Stephanie Tulipan suffered a nerve palsy after giving birth to her second son, Sam.
“I lost motor and sensory function below the knee on my right leg,” she said.
She had a toddler and a newborn and was not able to walk.
“Three weeks after his birth I started researching physical therapy places in the area. First, I went to a private practice but since my right leg was affected, I couldn’t drive. Ultimately, it was untenable, and we realized at-home therapy would be a good option.”
“Reynaldo Estuesta, PT, DPT, came over and did an initial analysis. He was professional and thorough. He was really calm and had a great presence.”
“He worked with me over the course of several months, focusing on maintaining and rebuilding muscle strength and flexibility.”
“At this stage, I am fully functional and can walk without a brace. When Rey started, I needed to use crutches and an AFO, a device that is used to control instabilities in the lower limb by maintaining proper alignment and controlling motion, to walk.”
“Rey was a huge help to me and to my family. He got to know my two children and was wonderful with my elder son. It meant so much to me to have someone so professional, kind, supportive and diligent to help me through a very difficult circumstance.”