Charles Johnson

October 27th, 2020

Mr. Charles Johnson has experienced pain in his right knee like none-other! This pain started in college when he injured his knee during a pick-up game of touch football. After the injury, he underwent reconstructive knee surgery. Over the years, arthritis “set-in” but he continued to live with the pain.

Most recently, Mr. Johnson went hiking at a nature preserve where things really took a turn for the worse. As he maneuvered up and down the various elevations of the path, he experienced a pain that literally stopped him in his tracks.

After an evaluation from his referring orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur L. Raines of Resurgens Orthopaedics – Dr. Raines determined that Mr. Johnson’s knee had reached a place of “bone on bone and advised him to have total knee replacement surgery. Mr. Johnson agreed to have the surgery and has since been on the “Road to Recovery.”

Post-surgery, Mr. Johnson completed a couple of weeks of in-home physical therapy but later chose the team at Atlanta Human Performance Center for rehabilitation.

Dr. Milann D. Hepburn, PT, DPT one of Atlanta Human Performance Center’s newest doctors of physical therapy has been working with Mr. Johnson. She states, “Mr. Johnson has progressed from walking with a walker, to walking with a cane. Today, he is walking without ANY assistive devices!”

Although Mr. Johnson has experienced some pain, he is making great progress! He states, “Dr. Hepburn has been really good recognizing that I have an issue with pain. She has done a really good job working with me and being patient and the results are beginning to show. So, I am quite happy!”

Upon completion of physical therapy, Mr. Johnson is looking forward to running a full 40 yards in 4.4 seconds, he jokingly states. But truly, he is simply looking forward to being pain free and going on long walks and hikes again.

Mr. Johnson states, he would absolutely recommend Atlanta Human Performance Center and paraphrasing the words of Dr. Keith E. Evans, Founder and Director of Atlanta Human Performance Center, Mr. Johnson states, ‘Physical therapy is going to be a hard journey but if you fight through it, the results will be positive in the end.’