Licensed Massage Therapist
Hello, my name is Kimberly Allen. My background in rehabilitation has been extensive. I went to work at Douglas Community Hospital in 1984. I worked 4 years in outpatient physical therapy then worked in the Inpatient Rehab care unit for 6 years. I went to massage school and received my License in 1996. I continued working in the outpatient clinic until August 1999. I pursued an independent career in Massage therapy and opened my Day Spa in 2000. I have continued with this venue and enjoy watching people get stronger and healthier with therapeutic offerings. While working in Physical therapy, I saw many diagnoses; from extensive injury from MVA, Hip fracture from a fall, head injury and stroke. Many of the patients I worked with were not able to walk without a walker or crutches or were confined to a wheelchair. They could not transfer or stand without significant help or stand-by assist. When a patient loses the ability to stand or walk- it affects the mental, physical and psychic and neurology in their body. This leads to depression, muscle weakness, and atrophy. I saw how these debilitating conditions affected the patient and their family. If the patient was unsafe standing or transferring, they could not go home! This caused a huge financial and emotional stress on the family. So…What if there was a way to make a patient safe at home, be able to walk without help, and do all of these things without the threat of falling. This would be a great step towards independence again. Hope is restored, muscle tone and strength is increased, confidence and independence are regained! Youwalk Today fills this very niche with innovation, with style and cutting edge technology! Youwalk Today imbues confidence, safety, and independence. This is truly a win-win for everyone!