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I came to therapy for neck stiffness and pain down my arm into my thumb. Now driving is easier and safer. I can do housework much easier and sleeping has improved 100% due to just slight pain. My overall mental attitude has improved 100% thanks to Gulf Coast Therapy.
Dry needling was entirely new to me as well as the handheld e-stim stimulator and the home (self) traction unit. Yet, all three modalities have changed my life of over 40 plus years of neck pain. I am indeed grateful to Christina and Ashley for the dry needling sessions. Bee, Ashley, and Christina, all helped me with exercises at home. All three ladies are so caring and capable with their hands-on approach to assessing my needs and treatments. Gulf Coast Therapy has miraculously changed my quality of life positively.
Since starting therapy, I have become more confident and less off balance when walking. I have built up stamina to walk around stores and many normal tasks have become easier to do. All the girls have been wonderful to work with. Bee and Christina have been exceptional. Therapy was something to look forward to and I am going to miss coming here. Thank you all for a wonderful experience.
I have for years been uncomfortable sitting or lying down. I would stand everywhere even in court as a juror I had to stand. Dr. A. Smith at South Baldwin Medical Group asked if I wanted to try therapy for restless leg syndrome, that is what everyone was calling it. I had tried everything else, why not? I got to therapy and they asked if I wanted to try dry needling (IT WORKS), I have been sitting and sleeping normal since. I have wasted thousands of dollars going to many doctors to find it was not a drug I needed! It was dry needing! Christina Stewart, PT, OCS and Ashley Sprayberry, PT are the ones that helped me. God bless these girls. Thank you Dr. Smith for the referral.
My first treatment was for severe pain in my neck. Then a few months later I was back for treatment on my lower back. I was reluctant that physical therapy would help the pain in my neck. However, after several sessions, I was able to move without pain.
With treatment on my back, I was in pain every night and often could not sleep. I now have less pain and sometimes none at all. I am able to walk more and longer without pain and I am taking less medications than before treatment.
I would recommend physical therapy for anyone that is experiencing pain. I was surprised that exercising and strengthening my muscles had so much effect on the way my body feels.
I have come a long way–from crying to bliss. My doctor was so pleased with my improvement this week. He praised my therapists to the highest and asked me to tell them to keep up the excellent work. I want to thank Gulf Coast Therapy for never giving up on me!
First and foremost, I wanted to offer a sincere Thank you to all members of Gulf Coast Therapy for your high level of commitment and caring support.
From my initial visit, I was impressed by the types of exercises that I was introduced to. What a difference they made in my daily living skills and range of motion over the following weeks. I experienced different modalities and they answered all my questions.
GCT has a relaxed and professional approach to treating their patients. Thank you for giving me hope. Physical therapy is hard work and it takes teamwork. They made me feel as if I was part of that team and continue to provide excellent care.
Thanks to the physical therapy care I received at Gulf Coast Therapy, I went from not being able to walk at all after my stroke, to walking unassisted. I also had limited mobility in my left side and a weak left hand. The occupational therapy I received was a blessing in gaining most of my mobility back.
I had dim hopes of being back to what I once was before I was in the hospital, but Ashley, Leslie, Summer and Bee worked hard with me, and pushed me to prevail and overcome. Thank you to the nice ladies at the front desk for your friendliness and assisting with my scheduled appointments.
I am especially impressed by and grateful to all the folks at Gulf Coast Therapy! Before I started physical therapy at Gulf Coast Therapy, I was leading a pretty sedentary life–not by choice, but as a result of a “bad bounce” and subsequent surgery to put a pin in my femur. Due to the amazing expert and extremely encouraging assistance of Ashley, Bee, Christina, and Summer, I have gained a great deal of strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. I am much more confident and secure about being able to resume the tasks and leisure activities I enjoyed before (including beachcombing, walking my dog, swimming and thinking about walking a 5K in the not too distant future.) During each therapy session I was able to face and overcome new challenges with the support of these knowledgeable, caring professionals, who often added a dose of humor or a verse of spontaneous song to make difficult tasks a bit more fun. Jaye and Stella, who manage the administrative details of the office, certainly contribute to the positive, relaxed atmosphere at Gulf Coast Therapy. Its a great place to come and work on getting your lifestyle back! Thanks so much everyone!
I was extremely dubious of the value of physical therapy. I had what I felt was pain in the 5-6/10 range in my left knee and hip. And immediately before starting physical therapy my lower back began hurting. The pain was not letting me get a full nights sleep and never a fully comfortable sleep. After the first three sessions, I was sleeping all night and awakening with little or no lingering pain. I can only hope the results continue.
At the age of 71 you should have learned to be more cautious of your surroundings but I was not, causing my many visits to Gulf Coast Therapy.
I had not needed physical therapy since my high school days but the staff was very business like, professional, and caring. My injury although not permanent was treated with the utmost consideration and feeling with the focal point being my recovery.
I am a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, twice Vietnam Veteran, helicopter pilot and I have the utmost respect and care for the owner and staff of this institution. A heartfelt THANK YOU!