Performance Physical Therapy Blog

by Kate Vander Wiede Three years after a skiing accident destroyed the cartilage under her kneecap, and after three bouts of physical therapy at three different practices, 12-year-old Avery Guck was still struggling with pain, using crutches and a knee brace to get around. An active swimmer, sailor, and competitive gymnast since age 8, Avery’s … Continue reading Avery came to Performance for help getting back to competitive gymnastics

by Kate Vander Wiede Sylvia Azzarone’s pain was varied when she arrived at our North Providence clinic: she had pinched nerves in her spine, a deteriorating hip, and bad pain in her knee. She walked with a cane, shuffling instead of stepping, and she couldn’t stand for more than a minute without being tired. She … Continue reading After years of pain, Sylvia finally came back to physical therapy for help

by Kate Vander Wiede In December 2017, when Bob Scarry came to Performance’s Smithfield clinic, he’d been through a tough few weeks. After getting knee replacement surgery, he had ended up with a blood clot. Soon after recovering from that, he started physical therapy with his surgeon’s office, where a painful experience ended with his … Continue reading After a total knee replacement, Bob Scarry found positivity and progress at Performance

By Kate Vander Wiede After years of working through complicated medical problems, Frank DiPrete turned to physical therapy for help “I was a physical wreck,” Frank DiPrete said, laughing as he explained the state he was in when he first arrived for physical therapy last February. In the three years prior, he’d had chemotherapy to … Continue reading From wheelchair to walker: Despite setbacks and challenges, Frank DiPrete charged ahead

By Kate Vander Wiede Lisa started physical therapy in East Providence to address debilitating neck and back pain that was limiting her daily life Lisa Conrad came to the East Providence clinic after a car accident left her with debilitating neck and upper and lower back pain. Unable to take her lunch walks or go … Continue reading Lisa Conrad looked to Performance for help after a car accident left her in pain

 
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