Patient Success Stories
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“There are several reasons I sought out physical therapy after having COVID-19. I had done some physical therapy while in the hospital, and it was due to that that I was able to learn to walk again. Also, it was recommended to me by just about every doctor and nurse I interacted with. I left the hospital with bad neuropathy, pain in my shoulder, a severely deconditioned and weak left arm and chronic fatigue. Select Physical Therapy offered a new program for COVID-19 recovery, and that was the final push I needed to get started.
“Given that I had a life-threatening case of COVID-19, my road to recovery will be long. But in the last week or two especially, I have started to notice absolute changes. I have more energy and feel more focused. I am doing the exercises provided to me by my physical therapist each day and I believe that it is helping me in many ways. I still have pain and limitations in my shoulder and on my left side, but I believe that will come in time and improve with patience.”
Those were the sentiments of Phillip, a current patient receiving treatment through our Recovery and Reconditioning Program with Virginia Fung, P.T., DPT, OCS, COMT, center manager, at Select Physical Therapy in San Francisco, California. Phillip’s story was recently highlighted in Business Insider and can be read by clicking here. We're so proud of the strides he has made thus far and are honored to help him along his road to recovery.
“My occupational therapist helped strengthen my wrist and create mobility that wasn’t present after my accident. The treatment helped me return to the activity I really enjoy, BMX.”
Those short, but sweet sentiments were courtesy of Coltin, a former patient of ours, in regards to the treatment he received from Cheryl Zwerenz, OTR/L, CHT, COMT, at our Blue Springs, MO location. Following surgery to repair a distal radius fracture, Cheryl created a customized treatment plan focusing on range of motion, strengthening, movement and balance exercises for his wrist and elbow and general conditioning. We’re happy to report that thanks to the power of occupational therapy, Coltin has successfully returned to his favorite activity.
“I am one of many Army veterans who was exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Nearly forty years after my discharge I was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. While Veterans Affairs has provided excellent medical care, I was referred to Select Physical Therapy for additional help with my balance and gait.
I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Margarita, physical therapist, at your Winter Haven, FL location. I found the LSVT BIG program to be exceptional as my confidence in both my physical and mental abilities have increased well beyond my expectations. Thanks to this program, my journey with Parkinson’s will be more manageable. I’m looking forward to attending the focus group and continuing the therapy program at home. I’ll forever be indebted to Margarita and Select Physical Therapy for my improved quality of life!”
“Select Physical Therapy has played a big role in ensuring I’m healthy and in top form for the World Cup. I’m so excited to be representing my country on the world stage and so grateful for Kenny, Lindsey and everyone at Select Physical Therapy!”
Samantha Mewis is a midfielder for both the United States Women's national soccer team and the North Carolina Courage. For several months, she worked with our therapy team in Garner, NC following a knee and a few overuse injuries. The clinical team created a customized treatment program focused on improving Samantha’s strength, stamina and activity tolerance to ensure a safe return to the field.
“Over the years, I have worked with Karen, an occupational therapist, and your Homestead Village team on a number of occasions. Karen has an immense passion for her work and patients. Her expertise is second-to-none and the way she explains the treatment is very easy to understand. There has been a trust and bond built between us and I never question anything she tells me.
During the beginning of my latest round of treatment, I was progressing as I hoped, but there was still some discomfort. Karen suggested that I try cupping as she felt it would make a huge difference in how I was feeling. My shoulder began to feel looser, stronger and the discomfort slowly subsided. I truly believe that cupping was the extra push I needed to get my shoulder back to normal.
I would recommend Select Physical Therapy to anyone. Above all else they have created an environment that feels like family and I believe they strive to make all of their patients feel like that.”