Thursday, September 29, 2016

After suffering for 10 years with foot pain, Reissa is pain free!

“I am a disabled veteran with existing prior injuries that happened during my enlistment. Fallen arches are one of those issues. I had been on a waiting list to see an orthopedist at the VA, having to wait from July and still waiting now for an October 5th appointment. In that time, I rolled my right ankle and had a severe sprain that landed me in another cam walker boot. I was prescribed PT through a civilian ortho and referred to Maccio PT by my mom who had back pain. When I came in initially, I was in the boot and could hardly bear weight on my right foot/ankle.
After 6 weeks of regular visits to Maccio with exercises that were aimed at also helping my arches with the ankle, I was discharged. It was faster than anyone expected and after having done 6 ½ + months of PT in the service, I too was skeptical and afraid it would hurt and cause greater discomfort. 
My therapy was, after the initial visit, painless! By the third visit, I was walking again! Not only did they help alleviate pain I’d had for 10+ years, but the staff was equally incredible. I work nearby, but live far (45 minutes), so if I had a later afternoon appointment, but left work just after noon, I was still welcomed and seen. Awesome, friendly staff helps heal, too! I recommend this group to anyone!”
-Reissa, September 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"I was independently doing my daily activities in 2 to 3 days": Rita's Success Story

“I came to Maccio Physical Therapy with severe lower back pain that prevented me from many daily tasks. I was taking pain killers and muscle relaxers to get through the day. I was unable to sleep without pain, dress the way I typically would, and was relying on others to assist me throughout the day for the four days I was injured before coming here. As I started the stretches/exercises advised at Maccio, I was independently doing my daily activities in two to three days. By the end of my second week here I am 100% pain free and back to my day to day life activities. I will continue to do the preventative stretches/exercises as advised to stay limber and pain free.” 
–Rita, September 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Holly's Success Story

Patient Description:

  •  Diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, caused by an injury to her foot, as per her podiatrist
  • Patient had no known injury to her foot
  • Tried insoles, ice, a boot and cortisone shots without relief
  • At final doctor’s appointment, was told that the next step would involve more invasive surgery and the condition might never go away

          “When listening to Holly tell her story on her first visit, she seemed confused by her pain. She was caught in a process where she had been chasing her symptoms, leading her to try a wide variety of treatments, ranging from night casting to steroid injections. All of these attempts provided temporary relief, but came up short in providing the long-term solution that she was looking for.
Within a week at Maccio, Holly was able to fully get rid of her ankle pain. More importantly, she finally gained some clarity with her symptoms and was able to understand how her pain worked. This gave her a long term solution that she is now able to self-manage her ankle. She also went through this same process with her thumb that she was experiencing pain in.
As Holly’s pain and discomfort decreased, her confidence in her work and social life increased. The McKenzie Method provided the relief that she needed and she surely is a patient that I won’t forget! –Andy Braga, SPT

Holly’s Final Statement:

“I was evaluated and then given an exercise to faithfully do and to see if there was any improvement. Two days later, I returned and my exercise was fine-tuned. I went home and the more I did it, the less pain I had. I continued with this regiment and returned pain free in just four days! I now have the tools to use at home should any symptoms return. If I do my exercise, the symptoms go away. Most importantly, I’ve prevented a flare-up from happening. I highly recommend this natural approach to healing. I am not only leaving this office pain free, but also with an exercise to do, which helps my body heal itself.”