At OrthoCore Physical Therapy, our patients are what make our jobs so rewarding. Since we have so many amazing patients, we decided to start a monthly blog highlighting some of our patients’ stories. This month, our patient spotlight shines on Tuni of Wickford, RI.
Tuni came to OrthoCore after being involved in a car accident. “I was stopped at a red light when someone rear-ended me. The air bags didn’t deploy so I didn’t think it was that bad! And though I hit my face on the steering wheel (with tea cup in hand) and had cuts/bleeding/loose front teeth, I was very surprised by the amount of pain in my neck and lower back that started the morning after the accident. Knowing of Ian Manning and OrthoCore’s stellar reputation I called them right away.”
What exactly does her treatment entail, you might ask? “I went twice a week for the first couple of weeks and now I go once a week. He starts of with some heat and stim (pulsating electrical charge through strategically placed conduits on my neck and lower back) which helps lower my pain levels. That’s followed by a massage of the affected areas.” Tuni finds the massages one of the most helpful aspects of her treatment. “I have had many professional massages and have to say Ian is SO good at the massage part, and that brings me the most relief!”
Physical therapists and school teachers alike are notorious for assigning ‘homework.’ The difference is – PT homework is often enjoyable for patients, and the benefits are noticeable! “Ian goes through a series of exercises meant to stretch and relax my neck around the affected vertebrae so the healing can begin.”
When asked if Tuni has noticed her injury or discomfort reduced, she responded with “Absolutely! I didn’t feel better right away. It took a couple of visits but then I started to feel better and was able to wean myself (with Ian’s help) off of my daily ibuprofen.”
“I had never been to PT before,” Tuni notes. “I had been to chiropractors and thought maybe they were similar but it’s really very different. I get much more than a simple adjustment at OrthoCore – I learn how to move better, and how to avoid future injury.”
Tuni has really reaped the benefits of physical therapy at OrthoCore. “After the accident, even doing the treadmill at the gym was painful for the first couple of weeks. With OrthoCore, I started to feel better and it got easier. The worst part of this injury though was difficulty sleeping and that ended up affecting everything; my mood, my productivity at work and so on. I’m now able to sleep through the night and actually feel like working with Ian has helped me get in better shape, so that’s an extra bonus!”
“OrthoCore is awesome,” Tuni said. “Whether it’s an acute situation like mine, or a chronic issue, to their different specialty areas (golf, cycle fitting, performance center), I HIGHLY recommend the entire OrthoCore team!”
Contact OrthoCore today at 401.667.0131 for more information about any of our services!