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Patient Stories

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When Kristi came to occupational therapy at Adventist Health Portland, she had problems with balance and suffered from occasional falls due to Parkinson’s disease. A passionate hiker, Kristi wanted to improve her confidence walking so she could get back out on the trail. “My poor coordination prevented me from hiking challenging trails because I was unable to use my left walking stick,” she says.

Working with occupational therapist Linda Bright, OTR/L, Kristi began improving her balance and coordination to swing her left arm through LSVT-BIG therapy.

“Linda was amazing,” says Kristi. “She is knowledgeable, patient and extremely creative. She tailored several tasks and exercises to my treatment goals.”

Read Kristi’s full story.


"My most important goal was getting back to gardening — that and sitting to play bass guitar and doing my katas. Physical therapy showed me the right stretches and my therapist gave extra focus on how to hold and move my body... Now my hip and knee are so much better!"
July 2021, Adventist Health Clackamas Physical Therapy