Why did you begin physical therapy services at DOAR East?
I had a car wreck, and it triggered pain in my back, knees, and shoulders. My doctor recommended physical therapy for my hips and legs. Location was a major deciding factor for coming [to DOAR East] because I live down this way. I keep coming because they are helping me. [At physical therapy] I am stretching my muscles. I’m hoping to continue physical therapy and add the upper body. Having been a P.E. teacher, I felt that I knew what to expect [at physical therapy].
Describe your progress so far.
When I started, there was so much pain that when I stood up and started walking, it just hurt so much. Now, just about all of the pain is gone from my knees. I use my home exercise program on days when I don’t come in for therapy. I am walking better and have a lot more movement than I had before. I was doing a lot of yardwork, but I still can’t do that with my shoulders because of excruciating pain.
How would you describe your experience at DOAR East and what would you share about it with others?
It’s been excellent. [The staff members at DOAR East] are really nice and fun to be around. They are very conscientious. I would share what a positive experience physical therapy [at DOAR East] has been for me.