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Patient Stories

Patients at Mizzou Therapy Services receive customized care to help them recover from injuries or following surgery. Click the links below to read a few of our patients’ stories.

Brain Injury Patient Thanks Rehab Team

Molly DeimekeHair stylist Molly Deimeke was ecstatic when she passed a certified educator test for John Paul Mitchell Systems. Although she has aced the yearly certification exam many times, the 2015 test marked a milestone because it was her first test following a traumatic brain injury in May 2014.

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Getting Back to Life Without Pain

Carrie ClarkAfter giving birth to her son, Carrie Clark of Columbia couldn’t alleviate her neck and back pain. When at Mizzou Therapy Services-Rangeline for physical therapy, she began talking to Jennifer Stone, DPT, OCS, about her pelvic pain, too.

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Physical Therapy Keeps Pitcher in the Game

Derek Parks, 18, proudly wears red, the school color of Adair County High School in his hometown of Novinger, Missouri. Since his freshman year, Derek was a starting pitcher for the school’s Wildcats baseball team. When Derek injured his pitching arm senior year, the thought of sitting out and missing the final season with his team seemed devastating.

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Recovering After Motorcycle Injury

On her phone, Regina Knowles of Columbia keeps a picture of a blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She doesn’t own the bike, yet. Regina keeps the photo on her phone as motivation and shows it to her therapists at Mizzou Therapy Services, who are helping Regina regain her physical abilities following motorcycle accident injuries.

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