Mary Jo Smiley CMTPT, Review

Mary Jo Smiley CMTPT, Review

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Real relief of pain!
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by naturegirl, Dec. 31, 2011

A Certified Trigger point therapist is one of the best (and should be first) therapies to try if you are hurting! Mary Jo is nationally certified and knows her stuff! The scary stories you might hear that trigger point therapy hurts a lot are usually because the therapist is not well skilled. Mary Jo will find those painful spots all right (that is what you go to her for) but she is very careful to keep it at the level of "hurts good". The treatment should be "pleasantly painful", it is like your body KNOWs that this it the right amount of pressure. She listens to you and reacts accordingly if you say it is too much.

Trigger point therapy is the very best treatment for most headaches and neck and shoulder pain. I work on computers all day and the headaches I used to get were very frequent. Now I seldom get any headaches. REALLY!  She also helped me with the "carpal tunnel" pain that my doc was totally unable to help me with. PT was also useless, I was looking at the possibility of surgery. My arms no longer ache, my hands don't "go to sleep" at night and they are no longer cold all the time. NO surgery, no drugs and I didn't have to quit my job!  

I recommended her to everyone. There is no age limit (other than the stairs to her office) My 80 year old grandma loved her too! She was very gentle with her, but still gave grandma noticeably more motion in her neck and her injured arm! She is sure that she is standing taller and not so bent over after just a few treatments. Mary Jo gave her some stretches to do which are really helpful and easy for her to do.

Plan on going more than once if you have some issues, but you should see some results in the first session. You will know while you are on the table that THIS is going to help! None of that "well, give me 3 months of 3X a week and you will feel somewhat better".  If you have some real issues take advantage of a package deal she offers... you can even put the treatment on a credit card if you need to.

Oh I also recommend her if you happen to be in an auto accident, another friend was hurt and had some whiplash after being rear ended. She contacted my friends doctor (who initially said no to massage), got the script billed the insurance and my friend has no neck pain or headaches anymore. She had gone to PT for 6 weeks and still had the headache she had constantly since right after the impact...  

Oh, did I say that Mary Jo is AWESOME!!!

* this reviewer has be with this therapist for 6 months - 1 year
* this reviewer had 6 - 10 therapists before.
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