Pennsport String Band Captain Prepares For New Years Day

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We last brought you a story on Pennsport String Band captain, Charlie Nicholas as he was rehabbing after a double knee replacement surgery. Fast track to December 2015 and Charlie Nicholas is fully recovered and ready for the 2016 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.

“I’ll tell you what it is something that I really didn’t think it would happen. I really didn’t. A double knee replacement. I had no idea what I was getting into. They felt really strong about it. They thought I could do it and I did it. I followed the rehab. It was tough but I tell you at the end result. I move better than the last 10 years. I am really happy with the results,” Charlie Nicholas said.

Through the long hours of tough rehab with physical therapist Rochelle and occupational therapist Amn, Charlie’s goal was always to be ready for New Years Day with Pennsport.

“In therapy that’s all he would talk is being apart of the mummers. His eyes would light up and he would have a huge smile on his face And now that he is back at it its just so rewarding to see that,” occupational therapist Amn Sandhu said.

The Pennsports String Band will be marching 6th in this years parade.

“It’s an incredible feeling. It’s amazing what the medical people can do. The doctors and stuff like that. They go in there and replace your knee and all of a sudden you are walking better, faster than you ever did. I feel about 20 years came off my life,” Nicholas said.

by:David Grzybowski/ PHL17

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