My recent success story, Anne.
Anne had been in a wheel chair for several years. Recently, after a lot of hard work on her part, she was able to walk across the room of her apartment. The smile she had on her lovely face after she accomplished this warmed my heart. She is now much easier for her caregivers to transfer since she can actively participate in her transfers.
My recent success story, John.
I began treating a 77-year-old male who had not walked in several years due to a variety of low back surgeries and leg weakness. After working with him for a few sessions, it appeared his main problem was confidence. Showing him that his legs still had the strength, and the back pain was minimal, I got him standing initially and feeling confident in a walker. Soon after we were taking short steps in a walker eventually going all the way down the hall. After several more sessions, he was walking confidently around his house multiple times. Helping patients with confidence and mental blocks is some of the most rewarding aspects of the job. I’m happy to report he’s doing wonderful today and walking well with his walker, the wheelchair gathering dust in the corner.
My recent success story, Jim.
Due to his poor balance, Jim fell, broke his leg and needed surgery. Jim didn’t want to go to a skilled nursing facility and his RCF was happy to have him back at home right after the surgery. Jim had a mobile DR that also agreed to visit him at home right after his surgery. I was able to provide intense PT at home 5 days a week to Jim in his own environment where he was comfortable in. As a result of this, Jim recovered to his previous functions quickly and was very encouraged and proud!
My recent success story, Annie.
One of the things I really enjoy is helping patients with different tools to make their life easier. I even received a 3D printer for my birthday and love to use it to make tools for my patients!
Annie’s apartment at her Assisted Living Facility had a patio and Annie wanted to be able to enjoy her patio. She is in a wheel chair and couldn’t access her patio. The door would sometimes close on her when she was out on the patio and with her limited range of motion and mobility she ended up being locked outside.
A door stopper at the bottom of her door was out of the question since Annie is in a wheel chair so I created a higher door stopper for her that was specific to that door. Annie can use it easily and safely and now she is able to enjoy her patio, get some sun and her qualify of life is much better now!
My recent success story, Martha.
After her spontaneous vertebral fracture, Martha’s family thought that she would not walk again and needed to move out of her private home. Due to her financial constraints her only option was to move to a skilled nursing long-term-care facility via Medical. Martha was devastated and didn’t want to leave her home where she has been for 30 years. She was dedicated to therapy and we addressed her edema, vestibular issues, strength and balance. After intense therapy, Martha improved significantly and now her family is comfortable for her to stay at home alone.
My recent success story, John
John’s success story goes back 5 years. John was introduced to Mobile PT via his wife, Evelyn. Evelyn was a Mobile PT patient who received treatment until her terminal diagnosis took her from us. John was drawn to our personalized PT programming that offered solutions to his physical illnesses in the comfort of his home. John has a long complex medical history that includes heart failure, COPD, and kidney cancer. He has been referred to physical therapy by multiple doctors, and received treatment at multiple facilities, but he refuses to go to any PT clinic after receiving treatment from Mobile PT.
John works at the senior center every day, he says that it saved his life after his wife passed away. It pulled him out of depression. Also, John has been golfing his whole life, and is still able to participate in weekly golf games with his friend who is in his 90’s. I have personally played 18 holes with John, and I can attest, he is an excellent golfer. Currently John’s interests revolve around the Senior Center, his girlfriend (who he met at the senior center), and golf.
His illnesses have landed him in the hospital multiple times, returning him home weaker and weaker time and time again. Doctors and friends have encouraged John to quit his job and stop golfing so that he can rest on the side of safety. But nothing would break his heart more. It’s what he lives for. Therefore, all of our sessions are based around that. My job is to make sure he is strong enough to continue working, take his girlfriend out on dates, and continue golfing with his best friend. I am proud to report that John continues to work and play as a result of our therapy sessions together.
My recent success story, Dan
Dan is a very frail and blind client who struggles with his walking. He had recently been on hospice, and I am working on his strength and mobility. Dan wasn’t able to go see the doctor in person because of his disabilities, and he very much wanted to be able to go out of the home.
We are working on his ability to hold his body in certain positions and maintain his posture. We also work on his balance while moving and walking (dynamic and static balancing). As he became a little stronger and more confident, I had him practice getting into and out of the car safely. I am so happy to say that he was able to go see his doctor in person and is no longer on hospice!