Laura

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  • Name: Laura
  • Age: 50s
  • Pain point: Shoulder
  • Outcome:

    Dressing herself and being able to sleep at night

Laura’s Story

How long did you wait before deciding to get physical therapy? And what was the obstacle in coming to see a physical therapist?
Not very long, maybe a week or so. We were deciding on what the problem was.

What was and how bad was your problem prior to getting treatment with us?
It was a shoulder issue. They originally thought it was a rotator cuff issue but then found out it was just arthritis.

What was your shoulder pain preventing you from doing?
I couldn’t reach things, play with my dogs and throw them toys. Just every day things like that.

Did you try anything else that didn’t work?
I tried going to other doctors and they just said that there was nothing wrong with it.

Did you have an understanding of what physical therapy could do for you prior to coming to our clinic?
Since I had been to physical therapy before, I was pretty sure they could at least help me relieve the pain.

What would you say to someone who was skeptical about getting physical therapy?
They should really do it. And if they stick with it and if they do the homework. if really does help.

What did you enjoy the most about coming to Preferred Physical Therapy?
That the therapist was available to me almost 24/7 if I ever had any questions or problems. That was really helpful. You guys are great, you’re wonderful, everyone is friendly. It’s just a wonderful place to be. I’ve been to other therapy clinics that are not as good as this one. I really like this one and I would definitely, definitely recommend it.

What was your goal and did we help you to achieve it?
To get back to my freedom and my mobility to do the things that I was doing before . They gave me great tips and information on how to keep going, because it’s arthritis, so I’m going to keep it going. Hopefully I won’t ever have to come back but if I do, I know where I’m coming!

What to Watch Out For:

Pain scale: 8/10
Pain description: Constant throbbing throughout the shoulder
Worse with:
  • Reaching overhead
  • Reaching behind the back
  • Sleeping
  • Any arm movement
Better with:
  • Rest
Number of visits: 12

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