A Personal Message From Specialist Physical Therapist,
Specialist Physical Therapist
A Message From Owner and Lead Specialist, Jamie So, PT, DPT
❓Are you worried about low back pain that doesn’t go away no matter how much resting and stretching you do?
❓Are you frustrated that other treatments like medications, rest, chiropractic care, or massage haven’t worked?
❓Are you having trouble keeping up with your kids or grandkids and missing out on family outings or activities?
❓Are you still looking for a long-term solution so you can workout, stay fit, enjoy the activities you want do, or simply do everyday things without dealing with low back pain?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
You see, many people with low back pain in Northern Virginia suffer unnecessarily with low back pain because they’re told…
⚠️ Just “rest it” and it’ll be fine (then months later they’re still suffering…)
⚠️ It’s “normal” given your age and activity level.
⚠️ If you take some pills, everything will be fine.
⚠️ Surgery or living with it is the only option.
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 (I bet you’ve already experienced it!)
✅ It’s not normal to get low back pain as you get older!
✅ Pain pills are addicting, dangerous, and can cause a lot of other problems with your body.
✅ Surgery and medications are not the only option. It’s just the only option your surgeon can offer you.
“At Manual Therapy Effects, We Specialize In Helping Active Working People Get Back to the Sports and Workouts They Love Without Medications, Injections and Repeat Visits to the Doctor.”
It can be very confusing to decide exactly what you should do if you have low back pain. You’ve likely heard a lot of options such as…
❓ A family member tells you to take it easy and rest.
❓ A colleague mentions going to a chiropractor or getting a massage.
❓ The “experts” on YouTube recommend doing certain exercises.
❓ A friend suggests going to a yoga or pilates class.
❓ All while the doctor tells you to rest, stretch and take muscle relaxers and pain meds.
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. Days, weeks, months (even years!) go by without taking action.
When It Comes To Solving Something Serious Like Low Back Pain…
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.
Getting the “least-invasive”, most natural treatment is VITAL to you stopping your low back pain 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 THREE 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 before they have to run to the next patient and you’re left sitting there wondering, “What just happened?”
Even 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 spend the time to think about solving your problem.
This is why our first step is to listen to you story.
After working with lots of people with low back pain, 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 deep understanding of what’s going on not just with your body, but also how it’s impacting your life.
Step #2 - Find Out WHY The 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 choices were to rest, stretch, or take pain pills.
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 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, 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 taster session. (Yes! That means the first session is ON US!)
Our Taster Sessions are meant specifically for those people who are skeptical, unsure, or have even been let down in the past. During the Taster 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 and training without the fear of low back pain coming back
…Be able to play and keep up with the kids/grandkids.
…Be able to get back to your workouts or train for the next big race.
…Get back to your pre-injury lifestyle you love.
….Be able to do the everyday things you do without low back pain.
…Enjoy time with friends and family without the preoccupation of low back pain.
Our best clients are those who are motivated and ready to win back their active healthy lifestyle. (Even if they feel stuck right now!)
Want to know more about our availability and costs before making any commitment to coming in?
You don’t have to sacrifice the activities you love over problems that can be fixed. We are here to help.
Yours in Good Health and Movement,
Jamie So, PT, DPT
Owner, Lead Specialist
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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