“Long story short: Paul is awesome and knows what he is doing.
I am a fairly successful combat sports athlete, age 34. In July of 2022 I suffered a catastrophic injury in the training room in which my knee collapsed inwards while all of my body weight and all of my training partner’s body weight were situated on my right leg (my left leg was not on the ground). I fully ruptured my ACL and MCL and suffered a partial tear of my LCL along with my popliteus tendon and one of my hamstring tendons. In addition, I suffered minor impact fractures of the tibial plateau and femoral condyle. Basically, I destroyed my knee really badly and it really stunk. I had surgery to repair my ACL using a patellar tendon autograft and a fairly large free body which appeared to be a chunk of bone or cartilage was removed from inside the joint.
While I have to say that I think my surgeon was really awesome, I made the mistake of assuming I could wholly rely on my hospital network’s sports rehab PT’s. I am a fairly dedicated athlete with no professional or educational background in rehab or literature-based strength programming, and the rehab guidance and programming provided by my hospital network’s PT’s was very loose and general. As a result, I was trying to implement and structure my own specific rehab and strength programming based on the loose guidelines and “suggestions” provided by my hospital network PT. After several months of making frustratingly little to no gains attempting to combat the quadriceps dysfunction that comes post ACL sugery, at the suggestion of my girlfriend, I sought the help of Paul.
Since working with Paul, my quad dysfunction has lessened considerably and I have made significant strength gains. Paul has given me exactly what I sought in that he has provided me with specific exercises and set and rep schemes to implement in the weight room. There is no guesswork on my part, which I really appreciate (I recently started my own business and I just simply don’t have time or knowledge base to research and design proper programming on my own). Paul has been empathetic, understanding, and highly communicative while working with me. He is extremely knowledgeable and does a great job explaining the specifics of my injury and how they relate to my muscular dysfunction, the means and methods of rehab, and the “why’s” and “how’s” behind those rehab methods. He is a very affable and positive dude on top of all of that.
Paul’s rates are also, in my opinion, excellent and highly affordable. I don’t have loads of income and my insurance doesn’t cover Paul’s practice, so I am incredibly thankful that I can afford to have access to someone of Paul’s level of expertise and professionalism.
As far as hard numbers go, I went from approximately 30% deficiency (when compared to my uninjured leg) in quad strength in my ACL-R leg to approximately 20% deficiency in quad strength after working with Paul for the last two months as measured by Biodex tests at OHSU. I also made strength gains in my healthy leg after implementing his programming.
I am so thankful to have met Paul and started working with him. I would recommend him to anyone looking for general physical therapy or rehabilitation following a sports injury.”