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  • Name: Pattie
  • Age: 60s
  • Pain point: Knee
  • Outcome:

    Was able to walk without pain in preparation for a 5 week cruise.

Pattie’s Story

How long did you wait before deciding on physical therapy and what was the obstacle?
It was 4 to 6 weeks [of pain]. You always imagine it’s going to get better and then you sort of think… “No, this isn’t”. I had been to other physical therapists before and they just give you exercises and you think, “Well I can do these at home.” There wasn’t the caring there or, I felt, the knowledge.

What was it and how bad was your problem prior to receiving physical therapy?
My knee was in terrible pain.

What was your pain preventing you from doing?
I couldn’t get in or out of the car comfortably or walk without pain.

What would you say to someone who was experiencing pain but skeptical about physical therapy?
See what [physical therapy] can do for you. You shouldn’t be in pain. My father used to say, “You use it or your lose it.” and I think that’s very right.

Out of all the things that you enjoyed about coming to Preferred Physical Therapy, what did you enjoy the most?
I love the manipulation part. You can feel that deep massage. And the atmosphere here is wonderful. It’s very friendly – from everybody! You feel like you’re coming home.

What were you wanting to achieve and did we help you to achieve it?
Oh, yes!

What to Watch Out For:

Pain scale: 6/10
Pain description: Pain above the knee cap and into the front of the thigh
Worse with:
  • Getting in and out of a car
  • Getting up and down from low chairs
Better with:
  • Resting
  • Stretching
  • Taking it out of a dependent position

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