"Because of Donna's help I now can walk normally and without pain. For four years and four operations I had battled a congenital defect that caused severe arthritis in both knees. When I came to Donna I was out of options. I had a very severe limp. I could only walk up stairs with a cane. I could not walk further than a block without a rest. My balance was horrible. I had been told by my doctor and my pt that I would always be in pain and would always limp. I was only in my forties. Donna began with a very though evaluation and she started me on an exercise program. She explained why each exercise was important and why it would help. As I made progress she was always there with encouragement and support.
I never thought I would come as far as I did. My goal initially was to just be able to walk enough to have a normal life, to grocery shop, work and go out with family and friends without always wondering if I would be able to make it through. But not only did I achieve all those goals and lose my limp but now I can go for long walks, bike rides, and basically lead a normal active life without pain.
I still have pain occasionally however it is brief and through Donna's training I have learned how to help myself with gentle exercises and icing. I had been issued a life time handicap placard which I have retired to a drawer! I consider my progress nothing short of a miracle. There is not a week that goes by that I don't think about how lucky I am to have Donna's expert help."