AlterG announces that in recognition of National Physical Therapy Month in October, it held a nationwide contest designed to search for inspirational physical therapy success stories. The company notes in a recent news release that it received many entries nationwide, each demonstrating the life-changing work physical therapists engage in.
Trent Ezzell, PT, MPT, owner of Heights Performance and Rehabilitation Specialists LLC, Gunnison, Colo, was nominated for inclusion in AlterG’s National PT contest by multiple patients, the release says. The release notes that these nominations included contest winner Kristin Romano, who sustained traumatic leg injuries resulting in multiple surgeries. A life-long avid athlete, following three major surgeries spanning 10 years, Romano had to use a wheelchair. She began her work with Ezzell in mid-2014 and through rehabilitation, including work on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, the release notes she was able to learn to walk again and run for the first time in 11 years.
The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is engineered to use NASA-patented Air Pressure unweighting technology to relieve pressure on joints, bones and muscles; allowing for safe and effective rehabilitation of lower body injuries, mobility issues, and neurologic and orthopedic disease states.
Ezzell is president and CFO at Heights Performance and graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2002 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. His work history includes pediatric and outpatient orthopedic/sports physical therapy.
In the release, AlterG extends its congratulations to Ezzell and the team at Heights Performance, as well as to all the physical therapists, clinics, and patients who submitted stories for its 2014 National PT contest.