To be, or not to be. That’s the question for Susan Bryant Thomas, 65, as she stands on one foot reciting a popular Shakespeare soliloquy. She’s working on her balance with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center physical therapist Katie Schmitt, DPT. It’s not a conventional way to do physical therapy, but it’s the perfect one for Thomas, a multiple myeloma patient at Hollings.

“I happened to mention one day that I liked Shakespeare and so does Katie,” Thomas said. “After that, she started to give me at-home exercises and told me to pick out a soliloquy and practice reciting it on one foot to work on my balance. It’s one way she makes the whole experience fun.”

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