In describing the benefit of PT sessions at Humboldt Physical Therapy, it is difficult to know where to begin...so much good has resulted from my treatment there. Dena Manka, my skilled and deeply caring physical therapist, worked patiently and kindly with a very recalcitrant right hip and pelvis until success was attained and the intense neural pain that had prevailed for months throughout the legs and hips finally abated.
Then she went to work, again with such diligence, dedication, and knowledge, that the 8 year old issues of pain and loss of function in my left shoulder completely cleared up. For years, I have not been able to sleep on that side, close the car door with my left hand, nor reach my left arm out the window to make deposits at the bank drive-through! I can't describe to you my elation whereupon after 3 to 4 intense sessions, the left shoulder began to respond. Now it rarely bothers at all, as long as I continue the exercises she taught me to do at home. She is so knowledgeable in body mechanics and many other aspects of wellness, and she sees and treats her patients with deep respect and dignity for their whole being...not just their parts! The final area we are now working on is my right jaw and ear where I have been carrying unconscious tension, resulting in some ear inflammation. I have total confidence that this body part will also respond to her healing.
I have always been impressed with James Moore and the work he does, and I see now that he picks therapists and staff who carry on his tradition of excellence, not only in the actual physical treatments, but in the total care and attention to each individual who enters his clinic. He trains his "crew," the wonderful friendly staff, who man the phones, the front desk, and the computers, with such high consciousness and attention towards service, that you can feel the good energy when you come through the front door. It is a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, giving immediate assurance to the new client that this is a place where you can trust you will be handled.
Humboldt is lucky indeed to have a healing center such as Humboldt Physical Therapy. I am forever grateful to James, Dena, and the staff for their help. Keep up the good work, guys!
P.S. Hard not to put Dena on a pedestal...she is amazing!!! My PT angel!!