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  • Name: Mindy
  • Age: 40s
  • Pain point: Shoulder
  • Outcome:

    80% improvement, able to sleep better but still has times of twinges and pain

Mindy’s Story

How long did you wait before deciding on physical therapy and what was the obstacle?
Several years. I kind of just put it off. Recently it prevented me from sleeping and that’s where I drew the line. I have to be able to sleep well! It was just a nagging thing that I had been dealing with for a long time and I just didn’t have time to deal with it. I was just dealing with the pain until it got worse. I don’t want to be relying on medication for the rest of my life, so I figured I would come in and try it out.

What was it and how bad was your problem prior to receiving physical therapy?
I was having pain in the left shoulder area when doing things like opening the door to get out of the car, putting my arm around my husband, or doing certain movements during my gym classes would hurt even with light weights. I couldn’t sleep on my left side because of the pain.

What would you say to someone who was experiencing pain but skeptical about physical therapy?
If you’re experiencing pain, don’t wait 3 or 4 years like I did! Come in and see what they can do for you. I know physical therapy can help anyone.

Out of all the things that you enjoyed about coming to Preferred Physical Therapy, what did you enjoy the most?
I love the staff here, everyone is super friendly. They know you by your first name and take an interest in you. They also taught me things that I can continue to do at home or at the gym now that I’m done with physical therapy.

What were you wanting to achieve and did we help you to achieve it?
I wanted to learn some strengthening exercises and improve my flexibility. I’m pretty active and I don’t want to slow down because that’s my personality. I wanted to keep doing all the crazy things I do and not have any problems while doing them.

What to Watch Out For:

Pain scale: 9/10
Pain description: Sharp, aching pain
Worse with:
  • Sleeping on shoulder
  • Putting on seat belt
  • Taking off sports bra
  • Push-ups
Better with:
  • Stretching
  • Ice
  • Ibuprofen

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