Performance Physical Therapy Blog

by: Erin Galvin After being left paralyzed from the waist down, 54-year-old Vickie Hill went into an emergency surgery, and came out with severe weakness and decreased sensation in both of her legs. After a few days in rehab, Vickie left with a walker and came to Performance hoping to leave that walker behind. Vickie … Continue reading From Walker to Walking

by Erin Galvin David Tanzi found himself having trouble keeping up with his every-day activities. At just 63 years old, David couldn’t even get dressed or roll over in bed without experiencing shoulder pain. Day after day his pain progressed and after 7 months he’d had enough. David soon realized that the pain was not … Continue reading After months of shoulder pain David turns to Performance to regain his range of motion

by Erin Galvin 20 years of ankle pain and instability left Annemarie Palaya frustrated with the recovery progress she was making in physical therapy, and after an ankle reconstruction surgery she was not excited about having to go back.  This time she told her doctor that she wanted to try a new physical therapist, and … Continue reading She can walk, she can dance, and she can finally keep up with her kids

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

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