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Texas County Memorial Hospital’s physical therapy department received accolades from Maxine Roeder, new physical therapy patient, for her recent recovery from her leg injury.
Maxine and her husband recently moved to Missouri from the state of Washington. Shortly after their arrival, Maxine experienced a bad fall off their back porch resulting in a leg injury with much pain and the inability to walk properly.
“I went to Dr. Jonathan Beers, DO, TCMH internal medicine physician, who sent me for X-rays,” Maxine said. “After careful evaluation of the injury, Dr. Beers gave me a referral to the TCMH physical therapy department for treatment.”
Maxine explained that she had never done physical therapy before. She knew she wanted full capacity maneuvering back in her injured leg, so she was diligent in doing the exercises properly. After six weeks of physical therapy, she can go on long walks again and not endure any pain or limp in her leg.
“When Maxine arrived in physical therapy, we assessed her condition and immediately started exercises to help her heal from the damage done,” Ellen Willis, TCMH director of physical therapy, said. “She was a good patient who followed her exercise regime here and at home, which resulted in a great outcome.”
“Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, Dr. Beers and the physical therapy team were my first friends in the community,” Maxine said. “They are just like family, and I am forever thankful for them and their unbelievable quality of care.”
For additional information about physical therapy at TCMH, call at (417) 967-1270.