Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Back on the field: Christopher's success story

“I hurt my right shoulder to the point where I couldn’t even change my shirt without extreme pain. An MRI said I stretched a ligament and my doctor told me to just rest and it would get better, but it didn’t. Ten days later, I still couldn’t participate at football camp. It hurt even when my mom hit a bump in the road. 

I came to Maccio Physical Therapy and Lindsey showed me exercises the first day to do when I went home. She checked my motion and by the end of the visit after repetitive motions she showed me my motion increased. 

After two to three visits, my motion resumed to normal and the pain was greatly reduced. I went back to football and participated without further injury. I know what exercise to do if it returns and know they work. It’s like magic.”
-Christopher, June 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

From Pain Meds Every Four Hours to No Pills: Andrea's Success Story

“I woke up on a Monday morning with sharp, chronic pain in my neck and shoulders. The pain went from zero to 10 overnight. It was many weeks of ibuprofen daily, trying massage, acupuncture, ice, heat and inflammatory meds with little success. A visit to the orthopedist told me it was likely a bulging or dislocated cervical disc. I did physical therapy [elsewhere], still with no results. It had been 5 to 6 weeks of constant, debilitating pain (8-9 out of 10). When a friend suggested Maccio Physical Therapy, I was able to get an appointment the same day. From my initial assessment and exercises, to follow up over the following weeks, Joe Jr. helped me to regain mobility and reduce pain levels. It was fabulous to actually witness myself going from four Ibuprofen every four hours, to two every four hours, to two every eight etc. Within a few more weeks, no more pills! The McKenzie Method is gentle and effective and Maccio PT is highly recommended!” 
– Andrea

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Overcoming Vertigo: Linda's Success Story

"I had sharp pain in my lower back for awhile that was getting worse. I came to Maccio PT on the advice of my sister Judy. I was evaluated, treated and given detailed exercises to do at home. My pain was eventually getting less and less and one day while being evaluated, one of my exercises was to bend down. I came back up and I got one of those dizzy spells I had been having, just attributing it to the beginning stages of vertigo, which I had a severe case of ten years ago.
Linda's before and after illustration.

I stood up this time and the room spun to where I felt nauseated and looked at Amanda. She asked if I was okay and I said it's just one of those dizzy spells I had way back when I had vertigo for three weeks. She said that it was probably a crystal that was traveling through my ear canal that needed to either dissolve or work its way back.

I never knew vertigo could be treated. Years ago, they couldn't do anything but give medication for nausea. Well, Amanda treated me for positional vertigo and now I'm fine! I'm amazed I no longer feel dizzy- especially getting out of bed in the morning or turning my head in my sleep.

I came in for my back pain (which is gone, by the way) and also got rid of my vertigo at the same time. I'm back to going to the gym, now taking it a little easier. I'm getting older now and am on my own. I have my strength back." -Linda, February 2016