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Deanna Stem Cell Therapy Results

Deanna received stem cell therapy in February and again in August of 2019. Since receiving her first round of stem cells, Deanna’s speech therapist has noted the following changes in her sessions. been noted in therapy sessions:

  • Reduced nasality overall when speaking; and moments of nasality were classified via a slight “leak” of air vs more of a continuous burst of air that was taking place throughout sets pre stem cells.  Deanna also reports that the air does not fully pass through her nose as it was previously.
  • Less visible “force/strain” when talking with oral musculature and neck muscles
  • Ability to hit speech sound targets with greater ease and clarity
  • More control in modulating fast vs. slow pacing in sets of vocal exercises. She has also changed set format to include slower more deliberate production to work on enunciation as well as musculature control.
  • Continuing to beat previous records across vocal exercise sets
  • During sessions where fatigue is present, her ability to complete sets is not impacted by fatigue the way one would correlate (i.e. increased fatigue, decreased performance). Deanna has had sessions in which she has met new records on days in which she is experiencing increased fatigue.
  • Overall improved volume

Deanna is being treated at All About Speech and Language in Tampa, FL.

MMT

12/5/18

8/8/19

JOINT

MOTION

POSITION

LEFT

RIGHT

LEFT

RIGHT

Hip

Flexion

Seated

4-

4

4

4+

Abduction

Seated

5

5

5

5

Adduction

Seated

5

5

5

5

External Rotation

Seated

4+

4+

4+

4+

Internal Rotation

Seated

4

4

4+

4+

Knee

Flexion

Seated

5

5

5

5

Extension

Seated

5

5

5

5

Ankle

Dorsiflexion

Seated

2

2

2

2

Plantarflexion

Seated

5

5

5

5

Inversion

Seated

4

3+

4+

4+

Eversion

Seated

3+

3+

4-

4-

Shoulder

Flexion

Seated

2

2

2

2

Abduction

Seated

2

2

2

2

Adduction

Seated

4+

4+

4+

4+

Internal Rotation

Seated

4-

3+

4+

4

External Rotation

Seated

Elbow Ext. with attempt bilaterally

Unchanged

Extension

Seated

4+

4+

4+

4+

Elbow

Flexion

Seated

4

4

4

4+

Extension

Seated

4

3+

4+

3+

Forearm

Pronation

Seated

3

3

3

3+

Supination

Seated

3

3

3+

3

Wrist

Flexion

Seated

3+

3+

3+

4-

Extension

Seated

3+

3

3+

3+

Radial Deviation

Seated

3+

3

3+

3+

Ulnar Deviation

Seated

3

3

3+

3+

Finger Intrinsics

Seated

Digits 1, 4, 5 extend; 2, 3 remain flexed; able to make closed fist

Unchanged

Deanna Tedone
Cathy Kuba, PT, MPT, DNSET
Red denotes improvements

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