Hailey Uggla

Hailey U. - PT

 

Hailey’s mom: 

As a mom/parent it’s hard to see your child go through anything and not be able to help/fix whatever the problem is. When Hailey was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I was heart-broken that my baby was in pain 24/7 with no cure, and really didnt understand how physical therapy was going to be any help, but I was going to do whatever I needed so Hailey could have the best quality of life. My best friend, Brigida,told me about where she took her son for therapy and I decided to try it out. Since our first appointment, Hailey and I were really impressed with how Caitlyn worked with her. Caitlyn listened and having someone believe Hailey was huge. When you have an invisible illness people look at you and don’t see anything, like a broken arm, so they don’t understand how she’s in pain or she will be fine one minuteand lying down in pain the next minute. Hailey was very weak when we first started coming to TherapyWorks.  She couldn’t carry her backpack, she fell all the time, she wasn’t able to ride bikes with her brother and she couldn’t do sports.  The list goes on and on.  Since Hailey has been coming to TherapyWorks, I believe for 2-3 years, she has worked hard.  Caitlyn is an amazing physical therapist coming up with ways for Hailey to get stronger that didn’t cause more pain; which changes constantly.  What was fine one week, that same exercise may hurt the next time.  I was amazed how Caitlyn always came up with something new. Hailey had to put in the work to get better though. Unfortunately, Caitlyn and I couldn’t do the work for her. To help her get better, it was up to Hailey to use what Caitlyn was teaching her. There were times Hailey would get discouraged or have a bad flare up which set her back, but she never gave up and wants other kids to know they can’t give up.  You have to keep working hard and you’ll get better. You’ll feel better as long as you put in the work. Everyone here at TherapyWorks is awesome, encouraging, positive and amazing with kids.  If we run into a scheduling issue, one of the other therapists would work with Hailey.  Also, when we did water therapy, we worked with other therapists at TherapyWorks.  Everyone is always wonderful with her. Hailey’s hard work has paid off.  The 2017 school year, Hailey was able to carry her backpack for school.  She was able to try out for cheer.  She doesn’t fall all the time.  She’s able to play with her brother and I know she’s going to continue to succeed.  I’m so proud of Hailey and we are really blessed to have found TherapyWorks.

 

Hailey Uggla 

“I’ve been going to physical therapy at TherapyWorks for a long time. To be honest, I never thought it would help, but it has! You don’t know it’s working until you can do activities you never could. For example, I was so weak I could not carry a backpack and now I’m able to. Also, I could not do a plank and now I can hold it for longer than a minute!The therapist can’t do it alone, I had to work for it and push my limits, not giving up. That is the key, even when its hard, you can’t give up! You have to keep pushing and working. I get it, therapy takes time, but it’s worth it. I’m a cheerleader and we stand up a lot. I usually was unable to go a whole game without leaving the sidelines and going to sit in the stands, but now it’s not a problem to cheer throughout the entire game.”