In July of this year, my wife and I were planning on leaving town for our anniversary and my back went into spasm so badly that I literally could not get off the floor. It was the worst that it’s ever been.
Matt Holbrook was kind enough to see me after his regularly scheduled patients at 6pm. I limped/crawled into his office, and WALKED out. Matt is a wonderful combination of intelligence, compassion, and unparalleled skill. He took the time to get to know me and my entire history. He asked poignant questions and discovered that a lot of my underlying problem was an imbalance that could be traced back to scar tissue from an abdominal surgery I had when I was 5 years old! Along with a lack of core strength, tight hamstrings and hip flexors.
That first session, he was able to release the spasm I had gently with functional manual therapy and he printed out exercises for me to do at home ever morning to increase my flexibility and core strength. He also recommended I start to take Pilates. I have been seeing him regularly since July and doing Pilates, and I have not felt this good since I was in my 20s!
Matt Holbrook is an incredible and truly gifted therapist and I recommend him to all my family, friends and patients. In fact, my wife recently suffered whiplash in a car accident. He has helped her out tremendously in her recovery.
Whether you have nagging joint pain or are debilitated by joint or muscle pain, you should give Matt a call…you will NOT be disappointed.
Needless to say, a few months later, I feel great improvement and relief. There is no greater gift you can give someone, despite the challenges with medicine and insurance companies, than the gift of their health back. Thank you so much for the tireless efforts, the extra time you carved out for my care, to render me feeling so well from your treatment. You have a great gift in your healing of others and should feel so incredibly good about the work you do each day to help others at such a high level.
Matthew Holbrook was recommended by a friend who sang the praises.. He told me Matt was trained in Functional Manual Therapy techniques, which had proven very successful in reducing pain, and he personally was one of his success stories. Although this facility was not close to my home, I decided it would be worth the travel time if it worked. Immediately, I was impressed by Matt. During my entire session, he made me aware of exactly what he was doing and what benefits were realistically expected. He answered all my questions in language I understood and related to. Matt’s professionalism and expertise in his field are second to none. Now, for the best part, after each session I began to experience major improvement in my pain levels, and as an added bonus, my range of motion and mobility increased. My quality of life began to improve and my doctor was quite impressed. His comment, at my last visit, was that I should not have the strength, with my injury, to raise my arm the way I do. He was also impressed by the improvement in my pain level. Although, I am not totally pain free, my pain is quite manageable, and my need for surgery has been postponed. I do not need any further pain medication. My pain in controlled with Advil on a need basis. I believe this outcome is solely a result of my treatment.
Anyone who has experienced pain on a daily basis can relate to how debilitating it can be and how it impacts your quality of life. I highly recommend that you run, not walk, to see Matt.
I felt your therapy program was useful, effective and well designed to rehabilitate as fast as the nature of my injury permitted. I also found my three-a-week, two-a-week visits a pleasant personal experience. I’m sure this aids and speeds the recovery process. During my last two weeks, I’ve done all sorts of foolish things, cavorting around with my 40 pound grandson. My shoulder seems to have held up well. Thanks for all you’ve done for me!