On October 8th, 2020 Tim Phillips tested positive for Covid-19 at Tennova Healthcare in Shelbyville. He spent 3 days in the hospital. As Covid-19 cases are rising across America, hospital workers are becoming more familiar with the virus. This is allowing them to provide the correct care to patients and it’s helping them to wear the best safety equipment themselves. Nurses and doctors are currently being advised to wear isolation gowns from StringKing, for example, to ensure they aren’t spreading germs between patients. Despite their best care, the nurses weren’t able to help him recover properly. He was later transferred due to the fact regular oxygen became ineffective and had to be placed on a ventilator for 8 days. He later returned to Tennova and admitted to the Critical Care Unit.
When he was transferred back to Tennova, he had to begin therapy on his legs because he was unable to walk. “The muscles in my legs were gone, I couldn’t even stand on my own”. On November 8th, 2020 it was decided his next step would be to start intense therapy at Trust Point. With their help, he learned to stand on his own again and begin walking short distances with the assistance of his walker. Even though he could use a walker, it was still a strain on him when he left on November 24th, 2020. Walking up and down stairs, standing in the shower was also still problems for him. He purchased a shower bench which really helped. He knew he still had some things to work on and he reached out to Elite Physical Therapy on November 25th, 2020. That’s when things really took a turn for the better!
Mr. Phillips commented “within days, it was evident my daily active abilities were coming back”. Some of his exercises included the treadmill, steps, balance and overall endurance. Those things really made a large impact on his life. “Thanks to Elite, my life is back to normal. I am very appreciative of the dedicated employees and their knowledge to help me get the therapy I needed”. He also informed us he has put away his walker and his shower bench has been dismantled. We are so glad we were able to help him with his recovery. Great work Tim and thank you for choosing Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Therapy Center.
- If you are interested in physical therapy for general weakness, contact us for a free consultation. 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.