Mary Ann Fully Funded

Exercise Therapy
Rheumatoid Arthritis, prolapse uterus, amputation, frozen shoulder
Equality Fitness & Recreation
4 months - Weekly Exercise Therapy/Transition Sessions
Edmonton, AB

$405.50 of $1,390.00 funded

  • Mary Ann's Story

    I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 40 years. My joints have been significantly impacted and flare ups are extreme. My last flare up (after being in remission for several years) caused a significant impact on my body and my overall health. Since this time, I have had several issues that have impacted my day to day movements and ability to be physically active. I require support to exercise and get my health back in order so I can maintain my independence.

    How will this treatment impact Mary Ann's life?

    I have had a recent flare up with my rheumatoid arthritis which set my health back significantly. With the flare up I was unable to exercise and my uterus prolapsed. Physiotherapy and exercise therapy will hopefully help to fix this issue and build muscles to decrease the risks of it happening again. I have also had all my toes amputated on my right foot and require exercises for balance to be able to maintain my functional independence.

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    Mary Ann Baxter


    My treatments were interrupted due to surgery in April. We went through exercises to help strengthen my legs before my surgery. It went so well that I have been able to keep up on the exercises at home. I appreciate how comfortable Bobbi-Jo made me feel with everything. She showed me simple and effective movements that I could manage on my own once she taught them to me. It made a huge difference for me and my post-surgery healing. I had a number of issues after surgery including pneumonia and haven't been able to get back. I was thrilled with everything that happened and look forward to continue the work.

    11 months ago