Patient of the Month - May 2013
When Michele came to us she was suffering from debilitating foot pain. She had been to many other doctors, but none of the treatment was able to provide relief.
Then she heard about Active Release Technique (ART) and located Dr. Mayes who was a locally certified provider. After receiving ART as well as the instrument-assisted Graston Technique, Michele was overjoyed with the results.
She even offered to travel to conferences with Dr. Mayes to speak to podiatrists and orthopedists about the effectiveness of these techniques in relieving foot pain.
Michele has not only been committed and compliant during her own recovery, but she has taken the time to inspire and give hope to other people who are suffering from chronic pain.
In her own words....
Why PT? Scar tissue was preventing my big toe from bending resulting in excrutiating pain when I walked.
How have you benefitted from your PT experience? After about 10 sessions, I was able to walk with much less pain. It is now a soreness and aching feeling rather than inflammation and horrendous pain in my foot. Additionally, I don't have to think about limiting my walking, and I am able to lead a more normal life.
What would you recommend to someone who has the same injury as you? The Active Release Technique and Graston Technique, performed by Dr. Mayes, is the only way to go. Don't wait any longer - seek help.
What activities are you most excited about getting back to? I am most excited about taking a Zumba class, being able to wear a sneaker/shoe for more than a few minutes without discomfort, and now looking forward to traveling with my husband without having to worry about how much walking we do.