A Personal Message From Specialist Physical Therapist,
Specialist Physical Therapist
❓Are you worried about low back pain & stiffness that doesn’t go away no matter how much you stretch or use ice or heat to try and relieve it?
❓Are you frustrated that going to a chiropractor for a quick “pop”, getting massages or taking pain medications haven’t worked?
❓Are you having trouble keeping up with your workout buddies or your kids and missing out on the activities you once enjoyed doing while spending time with them?
❓Are you still looking for a long-term solution so you can live the life you want to live by doing all the activities in your daily life and working out without suffering with the annoying back pain that limits you?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
Many people in Northern Virginia suffer unnecessarily with low back pain and stiffness because they’re told…
⚠️ Just “rest it” and it’ll be fine (only to find that months later they’re still suffering…not to mention feeling out of shape)
⚠️ It’s “normal” for someone your age (pfft, age is just a number! If it was “normal” then everyone would have low back pain.)
⚠️ If you take some pain medications and stretch everyday, everything will be ok.
⚠️ Living with it (which really isn’t ANY way to live) or you can try surgery which may or may not be necessary are your only options.
The truth is:
✅ Resting it doesn’t change anything. You might get a small temporary relief, but then when you get active again you’ll still be suffering from low back pain and stiffness (I bet you’ve already experienced it and it’s making you pretty grumpy!)
✅ It’s not normal to get low back pain and stiffness as you get older! Pain in general is NOT normal.
✅ Pain pills are addicting, dangerous, and can cause a lot of other problems with your body. If not pain pills, over the counter pain relievers can be damaging long term to your organs like your kidney and liver and your GI system.
✅ Living with it or even surgery is NOT the only option. It’s just the only option the surgeon can offer you.
“At Manual Therapy Effects, We Specialize In Helping Active, Working 40+ Year Olds Get Back to the Workouts and Sports they Love Without Drugs, Injections or Surgery”
It can be very confusing to decide exactly what you should do if you have low back pain and stiffness. You’ve likely heard a lot of options such as…
❓ A family member tells you to rest and stretch more.__
❓ A colleague mentions going to a chiropractor or a massage therapist they absolutely swear by (yes, the same one they have been going to for YEARS).
❓ The “experts” on YouTube recommend doing a certain exercise or regiment of exercises without really knowing what your issues are.
❓ A friend suggests going to a yoga or a stretching class with them.
❓ All while the doctor tells you to it’s age, live with it, take some pain medications and do some generic exercises on a sheet of paper he hands you.
It’s overwhelming to try to make a decision with all these choices…what will happen if you don’t make the right one?
Most people get stuck trying to make a decision about what to do next. They go days, weeks, months (even years!) without taking action. This isn’t an uncommon story I hear. They think “maybe it will go away”, or that they don’t have time to deal with their back pain, it’s not THAT bad. Then they get to a point where it’s screaming at them months later after they have com
When It Comes To Solving Something Serious Like Low Back Pain & Stiffness…
You must choose the right provider for your health. If you don’t, you could end up getting dangerous surgery (when it was unnecessary) or being dependent on addicting painkillers the rest of your life. Or simply suffering and living with it as your “new normal”. There isn’t anything normal about low back pain.
Getting the “least-invasive”, most natural treatment is VITAL to you stopping your low back pain and stiffness and keeping it from ever coming back.
To do that, you have to not just treat the pain, but have a provider who is willing to figure out WHY the pain happened in the first place. That’s when you’ll get a PERMANENT solution to your problems.
At Manual Therapy Effects, we’ve created a 3 step process to get rid of your pain AND make sure it doesn’t come back again.
Step #1 - We Want To Listen To Your Story
Our medical system is frustrating. You wait weeks, sometimes months, for an appointment, only to get to talk to the doctors for 10 minutes (if THAT!) before they have to run to the next patient and you’re left sitting there wondering, “What just happened?”
Even worse, most physical therapy clinics operate this way. They’re not attentive, they’re fast-paced, and your therapist doesn’t have time to actually touch where you hurt or even think about your specific issue to genuinely help you get relief. They hope to throw a bunch of generic exercises at you and treat your symptoms in the event that maybe something resolves your pain.
This is why our first step is to listen to your story.
After working with lots of people with low back pain and stiffness, we know that no two people are alike. Each person has a different body, a different history, and different types of pain.
That is why our first step is to have an open conversation and time for you to tell your story. That way we get a deeper understanding of what’s going on not just with your body, but also how it’s impacting your life.
Step #2 - Find Out WHY Low Back Pain Started
Many people have a diagnosis, or medical term for what’s going on with their body. Maybe their doctor gave it to them, maybe tests showed the diagnosis, or maybe you found it online.
You could have been told that your only choice was to rest, do some generic stretching exercises, it’s age, live with it, taking pain pills or getting an injection.
Sometimes, those things bring temporarily relief, but they’re not addressing what CAUSED the problem in the first place.
Every person’s cause of low back pain and stiffness is different. No one has the exact same problem caused by the exact same thing as another person.
Our goal at Manual Therapy Effects is to find that original cause of your pain and help you understand what’s going on, so not only does your low back pain go away, it STAYS AWAY!
We understand that you still might be skeptical or unsure if physical therapy is right for you. That’s why we created a FREE “Meet and Greet Discovery Session”. (Yes! That means the first session is ON US!)
Our Meet and Greet Discovery Sessions are meant specifically for those people who are skeptical, unsure, or have even been let down in the past. During the Meet and Greet Discovery Session, you’ll find out what’s wrong, how long it’s going to take to fix it, and give you peace of mind that your problem can be fixed naturally!
Step #3 - Get Rid Of The Pain & Keep It From Coming Back
This is when the big transformations occur. We develop a personalized plan that allows you to…
…Get back to exercising without fear of low back pain and stiffness coming back
…Be able to get back to your workouts safely
…Be able to get back to playing golf or running without skipping a beat
…Be intimate with your spouse without pain
…Get back to your daily activities and active lifestyle you want
….Minimize your downtime from your workouts
Our best clients are those who are motivated and ready to win back their active, busy lifestyle. (Even if they feel stuck right now!)
Want to know more about our availability and costs before making a commitment to coming in?
You don’t have to sacrifice your fitness and mental well being that you get from living an active lifestyle through workouts, activities or sports that you love over problems that can be fixed.
We are here to help.
Yours in Good Health and Movement,
Jamie So, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Owner, Manual Therapy Effects
Look What Others Are Saying About
Specialty Treatment From Manual Therapy Effects
(and how happy they are now...)
Mary S. 40’s, Arlington, VA
“Jamie will identify the underlying issue to ensure the most effective treatment. Her practice focuses on one on one, manual therapy so that the patient receives full and undivided attention for the duration of the appointment. For those that have new or lingering injuries that other physical therapists have been unable to resolve, I strongly suggest that you give Jamie a chance to evaluate and correct the problem.”
Evelyn H. 60’s, Great Falls, VA
“Jamie’s knowledge and experience are vast. She has particular insight into sports injuries and proper treatment of them. Her results are superior."
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