Performance Physical Therapy Blog

by Kate Vander Wiede After being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, Keith Begnoche turned to physical therapy to help him get back on his feet again When Keith Begnoche first came to the Smithfield clinic in 2016, he was hoping to get treatment for his knee – which he’d injured at his job, working … Continue reading With perseverance and balance training, Keith Begnoche is back on his feet

By Kate Vander Wiede Dr. Tyler Foster and PPT’s Smithfield clinic helped Jim recover after back surgery Jim Winsor had been struggling with back pain for years. At 68, Jim suffered from degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition that causes compression of the spinal nerves, leading to severe leg and back pain and difficulty walking. … Continue reading “Nothing I can’t do” – Jim Winsor gained back his confidence and strength in physical therapy

by Kate Vander Wiede When Susan Quackenbush, 67, broke her humerus bone (“Nothing funny about that,” she said), she and her orthopedic surgeon decided to treat the break with physical therapy, since surgery was risky given her lung cancer and chemotherapy treatments, and the fracture was likely minor enough to heal without it. Arm protected … Continue reading Nothing funny about it: Recovering from a humerus break with physical therapy

By Kate Vander Wiede After spinal surgery, Kerry Benson turned to Performance Physical Therapy to relearn how to stand and walk on her own. She got so much more. Kerry Benson, 24, has been going to physical therapy since she was a baby. She has mild cerebral palsy that affects her control of her legs, … Continue reading Surgery and physical therapy transformed Kerry Benson’s life and future

By Kate Vander Wiede Physical therapy and aquatic therapy give Laroche independence It wasn’t quite what Ed Laroche expected: becoming paralyzed at age 59. But three and a half years ago, after waking up from a medically-induced coma, that’s what he was. Admitted to the hospital with an rare and often-fatal disease – hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis … Continue reading A disease left him paralyzed. Now, Ed Laroche is working to walk again.

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