Monday, June 24, 2013

Bike tour de France

I was experiencing pain in my foot so badly, I couldn't work. I did the usual, rest,ice, anti-inflammatories with very little relief. I saw a podiatrist , who diagnosed me with a neuroma "inflamed nerve tissue." She gave me a cortisone shot, arch supports, and a pad in the support. She said if it didn't improve she could operate and remove the nerve. At that point I called Joe, who had helped me in the past with a strained gastroc muscle. I worked with Joe Jr. for four weeks. I can now ride my bike wearing bikes shoes for 40 miles several consecutive days no pain, walk with regular shoes for 6 miles. I am off the meds and enjoying my actual life. I am planning a 8 day bike tour of France in September with 5 days in Paris. Denise D.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Wonderful Story

I would like to take the time to say how grateful I am for being referred to the Spine Clinic (Maccio PT). I feel it has changed my life for the better. In 2004 I had surgery for a herniated disk in my neck, and have had neck pain on and off since. In the Fall of 2011 it started to get real bad again and I started physical therapy which only made the pain worse, therefore I stopped going. In December 2011 I was in a severe car accident and broke the humorous in my arm and I was laid up for a year after having surgery to put a rod in my arm. My neck started hurting again and my Dr. wanted me to try physical therapy which once again only made the pain worse. In January I was put on a new medication which helped for a little while but then the pain returned. A new Dr. wanted to do injections and possibly another surgery. I was told by a friend that the McKenzie Spine Clinic might be able to help. So I talked to my Dr. and he gave me a referral before going the drastic route of the injections or surgery. After going to the Spine Clinic, I am amazed at what you have done for me. I have been able to cut my medication from 4 times a day to once a day. I am now 98% pain free. I can go back to daily activities that I had to limit for two years including: gardening, lawn work, housework, turning my head when driving... because the pain was unbearable while performing them. You have taught me how to turn the pain off (when it starts) by doing simple exercises when I need it. I am a believer and so grateful to have less pain in my life. Thank you for giving me my life back. Sincerely, G. Garcia

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Neck/Shoulder/Knee Pain/ Problems Running

I have experienced neck/ shoulder pain resulting in arm numbness and at times extreme pain. When this happened before I tried several different treatments. I had done chiropractic care, pain medication, massage therapy and traditional physical therapy. Nothing seemed to help and to be honest I wasn't so sure why my orthopedic doctor referred me to Maccio physical therapy. I was apprehensive this would provide me with any relief. I can say that within a couple of weeks my pain was dramatically reduced and my functioning level back to normal. The exercises and techniques I was taught are simple and easy to do and the time needed to do all the exercises fits perfectly in my schedule. While being treated for my neck/shoulder problem, I also developed a knee-running problem. After trying different techniques, we were able to find a simple exercise and taping system that has also worked wonders. The staff at Maccio PT are great and I can not be any happier with my results. -R. Meehan