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“This is a miracle” Geri W., Age 100:

Clinical Results 

For years, Central Baptist Village Resident Geri W. had suffered from issues in her left shoulder, which had become worse over time. Her diagnosis was lateral adhesive capsulitis.

Geri’s pain level was nearly off the charts . . . 9 out of 10 on the Pain Assessment Face Scale. She was also losing mobility in her shoulder, which had a range of motion of only 0 to 60 degrees. As a result, she needed the highest of level of help when reaching for clothes hangers as well as some help with getting dressed and undressed.

Interested in restoring some mobility and reducing her need for help with dressing and household tasks, Geri worked with an occupational therapist at Central Baptist Village. The plan included two weeks of Megapulse® II Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy (PSWD), applied two to three times each week. In addition, the therapist included therapeutic exercise, stretching, joint mobilization, and training.

Geri’s results were remarkable. After two weeks, she could reach for clothing with just a little help, and needed only standby help with dressing. Her pain level was lowered to 6 on the Pain Assessment Face Scale, and her range of motion increased to 0 to 110 degrees, a 40-degree jump. She said, “This is a miracle. I haven’t raised my arm up this high for the longest time.

The occupational therapist reported that, thanks to the tremendous improvements in

Geri’s shoulder mobility and level of pain, they upgraded their goals for the treatment to a higher level. According to the therapist, including thermal shortwave diathermy treatments in the plan were key to helping Geri achieve such great results.

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