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LivFit
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Tracey K.
    Verified review

    I began taking spin classes soon after LivFit Fitness opened. After several times struggling to finish a class I began to realize the most difficult parts for me were the jumps and standing. I had multiple injuries to my knees in high school (25 years ago). The latest injury in 2007 resulted in a complex knee surgery. After each of the four injuries I completed months of physical therapy. After leaving a spin class I began speaking with a friend who recommended I see Tim for MAT. She explained how much he has helped her so I decided to give it a try. I felt I had tried the traditional ortho route and was willing to see what this was about. Tim explained what MAT is and how this process reactivates your muscles so they can better tolerate the stress of daily activities and exercise. The trauma and atrophy my muscles had suffered as a result of the injuries made them incapable of tolerating much stress. This is why I hadn't been able to stand on the bike long during a class or take a flight of stairs without pain in my knee. Physical therapy only targets your large muscles. MAT gets the smaller, supportive muscles working. Once you have an injury the rest of your body tries to compensate for the muscles that aren't working. The longer this goes on the worse off your body gets. As I began MAT I felt stronger little by little. I am happy to say today I am able to stand and do all the jumps in a long class. The muscles in my knees, hips, ankles and spine are working together to support my frame. It has completely realigned by body. The latest "ah-ha" moment occurred when I was walking down a very steep hill just the other day. I felt muscles around my knees working that I never knew I had. The strength I felt was empowering. As you feel better and stronger daily activities become easier. You are able to work out more effectively. MAT has been a life saver for me. I felt defeated when I first started spinning. But over time I felt my entire body has benefited from MAT and quite honestly, wish I had learned about it much sooner.

    • 18 years in business
    Linda C.
    Verified review

    About 35 years ago I suffered a cervical spinal cord injury. Fortunately my paralysis was temporary although I still had uneven strength throughout my body. After several years of both physical and occupational therapy I began weight training at a local fitness center. I continued doing this for several years until pregnancy and childbirth caused me to stop for a long period of time. My child grew older and a new gym opened near my home. I was very excited about it because I definitely felt stronger, healthier and happier when I was exercising regularly. It was there that I first met and worked with Glenn VanLeuven. After several sessions with Glenn I knew that I wanted to continue to work with him. Working with him I was able to achieve levels of fitness that I never would have reached on my own. That was over 15 years ago. To this day I still work with Glenn 3 times a week even through injuries and broken bones. Now as I age, my mobility is not what it used to be but I firmly believe that Glenn's technique, knowledge and encouragement have kept me on my feet and active for these last 15 years and hopefully for many more.

    • 23 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Francine B.
    Verified review

    I have been attending pulse therapy for 4 sessions, and have had very positive results for my plantar fasciitis. Nothing else has really helped, and the therapy is medication free, pain free, and really works. I totally recommend for any pain issues.

    Anna Morejon, PT, DPT
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Beth C.
    Verified review

    I had never experienced a side-lining injury until I severely sprained my ankle. As a professional dancer/choreographer, I was fearful I would not dance again. Anna was the perfect physical therapist for me, immediately easing my nerves with her kind, caring personality. She heard my concerns and instilled total confidence that I would indeed dance again. She was very knowledgeable and created a progressive plan for recovery. Once the injury itself healed, we worked on series of intensifying exercises to regain my strength and range of motion. Anna was an incredible cheerleader pushing me towards my goals while also never letting me slide. She could tell if I hadn’t fulfilled the exercise regimen she prescribed. I officially completed our sessions feeling stronger than ever. I grew so fond of Anna that the only downside of my full recovery was missing our conversations and her bright personality. I cannot recommend Anna more! She’s a true gem!

    About

    I take a functional and full body approach to treating injuries.

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    I'm a licensed massage therapist with over 20 years in this business and who also works at a physical therapy clinic with 20 years doing everything, from hands-on to exercise and modalities.

    • 6 years in business
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    I am a licensed doctor of physical therapy in CT and I have been performing personal training and sports performance training for over 10 years.

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    Orthopedic Physical Therapy, featuring one-on-one treatment, to get you back to your sport and life without unnecessary rest, pain killers, or surgery.

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    With semiprivate training, a registered dietician on staff, sports massage and physical therapy, Simply No Excuses will improve your health in every way!

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    BodyWise Physical Therapy integrates gentle manual therapy techniques, functional exercise, and patient education to assist the body's innate ability to heal. Treatment may be beneficial for but are not limited to: • Acute or chronic muscle spasms • Head and neck pain • Low back pain • Joint sprains and strains • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases • Chronic fatigue • Fibromyalgia • Injury rehabilitation • Post-operative scar and adhesion reduction • Posture dysfunction • TMJ • Conditioning

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    Our services include: * physical therapy * massage therapy * cold laser therapy * acupuncture * decompression therapy * personal training * endermotherapy * personal training * ZRX classes * fibromyalgia * lymph edema therapy * Zumba

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    I have a wide range of skill sets from yoga, life coaching, recovery therapy, private one on one sessions & kids yoga.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What are the different types of physical therapy?

    Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

    • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
    • Clinical Electrophysiology
    • Geriatrics
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics
    • Sports and
    • Women's Health

     

    The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

    What exactly does a physical therapist do?

    A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

    A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

    Why is physical therapy important?

    Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

    Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

    How much does a physical therapy session cost?

    The national average cost for a physical therapy session is $60 to $80, although the cost may be higher if the patient pays out of pocket for the services instead of being covered by insurance. Physical therapy sessions may last from 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the therapist and your medical needs. When paying out of pocket, session rates may range from an average of $75-$300 or more, depending on the location, length of session, and specialization of the therapist. Standard out-of-pocket rates average $150 per session. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, physical therapists may become board certified in one of nine specialties: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health. To receive this board specialist certification, the physical therapist must complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical work in their specialty area and pass an exam. A physical therapist who is board certified in a specialty may charge higher rates to account for their advanced training and expertise.

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