I arrived four days after surgery with a knee that did not want to bend, was consistently painful and an overall stiffness in my body. I did not realize that a bad back and two bad knees had caused me to alter my gait and that my balance was also compromised. Over eight weeks a consistent program of exercise and progressing reps brought my knee functionally back. During that time gait and balance exercises returned me to a comfortable and relaxed walk. The laser program significantly reduced my pain. After eight weeks, I am essentially pain free. The most significant element of my P.T. experience was the honest compassion and caring of all of the staff for me as an individual. The upbeat attitude of everyone who cared for me allowed me to work on my exercises at home without discouragement. I will be back in six months to rehab my second total knee and I know I will be received with knowledge and caring.