Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Back to Work and Feeling Better

“After doing something to my lower back which caused some pain and going to the chiropractor first, I then ended up at Urgent Care with worse pain than I started with.  My boss referred me to Maccio and said they were amazing and to give them a call.  I am so glad I did!  The exercises prescribed got me back to work and feeling better in a matter of days.  Thank you so much!” - Michelle

Friday, January 31, 2020

Pain Free After 10 years!

I had back pain on and off for about 10 years, with a sudden severe pain one morning in December 2019. I took a couple medications to help control the inflammation and relax the muscles, but the side effects made me stop taking the medications.  At my primary doctor’s referral, I came to seek physical therapy at Maccio Physical Therapy.  In the first week I felt much better following Dr. Maccio’s instructions and in two weeks I had a lot of improvement, feeling 80% back to normal.  In the third week, I went to ski twice in a week without feeling any pain in my back.  It does make me feel assured that I can always come back for help if I have any back problems again, and to avoid taking medications. – Jimmy

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Constructing the Pain Away

In the summer of 2019 I injured my back constructing at Stone Wall. I tried working with a chiropractor for almost half a year and was not getting better. I had trouble getting in and out of my car, couldn’t sit on anything but hard wooden chairs, and could no longer run. I also had trouble sleeping because of the pain. Within several of weeks of starting physical therapy, I started getting my range of motion back and the pain went away. Within a month the remaining pain I had sleeping went away. Sticking with the stretching plan paid off and has helped me recover almost all of my range of motion.
-         -  Erik

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Knee Pain No More!

I had been suffering with knee pain and lack of mobility and extension before coming into see Joe.  I have had great success with some other issues in the past with Maccio Physical Therapy and was hopeful and confident Joe could help me with this issue.  After an assessment of what was wrong with the front of my knee, I was started on a series of exercises that have eliminated the pain in the front of my knee.  I am able to fully extend my knee now and all the other activities I enjoy I never thought I would be able to fully regain the use and flexibility. I would recommend Joe and Maccio Physical Therapy to anyone.  – William 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MDT A Great Second Opinion

I suffered right shoulder pain for many years due to my occupation as a professional handyman. After retirement I injured my shoulder lifting weights. My doctor referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who after x-rays and an MRI diagnosed me with a rotator cuff tear that required surgery. When I asked if physical therapy was an option, he said this type of tear only responded to surgery. While contemplating a second opinion I chanced upon an ad for a shoulder Workshop at Maccio Physical Therapy. I attended the workshop and signed up for treatments, and started the therapy program that same day. After 6 weeks I am now on my own with treatment and my condition improved to the best it has been in 20 years. I am glad I did not rush to get the surgery (with its 4-6 months of recovery) as it could not guarantee a pain free repair. My thanks to Maccio’s and the exercises that helped me regain the use of my shoulder after a very long time. - David

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Back to 100%

I started getting back pain back in high school but always brushed it off due to my age and always playing sports.  Fast forward 10 years and the back pain started to slowly impact my everyday life.  A month ago I was referred to Maccio by my doctor.  I had never experienced so much pain in my life.  It was almost unbearable and I could hardly walk.  I came to Maccio and was greeted by my therapist Lindsey.  On day one it was very simple she explained to me what was going on and listened to what I had to say.  After the first week I already felt much better.  I stopped the medication for pain relief and followed the exercises that were given to me.  Now, a month later I am 100% independent and I am walking out of the doors not only without pain, but with tools of resources to be used in the future.  Thank you, Maccio Physical Therapy and especially Lindsay.  – Carolyn 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Going the Distance with MDT

I called Maccio Physical Therapy a few weeks before I was going to run my first marathon because running was give me pain in the side of my hip. After seeing my doctor and confirming it wasn’t a fracture, I began going to Maccio for treatment. They gave me a series of exercise and stretches to do through the day, and before and after running. I was able to run the marathon with minimal pain within a few weeks the pain went away almost entirely.  I greatly appreciated their help dealing with this.