Susan Y.

December 14th, 2018
Susan Yamamura

I have been diagnosed with hypermobility type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) by Dr. Eric Gall about 25 years ago. Fortunately for me, the entire staff at APM is very knowledgeable about hEDS. The pain in my right hip and right thumb, typical in hEDS I am told, had increased over about 2-3 years. My abilities to drive the car and use the potter’s wheel and socialize with friends were becoming more and more restricted as well as my ability to do light housekeeping, cooking, and self care. My overall core strength and mobility were declining.


After taking Applied Physical Medicine treatments three times weekly for approximately two months, I am delighted to be able to drive the car with ease and create tall (12”) clay vessels on the potter’s wheel. The outstanding team of remarkably skilled and caring professionals under the direction of Dr. Noah Abrahams has helped me to continue driving into participate in pottery which is been a dominant interest for me for the last 20 years. I am 78 years old and the ability to participate in Clay and other art interests is essential to my mental and emotional well-being. I cannot think of the good people at applied at physical medicine enough for making it possible for me to continue activity is very important to me and to allow me to live alone and independently in my own home.