Client Profile: Socorro Laurel

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Socorro Laurel

Client since June 2016

Socorro is a vibrant, lovely woman who came to us in June 2016.  Despite her very healthy lifestyle, Socorro experienced a stroke in January 2016 that affected the entire right side of her body.  With incredible determination she came to us with goals to improve daily function and restore overall mobility.  She attends twice per week with Andreja and, in conjunction with her physiotherapy treatments, is making leaps and bounds in her recovery.

Socorro has an incredibly positive attitude that is infectious and inspiring to us all. For all of the education and help that she has received from us, Socorro is teaching us even more about life and over-coming challenges.  We are grateful to have her as a client! 

We asked Socorro for feedback about her experience working with Symmetrix.

What brought you to Symmetrix?  What keeps you coming back? 

Andreja's expertise & experience to work with post stroke patients.  I keep coming back because each session I do at Symmetrix with Andreja gets me closer to my goal to walk properly again & be able to use my right hand & arm again. 

How has your training with us helped support your health and lifestyle?

First of all, I've learned to work with my disability bit by bit & manage it each muscle at a time as Andreja shows me the right exercises for each of my movement goals.  This is so helpful to me.  Prior, I would get so anxious that I couldn't do simple tasks like reaching for the towel with my right hand to dry my hair.  Andreja helps me regain my confidence by encouraging me to take on mini challenges of movements & body extensions that have been 'on pause' as a result of my stroke.  As a result I'm able to cope with day-to-day activities & daily chores more positively.  

What do you feel is the most unique thing about Symmetrix as a training company? 

Symmetrix treats each of their clients as 'unique' individuals, not with a 'one size fits all' attitude.  I feel when I'm training with Andreja that the program she designs for me is uniquely mine.   She genuinely cares & her encouragement gets me closer to the next step!