Melodie is a past patient of TheraSport Physical Therapy and is currently a participant in the Alumni Program there. She worked with Diana Rizza, PT and Amy Lynch, MPT. Here is Melodie’s story, in her own words:
Why did you start physical therapy services?
Knee replacement brought me to physical therapy. It was the best thing that ever happened to me, and the next best thing was finding TheraSport. My home health therapist recommended TheraSport. As soon as I walked in and met Diana and Darlene, I knew it was the right place. I’ve also worked with Amy.
What was your favorite part of physical therapy?
You feel encouraged when you leave. You’re happy you were here. I always felt good, and I looked forward to coming back. I think it’s the attitude of the employees, and I make friends. The staff are all professional, but they know how to make exercise fun! And fun and exercise are not usually two words I associate, but I do now. You have fun when you come here — it’s not just exercise, it’s fun. After my physical therapy prescription ran out, I have continued as part of the Alumni Program that you offer, and I’m really glad you do. They’ll suggest different exercises [for me to do].
How would you describe your progress toward your goals?
They got me to walking again, without a limp. Before my knee replacement, I was in a wheelchair or [using] a cane — I could barely walk. I was almost immobile. And I wanted to be able to travel to visit my grandchildren. Now I can go up stairs, travel, anything I want to do! My quality of life has really improved from coming.