Celebrating 1-year anniversary, Post-Covid for this BTC | BRIO superstar

Sid is one of our longtime clients who happens to have Parkinson’s. Over the past several years, Sid has worked with the Baudry Therapy Center team to stay mobile and healthy.

About 14 months ago, Sid was diagnosed with Covid-19. He fought and beat Covid over the next 6 weeks. Today, August 19, 2021, marks one year since Sid was released from inpatient rehab. 

When Sid finally was released to go home, he knew he needed to stay healthy and active. He came back to Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO  and has been working with Mike and Maddie.  With hard work and dedication, he has increased his strength, balance, and coordination.

He now utilizes physical therapy and BRIOfit Plus services throughout the year to manage the ups and downs of Parkinson’s Disease.

“Sid is always working to push his endurance for walking and standing. He breaks his personal record almost every day,” Mike said.

We’re so proud of you, Sid! Keep up the good work.  We can’t wait to see what you accomplish this next year!


Building strength and increasing bone density with BRIO

After she was diagnosed with osteoporosis in March, Gwen Maniscalco knew she had to change her lifestyle to strengthen her muscles and reduce the risk of fractures in the future.  She had previously been diagnosed with osteopenia, but over the last two years, she developed osteoporosis.  The osteoporosis diagnosis was a wake-up call. Gwen knew she had to return to Baudry Therapy Center and get back on the “exercise-wagon“ to build muscle strength and increase bone density.


Gwen had always been active and enjoyed activities such as Pilates, bowling, walking, and exercise, but her fitness routine had become less frequent last year due to the pandemic.


Baudry’s physical therapist, Lauren Talley, listened to her diagnosis and her concerns. Together, they created a customized exercise plan.  Each time Gwen would meet her physical therapy goals, Lauren would push the target. This progressive physical therapy plan helped Gwen increase her muscle strength and balance.


“I started balancing on one foot on flat ground, but by the end of my physical therapy, Lauren had me balancing on one foot on a foam platform,” said Gwen. “She continually encouraged me to accomplish more.  I could definitely feel the burn.”


“Baudry Therapy Center gave me the confidence to return to strength training which I continue now with my BRIO program.  I have already recommended Baudry Therapy Center to several of my friends who have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis.”