A Personal Message From Specialist Physical Therapist,
Specialist Physical Therapist
❓Are you worried about neck pain & stiffness that doesn’t go away no matter how much stretching, or self massaging you do or using a cold or hot pack or slapping on a pain patch you bought from the drug store?
❓Are you frustrated that going to the chiropractor for a quick fix or the massage therapist or the acupuncturist haven’t worked?
❓Are you having trouble keeping up with your work activities sitting at your computer or missing out on your workouts?
❓Are you still looking for a long-term solution so you can be more productive at work staring at your computer and getting back to working out to hit your fitness goals?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
Many people in Northern Virginia suffer unnecessarily with neck pain and stiffness because they’re told…
⚠️ Just “rest it” and it’ll be fine (then months later they’re still suffering…), but how can you “rest it” if you need to work?
⚠️ It’s “normal”, it’s part of aging.
⚠️ If you take some anti inflammatory pills or pain relievers, everything will be fine.
⚠️Surgery or living with it are the only options.
The truth is:
✅ Resting doesn’t change anything. You might get a small temporary relief, but then when you get active again you’ll still be suffering from neck pain and stiffness (I bet you’ve already experienced it!) It’s hard to “rest” if you have to sit in front of your computer constantly while working.
✅ It’s not normal to have neck pain and stiffness as you get older! Pain is NOT normal.
✅ Pain pills are addicting, dangerous, and can cause a lot of other problems with your body. Over the counter pain relievers long term are bad for your liver and kidneys and your GI system.
✅ Surgery and living with it are not the only options. They are just the only options your 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 neck pain and stiffness. You’ve likely heard a lot of options such as…
❓ A family member tells you to try acupuncture.
❓ A colleague mentions going to a chiropractor.
❓ The “experts” on YouTube recommend doing their generic exercise routine without really knowing what YOUR neck issues entail (all those followers make them credible right? No, it doesn’t).
❓ A friend suggests going to a yoga class or getting a massage.
❓ All while the doctor tells you to rest and take some pills.
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 neck pain, it’s not THAT bad. Then they get to a point where it’s screaming at them months later after they have compensated and suffered to MAYBE do something about it.
When It Comes To Solving Something Serious Like Neck 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 popping anti-inflammatory meds like candy.
Getting the “least-invasive”, most natural treatment is VITAL to you stopping your neck 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 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, let alone have the time to think through your problem. They throw exercises at you and treat your symptoms (not the problem) in hopes that something “sticks”.
This is why our first step is to listen to your story.
After working with lots of people with neck 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 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 Neck 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 live with it, take medications, or do the sheet of generic exercises they handed you.
Sometimes, those things bring temporarily relief, but they’re not addressing what CAUSED the problem in the first place.
Every person’s cause of neck 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, so not only does your neck 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 “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 neck pain and stiffness coming back
…Be able to be able to work at your computer without pain
…Be able to get back to sleeping through the night.
…Get back to your pre-injury lifestyle you love
Our best clients are those who are motivated and ready to win back their busy active 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 your fitness, your work productivity, or sleep to enjoy the active lifestyle you want 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...)
Jeff G. 50’s, Arlington, VA
“As an Ironman triathlete for the past 12 years, I deal with injuries from time to time, that require a skilled physical therapist. My “go to” PT is Manual Therapy Effects. I have been to many other physical therapy practices and find that Jamie is the most professional and efficient in diagnosing and treating my injuries so that I am back to competitive training and racing as quickly as possible."
Tom S. 60’s, Great Falls, VA
“Jamie understands the needs of athletes and is very creative in her approach to addressing their needs. She not only worked on my problem, but took the time to help me find the cause and address that as well. She follows up to make sure treatments have been effective. I definitely will use her again when I have a need for a physical therapist.”
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