I have had a lifestyle change for the better through Kim Nartker and her staff. I started out with Stretch Physical Therapy not being able to walk down stairs, having sciatica pain and numbness running down my right leg and into my foot. My right knee was hurting very much due to arthritis and generally I was a Physical wreck. After a few months all of my pain was reduced by 80% and I could resume most of my physical activities which included Garening, working on rehabbing a 120+ year old church in OTR, working with our work crew at my church in Kenwood and being able to hang with my 5 grandkids. Stretch has been a GODSEND and I am now taking several classes that emphasize stretching, core workouts and balance. Thank you Stretch for helping me to live a more active and normal lifestyle.
Stacey was very knowledgeable in relieving my back pain and in suggesting exercises to strengthen surrounding muscles and minimize future problems. I also recommend Brittany and Nathan in their help with exercises in the gym area.
Just a mere 5 weeks ago, I was evaluated by the Stretch Physical Therapy team and began my treatment. I knew I had a degenerative disc and arthritis and had been experiencing pain daily. It was very difficult to get through a day at work in the pain I was experiencing in my lower back. My other activities were limited by this same pain. I quickly experienced a decrease in the level of pain within the firs 2 weeks in therapy. Now, I am often pain-free and able to enjoy going to Red's games and boating on the lake. I can't believe my improvement and all that I am able to do....and it all was without surgery.
I had sustained a rotar cuff injury back in November wile out of town. When we got home in April I consulted with a doctor and x Rays were taken. Pain was unbearable upon doing many every day tasks and sleeping was impossible. I started Physical Therapy 5 weeks ago and what a difference it has made! I find myself gradually gaining strength and doing things i forgot how to do!
in 2014 I experienced an injury to my back after a fall, which would change my life and the way I did even the simplest of things. This started my episodes of chronic back pain. After I was initially treated and completed my session with PT for this event I was fine for about 1 year before I started to experience what I have learned would be a chronic issue requiring me to keep up with certain exercises, posture etc which all need to become part of daily routine. I came to stretch after experiencing tightness in bilateral hip region after walking even a short distance requiring me to stop and rest before continuing since the pain was so excurating. I felt like I could just collapse where I was if I didn't stop and rest. When I went in for my evaluation I found out even though I had been doing my HE program from the injury, I was not very flexible at all. The Muscles weren't firing as they should and some muscle groups weren't firing at all.No wonder why I was in pain! I was so bad I had to pick one position in bed for the night. Turning over and re-positioning myself was very painful, and some nights frankly not worth the effort. I was doing the daily stretches etc that the chiropractor had given me to get out of bed but doing them didn't seem to help. Stretch gave me a list of another exercises that I could be doing as well as instructed me on how to do them, even gave me pictures so I can see how to do them.It has taken awhile and a lot of effort on my part but I can now walk pain free. While DDD will be a chronic issue for me with occasional manageable pain,I have learned how to do certain exercises as well as learning how to relief the pressure if I have to stand or walk for an extended period of time. I now can walk over 5000 steps with out discomfort. And do simple things like roll over in bed without waking in pain.