out there. I have already experienced some of the benefits due to the different versions provided by her by limiting the pain experienced while doing the exercises and still receiving the benefits of the exercise. Sharon Tatum is far superior to any of the many therapists I have seen in the past. I feel fortunate to have found her and am sure there will be many lasting benefits to working with her.
Can’t thank you enough for all you have done for me! Your great patience, kindness and understanding. I could go on and on with the wonderful gifts that the Lord has given you in working with people! I think most importantly, the Lord’s love you show everyone.
Thank you so much for your help and support. Your kind words of encouragement and positive comments kept me going. I’ve made a lot of progress thanks to you!
Sharon is very knowledgeable and exhibits true expertise as a Physical Therapist. She is very caring and thoughtful in her approach to treatment. She made a difference in my life in treating me for back and neck issues as well as tendinitis in my shoulder. She ensured that she understood my specific issues by listening and being patient as we created a customized exercise and rehabilitation plan which included regular follow-ups and she always made herself available regardless of her busy schedule. Additionally, I was very impressed with her depth of knowledge in explaining my shoulder MRI (related to my Tendinosis) report. Other than being a great therapist, She is a wonderful person. I believe I am a lifelong patient of hers. Thank you!!
Crying in pain every day was a way of life for me. Then came the surgery and a whole new level of pain was discovered. There were days I didn't care if I ever walked again as long as I didn't have to suffer anymore. But Sharon and all the wonderful, encouraging staff here changed all that. I'm running and doing steps pain free now! Their patience, persistence and expertise has healed me. I've been to other PT's over the years, but I won't go anywhere but here in the future. They REALLY care!!
I came to Sharon about 3 months after a calf muscle tear in my left leg, and plantar fasciitis in my right. At the time it was painful to walk with my right heel pain, and the left leg was in sorry shape also. After a few setbacks, I must say that all the patience and guidance that my therapist Sharon gave to me, I as of today, feel better than I have had in the last 6 months. I can walk 90% pain free, I can get on the ice to coach my ice hockey team, I feel I can do anything now, like prior to my injury. I had a great experience during my time with my therapist Sharon. Thanks Sharon!
I was having shoulder discomfort whenever I put weight on it or tried to move it out of the ordinary range of motion. My shoulder is now almost as good as new. The back exercises that Sharon taught me have improved my range of motion and strength. The improved upper back strength and shoulder stability have improved my sleeping comfort, my daily activities, and my bowling ability.
I had injured my left wrist to the point where I was unable to pick up my kids or hold a railing on the staircase. My doctor referred me here and Sharon Tatum was assigned as my therapist. I was initially skeptical that I would see that much of an improvement, but after just 2 sessions with her I saw an incredible difference! I am now completed with my sessions, and I can now pick up my kids without pain. Sharon was always very professional, courteous, and most of all, helpful in my recovery. Thanks!
After workouts it was hard to even walk let alone cool down due to shin splints and weak hips. In the past 3 months I have worked with Sharon to improve my flexibility and strength. Now I’m feeling great!
When I started PT, I could barely turn my head or move my shoulders. I had poor posture and was in constant pain. My work with Sharon has improved all the above over 85% and I now have better posture that not only helps decrease pain, but it also improves self-esteem as well. I am very pleased with the work that I’ve done, the progress that I’ve made, and the exercises that I’ve learned and will use from now on. Thank you, Sharon!
I arrived here with pain in my left knee. It would keep me from climbing steps one at a time, pulling or pushing carts, just turning my foot to the side when sleeping would cause pain. With the plan Sharon put together and each week building the strength in my leg muscles and sticking with my home exercises daily routine. I am pain free and can climb steps with little effort. It is a terrific feeling to pull a cart and not feel pain. I also learned how important exercises is to maintain good health.
Thank you so much for months of successful PT! I am so grateful for your patience and expertise.
Thanks so much for your great work with my son. We appreciate your careful observations and your communication with us.
Sharon, Thanks so much for coming to observe DR last week for therapy. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your interest in providing DR the very best treatment/service possible. We’re very happy DR is in such capable hands, and we are very grateful for all your hard work towards his progress.
My daughter came to Sharon at age 4 due to a broken elbow. She needed to have her arm worked on to straighten it fully. We received excellent care from Sharon our therapist. Sharon was gentle and kind and taught us many exercises to help our daughters condition. The personal attention and dedication given to us by Sharon has been greatly appreciated. Our daughter is doing great! We are sad to say goodbye but so thankful for making her better.
I cannot speak highly enough about Sharon’s professional knowledge and patient care. I used Sharon for my PT over the past 5 years for various recoveries from surgeries. She is always up to date and knowledgeable on the latest developments to ease pain and expedite the recovery process. She took her time to evaluate my specific issues and needs. She helped educate me on ways to strengthen my muscles and correct hip and back issues that were out of alignment. There were times where she would research and find new devices that she would purchase and use to assist in my exercises/recovery. It helped me so much that I had purchased a few devices to have at home so I can continue exercises even after my PT treatment was completed. There was a time when my vehicle insurance only allowed me to go to a specific PT. Once that was exhausted and my health insurance picked up Therapy; I then went back to Sharon. I felt Sharon takes a personal interest in each of her patients.
I came to Sharon after fracturing my right ankle. My therapy began in June. I had very little mobility in my ankle and serious pain. Sharon was my therapist, and she was great. We started with some simple exercises and worked our way up. In just under two months, I reached my goal which was to start running again. Two days ago, I jogged for an hour. The first time I was able to do that since January (6 months). Thanks for everything.
Sharon, I hope you are safe and healthy during these difficult times. I wanted to personally thank you for the beautiful sympathy card you sent me; it meant so much to me. I can’t thank you enough for listening to me and sharing your knowledge and expertise. I have learned so much from talking to you. I cannot forget the laughs we shared during my visits. You are an inspiration and an amazing person. I have been so fortunate to have had you as my therapist. Be safe!! Thanks again! Miss ya!
As I transition out of PT (at least for now!), I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your work with me. I’ve never felt as physically vulnerable in my life as I did with my neck pain, and your advocacy, support, and dedication were instrumental in my healing. I’m so grateful for all you did and the difference you made. I know where to return should I need PT again!
My name is Mike, I have had lower back issues for the last 20 years. I had Physical Therapy numerous times with numerous therapists and with numerous vendors. This past summer (2022) I was under the care of Physical Therapist Sharon Tatum after my fourth back surgery. Her knowledge of the workings of the body is a real asset. She listens to you and works with you in creating a plan to alleviate your pain and mobility issues. She knows which stretches and exercises will improve your lifestyle. She is one of the best therapists I have ever had the pleasure to be treated by! Thanks for all you have done.
I wanted to say how grateful I am for all of your work to make my body more aligned, looser, and normal to ease my previous injury on my knee and back and help prevent new ones. You are a pleasure to work with! Thank you!
Due to severe osteoarthritis, I have worked with many physical therapists and have found Sharon Tatum to be one of the best! Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable, but she also knows how to motivate her clients. Sharon takes the time to get to know you personally so that she can determine just how hard to push you. She is also compassionate and patient, and partners with you to help you recuperate quickly. Sharon's positivity and humor makes her fun to be around too. I actually looked forward to our sessions together!
I just wanted to take a moment to reach out to you to express my appreciation for a few of your staff members. I've had the privilege to work with Sharon Tatum. I thought it interesting after three surgeries that my Doctor at X Institute, upon finding out I work at X, highly recommended the PT staff here. In addition to working at X, I have been a massage therapist for 15 years. I am so impressed with their knowledge, their committment, compassion, skill and the therapy given. I couldn't ask for more as I am improving daily. It's sometimes rare to find such talented and wonderful employees, I thought I'd be doing them a disservice by not recognizing them and giving them a shout out for their hard work. You're very lucky.
I wanted to send you a quick note to provide some feedback on Sharon Tatum. I have had physical therapy at other places for my shoulder and my foot and I was never a big fan because I felt like they just told me what to do and sent me off to do it. No one really watched closely to make sure I was doing it correctly and I felt like I could do all the exercises at home. So, when I went to my doctor for my horrible neck pain that I'd had for several months and she suggested physical therapy my first thought was oh boy, more time spent going somewhere to do things I could just do at home. My doctor peaked in on Sharon and she happened to have time to do a quick evaluation and give me some stretches to try. Honestly after just 10 minutes with Sharon I was beginning to feel better. She is uber vigilant when I go through my stretches and strengthening exercises to be sure I am doing them correctly, and she does more hands on work than I've ever had and this really makes a difference. Sharon knows so much about how the body works, she stretches me in places that I have a hard time figuring out how it fits with my neck pain but it definitely makes me feel better. She also asks questions like - do you grind your teeth? And YES! I do! Turns out all this could be connected. I recently saw my PCP to go over some things and I was telling him about my work with Sharon and all the hands on time and his response was - sounds like she's awesome and I said "I can't say enough about how much Sharon has not only helped me but opened my eyes to all the things I am doing that are contributing to my pain and stiffness. I'm very cognizant of my posture and the way I sit and stand at work." It's a great team.