Down and out, our hero finds himself in a tough spot. In order to recover from their injuries and win the day, they do sit ups, chop wood and run miles uphill through the snow. Told in a 30 second montage, the movie then moves onto the next scene.

In reality, it takes days, weeks or sometimes even longer, requiring grit and determination to steadily march through the physical recovery process after an injury.

That journey isn’t taken alone. The team at the 375th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Physical Therapy Clinic know that it takes a personalized plan for each patient filled with motivation, recovery goals, and hard work to reach that point.