We love patient testimonials and especially love kicking off a new week with one like this!
Read about M.S. patient, Brenda, and how aquatic therapy with Generation Care Doctor of Physical Therapy, Laura Kate Covey, has made such an impact on her life:
“Physical therapy has been a part of my life on and off most of my life. In 1981, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. M.S. is an incurable, progressive, and crippling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms vary from person to person, from mild to progressive. One thing that it hasn’t changed is the importance of not giving up hope and to keep on moving as much as possible despite the pain and weakness.
While physical therapy (aka Chinese torture) has been a part of my life for years, it has been only about a year since I’ve been coming to Generation Care. Either I have one-to-one therapy or I take part in the MySTEPs program.
The thought of loving or even liking physical therapy before Generation Care was inconceivable. I’ve had both land therapy and aquatic therapy before. So, what makes the difference now? The care. My therapist, Laura K. is professional, compassionate, inspiring, informative, and a blast to work with. Sometimes I don’t understand why Laura K. has me do a new exercise, I have learned to have a heart attitude of trust or “as you wish.” The gal knows her profession… and she will always answer my questions if I really want to know why.
Even though motion (land and water physical therapy) can be and sometimes is very painful, I no longer think of it as Chinese torture, nor do I dread it. I experience the difference aqua therapy makes in strength, flexibility, balance, and it has improved my ability to walk. Is it easy? Not always. Have I experienced setbacks? Yes. But Laura K. is a HOPE Giver, not a hope sucker. The constant struggle with pain and weakness tends to wear me down at times. Laura K. picks me up (yes, this is possible –even physically IN water).
While I have always known the importance of keeping a prevailing hope and faith in God while fighting MS, I never experienced the difference physical therapy (especially aqua therapy) made in my life until now. Why now, after 47 years of MS and physical therapy have I gotten this revelation? I believe because of the care. Laura K. cares. The staff at the desk at Generation Care cares. They are kind and considerate.
They are the CARE in Generation Care.
What a difference YOU make in my life. Thank you from my heart.” – Brenda
Laura Kate specializes in neurological therapy and is AMAZING! Please get in touch with us to make an appointment with Laura Kate or to learn more about therapy options if you have M.S.