Last June (2012), my knee pain was so severe that I thought I wouldn’t be able to participate in the mini-triathlon in August. As I began to work with Vijay, my initial goal was to finish the triathlon without pain. After lots of work, at home and with Vijay, I was able to accomplish my goal. He not only encouraged and challenged me but also suggested strategies and exercises that will continue to help me with posture, balance, foot/ankle stability, my position in space and visual motor tasks.
I have incorporated the PT exercises into my daily routine with my mind’s eye toward a half marathon in 2013 or early 2014. The best part is that should I need assistance again, Advanced Physical Therapy is just a phone call away!
Hello, my name is Roxana and I have been dealing with back and leg pain for 5 years. I have gone to 4 different physical therapists since herniating my discs between L4-L5 and L5-S1 and have gone to a chiropractor for the same amount of time. Nothing seemed to improve it, instead it got worse. So I decided after years of trying non-surgical treatment to look into surgery.
I interviewed 8 surgeons and decided that I should interview my post-surgery physical therapist too. I had never considered interviewing different physical therapists before; I just went with whoever the doctor sent me too.
I am so glad I did. The first three different physical therapists were the same; I was hearing the same plan I had been doing before I decided to have surgery. Then I interviewed Teresa Pepera and what a wonderful surprise. She was referred to me by my family doctor, who had a friend that was seeing Teresa and was very happy with her.
Teresa’s approach was to not only help me condition my muscles, but also to work on how to move in better ways and “resetting” my brain. The first thing I learned was that I was strengthening the wrong muscles, so we worked on the right ones. We also worked on how to avoid certain movements and which ones are better to use to avoid re-injuring myself. This was one thing the other physical therapist didn’t do.
The last and most important thing Teresa worked on was my thinking; to reset my brain to not think that I am still injured. This was really important to me, because I was so afraid to move at this point. She gave me the tools to confidently move around and pretty much gave me my life back.
I would HIGHLY recommend Teresa to anybody that needed a physical therapist. She was so wonderful and helped to me in so many ways. I am so glad I found her and her wonderful staff.