“Before starting therapy, I wasn’t able to lift by foot and leg when sitting or lying down. It was very difficult getting in and out of vehicles, and I wasn’t able to drive. I had therapy so I wouldn’t have to depend on my grandchildren so much. After therapy, I am now able to do things on my own, It is getting easier to get into and out of a vehicle. I would encourage others to give therapy a try. Therapy may hurt at times and make you tired, but it helps in the long run. MCH therapy workers are very friendly and helpful.”
– Verna W.
“After a fall, I was unable to dress myself, wash my hair, or even bathe without help because of my hand and shoulder pain. Every movement of my right arm, hand, and wrist was painful. I went to therapy hoping to regain enough of my arm and hand to be able to care for my mother as well as be able to take care of myself. During therapy, OT helped the most with the hand using exercises, rubbing the joints and tendons, and helping with swelling. PT did ASTYM on my shoulder. It was amazing what that did for me. Theraband exercises have done wonders for my strength and the ASTYM improved my flexibility. Since therapy, I am now able to be self-sufficient again. I am able to care for my mother as well as the rest of my family. I am able to drive, dress, and lift a wheelchair. I am pretty much back to where I was before the fall. In fact, in some areas, I am better than I was. MCH therapy gave me my life back. Their goal is to relieve the pain and frustration that comes with injury. The therapists I worked with were very helpful, encouraging, optimistic, and compassionate. I could not have had better help on my journey back to ‘normal’.”
– Mary W.
“Before having a knee replacement, I had very limited movement of my left leg. After going to therapy at MCH, I have returned to normal activity. Having had two knee replacements with the rehab at MCH, I can attest that they do an excellent job. Everyone is very knowledgeable on your plan of therapy. If I had another bum knee, I’d look forward to coming back to MCH therapy for rehab.”
– Beverly N.
“Before therapy, I no longer could walk or sit for more than 30 minutes because of my knee pain. Consequently, I had become very inactive. When going to therapy, they explained what each activity did to get you back to full range of motion. They were all so encouraging that you wanted to achieve more each visit. After therapy, I have become much more active. I no longer have to bow out of activities because of my knee pain. I can’t imagine anyone would find a better team anywhere. We are lucky to have them at our hospital. I dreaded going to therapy a first, but then I was sad when my last session came.”
– Gail D.