See what patients are saying about their treatment experience and results!
I fell from my bike directly down on to my tailbone and jarred my back, but luckily landed in the grass. I had an x-ray and it indicated that I had a compressed fracture of vertebrate #12. I was in a lot of pain the first week. Getting in and out of bed was the worst. I teach school, and after a week I went back to work. I stayed on Advil and other pain relievers for about 3 weeks. Each day I felt a bit better. Nick came to my house after about 3 weeks. He advised me of 3 stretches to complete every day. He showed me exactly how to do them, and then watched to make sure I did it correctly. I was very thankful for his guidance because he helped me to see that I was capable of doing more movement than I had thought. Before, I had been very intentional about every move and had been afraid of any stretching. I am still very cautious of lifting items and know that will take more time. I do the stretches every other day before I go for a walk. I felt I only needed one session because the advice he offered and the confidence he gave me was just what I needed to start back slowly into my normal exercise routine. Today, I am feeling much much better. I truly appreciate Nick’s professionalism, wisdom, patience, and wonderful bedside manner. – Sharon J.
“Literally, for years I had a problem with my right hamstring. No amount of stretching relieved the pain. I attended a workshop that Nick gave at my Pilates studio and I talked to him about this specific problem. We set up a consultation, at my home. From there I had six sessions, at my home. I can say now that I have no problem bridging either in yoga class or on the Pilates reformer, the exercise that has plagued me for years. I continue to do the exercises Nick gave me every day so I don’t backslide to where I was! Having sessions at my home were great. Nick is super friendly and knowledgeable. I also really appreciated his positivity. I had been babying myself thinking I had a big problem and he showed me that it was fixable. He also gave me some exercises for my neck and knee to help with some trouble there too. I can’t stress enough the importance of the exercises you’re given and seriously doing them, in my case, for the rest of my life. I have exercises given to me by physical therapists 30 years ago that I still do. You have to be an active participant in your recovery when working with a physical therapist, they can only do so much if you don’t do the exercises they’ve given you. Just sayin! Cheers Nick!” – Donna
I severely sprained my ankle and was on crutches for three weeks, I couldn’t walk or I had shooting pains all throughout my foot and leg. My foot continued to swell up every day and I was in a ton of pain. When it didn’t begin to heal as quickly as I had hoped, I called up Dr. Scotto and he was immediately able to see me. He gave me a lot of hope that the injury was not as bad as I catastrophized and that it was running it’s natural healing course, but that I needed to do his recommended exercises or it would likely continue to swell and be in pain. He said it was also possible I had pulled or strained a nerve, and that was causing the shooting pains, but that it would just need to heal. He spent a solid hour+ with me making sure I knew exactly how to do the exercises, and didn’t push me to do anything I was uncomfortable with. I saw improvements within two days and he called to follow up, asked how I was doing, and answered any of my questions. After about two weeks since his help, I’m walking fine with minimal pain and no swelling. – Alyssa D.
I am a walker! I walk two miles every day and started to experience numbness inside of my left ankle and my toes started to go numb to the point of a “tingling, painful” numbness. It got to the point that I would kick off my shoes and walk barefoot the rest of the way home or cut the walk short.
I went to Nick and he evaluated me and physically worked on my ankles, then he gave me exercises to do every day. Knowing others who have had physical therapy, I knew from their own experience that I was to keep to the prescribed exercises if I wanted to see results. Doing the exercises, as prescribed, I started to see relief from the numbness and the toe issues; now I have no problems with walking and am back to enjoying my regular walks! It took 2 sessions with Nick to get to the root of the problem and fix it for good! – Pam P.