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  • Name: Jack
  • Age: 70s
  • Pain point: Back
  • Outcome:

    Able to sleep comfortably without waking up during the night

Jack’s Story

How long did you wait before deciding on physical therapy and what was the obstacle?
I went to my primary care provider and he suggested Physical Therapy. I’ve never really gone through a regimen of Physical Therapy but I thought, “What the heck, I might as well try it.” So I did and that was eight weeks ago, something like that.

What was and how bad was your problem prior to receiving physical therapy?
Well, I had been noticing a gradual deterioration in my ability to do things that I like to do to stay active.

What was your pain preventing you from doing?
I couldn’t get a good night’s sleep.

What would you say to someone who was experiencing pain but skeptical about physical therapy?
If anybody were to ask, I certainly to say the experience has been a positive one. The outcome has been positive. In eight weeks you learn the tools and techniques that you probably should have been employing all along to better manage your posture and your positioning and the way you do things. So I would say, give it a try and see if it makes a difference for you.

Out of all the things that you enjoyed about coming to Preferred Physical Therapy, what did you enjoy the most?
Well, you guys have a lot of smiling faces around here, that’s always pleasant. And it’s been a positive pleasant. Every single appointment has been positive. I feel better leaving than I did coming in. The staff is, certainly, welcoming and seem to be effective in what they’re doing.

What were you wanting to achieve and did we help you to achieve it?
The big thing was getting a good night’ sleep because it was becoming difficult tossing and turning at night with the lower back problems. I was hoping, maybe, to find some relief there. That was probably as big as anything. It’s not a 100% but on a scale of 1 to ten, I’m probably at an 8 and when you’re a 2 looking down the road to 8 is a lot of improvement, so I’m happy about that.

What to Watch Out For:

Pain scale: 8/10
Pain description: Neck stiffness and pain with recreational activity
Worse with:
  • Moving his head a lot and going to the gym
Better with:
  • Not moving the head

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