As a practicing physical therapist, I found myself as a patient dealing with Piriformis Syndrome. My testimony involves self diagnosis and self treating. After a “bout” of over-activity that seemed to cause consistent numbness down the posterior aspect of my left leg with left foot parenthesis (abnormal sensations). Several doctors visits with a missed diagnosis left me self treating for over 2 years and for a time,
Deborah’s story of how she battles chronic knee inflammation with Physical Therapy and the use of dry needling… While in college I went on a ski trip to Vale, Colorado. On the first morning, halfway through my second downhill run, I slid on a patch of ice and lost control. As I fell,
Dylan Lafrenz is a patient at our Cool Springs location in Franklin. Dylan is an athlete and likes to play football and lift weights. He had a minor meniscus injury that occurred in a football game, but finally tore it completely while squatting weights. The injury required Dylan to have meniscus surgery and has kept him from being active,
Carilu Robinson’s successful physical therapy rehab from a Total Hip Replacement. Carilu was a competitive gymnast when she was younger. She believes all the competitions she was in, coupled with breast cancer & chemo later helped deteriorate her hip. Carilu’s physical activities had really slowed down from the constant pain. After 18 months of hip pain,
Ben Woodruff’s hand pain came when he was taking a Jiu Jitsu class and fractured a finger grappling his opponent. Grappling, as in wrestling, is a sport that consists of gripping or seizing the opponent. Ben remembers trying to brace himself and accidentally put all his weight on his left ring finger which fractured it.
Read about Chuck’s recovery from back pain through the use of Physical Therapy. Chuck Brown has had back pain issues for a long time, but this June 2019 beach trip to Florida will be one he will remember as a painful one. He knew it was time to professionally address his chronic back pain and have a safe recovery.
Daniel Morrison was looking forward to running the Nashville Marathon when he quickly suspected he might have IT Band Syndrome. Not long after he began training for the marathon, he noticed a sharp pain on the outer part of his knee. Occasionally, it even caused his knee to ‘lock-up’ and prevent his running.
Hindsight is 20/20. It’s easier to know the right thing to do after it has happened. Here is Kathy Perry’s story of a frozen shoulder. Last summer, she noticed her left shoulder pain and how it wanted to freeze up and continually got worse. She ignored it until October. Kathy’s doctor prescribed physical therapy 2 times a week,
Mike Rittenberry’s story of how he quickly went from back pain to relief through direct access at Elite Physical Therapy.
Due to recent storms and blown down limbs, Mike Rittenberry had an abundance of broken sticks and limbs to pick up from his yard. Within a couple of days, he began to have back spasms and back pain that he attributes to all the bending he was doing to clean up his yard.
Even when Megan Bledsoe did not know what she had done to cause wrist pain on her right hand, she knew it was time to get it looked at. Megan attends cosmetology school where she uses her hands and wrists repetitively. Even with minimal pressure put on her wrist, it was extremely painful.