Ralph Caruso Jr: Barrington High Varsity Baseball Coach
Univ. of Maryland Star Charlie White
Charlie White, a star-player at the University of Maryland, Centerfielder and student-athlete, shows off his leadoff-hitter prowess. Charlie also starred on the Newport Gulls in the Summer of 2012, helping the Gulls to the Perfect Game’s honor of National Champions. Charlie led the Terp’s in hitting as a Freshman and Sophomore, and had a .475 average as a high school senior. The Gull’s director stated, “We had big trouble losing Charlie to injury, but you guys brought him all the way back even after the doctors had given up on him for the Summer”.
“No comparison to any other physical therapy center I have been”!, M. Yahia
No comparison to any other physical therapy center I have been!
Because I live in Massachusetts when I have a problem that requires physical therapy I attempt to fix it at places near me in the Boston area where each time they address one small portion of the problem. They take a myopic and dated view of the problem. Frankly, it was waste of time going elsewhere because when I come down here to Olympic Therapy, Bert and his team get it right away every time and create the perfect exercises to help get me right back into my natural state of wellness. I am continually amazed how quickly and accurately I am diagnosed, how clearly and respectfully it is explained to me, and how every member of the team (and there are many) is flowing in sync to guide me through the exercises. In an era where doctors barely look patients in the eye, this facility is so refreshing because of the many ways they listen to their clients. Sitting in a chair my neck began to ache and in that second Bert intuitively picked up on it before I moved or said a word and then proceeded to work on the area. I’d like to say I have been looking for a place like this but truly I didn’t know it existed before I came here. I now tell my doctors that all physical therapy places are not created equal. There is one that is exceptional and surprisingly fun! Heating and cooling pads, electrical massaging, helpful explanations, individualized, thorough and thoughtful exercise plans customized for you, and lots of smiles! This is the model for the perfect physical therapy center!
Melissa Yahia/Harvard MA
OPT Patient/ Olympic Runner Shalane Flanagan Readies for Boston Marathon 2013
OPT Patient and friend Shalane Flanagan is back to work. Coming off her performance at the 2012 London Olympic Marathon of 2:25:51, she has had time to rest, recoup and heal some nagging foot pain. But, no rest for the weary as the 2013 Boston Marathon is April 15, 2013. Shalane is scheduled to run despite some lingering pain that should be healed by then. Bert paid a visit to Portland, OR to meet with Shalane, do an injury evaluation and to prescribe some specific kinetic chain exercises.
Shalane is a tireless worker and fierce competitor. She made the jump to marathons following her 3rd Place Bronze Medal Finish in Beijing in the 10K. She will be doing 100+ mile weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon. It will be a homecoming for certain as she is a Marblehead, MA native who ran at UNC Chapel hill.
PGA Golf Tour Star Brett Quigley: “Thank You, Olympic PT…”
Following three YEARS of leg pain, PGA Tour Golfer Brett Quigley is now headed back in the right direction. Treatments of P.T. as well as custom orthotics have helped relieve the nagging nerve compression that caused him to sit out from the PGA Tour. Using intensified specialized manual therapies and functional therapeutic golf-related exercises learned from National experts, including gurus Howard Dananberg, DPM, and David Tiberio, Ph.D., P.T., Brett’s P.T. visits were very effective…but not easy. His injury required deep and sometimes excruciating release to the trapped nerve. Years of trouble led to an immobile joint which traps a leg nerve pathway. Brett gritted his teeth and charged his way through the exercises and the manual mobilizations. The team at Olympic PT “tried everything, including the tough ones”. “A lot of people wouldn’t put up with what he had to fight for in treatments…he’s a monster. He’s a tough guy. You can sense his desire to get back to the top”, says Bert Reid, D.P.T. “For a few years he has been in pain, struggling through as best he could, and favoring that limb. The nerve was being crushed, and he kept on playing. We’ve tried a combination of shoe inserts that had immediate benefit the day he tried them in his golf shoe and sneakers, and we did P.T. treatments everyday he wasn’t playing in tournaments”.