Maylou Johnson, a Port Orange, ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center patient, had
been suffering with hip pain for 17 years and knee pain for 10 years. Maylou’s hip
was out of alignment and her chronic knee pain was the result of post surgical pain.
Because Maylou’s hip was out of alignment and knee was in constant pain, her balance
was quite off as well.
Before coming to therapy at ARC, Maylou had been falling with some frequency and
was constantly aware that she was in pain. Maylou was unable to do any activities
that required prolonged walking, therefore, shopping was out. Maylou would exercise
on her own, but it was not effective for pain management or balance improvement.
Because of her frequent falling, Maylou’s primary physician recommended that she
come to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center for pain management and balance training.
Maylou was surprised how she felt just after the first visit, she said, “I felt good
for the first time in a while!” While receiving therapy at ARC, Maylou had acupuncture,
physical therapy, manual therapy, medical massage, cupping and moxibustion.
After 14 visits, a month and a half of therapy, 17 years of hip pain and 10 years
of knee pain have subsided. Maylou said with relief, “I can walk without the fear
of falling!” Maylou went on to say, “I have more mobility in my knee, I can actually
lift it up now.” Maylou felt that the staff at ARC were all very professional and
caring. Maylou said she would be very comfortable recommending ARC to anyone in chronic