Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program

For years, patients throughout the area have trusted Olympia Orthopaedic Associates with their orthopaedic and spine care – now we want to return the favor!

We know that our patients have accomplished incredible things after being treated at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates – whether it be getting back to sports, biking, hiking, the gym or getting back to family activities. Now, we want to share those stories as part of our Oly Ortho All-Stars Program!

Each month, we will share the stories of our incredible patients on our Facebook and Instagram pages to help inspire others in the community. If you want to be featured as an Oly Ortho All-Star, simply tell us your story in 200 words (or less) and send us a photo of you participating in your hobby or sport to go along with it. Then, we can share your inspiring story with other people who may be struggling with pain or injuries.

If you would like to submit your 200-word story and photo, please email Nikolai at NHammer@olyortho.com and we will let you know when your story will be featured.

Featured All-Star Patients

OOA All Star John B

OOA All Star John B

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program 2017 presented a slight hurdle for John Bourdon at Sandstone Distillery. A shoulder injury was holding him back from doing even the most simplest movements like driving or pouring a cocktail. He decided to see OOA and...

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Oly All Star Steve B

Oly All Star Steve B

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program In the summer of 2018, I ruptured a disc in my back. I was in extreme
 pain that continued for about three months while I tried just about
 every option to regain my health. Unfortunately, nothing worked, so I
 ended up...

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Oly All Star Mark

Oly All Star Mark

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star ProgramMark Helpenstell lives a very active life managing a farm, hiking, running, training dogs, and managing, organizing, and playing on a couple of different soccer teams, on Whidbey Island where he lives.Despite his active...

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Oly Ortho All Star: Sandra

Oly Ortho All Star: Sandra

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program I have been a patient of Dr. Jerome Zechmann for a number of years and with Dr. William Peterson since September 2018.  In October of 2017, I had the first of two total knee replacements by Dr. Zechmann. I did well...

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Oly Ortho All Star: Rosemary

Oly Ortho All Star: Rosemary

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program Rosemary Walsh Dr. Zechmann Double Knee Replacement“You should have seen their faces, it’s like this moment was built for TV but it was real life.” Rosemary remarked after a follow up visit at Olympia Orthopedic...

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Oly Ortho All Star: Tammy

Oly Ortho All Star: Tammy

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program For 10 years, I dealt with progressively debilitating issues due to a neck injury incurred in the Army. Steve Robbins at Olympia Physical Therapy recommended Dr. Manista, saying he is incredibly skilled and also very...

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Oly Ortho All Star: Jim

Oly Ortho All Star: Jim

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program Despite all my injuries the last several years; knee surgeries from Dr. Dennis Smith, complete triceps reattachment by Dr. Zechmann - now a biceps tear, Dr. Femiano and synthetic meniscus knee injections from Dr. Agtarap...

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Oly Ortho All Star: Kelsey

Oly Ortho All Star: Kelsey

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates All-Star Program In March of 2014 while driving home from an evening of swing dancing, I was in a car accident that damaged the cartilage in my talus. Over time, the bone underneath lost its blood supply and a piece of it died and broke...

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