This case involves a 76-year-old female patient who suffered an injury during a physical therapy session. The patient was in the midst of recovering from a hip replacement surgery and was required to use a treadmill as part of her physical therapy regimen. While she was on the treadmill, the patient was monitored by her physical therapist or an assistant. The staff member monitoring her would start and stop the machine for the patient and would remain within a 2-3 feet distance while the patient was in motion. The patient had never stopped the machine herself during the course of her physical therapy and had never been taught how to do so by the defendant physical therapist. During one session, the patient was left unattended on the treadmill. When she became tired and needed to stop, she reached for the stop button leaving only one hand to steady herself. The patient then lost control and fell when the treadmill jolted to a halt causing her to break her leg and her collarbone. The patient required several painful corrective surgeries following the incident.