This month's success story comes from a local Mahopac/Carmel resident.
Kim, like most adults, was suffering from a deep achy pain in both her knees, was unable to keep up with her kids and saw her activity level decrease to almost nothing.
Under the advice from her surgeon she decided to undergo Bilateral Knee Replacements. A procedure by itself that can be daunting for one knee, never mind bilaterally.
Kim was up for the challenge and underwent the procedure on November 27, 2018 and following a short stay in the hospital was transferred to Helen Hayes Rehab for about a week. From there she arrived to us at Empire on December 17.
Unable to fully straighten her knees or bend them past 50 degrees, Kim was motivated to get her active life back. A flight of stairs at home at this time appeared to be the most challenging task. Determined to constantly push herself each session, our team at Empire and Kim were always on the same page in regards to her goals, would push her appropriately and following her doctors protocol.
As we approach 14 weeks since Kim’s procedure, she’s happy to report nearly no pain at all, a 180 degree turn in her quality of life and can see her self getting back to her old active lifestyle.
Congrats to Kim for the progress she has made in such a short period of time, we look forward to guiding you to all your goals!
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Dr. Tony Tanzi: Physical Therapist, Triathlete, Runner, Performance Coach