Deborah Perryman Overcomes BPPV

Some of you may know me, and some of you may not. I just wanted to take the time to share with you about my time at Elite Physical Therapy.   Approximately three years ago, I was involved in a terrible car accident.  I do not remember anything about the accident due to the damage I suffered at the initial contact of the accident.  I was severely wounded and was life-flighted from the scene of the accident.  I was flown to Vanderbilt UMC and immediately sent to the operating room.  There was an eight inch diameter blood clot on my brain, in addition to a host of other problems that I would experience in days, weeks and months to come.  Throughout this journey, I was introduced to more of the medical field than I would have ever dreamed. As the days weeks and months passed, I made it to a time in this journey where I, along with lots of doctors help, would finally narrow all of the many problems down to just a manageable few.  Being able to fix/manage these last areas of concern allowed me to be put back into the real world and be able to function as normally as possible.

Upon release from the hospital, some of the worst experiences I had are what the doctors referred to as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV).  This created some pretty tough balance troubles.  Upon the doctor’s recommendation for physical therapy, I elected to visit Elite Physical Therapy and Balance to hopefully get me the help I needed.  They helped me attack the BPPV problem first.  Within a few weeks I was shocked at the difference in daily life that I was experiencing.  Methodically, one-by-one, we worked through each remaining issue.  The staff at Elite PT&B are some really great people; this group of physical therapists, as well as the rest of the staff, love their jobs.  They have so much knowledge.  They took the time to explain what was wrong and why it was happening that way.  When you can’t walk for falling, or walk into doorways, it’s time to take charge, and we did.  The Elite PT&B team took time to listen to what was wrong and led me down the road to recovery.

Within just a few weeks at Elite PT&B, I was shocked at the difference in daily life that I was experiencing. With my “Get Up and Get At It” attitude and their knowledge and visible desire to want to help me; We Did It! To My EPT Family: “My cup runneth over.” Words alone can’t begin to describe the appreciation I have for each and every one of you. Thank You!

Deborah Perryman


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