case study photo

  • Name: Frank
  • Age: 70s
  • Pain point: Neck
  • Outcome:

    He is not having sharp pains as he used to, when he started he was unable to lift 15 lbs and he can lift 40 lbs now, is able to pick up salt for his water softener, and is able to lift 25lbs overhead for his suitcase when he travels. he feels like he is close to 100%.

Frank’s Story

How long did you wait before deciding on physical therapy and what was the obstacle?

I was experiencing issues for around 3 months as symptoms started to arise.

What was it and how bad was your problem prior to receiving physical therapy?

I had mild to moderate and severe pains in my neck and my shoulder blades as well.

What was your pain preventing you from doing?

I missed my ability to be able to do any activities. When I tried to do the things I want to do it would then take me a few days to recover.

What would you say to someone who was experiencing pain but skeptical about physical therapy?

I would say if they want to improve their ability they should at least give it a try. They should give themselves and the therapist an opportunity to do what they need to do to help themselves.

Out of all the things that you enjoyed about coming to Preferred Physical Therapy, what did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed that the staff is very proactive in helping the patients and everyone is very attentive to what you are doing. They will make sure you are doing the exercises correctly and the clinic is very well taken care of and clean.

What were you wanting to achieve and did we help you to achieve it?

I think I will be able to do some of the things that I was not able to do before physical therapy. I want to stay independent for as long as I can and not have to depend on anyone.

What to Watch Out For:

Pain scale: 7/10
Pain description: Severe sharp pain in his neck that can travel into his arms. Numbness and tingling into both of his arms
Worse with:
  • Lifting
  • Being Active
Better with:
  • Rest
  • Ice

Now Watch the Video to Hear the Full Story…

« Back to Success Stories

Tony Porter
Latest posts by Tony Porter (see all)