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Norma Stuyvesant
Inspired By Another Patient’s Testimonial

Norma Stuyvesant a vibrant, good humored, active woman of 75 years was reading an article in Senior’s Today newspaper, and inspired to seek therapy at ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center. Norma had been suffering with a torn rotator cuff, much like the gentleman in the article. She had been suffering with pain for about a year… But, as the year rolled on, the pain just got gradually worse.


Norma had gone to an orthopedist and received cortisone shots, which only worked for a couple of months. She sought help from a traditional physical therapy clinic, but none of the help she received relieved her pain. After reading the article in Senior’s Today, she thought she would give ARC a try. Norma was a little nervous about receiving acupuncture, but after her first treatment, she said, “After the treatment, I thought to myself, Gee that didn’t hurt a bit”.


While receiving therapy at ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center, Norma had been given massage therapy, manual therapy, physical therapy, exercise instruction and acupuncture with stimulation. When Norma was almost done with her treatments, she said, “When I first came to ARC, I had a constant ache that would hurt more when I used my shoulder and now the ache is completely gone!” Norma said that when she came to ARC, her pain level was 8 out of 10, and after 10 visits her pain level was down to a 2 and has times when she has absolutely no pain at all.


Norma went on to say, “Now that my pain is gone, driving is a lot easier and basic everyday activities, like getting dressed, are much easier. You don’t realize how much the pain is affecting your life until you don’t have it anymore and life all of the sudden gets easier!” Norma was very happy that the staff took their time with her and showed genuine interest in her recovery. Norma has already recommended a friend of hers to come to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center for therapy.