The Power of Touch

The treatment concluded.

The patient reports feeling much better.

In conversation, the realization came.

I was the first and only human touch

this patient had in years.

Five to be exact, when her husband died.

by Maureen Becker, P.T.

Maureen Becker is a private practitioner with DeVita and Becker, Inc. on Staten Island, and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at the College of Staten Island.