I came to ProCare Therapy Services to build my strength and coordination back on my left side after a brain tumor caused damage during mid to late 2014. My limitations really revolved around balance – stairs, walking, running with my lower half. My upper body strength and more frustratingly coordination in my left fingers, hand, arm, and shoulder were (in my opinion) ruined. This also caused a ton of emotional issues from being unable to lift, hold, carry or support anything on my left side. Typing became pretty impossible and is 80% of my job.
I went to therapy for PT at another clinic in Nov-Dec of 2014. It was decent – a good start; but when I was abandoned after the new year because of scheduling issues, I talked to the Brain Injury Foundation of RI. They highly recommended ProCare Therapy Services. I made appointments for PT & OT which I hadn’t been offered through RI Hospital. Working with Dorothy & Brandon for my evals, Erin & Santana with treatments in PT, and Brandon for OT immediately I could tell it would be great. What I like the most about the therapy is the personal connection, the patience, and the specialized treatment for my injury. I wasn’t getting that at the other clinic; I was actually told that I would never be “normal” again during my third visit. I’ve never been closer to normal than now after weeks of working hard with the amazing therapists ProCare Therapy Services put me with.
I haven’t felt this good about my balance and coordination with my left side in over a year and I’ve met some really great people! Each time I have a session, if something gets easier, you guys will find new ways and new movements/exercises to challenge me and force me to adapt so that I can recover even faster. I’m paid attention to in every aspect and I know that I’ll be doing the exercises correctly so that my recovery is not only quick but precise with good form. I’ve given a reference to RI Hospital’s Oncology Dept for ProCareTherapy Services, too. They should send all patients to you!