Body Phyx - Lose the pain and get moving again
20370 Lorain Road   |   Fairview Park, Ohio 44126   |   P: (440) 356-3213   |   F: (440) 331-0453

Written Testimonials and Miracle Stories

1) Burn patient from Metro

Patient had third degree burns over the chest and neck with multiple skin graphs. Onset, April 2013. The patient presented with a major loss of neck movement including turning the head and bending the neck from side to side. He had difficulty swallowing especially steak . There was major lower extremity neural tension {which is the inability of the nerves to freely glide and slide to accommodate movement} with decreased movement including knee flexion and supine straight leg raise. There was major loss of shoulder range of motion bilaterally. After one session on Body Phyx there was significant improvement in all of the above-described areas. The patient reported much improved ability to swallow. On his next occupational therapy visit he reported that he was now able to eat steak.

2) Total Knee Replacement

"When I began therapy at CHC Therapy, I had no idea how successful my post-knee-replacement therapy program would be. When I returned to my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Sarkisian six weeks after surgery, he was astonished at my progress. He told me frankly that he had not believed that I would achieve complete knee extension, or walk without a limp or using a cane. Yet, there I was, walking freely with no limp and unaided by a cane! I am thrilled with the progress I have made and could have never gotten to this point were it not for the therapy program set out by Jeanne O'Malley and implemented by Dr. Matt Popiolkowski and the other therapists. A side benefit of my therapy is that I have less joint pain than I have had in at least twenty years, and my quality of life has been improved. To maintain this level of health, I intend on participating in the center's wellness program."

Arlene Hilfer, PhD

3) Triathlete

56 year old triathlete who could not run for two years due to onset of heel pain which was treated without success by podiatrists and physical therapists. Standard runners stretches were not effective.

Two months of 2 sessions per week on Body Phyx restored painless running. This athlete just made the US Team by placing 6th in a recent triathlon.

The reason other stretches were not effective was the unidentified source of tightness at the neck. The "slack" was taken out of the nervous system at the neck, specifically affecting the sciatic nerve as it passes over the heel, at the neck. Body Phyx focuses neural mobilization throughout the whole body, therefore, Body Phyx addressed the movement loss at the neck to "free up" the nerve entrapment at the heel.

Even though the podiatrists and physical therapists that treated the patient over the last two years did not identify the loss of movement at the neck, the incorporation of Body Phyx into their treatment protocols would have effectively resolved the heel pain.

4) High school soccer player

This 15 y/o girl was going to state competition. She had groin pain through the season, which was getting more severe. Her chance to compete and perform at her potential was in question.

Repeated kicking of the soccer ball caused repeated compression of the nerve at the groin. This groin pain was being treated with stretches and ice. When there is a neural component to pain holding a stretch for 30 seconds (as she was doing) and the use of ice, both, restrict the blood flow intrinsic to the nerve, interrupting healing.

As with the runner with heel pain, it was discovered that this young soccer player also had a significant loss of neck mobility, thus putting the whole nervous system on tension. Being on tension, the nerve at the groin was now more vulnerable to injury caused by kicking the ball. The repeated trauma of hitting the soccer ball with her head at practice had the same effect as a concussion. Tight tissues at the neck are a consequence of a concussion.

Body Phyx and the Body Phyx Leg Glider successfully treated all areas of entrapment, the neck and the groin, and she was able to compete at the state competition.

This high school athlete has a real potential to achieve a college scholarship. Not identifying the source of the problem and treating it appropriately would have adversely affected her scholarship potential. Use of the Body Phyx, following the treatment protocols in the Body Phyx manual, would have address the source of tension at the neck and caused appropriate stretches for the hip without the neural component being identified by the therapist, doctor or coach.

Miracle patients # 3 and # 4 demonstrate the need for Body Phyx in the training camps of athletes at all levels.

5) Ironman competitor

37 year old presented with the severe forward shoulder posture common with athletes. He reported pain in the heels, calves, shoulders and a loss of endurance. He was no longer finishing at the top of Ironman events. Following just one month of incorporating Body Phyx into his training sessions he was again finishing in the top ten, "I got my mojo back." His forward shoulder posture was corrected allowing for an increase in potential oxygen intake and the heel, calf and shoulder pains were resolved.

6) Bilateral DeQuervain's tendonitis

De Quervain's syndrome is an inflammation of the sheath of two tendons to the thumb. (Evidence now is showing that in fact, De Quervain's syndrome pain is of neural origin and does not involve the tendon sheath.)

An occupational therapist at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland reported on a patient that she had been treating for several months with a diagnosis of DeQuervain's tenosynovitis. During and after her first session on Body Phyx she kept repeating, "This feels so good. I can feel the relief already."

The important point here is that even though the doctor sent the patient to occupational therapy with the diagnosis of tenosynovitis and the occupational therapist treated the patient for an inflammation of the tendons, the incorporation of Body Phyx into the treatment protocol addressed and successfully treated the pain. The patient got better. The incorrect diagnosis did not matter.

7) Eleven years post Base of the Tongue cancer patient who had his larynx removed in June 2013

The 61 y/o patient presented with severe forward shoulder posture, difficulty swallowing (limited to a soft diet) and had a major loss of neck mobility from the scar tissue formation following radiation treatments eleven years previously. As scar tissues continue to become denser over time, his loss of neck movement and swallowing difficulties were becoming more severe. His larynx was removed because of chronic episodes of respiration pneumonia, due to scar tissue formation, which were becoming more severe.

In just a few sessions on Body Phyx his posture is significantly improved, his neck mobility significantly increased and he has returned to a more normal diet, including the ability to swallow steak.

Base of the tongue cancer patients are recognized in studies as one of the most neglected in follow up treatment resulting in aggressive, invasive treatments such as laryngectomies. Difficulty swallowing, requiring diet modification, is common.

8) 64 y/o woman, with a master's degree in nursing, presents with sciatica. Eight years ago she was treated with radiation for a cancerous tumor in the upper neck and jaw area.

This patient was referred to CHC Physical Therapy specifically for treatment on Body Phyx. Her primary care physician identified the source of sciatica, leg pain of neural origin, as coming from her neck. He is regularly refers patients to CHC Physical Therapy and is aware of focus of treatment on the nervous system as an iatrical component of the musculoskeletal system.

Three sessions on Body Phyx in one week reduced the sciatica by 50%; the sciatic pain was reduced by 80% the second week and resolved by the 5th visit.

These "Miracle Stories" describe the successful resolution of a significant mechanical cause of pain: the inability of the nerve to accommodate movement in the musculoskeletal system. Think of the gliding and sliding required by he nervous system to accommodate Movement.