Carol's "No Pain, Just Gain" Training Thanks to CRS
Carol, an accomplished runner, has completed ten half marathons and one full marathon while dealing with several life obstacles.
After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2011, Carol still ran a half marathon while undergoing radiation treatment. By fall, Carol had completed her radiation — and another half marathon.
Now Carol has been cancer free for six years, but all the marathon training took a toll on her knee. X-rays confirmed she had mild arthritis. Her doctor suggested she go to UPMC Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) for physical therapy to help her remain active and stay healthy.
Carol went to CRS Green Tree, where her therapist Melissa gave her various exercises to strengthen her knee. Melissa also answered any questions she had and gave Carol notes to complete exercises correctly at home.
By the time of the 2017 marathon, Carol kept up with her physical therapy routine and didn't need any pain medication during her training.
Learn more about Carol's knee physical therapy from the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.