Darlene Walker initially came to Elite Physical Therapy for spinal stenosis and to help prepare her for a total knee replacement. When Darlene first started her therapy, she was limited in walking, standing, climbing stairs, getting out of chairs, playing with her grandchildren, and was prone to falling due to her knee “collapsing”. Ms Darlene knew that it was a viscous cycle, her knee pain caused a limp which made her back worse and then her back pain decreased her exercise and activity. She knew the importance of treating her back by strengthening her core and knee before her surgery and boy was she ever right. She committed to Physical Therapy for several months prior to her total knee replacement and she has been a shining star through the entire process.
After completing therapy, Darlene states she is stronger than she ever could have imagined and has functional parity for the first time in many, many years. She feels stronger in her core and states ” her posture is so improved that friends and family notice and comment”. “I am a faithful believer in PT! The therapist I’ve worked with have been wonderful and supportive. They’ve explained functions over the course of treatment. They let me have a say in my goals, progress and the plan of PT.”
Mrs Darlene Walker has been a joy to work with the last 10 months. She was determined and walked away with exceptional results. Just look at her on that bosu ball. She has incredible strength and balance to be able to perform these squats. We are very proud of her and know she will continue to keep up the good work.
If you are having pain in your knee or have a total knee replacement scheduled, please come see us for a free consultation to see how we can assist you in your recovery. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.