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Cheryl: Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

A woman smiles. She has short red hair, blue eyes, and wears a striped collared shirt and bright red lipstick.

Cheryl, a retired UPMC nurse, was used to being active and on her feet; however, after going through chemo, she was left with numbness in her feet and balance issues. A former colleague recommended Cheryl try physical therapy focused on post-chemo symptoms.

With a UPMC Rehabilitation Institute outpatient location close to home, Cheryl was able to work with her physical therapist two days a week to manage her symptoms and imbalance. By improving her strength, flexibility, and endurance, she has gained personal confidence.

"My physical therapist taught me exercises that you can do at home to continue improving; it gives you a sense of security."

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