Amanda V

I am 19 years old and have had chronic lower back and leg pain for several years. After a few surgeries, many different doctors, and no significant results, the problem persisted and got worse over time. Eventually, I ended up completely unable to stand or walk at all. My legs simply wouldn’t hold my weight and nobody could figure out why. I had been in a wheelchair for a month straight when I found Bright STAR. I had quickly gone from one or two days in a wheelchair a week to one or two out of the chair a month and then to no time out of it at all. Bright STAR completely gave me my life and my freedom back. I had only been to therapy a couple times before they had me walking on the Life Gait machine. Feeling myself standing and beginning to take a couple steps again was the best feeling in the world. The staff gave ma a light at the end of the tunnel to work towards. They were so encouraging and friendly. They made me believe I could do it. About a month later I am walking all on my own. I am even able to be a somewhat normal teenager and spend time with friends outside of my house, something I have done a handful of times in the last two years. I still have a long way to go, but in this month at Bright STAR is the most improvement I have made in a very, very long time.