FYZICAL Tallahassee recently received a wonderful article from a patient regarding the success of her treatment:
"When I asked my primary care physician for a referral to a physical therapist he suggested FYZICAL Therapy. For years, I have had arthritis in my ankles, knees and shoulders and so I didn't expect big results. For at least ten years the shoulder and back pain has been chronic. For me the problem with traditional physical therapy has been that when I have done exercises to correct back or shoulder pain, I only create more pressure on my knees and ankles.
FYZICAL Therapy in Tallahassee uses a whole body approach and their techniques include Total Motion Release (TMR). The therapist looks at the body as a whole. The body is an interrelated group of muscles, joints, and connective tissue that truly attach from our ear to our big toe. Looking locally at the point of pain may help, but the best way to correct a recent injury or a long time problem may be to eliminate the imbalances in the entire system.
The therapist begins each session by checking imbalances or restrictions of the five major joint regions of the body—the shoulders, spine/rib cage, hips, knees, and ankles—comparing one side to the other. For example, whether you can raise your left arm easier than your right arm. The exercises are always done on the easy side.
By using these exercises, I realized that pain and restricted movement does not come from a lack of strength. It comes from a balance discrepancy. If you realign the balance of the body, weakness, and motion are improved. It happened almost instantly for me.
The results were surprising. Treating imbalance or eliminating restrictions resulted in big changes of the severity of my pain and within a few weeks I was free from pain.
Total Motion Release is a simple and easy to learn technique. After I learned and practiced the techniques, I have the ability to continue using the techniques on my own.
I increased the benefits of my physical therapy by practicing my exercises every morning and every evening. If I am going to learn anything I need to practice it. The exercises are simple and I was able to enhance the results by doing the following:
1. I did each exercise slowly and carefully, not rushing to finish. The exercises only took a few minutes to complete so there was no need for me to hurry. I considered the time spent with my morning exercises as time that would make my whole day better. My evening exercises were a way I could sleep more soundly and without pain.
2. I found that if I tuned in to the exercises, rather than the television, and gave them my full attention, I got better results.
3. I set a timer and took a break as the therapist recommended between sets.
In addition to the exercises I began to notice habits I had adopted that were twisting my body out of alignment. Because I had trouble going down stairs I had become accustomed to leaning sideways while holding on tight to the railing. When I continued to do this it brought my pain back. Now that the exercises were helping me to move more easily I had to remind myself that I didn't need to go down stairs this way anymore."
I came here in great deal of pain, after a few sessions I have learn how to control the pain. With the exercise I got from the therapist, really help me control the pain. S.H.
When I came to Fyzical, I could not walk and I was confined to a wheelchair. Also, I had other health issues. Most importantly, now I can walk short distances without assistance! I am very glad I listened to my referring physician. L.B.
Thank you for greatly improving my physical health. My foot and ankle are much better. I feel my overall body strength is much better. I would recommend your procedures to anyone experiencing physical pain or muscular weakness. You guys are the best! J.P.
Thanks to the physical therapy I received at Fyzical, I not only experienced less pain and discomfort in the long term, but I learned how to relieve it faster than any medication and without side-effects. " W.M.
This has been the best therapy ever, the total experience from the beginning to the end was wonderful. I wish you all well and if I ever need therapy I will come here first. C.T.
This has been the most beautiful experiencing I have had in a while. I came to this practice with a lot of pain on my knees, shoulders, elbow and could barely walk straight. What a difference coming to Fyzical. It has made my posture improved, pain gone and general feeling of well being. Thank you team of calm people. Keep up with the good work of working from the inside to bring relief to people when they need it! U.O.
I would like to take this opportunity to express the difference Fyzical has made in my life. For the past two months of physical therapy from my first visit to the last, there is an overwhelming change in the way I physically feel. Before I started the physical therapy, my body was so sore I could not walk without holding on to something or with the help of someone near me. I felt as if I was off balance. I was very tense, i.e. if a door slammed shut, loud noises, jumping in my sleep, very nervous. I was afraid to sit and ride in a car with others because of the nervousness and jittery feelings. I did not have any confidence in myself. I was involved in a car accident, where a car hit me on the passage side and resulted in the total loss my car, but thank God I am alive. I am unable to put into words, what Rene's relaxation therapy sessions and all of the services provided by the staff has done for me, my body and spirit. I did not want to end my therapy without letting you all know how much you are appreciated. I feel much better now. Thank you for all you have done. May you continue to do great works for others in need. R.B.
I was referred by my friend Dr. Koonz to them. I am 48 and had lost flexibility, gained weight, reduced my workout routine and began having regular back pain. Before the Holidays I injured my back and was virtually immobile for at least 6 weeks. I went to a chiropractor and had 7 or 8 adjustments which provided temporary relief, in some cases the adjustment was lost by the time I entered my car! After 1 visit with Rene, I noticed immediate pain reduction and increased flexibility! This continued for each of my next 4 visits. -I am healthier -I feel better -I've resumed exercise and have lost weight! -I have the tools to self-asses and self-correct in just a few minutes each day! (or as needed) -Everyone should explore this! You will improve ailments and feel younger. B.H.
When I first came in, I could barely walk. I had a lot of weakness on my right side with pain in my back and leg...my first couple of visits I was walking with a cane and now I don't have to walk with one at all...I can say that the physical therapy approach has truly helped me gain my strength without being painful. C. P.
My dizziness and "tight" neck have been constant since 1999. Nobody has been able to help. And then, I found Fyzical! It has truly helped and doing the exercises gives me immediate relief. Thanks..." D. B.
When I came to Fyzical, I had several bruises from toppling against door frames, tables, and other objects plus a burn on my right thigh which was caused by a fall against an oil heater...Now I've put away my rollator and the handicapped parking permit. I stride along, and have even run, without thinking about the steps I've taken. My energy level is very high...I feel much stronger and find I'm standing and sitting tall again without effort... C.S.