I am a 50 year old Caucasian woman who has spent the last 3 years of her life in a physical therapy office, and continue to do so.
Sadly I have experienced a lot of different aliments that physical therapy has been recommended for.
I have 2 herniated discs in my neck at c3/c4 as well as herniated discs in my back at L5/s1Ii have a torn labrum in my right shoulder. All of this is accompanied by a tremendous amount of arthritis.
As if that weren’t enough I am also currently receiving PT for a surgery I recently had to remove a morton neuroma from my foot.
While in PT I have received a lot of manual stimulation to help relieve a lot of the tension associated with all of my issues. Additionally I have received heated ultrasounds and stim. I have done countless exercises for all the different issues.
Just about every time we start a new PT session I am asked “May I see your MRI?”. Or “When was your last MRI?”. Sadly I never had that information with me.
If I had access to FootprintID then, all of these questions could be answered in an instant and my PT session could continue as planned. Instead we had to wait for the assistant to call and locate my MRI and have it sent over.
There was one occasion when we could not get my prior MRI in a timely fashion and I had to have it repeated I wasn’t happy with the time or cost of that!
I have also been prescribed different medications to see if they can help with stabilizing different levels that are off in my body. It would have been so much easier to pull up my footprint ID and show my therapist my blood results instead once again we were stuck hunting down my results and more often than that having to repeat blood work.
Finally – FootprintID became part of my life. It stores all of my documents and images-amongst any other health and medical information I choose, so I am never without them. It has been so helpful during my current round of PT for my foot. The physical therapist can also see the doctor’s notes from each time I go for a re-check and incorporate them into their plan.
I now know that if any of these body parts need medical attention again- I have stored all of my information and imaging. I may be able to avoid another test and/or my new test will be so much more meaningful being able to compare it to my prior results. And I don’t have to explain anything to the doctor- all the information is right there for them to see.
PT has been very helpful to me in my rehabilitation. With FootprintID as a partner in my rehabilitation I can be even more successful!