phyllis mandel on Citysearch
10 years ago
08/07/2011, 06:23 AM
Excellent and Complete Physical Therapy and Pilates – I have been seeing Tom Hendrickx for over a year. Not because he could not help me enough but because I am likely one of the most complicated patients he has had with multiple spine injuries and surgeries. I have made so much progress over the past year and am now able to do activities I never thought I could do again.
Throughout my time with Tom he has always been reassuring and positive about my progress and has never been frustrated if I slip into doing something silly that causes me to have more pain. With Tom you have privacy and are able to relax. He seems to find just the right muscles that are causing pain and align my body into it?s correct position. I usually leave feeling well and I cannot say enough great things about Tom. I have been to many many PT?s all over Newport Beach. For example, some Therapy studios just put you in an open room with their assistant having you exercise until they have 10-15 minutes to help you. Others may treat you by watching you exercise. Some treat you for a minimal amount of time and then use the assistant for exercise or just have you leave. I have been to places that are not as clean, the assistants may push you beyond your capacity and do not have a good background in your disability to give you safe advice during the exercises. I have been to several good therapists who do include a pilates program, which is why I think Tom?s place is the greatest. You are able to have a certified pilates instructor work with you one on one for 1/2 an hour as well as Tom doing the same.
Not everyone I have been to is as gentle as Tom with their message and as conscientious and caring about my treatment. He hires most educated, credentialed, and enthusiastic pilates instructors to help you. You leave feeling like you have had a great workout and been messages and put back in place. He uses the most up up date machines and the facility is always neat and clean. Everyone who works there is happy friendly, and knowledgeable. Going there has given me hope that one day I will be able to do even more of the things I used to be able to do.