Q&A with Patterson PT Client
What first brought you to Patterson PT?
The first time I came to Patterson PT was for physical therapy for my hip replacement back in 2011. All my neighbors said there’s only one place you can go, and that’s Patterson PT. They were correct!
What are you up to now?
I have been coming to Patterson PT for years for both physical therapy and Fit Club, and it has made a huge difference in my life. Daily activities that I used to struggle with like walking over bumpy grass, or picking things up off the floor are much easier for me now after exercising with Patterson PT. I also feel I have more energy and stamina than I did before. Most importantly, I have greater self-confidence in my ability to accomplish certain tasks. I am much more confident doing things like going up and down stairs and getting up off the floor, which makes a big difference in my life because it does not limit me from traveling or visiting new places.
How did Patterson PT help get you to where you are now?
Because of my neuropathy, I needed to keep my body in fit condition as much as possible to keep the neuropathy in my legs from getting worse. I started attending Fit Club after my physical therapy, which brought me greater confidence in balance and total body strength. This year, I started the AquaFit class which has been incredible! AquaFit is fantastic because there is more resistance with less gravity, which gives you a total body workout without pain. I know this class has helped improve my strength and balance in everyday life. I also like AquaFit because Randi is able to include people of all different abilities and experience levels, which doesn’t exclude anyone from being part of the class. It’s fun to make friends while exercising.
I really notice how much Fit Club and AquaFit have benefited me in my daily life. After taking 2 months off because I was traveling over the summer, I realized how much it was helping me once I had stopped. Now, I realize it’s so important I never want to give it up!
What is your favorite thing about working at Patterson PT?
The people and the therapists. Everybody says it’s a family type of atmosphere, definitely not a normal clinical experience. Here, I’m not just a number, I know everyone at Patterson PT cares about me. You feel welcome every time you come in, which is important. The camaraderie built within the group classes is also fun. It makes me want to go to exercise because we joke and have a good time.
Additionally, I’m not just treated for one specific problem. Therapists and trainers here look at my whole body and give general helpful tips, which really makes a difference.
Most importantly, I have great trust in the ability of the therapists.