Penrose Physical Therapy
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Challenge

Travis started with Penrose Physical Therapy with complaints of falling, unsteady balance and weakness.   He was unable to balance on one leg.  He reported daily pain up to a 7/10 in his various arthritic joints: neck, back, shoulders, and knees.  Travis also had a disease called Myasthenia Gravis which affects the nerves and muscles.  He had multiple areas that were painful and that made it very challenging to find what exercises would work for him.

Solution

We listened to his main concerns and addressed them one by one.  We challenged his balance and worked on increasing his strength, endurance, and flexibility.  We addressed all of these components for the lower body, core, and upper body.  We worked on functional activities that would help him with tasks at home.  His exercises and home program were reasonable and not overwhelming.

Results

Over the course of working with the Penrose Team he was able to stand on one leg for 2 seconds!  He was able to walk 5 minutes before needing a break.  He was no longer falling or losing his balance.  Pain rarely reached a 5/10 at the time of completing his physical therapy.

I would like to express my overwhelming gratitude to Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy for improving my quality of life. I have arthritis is my neck, back, shoulders, and knees, as well as Myasthenia Gravis which affects my nerves and muscles. The entire staff was very knowledgeable, professional, and supportive while working with me to improve my strength and flexibility allowing me to better perform the daily tasks required for a more enjoyable life.
Travis Bell

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