Yes You Can at 91
An inspiring story of Dolores, 91 years old, and her rehab journey from a hip fracture and surgery. Told by the doctors that most people with her injury and at her age will be wheelchair bound or at best, having to use a walker for the rest of her life, Dolores was not satisfied with that potential outcome.
Alison Nguyen, DPT, in our Garden Grove office had the pleasure of working with and being inspired by the grit, determination, and humor that Dolores displayed.
“It was a privilege meeting and working with Dolores,” Alison said. “She and others like her are why I became a physical therapist. Seeing someone at their worst, yet having the motivation to get better, and then seeing the improvement is an awesome feeling. Thank you Dolores for coming into my life and allowing me to be a part of your successful recovery. And thank you for letting us share your story to help and encourage others about what is possible.”
She put in the work and was able to return to her prior level of function, improving her quality of life. Our message is simple, if you are 19 or 91, don’t accept limits.
The road to recovery may not always be easy, but there is generally a path forward to reduce pain and increase function to improve quality of life, no matter the age. If you have failed PT elsewhere or aren’t getting the results you think you should, we are always here to help.