Dave is 65 years old with T2DM, pacemaker, overweight, partial knee replacement, PTSD. Dave first came to us with lower back pain. Having seen my physiotherapist colleague he was referred to me for core strengthening. Dave was a model patient completing all his home exercises and was soon pain free. Having felt the benefits of specific exercise Dave then asked about whether we could improve his “dickie” knee.
He continued with his knee exercises and was soon moving better than ever. We improved his gait patterns, strength and stability to a point that his orthotics (which he had stopped wearing when his back was sore), were no longer needed and actually caused pain and discomfort when worn.
Dave has T2DM and I encouraged him to partake in our 8 week T2DM program, prescribing him an individual exercise program to improve his condition. Dave had a triple bypass following a heart attack at age 43 and last year had a pacemaker inserted. I guided him through his cardiac rehab and he is now back into the full swing of things exercising daily, eating well and has never felt better.
Dave suffers from PTSD and every couple of months had to be admitted to St John of God hospital. Since commencing his journey with us Dave has lost 27kg, can tie up his own shoelaces, no longer takes T2DM medication, no longer uses orthotics, has not had to be admitted to St John of God hospital for 2 years, is pain free and can now jog part of his daily routine.
Story from Carly Grant, AEP, In2Motion.