Paula Schroeder, OT

Name:Paula Schroeder
Specialty:Occupational Therapist
Review:1 client review
Location:6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: 727-341-4018

Client Review:

1 client review of Paula Schroeder scored 5 out of 5.

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by Rayanne, Aug. 24, 2011

I've had previous injuries with my hip (iliopsoas muscle, IT Band syndrom, and Piriformus syndrome). After dealing with different doctors and tons of imaging later, I never had my hip issues completely resolved. Because of this, I didn't have a lot of faith in the healthcare system as far as muscle and joint problems are concerned. None of those other Dr's understood or even seemed to care about my concerns to regain full function of my hip or reduce the pain. I don't even think they understood the mechanics of the muscles themselves. Years later, I broke my elbow with a radial head fx with ulna avulsion. After being in a sling for 6 weeks, my muscles and tendons were contracted, I couldn't use it for anything, I had pain upon trying to do simple activities, and I couldn't even supinate my palm up. My Orthopedic Dr. sent me to OT with Paula.  She is wonderful.  Very knowledgeable, knew every muscle and tendon and how they worked for such a complex joint. At first I thought I would never be able to fully extend my arm again.  This worried me because I like to stay active.  It's already hard with hip problem flair-ups and now my arm! Paula understoond my need to be able to stay active in working out like doing kickboxing punches and just being able to do a push-up.  She not only restored my arm, but also got me back to a place where I could work out again.  She was not only concerned about pain management, but function as well. She took her time and didn't make me feel like I was being rushed, and listened to me.  Paula was probably the first Doctor I have ever had that really gave quality health care.  She was a FAR CRY from the Physiologist and Chiropractors I have seen for my hip. On my last visit after I had "graduated", I felt like I was going to tear up because I knew I would never see her again! LOL! She even inspired me to make a go for the healthcare field I always wanted to be in but thought wasn't possible because of my current job hours conflicting with school and my financial situation.  Paula is wonderful.  I loved her! Occupational therapist focus on upper body, arm, quality of life type therapy.  I wish she did Physical therapy or even got someone close to her for my hip years before.

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for <6 months
* this reviewer had 3 - 5 therapists before.
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