Hello Vickie, I am writing just to touch base. My neck has been doing well. I notice than when I slack off on the exercises a little, then my neck starts to seize up and I notice that my chin slides forward, but with the exercises and remembering good posture I am able to get my neck feeling better again; all of which I think is to be expected right? It seems to be an ongoing process, but I am doing well. I also finally ordered the Rock Tape! So that should help too. I’ve decided not to go to any more osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) appointments with my physician only because I don’t want to regress on the progress I’ve made if I my neck continues to do well.
I hope you are doing well, and that you are able to enjoy the summer months. Thank you again so much for literally changing my life with physical therapy.
Jason and Mark have been a GREAT help to me!!!
Awesome team! Physical Therapy Innovations in Hopkinton has helped me recover from 4 soccer injuries over the past 10 years. Jason Hantavis helped me recover from terrible sciatica pain twice in the last In the past 18 months. My experience with the team in Hopkinton has been outstanding! They are very friendly, patient and understanding. They are well prepared and they now what they are doing. The results are amazing! My only regret is consistently that I wish I had gone earlier. For me, PT has been the cure, when everything else (painkillers, injections, rest, ice, heat, etc.) failed. Radically changing my diet has also helped! Thanks Jason! Thanks Team!
I had shoulder surgery and when I started therapy with Steve, I was hesitant and nervous. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable that I would not be pushed so hard it would cause a lot of pain. Steve got me started working on range of motion for a while and then I had to change to evening appointments and began working with Laurie. Laurie picked up right where Steve left off and made me feel at ease about the work we would be doing. Between the two of them, they got me from barely moving my arm to full range of motion and pretty good strength. Laurie pushed me just hard enough so that I progressed faster than I ever expected. I am extremely happy with the way everything went. The whole staff in Sturbridge was top notch and I highly recommend them for all your physical therapy needs.
Great care for their clients! Knowledgeable and has the clients best interest in mind.
Nice atmosphere and great physical therapists! I highly recommend PT Innovations.
I just want to send a thank you to everyone at Physical Therapy Innovations, especially KC Meloni! I came in after ankle surgery not knowing what to expect, 12 weeks later I feel better than I thought I would. KC was not only knowledgeable but also very compassionate. She always said and did the right things, when I would get down on myself for not being able to do something the way I thought I should, she would point out how far I was coming. Overall a great experience! Thank you all so much!
I have just concluded 4 years of intermittent physical therapy with Jason in PTI’s Holden office, related to knee osteoarthritis. I wanted to express my appreciation for the expertise, support, and advice that Jason provided me over that time. I had several stints of physical therapy to delay having a total knee replacement which eventually needed to happen in September 2009. Jason was consistently professional, cheerful, and helpful throughout the time I was his patient. While at PTI, I had many opportunities to witness Jason’s gift in dealing with people of all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities. He has excellent judgment in relating to patients positively, while still progressing their therapy, no matter how difficult the patient or the case. He is genuinely interested in his patients’ progress, while continuing to fine tune his own PT skill set. Jason’s ability to relate to his patients made for a more pleasant therapy experience, and I believe, contributes significantly to the success of his patients.
After a long standing career as a physician, I developed a chronic back problem. I have been enrolled at PTI both as a physical therapy patient and as a gym member for approximately 4 years. I feel their physical therapy – sports medicine knowledge speaks for itself. As you become older and out of shape one becomes self conscious and intimidated by the “workout.” I feel PTI strongest trait is their caring and compassion. My finest compliments to the owner, physical therapists, personal trainers, secretarial and billing staff. My hat is off to PTI team! My thanks to them all for a job well done. I have referred many of my patients from my private podiatry practice to PTI for their general fitness and well being. I enthusiastically endorse this product.
– Dennis M. Reidy, D.P.M. (Patient and Gym Member)
After almost 5 years since I started to attend the gym, I must say that I actually enjoy it better than the first day. It has definitely become an important part of my life, and the older I get, the importance is that much greater. Its a great place to work out. The equipment is nice. There is enough for the serious weightlifter but also the person who just wants to tone up, without the intimidation of some muscleheads. The staff is always available for any questions… [The fact ] that they are all physical therapists is a nice advantage. In all, I would recommend PTI to anyone and everyone who wants a better life.
– Mark Campbell, FedEx Employee (Gym Member)
I have been a patient of the Hopkinton Office since late January 2009 with Shellie and Pat as my therapists.
Back in June of 1999, I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and referred to physical therapy.
Over the years I had several courses of therapy in different offices.I was often discharged due to the therapists feeling they could do no more for my chronic condition. At one office, my therapist suffered a serious injury and was unable to work. At that point I was shuffled from therapist to therapist without the proper progression and attention I deserved. These experiences were quite frustrating; as I had goals and a desire to function better than I was at the time.
Even though I live in Rhode Island, I work in Massachusetts. I saw you had an office right down the street from my work, so I made an appointment. I was a little disappointed to hear that you would be moving to Hopkinton but I figured it was only another 15 minutes further north so I would give it a shot and see how things went. I had my initial evaluation with Shellie where we discussed what I was looking to accomplish and what she could and would do to try and help me reach those goals. A little time passed (5 weeks) and I had another evaluation and everything was going great!
Then … Shellie informed me she needed to go for surgery herself and would be out for a month or so. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking back to the experience at my previous PT office. But to my very unexpected surprise, my patient notes were so well documented and kept up to date that Pat was able to just pick up right where she left off – totally seamless. On top of that, having a neuromuscular disease like MD is no picnic. In fact, depending on the weather, how active I am or how many times I’ve fallen, I can walk into my appointment with completely different complaints and that alter Shellie and Pat’s treatment plans for the day. Without missing a beat, they have always done everything they could to treat the complaint and continue the treatment.
Shellie and Pat are not only knowledgeable physical therapists, but they actually show they care. They are friendly, sympathetic and responsive to everything I say and feel. You cannot imagine how wonderful this feels after having had 10 years of care that wasn’t as good. Muscular dystrophy, in most cases, is a progressive disease with little improvement. There is no cure and there is no real treatment for the disease itself, only the symptoms. Having this disease, you learn to live with the fact that things will never be the way they once were before the diagnosis. Thanks to both Shellie and Pat, I actually feel a little more positive about working on my treatment. I still don’t have any grand illusion that things will get back to normal but Shellie and Pat certainly make me feel like there is more hope. Like just maybe, we can do something to lessen the effects of this disease – and for that I am extremely grateful!!!
There are many other PT Offices between my work and home that I could go to, but I have no problems saying I am completely comfortable with traveling the additional time to receive the care I do, it is well worth it!!! I hope I can continue to get treated at Hopkinton for as long as I can.