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  • Name: Helen
  • Age: 80s
  • Pain point: Hip
  • Outcome:

    Pain decreased, getting in/out of chair is less difficult, and now walks 3 miles every day

Helen’s Story

What was and how bad was your problem prior to receiving physical therapy?
I was having big pain issues throughout my hips. I thought it was because of my hips so I went to a hip doctor. He took x-rays and said “No, I think it’s your spine.” But he said, “I want you to start therapy.” So he sent me here and I started therapy.

What was your pain preventing you from doing?
I couldn’t golf. I couldn’t walk… I mean that I couldn’t go out and do LONG walks. Getting up or down in chairs was so hard. It really hurt.

What would you say to someone who was experiencing pain but skeptical about physical therapy?
I knew that therapy before (for me) had helped and I had confidence that this would help. Definitely try it. It worked for me twice! I’m sure…. It’s gotta work!

Out of all the things that you enjoyed about coming to Preferred Physical Therapy, what did you enjoy the most?
Everybody is so nice here! They’re really, really nice! I tried needling and it just was amazing! I didn’t think I’d ever put up with needles in my body but I didn’t feel a thing! Alyssa is so good!

What were you wanting to achieve and did we help you to achieve it?
​​​​​​​Just normal living, you know, without pain. Not getting up in the morning and thinking, “Oh, god, now I have to face the day.” My spine doctor said, “Your spine is fine. Continue with your exercises.” And I have continued and it’s 100% better!

What to Watch Out For:

Pain scale: 7/10
Pain description: “Shooting pain” in the hip
Worse with:
  • Sitting a long time
  • Walking
  • Getting out of chairs
Better with:
  • Steroid medication from doctors

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