Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Got My Life Back Without Surgery

 

“I had been in pain with my back and leg/knee hurting at night which made me unable to sleep.  This had been going on for months.  I thought it was practically my knee and went to my ortho doctor who had given me a shot in my knee which did not work.  I thought I was going to need a knee replacement.  

A friend saw me in pain golfing and said I needed to go see Joe who helped her.  So I gave it a try and it was a success with the exercises.  I am now no longer in pain, do not need a knee replacement, and can go back to all the activities which I enjoy.  Joe, I cannot thank you enough for giving me my life back and without any surgery.” – Susan


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

"I thought I was headed for surgery... Now at discharge, I have no pain"

 “I had been living with neck pain for some time, then over the course of a few days I lost the use of my left shoulder to paralysis. A visit to my PCP and an MRI later, I learned that I had a herniated disc in my neck.  I thought I was headed for surgery, but Maccio had helped with my low back several years earlier and I wanted to see if PT with them could improve my neck pain and shoulder function.  After just a few visits, I regained full use of my arm and then we tried several exercises to quiet the mild stubborn pain in my neck.  Now at discharge, I have no pain and have an arsenal of tools to improve my range of motion and even relieve any headache pain I occasionally got when I need them.  No surgery for me, thank you!

P.S. I still use the tools (motions) Maccio PT taught me years ago for my low back pain.  Still no low back problems!” – Angie 


Thursday, August 5, 2021

"Getting Back to Hiking"

 “I came in with a knee injury that left me unable to sit or walk down the street without severe pain.  I noticed a difference after just a few sessions with Lindsay.  The stretches and exercises she gave me eased me back into movement.  She adjusted my therapy according to my individual needs, helping me work towards my goal of getting back to hiking.  After working with her prescribed exercises and stretches for 3 months, I am back on the trails and am able to walk, hike, and sit with no pain.  What I learned in our sessions wasn’t only helpful in my recovery but is useful knowledge that will help me to prevent future injury.  Thanks!” - Laura





Wednesday, June 16, 2021

"I am now able to live painlessly"

 

“I am a very active person; I work long days at a busy salon, and I enjoy physical activities such as working out, hiking, etc.  I had experienced severe hip/lower back pain which gradually got worse.  My first thought was that I would have to put a stop to all of the activities I loved.  I then made the great decision to come to Maccio PT where I made improvements in about a month.  I went from calling out of work and canceling plans, to being able to work normally and workout at my leisure!  The team here is very knowledgeable and was able to enlighten me on why I was having so much pain, I feel so much better! Even my family and friends have noticed that I’m doing well.  I no longer have to call out of work/manage pain.  I'm now able to live painlessly!” – Olivia


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

"I Highly Recommend Maccio Physical Therapy"

 

“I came to see Joe Maccio for a mid-back pain that was constantly affecting my quality of life.  I actually thought I had something wrong with my lungs since I could feel the pain when breathing.  Now in just a few short months of PT with Joe, the pain is gone.  The facility is clean and well-kept and the staff is lovely with a firm understanding of patient care.  I highly recommend Maccio Physical Therapy to anyone experiencing acute or chronic pain.” – L.B.



Tuesday, February 16, 2021

"I Now Feel 100%"

 

“Before coming to Maccio, I was unable to complete daily tasks because of knee pain.  Even a bodyweight squat was nearly impossible.  After a few weeks of PT and working through my exercises, I now feel 100% confident in any situation where my knee is needed to complete a task.  I hope to continue strengthening my knee and return to a normal gym routine.” – Dylan




Tuesday, December 29, 2020

 

"I am a 29-year-old male working as a graduate student at RPI who was in great health until August of 2019. From then, I slowly began suffering from progressively worsening finger and arm nerve pain. Over six months I saw many specialists trying to identify the issue. With imaging revealing nothing, I felt very hopeless as the quality of my life was rapidly starting to deteriorate, and daily activities and sleeping were becoming difficult because of the pain, which at times was overwhelming. After a brief stint trying medication to deal with the issue, I realized the root cause was not being addressed and was suggested by multiple people to try physical therapy, even without a diagnosis. Maccio has excellent reviews, was conveniently close-by, and had already been vetted for me as another lab member had glowing praise of Maccio and their ability to help her carpal tunnel. The process of signing up for an appointment was easy and fast, I had an appointment within a few days.

I did not really know what to expect, but upon explaining the pain progression and my general academic lifestyle of being hunched over a laptop for the past few years, they were able to immediately identify which stretches would counter whatever damage or pressure I was putting on my nerves with my posture. Even after the first few sets of stretches I felt relief from the awful almost continuous nerve pain in my left arm.

I routinely went to Maccio and continued with the sets of stretches assigned to me. It was difficult at times to remember to consistently do the stretches, but relief from my pain was steady as long as I continued to do them. Within a month or so, the pain levels had drastically reduced. Now, almost all my previous symptoms are gone, and I have little issues doing everything I need to at work and home. I can without a doubt say the stretches Maccio assigned worked incredibly for my posture issue and without them, I would likely be still suffering, on medication I hated, and still trying to diagnose the issue with expensive medical visits.

I’d also like to recognize I visited Maccio during the Covid-19 pandemic and throughout that time I saw exceptional adherence to pandemic guidelines, including social distancing, mask-wearing, and disinfection of equipment. I’d also like to personally say thank you to my physical therapist,
Dr. Lindsay who worked with me directly. If we weren’t going through a pandemic I would give you a long hug.  Your attitude, positivity, and knowledge of your field was so helpful in getting me through this, thank you so much for being so good at your job, I cannot stress how much the quality of my life physically and mentally has improved because of you." - Alex