Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Life is good"...

Gerald spent many years in pain and anguish, feeling like he was missing out on life before being convinced to give us a try. We are honored to be able to share such a touching story and hope to continue exceeding our patients expectations! 

            A serious fall years ago left me with back pain that continued to diminish my quality of life. My wife of 47 years finally convinced me to seek help from Maccio Physical Therapy, where she had been a patient before. My first visit was amazing...after answering Joe’s questions and following his instructions, the years of agony were disappearing quickly. At first I was afraid my relief would be short-lived, but I was wrong.
            Fear of surgery kept me from looking for treatment, not realizing my physical restrictions had crept up on me over the years, rendering my activity to just about nothing. Over these years I’ve missed out on so much…my grandson’s football, basketball and wrestling events, treasure hunting with a metal detector or having a motorcycle were ideas of the past. Now, since my initial visit, my daily activity has returned and my confidence is increasing with every move. It’s been so long, you kind of forget how to walk…but now, “life is good”!

            The exercises both during and after treatment are easy, with results that keep me sticking with it. My association with the Maccio clinic was 31 days, from coming in just about cripple to walking out pain free, and Joe sent me on my way like he had little to do with my incredible results. My expectation was an embarrassment after witnessing what the staff, the McKenzie Method and especially Joe have done for me. Thank you all! -Gerald

Monday, December 1, 2014

Moving freely after 10 years in pain...

Rose believed that, after suffering for 10 years, she was destined to spend her days dealing with her back pain. That is, until one acute episode sent her to the ER and prompted her sister to recommend she make an appointment with us. We're so happy to hear from Rose that she continues to be pain free and is feeling better than she has in years!! 

Rose - 11/24/14
            On October 30, 2014 I was brought to the emergency room with unbearable lower back pain. I spent 4 hours undergoing a series of tests – including blood work, x-rays and an EKG. All the tests came back “unremarkable” and I was sent home with two prescriptions, one for pain and one for muscle relaxers.
            After being home for three days, I was feeling little relief from the pills or best rest. So, my sister suggested I go to Maccio Physical Therapy. I called the clinic and got an appointment for an evaluation for the following day. After the eval, I had 5 additional treatment appointments. Right away I began to feel a definite improvement, and the pain subsided after my second treatment. I stopped taking both pills after that second treatment!

I can honestly say this is the first time in 10 years that I have no pain at all in my back. I move more freely, walk with an improved gait, and feel like a new person! The ongoing issue I have had with my back over the past 10 years I am no longer blaming on my age!! The pain is gone! I was always be grateful to Joseph Maccio and his fellow therapist, Amber, who worked with me on every visit. She was exceptional. Thank you! I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to Maccio Physical Therapy!