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Introduction: This Akron location is a satellite location to my primary location in Wadsworth. Reviews can be found on my original profile which can be found by clicking on the website link. You can also find the profile by searching in Wadsworth (44281). Thumbtack prohibits me from posting the link to that profile directly unfortunately. How did my business start out? This may give you some insight on how it stands out... I look at the scheduling book for the evening and take a deep breath in. I then look to my assistant, Jen as I say “Get ready to hustle! We have 20 people coming in tonight.” The next three hours would be a blur of ten minute intervals with people in all types of pain, ranging from headaches, to back pain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis — you name it and it was on my table. Day after day, I would find myself exhausted on my drive home from Barberton to Wadsworth. I would replay each day in my mind, looking to see if there was something I may have missed… or perhaps something more I could have done for each patient. I often found myself conflicted between lack of time, resources and patient care. It was important that I have the proper time needed to manipulate tissues and joints, ultimately allowing each person feel better. All I wanted was to help people with their pain — I knew I needed more time to really make a difference, but I did not yet know how to make this happen. Then one magical day, I received a phone call from a local chiropractor named Doug Myers, telling me he wanted to open a clinic together. A change of pace and scenery can be scary, but this seemed to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Doug said he would provide all financial backing and business expertise, while I could do what I do best, which was relieving people of their pain. Initially, it was a match made in heaven, and I was able to see 2 patients per hour. I finally had the time and environment I had always wanted. However, as time progressed, Doug began insisting and pushing for a larger and nearly doubled case-load. According to him, the clinic had not been profitable and he emphasized that he could not keep piling money into it. Doug informed me that if the numbers did not pick up, he wanted to close the clinic. This made me break into a cold sweat, as the thought of losing my clinic was unimaginable. In May of 2007, I broke. I got a phone call from my dad that would change my life forever. As he shared the news, I began to crumble against the wall, in the tiny hall at the back of the clinic. After an hour on the phone, the silence of the clinic was deafening and tears streamed down my face. Dad told me was going to divorce my mom. I immediately knew then, all the pressure from Doug, from the clinic, was now too much to bear. I put my blood, sweat, and tears… my heart and soul into that clinic. From the color scheme, to the office layout, to even its operations — it was my creation. I loved that clinic as a parent loves their child, but I knew I had to let it go. In July of 2007, I walked away. As I picked up the pieces of my broken heart, I knew I was NOT done! I ultimately decided to see clients out of a home office, that I had yet to create. I knew this time around, it would be done completely my way. It took me over a year execute this vision and create this space — which was perfect as I had a noncompete contract with my old clinic and the last thing I needed or wanted was legal trouble. The occasional client, slowly grew into a more substantial client base. I was finally able to see clients on my terms and did not have to compromise my values or results. I now spend a hour with each client and am really able to take the time to learn their problems, and provide solutions. In result, each client feels consistently better after each session and their healing process has taken a much deeper course. Clients often respond faster and require less visits. Instead of 2-3 times a week, now they only need 2-3 times a month with me, to resolve their pain. I feel without a doubt, this is what I wanted all along and I needed to discover my inner strength and courage, to see I can do this. I feel I really make a difference now and have the time and ability to reach my hand into the darkness of each client’s pain and pull them into the light. What really excites me about what I do is the end result. People come to me frustrated, exhausted, and afraid that their life will be altered forever because of their pain. Using a comprehensive approach all aspects of pain can be addressed including mental, emotional and of course physical.
Deep tissue massage,
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The pricing is higher at this location due to the cost of renting the location. My fees in Wadsworth are $90 a session; however, in Akron the cost of each session is $100. If you are interested in referencing that profile you can click the website link posted above which connects to the Wadsworth Profile. The initial visit will include a thorough evaluation to begin the problem solving process on how to relieve your pain complaint. This initial session includes a treatment and a typed evaluation documenting my findings and treatment plan. This evaluation can also be sent to your physician at your request. Discounts are available if multiple sessions are purchased as a package. I am accredited with BWC (Bureau of Workman’s Comp). If you have an active Workmans Comp claim there will be no out of pocket expenses for you.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The initial visit includes a thorough history of the injury and how / when the pain started occurring. The onset may be mysterious or have a clear trauma causing the injury. The length of time the pain is present and the intensity of the pain all affects what treatment strategies will be used to address the pain. Your goals and the demands you place on your body will also dictate treatment approaches. I always ensure that you as the client is comfortable and ready before anything is attempted by explaining the purpose and approach as thoroughly as possible.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelors in Sports Medicine from Baldwin Wallace College and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. I have taken extensive continuing education including (but not limited to): Active Release Techniques, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Meditative Massage, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Biodynamic Breathwork and various Joint Mobilization techniques. I have recently added dry needling to my bag of tricks and have had amazing success much quicker than with other modalities I have been using for almost 20 years.