Release Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
The MOTION team was humbled and honored to celebrate YOU during Patient Recognition Week. Our goal is to recover every patient so you are able to “Get Back to What Moves You!” Reading your stories is always the highlight of our day. The ability to share the stories with others who are on their own journey is motivating and inspiring, not just for us, but also for the entire community. We hope you enjoyed reading the stories on social media but just in case you missed it, we have summarized the stories below.
A big, heartfelt thank you to the courageous patients who agreed to share their stories! We wish you continued health and happiness.
Amanda (Boston, MA)
Amanda has been in the Army for eleven years, and stationed in Boston, MA for the last two and a half years. She is working on completing an MBA program at Boston College, while working in the ROTC Department as an Assistant Professor of Military Science. She was recently promoted to the rank of Major. Amanda has been a patient at MOTION PT Group in Brighton, MA for approximately twelve months for ongoing right shoulder pain and right medial epicondylitis. She recently had right shoulder surgery on December 1, 2020. Amanda is a very passionate participant in CrossFit training, which translates into her strengthening/condition for the Military. Amanda has been able to pursue her passion of CrossFit throughout her recovery here at MOTION PT Group, even while in her sling! Amanda will continue working with MOTION to customize her a safe treatment plan in order to return to the Army and CrossFit, and continue to pursue her fitness goals.
Patricia (Long Island, NY)
Patricia had right knee surgery to realign her patella in 1979. Since that time, Patricia has not been able to walk reciprocally up the steps (step-over-step) in forty-one years until recently. On November 2, 2020, she had a right Total Knee Replacement and has been working diligently at MOTION for the past two months. She has increased her strength and active range of motion and for the first time in forty-one years, Patricia was able to walk reciprocally up the steps.
Bruce (Edgewater, MD)
When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the spring of 2020, I did not know what to think. Was I going to shuffle around with little baby steps forever? Would I continue to deteriorate and isolate myself? All this and more were quite a shock. After a few months of getting medications straightened out and coming to terms with this unforeseen path on life’s journey, my Parkinson’s neurologist suggested the LSVT BIG program (an intensive program designed specifically for patients with Parkinson’s disease to assist with the neurological deficits of the disease). I accepted. It was great to find a program close to home. The month long, one-on-one, individualized training was intense, but so beneficial. My coach tailored specific activities for me along with the LSVT BIG regime. Jessica encouraged me to think differently – to think BIG. We worked on getting my arms swinging when I walked and opening up my gait. It made such a huge difference, not only physically but also emotionally! Since completing the LSVT BIG program and though only about a year into this journey with Parkinson’s, there has been a marked improvement in my ability to stoop down and retrieve items. I have found movement around the house, up and down stairs and outside much more satisfying and enjoyable. I have even been looking forward to doing yard work and spring-cleaning, again!
Andrew (Rockland County, New York)
Three years ago, I started therapy for multiple injuries. I met with the personnel and was evaluated. I was told you will recover and it will take time. I was dismayed however, the atmosphere at the facility was charged with positivity. Setting the timer, the journey began. The MOTION team’s continuous devotion and professionalism is exemplary. If the timers all go off at once, keep in motion. I was able to recover from the injuries and cannot thank the MOTION team enough.
Congratulations to all of our patients, regardless of where you are in your journey. Keep moving and inspiring others! We appreciate being a part of the journey with you!