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Marybeth Smith was serious about her commitment to lose weight. Inspired by watching the Biggest Loser competition on television, she was motivated to stick to a self-designed exercise program at all costs.

With a mantra of "no pain, no gain," she, at first, brushed aside the blisters on her feet and the knee pain she began to experience during her treadmill workouts. Soon her knee pain was so great, she couldn't exercise or perform regular daily activities.

In this episode, Marybeth talks about how physical therapy ultimately got her back on the treadmill, and how her physical therapists were with her on the road to her personal journey of weight loss, pain free.

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Marybeth Smith is a stay at home mom who was determined to lose weight. She self-designed an intense treadmill workout, which she stuck to at all costs, despite pain. That led to injury and physical therapy. Through 6 weeks of treatment, she is back progressing toward her health goals. To date she has lost 87 pounds and continues to work out with the tools she learned in physical therapy to keep her healthy and pain free.

Danielle Gilbert, PT, DPT, is a clinic director at Proaxis Therapy in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. She focuses on orthopedics and sports rehabilitation programs, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, as well as educating patients on long-term health and well-being for injury prevention.

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