"In the 7 months that I have been doing strength training with Jen Farrugia, I've gained so much more than physical strength! I've gained confidence and determination. I'm so much more agile and flexible. I turned 62 in March and my goal for when beginning Fit Over 40 was to get strong as I age. It's extremely important to me to be self-sufficient, healthy, and strong as I go into this next phase of my life. And yet I never realized all the other bonuses of strength training. Your balance improves, you can become more flexible, you can easily climb stairs two-at-a-time without gasping for air! Most remarkable is my blood pressure continues to come down to a healthy level, as my doctor pointed out at my last physical."
"I was living abroad when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I understood some of my new symptoms, but had severe pain that I did not understand and affected my quality of life. It was terrifying to not understand what was causing the pain throughout my body. I ended up back in Vermont and started at PT360 for hip pain. One day I was talking to my therapist about the pain I felt in my head, face, neck and left calf and she mentioned fascia. Soon after I started working more often with Lisa Tidman on myofascial release work. I could not believe how receptive my body was and still is to that therapy. I've worked with several therapists at PT 360 and all have been wonderful. They have helped teach me how to manage a lot of my fascia issues on my own. I've gained a better understanding of what fascia is, how it affects the body and why it causes so much pain. I still need to come in when I go into a flare, but being able to maintain a manageable pain level on my own is key. I hope more people learn about myofascial release work because it has changed my life for the better and hope it could help others too. I am grateful for PT 360 and its staff. I can't say thank you enough."
- Katie Paquette
"I had been to multiple places for PT and they all fell short of what I was looking for, to feel better and stay better! Nina Dinan was exactly what I needed! She listened to my needs, educated me on what was happening with body and helped get me on the road to recovery and not re-injure myself. I had a bulging disc in my back which was causing me to miss out on all the activities I love. Nina first helped relieve the pain I was feeling, but didn’t just stop there. She made sure I had stretches and exercises to work on at home. She knew how important it was for me to be able to workout so we came up with a plan together. Every appointment we checked in on how things were going, what was working, what wasn’t working and added in something new. Nina had my goals in mind every step of the way. She wasn’t just going to ‘fix’ me and send me on my way. She wanted to make sure that the same injury wasn’t going to happen a few months down the road. I’m happy to say that I have been pain free for months! I’ll never go to anyone else for PT now. Nina is patient, positive, caring, very knowledgeable and accountable. Thank you Nina for helping me get back to the activities I love, pain free!
- Kelsey Webb
"PT360 has been my partner in treating a chronic heel problem that has prevented me from engaging in my normal daily walks. Laura Clark works tirelessly with me to improve my comfort, strength and endurance, taking into account the pain syndrome I live with daily. I am a retired Occupational Therapist, so she gives me the scientific and medical background information I need to understand what is happening in my body and what treatment modalities are expected to accomplish. I understand the need for trust and good rapport between a therapist and patient to gain confidence in, and compliance with, a treatment plan. This insures the best environment to meet short and long term goals. Laura is willing and able to answer any questions and evaluate any suggestions I may have. In my opinion, that is the definition of a therapeutic partnership and I thank Laura every day for her expertise, guidance and support. (Not to mention her wonderful sense of humor!) The PT360 staff are all helpful, friendly and respectful, making my experience there a true "360 degree" pleasure."
"Last fall, I was referred to PT360 by my doctor from Pain Management. I wasn't getting any relief from the injections I was getting, so she wanted me to try PT and work with Edie Bernhardt on central pain syndrome and degenerative disc disease. It didn't take long to realize because of the pain I was in, I couldn't exercise outside of the pool. I had never done aquatic therapy before, so it was pretty intimidating. The first time in the water, I found out my feet wouldn't stay on the pool floor. Edie had to literally stand on my feet so I could stay in place. Over this past year, I've learned to stand at the bars in the pool and do various types of exercise. I've learned how to roll over which I couldn't do in bed. I've acquired endurance while exercising. I've learned how to get myself up if I fell on the floor. Most of all, I've learned a lot about how my body functions. I've gone from a 7+/10 pain level to a 4/10 most of the time. I no longer have to use the lift - I can get in and out of the pool with the stairs. I am now set up with an aquatic exercise program which I am doing independently. PT360 is a wonderful group of physical therapists and staff who are there to help you reach your goals and teach you how to maintain it.
My therapist, Edie, is a great teacher. Before she attempts to do an exercise, she explains everything thoroughly of how it affects your body and why it's important to be able to do this exercise and try to maintain it. She is not only a professional but she is also a wonderful friend. She puts you at ease so that you are not resisting but are able to get the full effect of what she is doing to your body. She never pushes you through an exercise you can't do. Thank you Edie for believing in me and helping me to reach my goals. You have helped my through a very difficult year and I can't "Thank you" enough for being there for me. I will be forever grateful!"