Before I called PEAK Physical Therapy for an assessment, I was about 6 months into deep tissue massage for a painful and growing sciatica. My massage therapist recommended that I call PEAK. She said she did all she knew how to do for me. Two things she suggested which might help more: unique walking or running shoes, as well as physical therapy.
My sciatica reached and all-time pain level concerning both scope and degree of pain. I learned from Cynthia, my therapist that sciatica did not start over night. Even trying chiropractic care for a period of 6 or 8 years up until 2016, didn’t stop the pain; just helped keep it bay. The cat and lion pose was one of the positions I learned in chiropractic care, which eases the pain for a few minutes. I thought that was how it was going forward.
Then came Cynthia at PEAK. Since experiencing stretching and strengthening exercises specific to my pain, as well as occasional traction and heat therapy, I now move more comfortably in and out of my car. Most importantly for me, there are certain exercises I can do if the pain resurfaces. Fortunately, this is not often.
Of all the things I liked best about visiting therapy twice a week, besides their encouragement being number one, is their sense of humor, which is by everyone. Ashley at the front desk, Rebekah my second therapist, and in particular Cynthia, each made me laugh enough that I think it’s now reduced my worry style, in addition to bringing the back sciatica pain down from a 10+ to a most manageable 3-.
If you are reading this testimonial, you may be wondering, is therapy going to help? Stop wondering about it, and do it. Exercising as they instruct is vital. If you do the routines as instructed, you begin to feel better and get your pain under control. I am eternally grateful to Cynthia, Rebekah and Ashley.