When thinking about physical therapy, it is not uncommon for people to envision injured athletes running on treadmills, lifting weights, and preparing to get back into competition. While that is certainly a patient base that we care for at STAR Physical Therapy, we also serve many patients that have suffered strokes, balance disorders, and repetitive falls. For these folks, the goal is not to get back to sport. Often times their goal is to be able to regain the use of their limbs and to walk safely and independently once again.
Meet Cissy Voight – Director of STAR Physical Therapy’s Balance and Vestibular Program. Cissy cares for patients at our Green Hills office. She is a Board Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist, a Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapist, and an LSVT BIG
® Certified Clinician for Parkinson’s Disease. Cissy also serves as adjunct faculty at the Belmont University School of Physical Therapy in Nashville, Tennessee. Cissy cares for patients that have suffered a variety of ailments including inner ear disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, lower extremity weakness, and strokes. All of these can lead to difficulty using limbs and risk of falling.
Recently, One Magazine published a story featuring one man’s journey to recovery following a near-fatal stroke. Click here to read the article. The story, as shared by Jack Williams, is vibrant and touching as he chronicles his rehabilitation experience with Cissy Voight. As you will see in the article, the rehabilitation process is often difficult but becomes a labor-of-love. Congratulations on your “graduation” Mr. Williams. We are honored that you partnered with us on your physical therapy journey!