Moving With Hope Physical Therapy: Exploring Keitha’s Success Story
Keitha’s physical therapy intervention didn’t begin until four years after her accident. She wasn’t able to access any treatment until she moved to Florida and found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. However, she didn’t see any results from those sessions.
Another problem was that her living arrangement at the time was less than ideal. She did not have the proper bed for her needs, and nothing was handicap-accessible. Unfortunately, this caused her to regress in many of her motor skills such as transferring in and out of her wheelchair. The good news is that this was a skill she would relearn, among many others, at MWH.
Let's Get to Know Keitha
Keitha is a woman of many interests that are always changing. Currently, she enjoys adult coloring books, music (hip-hop, classic R&B, and reggae are her favorite genres), and sports. She attends live music and sporting events as much as possible. However, some venues can be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. She’s also politically active and enjoys being around like-minded individuals.
Our Physical Therapists Created a Unique Plan for Keitha
Our team of MWH medical professionals has helped Keitha to rebuild much of her physical strength. Her favorite exercise equipment is the MyoCycle. She also likes the pec fly for upper body strength and the rebounder for core work and hand-to-eye coordination. Because of her increased stamina, she needs fewer breaks between exercises. Furthermore, she is more independent when transferring in and out of her wheelchair.
Keitha values her time at MWH. Having a place to work out has been immensely helpful for both her physical and mental health. Now that she is at a place where she can be more self-sufficient. Keitha also feels more empowered in her community and can communicate better with others.
“I transfer better. I’m speaking up more,” she says. “I’m giving others more knowledge about how to deal with an individual in a wheelchair. Now, when I’m out in the community, there isn’t more effort needed to help me because I am stronger and have begun to educate people on dealing with a disability.”
She enjoys her relationship with our MWH’s staff. Not only do they make her feel secure and safe, but their positive feedback also helps to motivate her. This sense of community is important to Keitha, and she hopes to see MWH expand so that others can experience it, too.
What’s Next for Keitha?
Keitha wants to keep getting stronger. She already has a new fitness goal: to add battle ropes and Redcord to her routine. She also hopes that through therapy, she’ll be able to regain some sensation and eventually stand. Keitha also wants to fall in love, own a house, and live a happy, normal life.
So much of Keitha’s future is possible thanks to the regular progress she makes at MWH. “You guys are great,” she says. “Without getting into detail, you have answered one of my prayers, and I think you are one of the best non-profits going.”
Experience the MWH Difference for Yourself
Moving With Hope is your best choice for physical therapy in the Shelton, Connecticut area. We believe that everyone should have the best healthcare possible. So that is why we offer a wide range of services at greatly affordable prices.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you to feel better and get moving!