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Carrie Craig

Brooklyn, NY

I came to Dr. Strickland scared, anxious, and in immense pain as a result of a bad fall and resulting significant shoulder injury. From the outset, Dr. Strickland balanced compassion and kindness with extreme thoroughness and competency. She recognized right away that my situation required a sense of urgency and in facilitating an immediate MRI she was able to quickly uncover and repair an issue that would have likely caused lifelong pain had it not been corrected in a timely manner. I came to Dr. Strickland with a completely immobile arm, unable to put a shirt on by myself, let alone pick up any of my three young children. I really felt like I would never be the same. Dr. Strickland was able to restore me back to my previous active lifestyle and today I am 100% back doing Pilates, weights, yoga and push ups along not even a year later. Being able to lift my 30 pound child out of his crib is the greatest blessing of all and something that was impossible before my surgery.

Dr. Strickland's entire staff have been wonderful to me throughout the process- knowledgeable, reassuring and very responsive to my questions which made all the difference in keeping me calm and encouraged. They recommended John Cavanaugh, a fantastic physical therapist at HSS, who played a critical role in my healing and regaining motion post surgery.

Dr. Strickland is dedicated to getting her patients back to their pre-injury lifestyle and she knows what it takes to get you there. I am grateful for her amazing ability to repair my arm and fortunate to have been supported by her outstanding team. I continue to send friends with orthopedic issues to Dr. Strickland and everybody has the same positive experience that I have had with her. Thank you Dr. Strickland and John Cavanaugh!