Archive for the ‘Therapy Success Stories’ Category

October 6, 2015

Patricia Perry: Therapy Center of Carencro Success Story

Filed under: Blog,Physical Therapy,Therapy Success Stories — Kristi Fredieu @ 8:30 pm

Jennifer Harris, DPT with patient Ms. Pat Perry.Pat Perry was experiencing pain in her right hip during the early morning hours and upon getting out of bed. Not only did she have problems turning over, but once she got up, it took several seconds for her to stabilize herself into an upright position. Ms. Pat’s pain was experienced all over again every time she sat down and tried to stand back up. After fighting her pain for too long, she visited her doctor and x-rays showed mildly degenerative joint disease. Physical therapy was recommended.

Ms. Pat working to strengthen her hips and core using weighted leg raises.

“My previous experience with physical therapy didn’t result in any relief. In 2003, I was experiencing back pain and discovered that I had a herniated disk resulting in Sciatica. I have to admit that this go round, I was a little skeptical but decided to give PT a try again”, explains Ms. Pat. This time I chose to receive therapy with the Therapy Center of Carencro.

“I went to the clinic to schedule my first appointment. The receptionist, Stephanie, was very friendly. When I arrived for my appointment, I learned that Jennifer Harris was to be my therapist. We discussed my history and she started me with my procedures. Although I was having problems with the hip, she treated my back and hip together. After a few sessions, I could already feel relief. I no longer have the early morning pain; I can sleep without any discomfort and can stand normally.”

I am thoroughly pleased with the Therapy Center and its staff. If you are in need of PT, I highly recommend them!”

~ Pat Perry

Stay tuned in to our blog for more Therapy Center Success Stories. Therapy Center offers physical therapy services in all four of our outpatient clinics in Louisiana. For your free evaluation, contact us today!

September 17, 2015

Marlena Patin: Therapy Center of Carencro Success Story

Filed under: Blog,Physical Therapy,Therapy Success Stories — Kristi Fredieu @ 8:38 am

MarlenaPatinSS_CarencroMs. Marlena Patin recently underwent a total knee replacement and completed her therapy treatments with Margaret Rozas, PT at the Therapy Center of Carencro. She expressed her gratitude to the staff who cared for her and wanted to share her experience with others who may be looking for physical therapy care.

“I could not have received any better therapy than what I received with Ms. Margaret. I started therapy 2 weeks after surgery. Margaret was so understanding with me and told me she was looking for quality before quantity. The staff was so welcoming and pleasant to work with. It was a blessing to be assigned to Ms. Margaret for my physical therapy.”

“What I would say to others who are currently undergoing therapy treatments is that the only place to go would be the Therapy Center. Ms. Margaret and the Therapy Center staff are generally concerned about your recovery. Their bed side manner is the best! You couldn’t ask for better. They treat you like you were part of their family.”

 Stay tuned in to our blog for more Therapy Center Success Stories. Therapy Center offers physical therapy services in all 4 of our outpatient clinics in Louisiana. For your free evaluation, contact us today!


August 10, 2015

Employee Spotlight: Dodie Jones

Dodie Jones--employee spotlightTherapy Center recently received a letter of appreciation from a former patient of Valley View Health Care.  Mr. Rob Turner attributes his success and recovery to the therapy team at Valley View. 

Mr. Turner was admitted to Valley View on May 15, 2015 subsequent to successful L2-L3 spinal stenosis surgery by Dr. Ilyas Munshi at Lafayette General Hospital.  Post-surgery, he had no control or feeling in both legs.  When he began therapy at Valley View, he was confined to a wheel chair and had to make supervised wheel chair transfers on a board. 

After about eleven weeks of intense therapy by Therapy Center’s skilled and dedicated team, Mr. Turner is able to utilize a walker to get around and able to take steps without a walker for a short periods of time.  He wrote a special note about one particular therapist that helped him on the way to his recovery.

“There are some additional comments I would like to make regarding my therapy at Valley View Health Center.  I would be remiss if I did not include my interaction with the therapists and what I consider extra effort by Dodie Jones.

As time passed I feel like I became friends with all of the therapists.  We discussed various issues including therapy activities, family experiences, shared family photos, joked with each other, and other interpersonal issues.  Being in such a friendly atmosphere definitely contributed to me wanting to be in therapy and working towards everything I could do toward a recovery.

Just by nature of the therapy, I spent more one-on-one time with Dodie Jones.   My safety and recovery was obvious and ever present in her mind and behavior.  Ms. Jones improvised safe activities, like steps and leg squats, to simulate my home needs. Several times she commented that she had another idea during the night. She also introduced Electrical Muscle Stimulation therapy to first improve my thigh muscle tone and then to strengthen my left knee that was chronically “giving out” and folding when I was walking.  I do not know if the EMS therapy is a common treatment with most therapy activities, but it sure helped me.  Because of the results, I have purchased an EMS unit and am using it at home to continue the treatment.  Ms. Jones’ ideas and dedication certainly impacted my therapy.

Ms. Jones is definitely an asset to Therapy Center.”

If you would like to see more success stories from Therapy Center, please visit TheTherapyCenter‘s YouTube channel.

April 13, 2015

Therapy Center: Sam Barker’s Success Story

sam barker pic to useAfter multiple falls and an extended hospital stay, Sam Barker’s family made the decision to send him to Lake Charles Care Center for rehabilitation.  When Sam began his therapy there, he was in a wheelchair, unable to even stand on his own.  Through intense physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy with Therapy Center’s team of dedicated therapists, Sam began fighting his way back to the independence he enjoyed before his hospital stay.  Here is the story of Sam Barker, told by Sam Barker himself.

The road to recovery can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be travelled alone.  Therapy Center offers the best in rehabilitative services for long-term residents or patients needing short-term care after an illness or surgery.  To watch more stories like Sam Barker’s, visit the Therapy Center Success Story section of our blog.

April 9, 2014

Success Story: Bernice Gary

Filed under: Blog,Therapy Success Stories — Kristi Fredieu @ 11:32 am

After suffering a major heart attack last year, Bernice Gary spent over a month in the hospital, where her family said their last good byes. Upon transferring to an LTAC facility, she lost her will to fight and was declared “Failure to Thrive”.

“I’m so thankful and overwhelmed with the Maison Teche facility and staff and the amazing Therapy Center therapy team.” says Ms. Bernice’s son who’s been with her every step of the way, “They’ve given me my mother back and she’s actually sharper now than before she got sick.”

Ms. Bernice’s road to recovery began when her family sent her to Maison Teche Nursing Center for therapy. Upon arriving at Maison Teche, Ms. Bernice was in severe pain and required total care. Her team of therapists knew that they had a lot of work to do to get Ms. Gary back to the independence she had before her hospital stay, and they were up for the challenge! Through the support of her family and intense physical, occupational, and speech therapy, she regained full function. In January 2014, Ms. Bernice proudly walked the halls of Maison Teche for her therapy graduation ceremony before returning home!

The road to recovery can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be traveled alone. Therapy Center offers the best in rehabilitative services for long-term residents or patients needing short-term care after an illness or surgery. Contact Us today for more information.

October 16, 2013

Success Story: Lucy Leger

Ms. Lucy Leger became a short-term resident at Amelia Manor nursing home in January 2013. Following a 4 week hospitalization for a ruptured appendix and double pneumonia, Ms. Lucy was extremely weak and exhibiting numerous deficits upon arrival to Amelia Manor. She decided that a skilled nursing facility would be the best place for her recovery due to her condition upon discharge from the hospital and the fact that she needed to return home quickly to take care of her husband. Ms. Lucy received intense physical, occupational and speech therapy so that she could return to her independent lifestyle.

Please watch her story of recovery while she was in our care.


June 28, 2013

A Step Closer to Home: Marketing Boosts Census

Filed under: Blog,Therapy Success Stories — Tags: , , , — Kristi Fredieu @ 1:00 pm

Increased scrutiny on inpatient rehabilitation and acute hospitals has left a large population of elderly patients with limited options for a successful and independent return to home. Therapy Center provides significant education and marketing to ensure that local physicians and hospitals are aware of the interim need that skilled nursing facilities can fulfill.

The secret to successful utilization of therapy in the SNF setting is obtaining a therapy census that will necessitate a full-time therapy team in your facility, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

At Therapy Center, we work with our partner facilities to determine top referring hospitals and physicians in order to tailor a marketing strategy that will help build and maintain a strong Part A census. Patients who possess the desire and potential to successfully return home are great candidates for a successful short-term rehab stay. There is no greater testament to the success of a SNF therapy program than a patient who has come into the facility unable to live independently and returned home to spread their success story to the community. These patients have a positive impact on RUG levels as well as facility morale and overall participation in therapy.

With the help of our partner facilities, Therapy Center has implemented private rooms, therapy gyms, the use of specialized equipment — including hydraulic standing frames, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and a variety of other treatment approaches, to maximize progress with therapy. In addition, our full-time therapy team is readily available to your patients all day.

Thus far, we have achieved as high as an 83% success rate in returning patients with a goal of going home, back to their residence. Because of our dynamic approach to rehabilitating geriatric patients, Therapy Center has received positive feedback from physicians, hospitals, families and discharge planners. We remain committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and thorough communication of patient progress to the appropriate referral sources.

Take a few minutes to watch this short video of one of our many success stories and contact Therapy Center to learn how our therapy program can benefit your nursing home or even help one of your loved ones return home successfully after a recent hospitalization.

May 2, 2013

Therapy Success Story: Mary Fontenot

Ms. Mary Fontenot became a short-term resident in Acadia St. Landry Guest Home to receive therapy services after several stays in acute care hospitals and long term acute care (LTAC) facilities. Arriving at the nursing home weak, unable to walk and ineffectively managing normal daily activities, Ms. Mary has now progressed to modified independent and can now return home to live with her husband.

Therapy services are available for long-term residents, as well as for patients in need of short-term care after an illness or surgery. All of our partner facilities are equipped with a skilled nursing unit to allow for more focused rehabilitation.