Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My only regret- not finding Maccio PT sooner: Amanda's Success Story

“Approximately 10 years ago, I injured my upper back and was able to recover (eventually) through ice massages, Motrin and rest. The pawn was at bay until recently when I decided to power wash my front porch at 8 months pregnant. With impending maternity leave and a current pregnancy, ice massages were my only option- which only relieved the pain for minutes. Sitting at my desk at work was beyond excruciating and the drive home was unbearable. After several weeks of agony and decreased productivity at work, a quick internet search led me to Maccio Physical Therapy. I noticed improvement after my first visit and had 100% improvement in less than three weeks. Since feeling better, I feel like I can conquer the world! I finished the nursery, tied up loose ends at work and have cleaned the whole house. I couldn’t be happier with my results. My only regret: not finding Maccio Physical Therapy sooner! Thank you for giving me my pep in my step back!”

-Amanda, August 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

From Opioid Addiction, To Healthy Pain Managment: Sean's Success Story

“My first day going to PT was like most days where my motivation, mood and overall outlook on life was affected by the amount of pain I was experiencing in my lower back and jaw. Both areas had been injured in my past and the only way I knew of to help me with the pain was through the use of opioids. 

Painkillers, heroin and other narcotics became an issue that has plagued my life on and off for the last 10 years. This addiction was often triggered during relapse because of the amount of pain I was dealing with throughout the day. I didn’t think there was anything that could help with the pain or the addiction. I felt trapped, helpless and doomed to live a life of misery and pain. I eventually sought help to treat the addiction and held out hope that I could find a way to manage my pain in a healthy way. 

When I talked to my doctor at Upstate Medical in Troy, NY, she said that she could refer me to the best physical therapy treatment center in New York. I was skeptical at first because I thought this was something that all doctors say when they refer you somewhere, but after a few weeks with my physical therapist, I knew that I found the right place. 

I felt welcomed by the staff on my first day and explained my situation to my therapist, who was very understanding of what I was going through in my recovery. The approach was very simple and after a few movements of my back and neck, My therapist recommended the exercises that would help me make a full recovery from the scapegoat that played a major role during my active addition. 

Maccio Physical Therapy has made a great difference in my life today and for that I am extremely grateful. I would recommend anyone who is suffering through the same circumstances that put me through years of active addiction to give this team a chance to improve your quality of life.“

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"I have my social life back and I couldn't be happier" - Chris' Success Story

“I had previously pursued pretty much every treatment option out there with almost no improvement in my condition before coming to Maccio Physical Therapy. I was told that I needed surgery by a neurosurgeon and that was the last thing I wanted to hear. I started working with Joe and within the first few visits I started to see improvement. I had a few setbacks along the way, but stuck with my exercise program. Now my condition has improved way beyond what I could have ever imagined. I now have the tools I need to continue to keep up good health long after leaving physical therapy. Joe was an amazing guy to work with and he always took the time needed to get me to where I needed to be. I could barely walk when I first came here. Now I have my social life back and I couldn’t be happier.” –Chris Trager, August 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Marilyn tries MDT after 3 years of "just living with" her pain

“I have suffered with achilles tendinitis for 3+ years. I had taken medication to relieve the near constant pain, but did not want to take it forever. I had seen a podiatrist and gotten a cortisone shot that only helped for 3 weeks. I decided to just live with the pain up until recently, when a friend recommended her podiatrist to me. I thought maybe I would give it one more try. Since I have been in pain for so long, the doctor said to try PT first for 6 weeks.
Another friend has just recently mentioned how much Maccio has helped with her back and explained the McKenzie Method. So I thought I’d try Maccio even though I live in Clifton Park. The first appointment was so encouraging. I was given an exercise to do and I immediately saw a HUGE improvement.
Since I had such amazing results, I wanted to see if they could help with my almost-constant lower lumbar pain that I “just live with.” For the next several weeks, I had foot and back exercises and am now 95% pain free!
Since my issues have been so long-standing, the last little bit to 100% will take a little more time. I am happy to be able to exercise and sit without pain. The best part is that Joe, Kelsey, Sam and Lindsay have given me the tools that will allow me to manage my pain; so when I sense some back pressure, I know what to do to alleviate it. I don’t have to use meds or wait to get an appointment.
Although I also want to say that this was never an issue- I was always encouraged to call if I had a problem (I did once and was called right back) and I could easily get my appointments. I will recommend Maccio to all my friends. Thank you for being patient with me, encouraging me, educating me and “healing” me!”
-Marilyn, July 2016