I’ve had scoliosis for 40 years and increased pain and limitations over the last 25. I’ve tried multiple types of physical therapy but had no improvement or new pains develop from the exercises prescribed. In 2012, I tore my hip labrum. It took 4 years to diagnose and I became even more weak in the one hip. In 2016 I had the labrum repaired. This surgery has a very slow recovery and I never fully recovered. One year ago, at 52 years old, I had a spinal fusion from L4-T10.
Three months after back surgery I came to Denise for Physical Therapy. We worked on tight back muscles but the hip and leg pain needed a lot more work and were the cause of episodes of overuse, pain and tightness. I was a very complex case that could not be treated with standard protocol. Denise listened, observed and created an individual plan. I had never met a therapist before that could think about the body the way she does. Other therapists regurgitate prescribed therapies but Denise truly understands body mechanics in a way that was necessary for my complex situation.If something didn’t work right, she always had a different way I could accomplish a goal. She was patient and kind. She felt like my partner in recovery and I could feel how happy and proud she was when I made progress. I am so grateful to her.