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Saluting Our Staff: Ed Martel, OMPT

Ed Martel MPT, OMPT Physical Therapist / Co-Owner

Our Miracle Man:
You would think this essay says it all, but there is so much more to Ed Martel’s story. Ed’s spirit is best captured when you are able to just sit with him and chat. The following is the best we can do convey why we at HealthOuest are grateful for the ability to attract a person like Ed Martel as a cherished member of our family.

Ed summarizes his early days, “I went to DeLaSalle and was drafted out of high school to play professional athletics for the New York Yankees, to include a paid college education. I played baseball and went to school in the off-season. When I was put on the major league roster, I didn’t attend college for two years.” Ed’s professional pitching career was sidelined intermittently and eventually cut short due to shoulder surgeries, subsequent rehab and elbow injury. Ed recalls, “Day one (after surgery) they’re pushing me, they’re jamming my shoulder all the way up into full flexion and external rotation. It was killing me, but at the time, I figured this must be what’s supposed to happen. I know better now, but there was pressure on the physicians and therapists to get me back on the mound.”

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Written by Brooks Juneau

October 7, 2009 at 3:01 pm

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Saluting Our Staff: Ryan Vinson, MPT

After reading our March issue of HealthQuest Inter@ctive, Debbie Melchiorre called to nominate her physical therapist, Ryan Vinson, MPT. Debbie explains, “I’m so grateful for Ryan. He gave me my life back. He gave me the strength to handle my knee replacement. After my surgery, I was so worried I was going to get a blood clot or an infection. He would always check it out for me. I can’t put into words.”

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Written by Brooks Juneau

August 25, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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SALUTING OUR STAFF: JULIE SEBESTA, MPT

“Don’t judge a book by its cover,” urges Dan Garr, MPT (director of HealthQuest in Oxford), as he explains why he nominated Julie Sebesta, MPT to be our first honoree. Dan continues, “Though slight in stature, Julie can be very aggressive, as evidenced by her hands-on approach with patients who need advanced joint or soft tissue mobilization. She has a wonderful ability to relate to patients. Her rapport and compassion are reflected in the positive comments made by her patients.”

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Written by Brooks Juneau

June 25, 2008 at 3:57 pm

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