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"I've worked with Justin in Burlington off and on for a few years now dealing with chronic issues resulting from osteo and inflammatory arthritis. He has been an amazing help and always is encouraging and motivating. Overall all the staff I've had interaction with have been so friendly and nice and professional and can't say enough good things about the experience there. They definitely care and want to help to improve your health and well being. "
Traci L. from Burlington
Aug 14, 2018
"I have recently finished a lengthy session of physical therapy at Orthopaedics Plus in the Cummings center in Beverly. I was fortunate enough to draw Rachael Beekman as my therapist. I realize that I am not the easiest patient to deal with, but Rachael always stayed calm and pleasant. Through her expertise and knowledge I was able to avoid surgery and a long arduous recovery. Her relentless prodding to keep up with my exercises and her manipulating and stretching of my shoulder eventually let to a full recovery. I can know raise my arm completely over my head and can almost reach the center of my back. Unfortunately due to insurance limitations my sessions ended but I feel confident that if I continue with the exercises that Rachael taught me I will eventually get there. I would also say say that the entire office was friendly, courteous, and extremely professional. In closing I would just like to say that Rachael is a gem and a pleasure to deal with. You are lucky to have her on your staff and I’m grateful that I was assigned to her for my therapy."
Dave A. from Burlington
Jul 25, 2018
I began working with the other half of the Spectrum family, Orthopedics Plus, after I herniated a disc in my lower back. I could barely walk, but after two rounds of physical therapy over the course of a year and a half with Mike, I finally felt like I was getting my life back. I asked Mike about moving over to Spectrum, because I had seen the success of other people working with the trainers there as I was going through physical therapy. I asked my husband to join me so we could encourage each other and spend time together during training sessions. We can’t say enough good things about Spectrum. We’ve met such wonderful people; everyone who is there is positive and encouraging, and that’s not just the staff! We look forward to seeing Andrew every week, who pushes us each session to work hard, but have fun doing it. We’ve both lost weight and gotten much stronger, which comes in helpful with our day-to-day activities and hobbies. We would encourage anyone who is thinking about starting a fitness program to work with Spectrum. Their whole-body approach, from the strength training, to cardio, to nutrition, makes it easy to make permanent lifestyle changes that will make you feel better, and feel better about yourself. I say every day that I wouldn’t be able to live my life the way I want if it wasn’t for the folks at Spectrum, and I really mean it.
Kathleen H. & Dave M.
I cannot express my gratitude enough to Orthopaedics Plus and Spectrum Fitness. This time last year, I was miserable. I was in constant pain; could barely walk; it seemed like I was having hideously long needles poked in my hip way too often; and highly trained specialists were telling me that I would just have to get used to it. This was my future. Today was an almost normal day. I had an amazing workout where I lifted lots of weight (for me); I biked to and from work; and I moved through the day with a moderate amount of discomfort.
I worked hard to get here and I am grateful to the people who supported me through it all. I still have miserable days but not nearly so often. Thank you Dan for insisting I not accept the initial prognosis. Thank you Andrew & Mike for teaching me how to heal, and thank you Karen for listening to me cry through the darkest hours.
Mike Stare and his team are truly some of the most talented in the business. They provide full service consultation and coaching and make sure that their clients’ lives are transformed. They help people work through injuries, wean themselves off of medications, and improve clients’ overall lifestyle.
Dr. Adrienne L.
A year ago I was just out of Mass General wearing a huge back brace & gearing up for life with two cracks in my L3 & L4 and a summer and fall without golf, among other things. Fast forward one year – back on the course and today, one birdie, two pars and a 50 ft. putt, yes, that is a 5-0 foot putt in the hole!!! Big thanks to Orthopaedics Plus and Spectrum Fitness for putting me back together and helping me lose the 15lbs I put on while I was laid up!
I had the opportunity to work with Mike at Orthopaedics Plus while rehabilitating my surgically reconstructed ACL injury. Mike did a fantastic job of answering of all my questions and described the complex factors involved in my condition in a clear way, so that I felt confident and assured while rehabilitating my knee.
Furthermore, it was clear that my surgeon had a high level of confidence in the care I was receiving from Mike. Mike sought to not only to restore my knee function, but also to condition me so that I would be less likely to suffer future knee problems. After finishing my rehabilitation with Mike, I felt like I was in the best shape since my college soccer years.
Recently, my son has been seeing Mike to care for his knee pain. Mike was able to diagnose a rare knee condition that was not readily apparent to my son’s pediatrician. Because of this, future knee complications for my son will likely be prevented. Mike is genuinely concerned, patient, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor to boot! I have the highest level of trust in Mike’s abilities and strongly recommend his services for rehabilitation, fitness or injury prevention.
Having been involved in weight training and athletics my whole life I was perplexed when I woke up one morning to find I could not move my neck. Just two months earlier I had encountered pain running down my leg. I thought to myself, this should not be happening to me, this only happens to people that don’t take care of themselves and don’t workout.
Over the next couple of years I visited Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and Physical Therapists. Eventually I would feel better only to have my symptoms reappear. Eventually the pain became chronic which prohibited me from participating in activities with my children as well with as the sports I still loved to play.
I was given a prescription for another visit to Physical Therapy. This time I chose Orthopaedics Plus, where I met Michael Stare. Mike’s specialty was not only in Physical Therapy, but he was a true expert in the biomechanics of the body. This was the start of my athletic life being returned to me.
Mike not only rehabbed my injuries, but put me through intense training sessions which corrected the imbalances in my body, thus limiting the possibilities of future injuries. Mike taught me how to train correctly and how to develop the patience to deal with minor setbacks instead of taking various drastic measures, which could in turn develop into major setbacks. I learned there was no instant cure and in time most strains and injuries would get better when I followed his advice. I am now playing various sports with my children and looking to join an adult ski racing program.
I truly believe Mike’s guidance, expertise and knowledge has made this possible for me. I have since referred friends, colleagues and family members and received nothing but profound thanks for the referrals.
I have significant scoliosis and was fortunate to find Amy Sbihli at Orthopaedics Plus. After looking for advice from medical doctors over the years, the typical response was “You’ll just have to live with it.” So I took to research myself for anything that might help me maintain an active life with scoliosis. I had read about the Schroth Method and it made a lot of sense to me. Most practitioners were out of state until I found Amy at OP. Amy’s is clearly an experienced practitioner in the field. She took the time to gather pertinent medical history, general life style and activity information necessary for treatment. She explained verbally and using drawings the exercise regime she developed for me based on the Schroth Method and what each exercise was intended to achieve. The exercises required various props and she worked with me to find ways to make them work at home. The drawings and instructions help me continue the regime on my own with the goal of achieving as much benefit as possible from these exercises. If I could have weekly appointments to continue exercising under her direction I would! Amy is caring, empathic, and skilled practitioner. I had the opportunity to participate in one of her Schroth training sessions. Not only is she skilled in the Schroth Method but she is a great teacher and imparts her knowledge in such a exceptional manner. I have given Amy’s name to a number of people with scoliosis.
At Orthopedics Plus, I really liked how they knew exactly what I was experiencing. You can only know this if you have experienced it yourself. You have no idea how much that made a difference. The staff at Orthopaedics Plus know. Rachael’s personality was outgoing and even after working a long day, she was right in the moment with me guiding me through. I am so fortunate that I found Rachael. I cannot even tell you. I personally could not do the job that Rachael does as far as this is concerned,but I am so grateful that there are people like you who do do this. I did what Rachael told me to do and started working on my core at the gym with the weights. I’ve never felt so strong as I do now. I’ve got the squats down pat now thanks to Rachael. This type of pain is horrendous. It affects your life to a point where there are days you can barely function, yet alone focus. I want to tell people that it doesn’t have to be forever. If you are willing to work on what is being taught to you, you will get yourself to a better place. There will be days where you will have no pain, some pain, and a little more pain. Whatever is causing your symptoms, for me it is stress, will have to be dealt with. To understand and know your cause will help so much. I thought this was forever. I had been to doctor after doctor. MRI’s, lab work, sent into Boston to a specialist, medications galore. Only the specialist could give me a clue about what it could possibly be. She told me about a physical therapist, and I got in contact with the office that she worked for. Thing is, she wasn’t covered by my insurance. I then started to look for others. There aren’t many who do this. It took a while to find Rachael but thank God I did. I guess the pelvic floor is where I currently hold my stress. I don’t like it at all, but it is what it is. I was desperate, and I wanted Rachael to cure me immediately. You learn quickly, that just isn’t the case. It took a while and loads of stress to get to the point of where I was when I first saw Rachael. It takes time, patience, and work on your part to get better. I hope one day, I will never have this pain again. Until then, I just keep working on what I have been taught. Rachael, I will never be able to thank you enough. Believe me, I know she is there for me even though I am no longer coming to the office. She is just a phone call away and an email away. She has made that known.
At Orthopaedics plus, I received the education about the muscle group and awareness of them has increased my ability to hold my bladder. Less leaking and progress continues with the home exercise, having control is a good feeling and less worry about leakage. I now have exercises specific to my bladder problem and know that to maintain I can do those with success. Muscle isolation and awareness of pelvic floor have been enhanced by personal exam during every visit. I have been given great guidance to improve control. I’ve achieved excellent outcomes with Rachel; as for instruction and support with this problem, that has been ongoing until I had the correct exercises to help it. Thank you to Rachel.
My life has changed tremendously since my treatment at Orthopaedics Plus. I suffered what I felt was a devastating injury and I was unsure if I would be able to continue to do the things I love like play softball, run, exercise, even walk. Since working with Rob I am not only back to doing everything I love: softball, running, etc. I feel like I am even better than before my injury. P.S. I can walk in heels again. I was really nervous to start PT, but immediately Rob and the staff made me feel comfortable. When I would come to PT I would look forward to my sessions because Rob and the staff made me feel like friends/family. I would recommend Rob as well as any of the staff at OP because not only are they great physical therapists, but they are great people who really take the interest in your recovery. They always made me feel that a full recovery was possible.
My typing is at full speed with minimal pain after a few hours. I could not go more than 10 minutes before starting with Orthopaedics Plus. The staff is top notch, friendly, and really cares about their clients. I really enjoyed each session. Overall, it was a great experience. Carolyn is an amazing PT. The results of each physical therapy sessions have definitely been successful. I would recommend this facility to anyone looking to get over a physical problem.
I began working with Barbara in early 2018 for back and hip pain and infringements. After a thorough initial assessment, Barbara discussed general standing, sitting and walking habits to highlight for me why some of these pains arose. Additionally, Barbara embarked on a number of manipulations using techniques that were directed precisely at the areas of concern. After 6 or so sessions, I was able to get around without any of the same pains as I had had earlier. And I have utilized her well thought out instructions on how to posture myself during normal activities. Barbara is outstanding in her approach, communication, skills and treatment. Barbara and the rest of the team work very well together. Upon arriving for an appointment, the front desk staff checks me in, notifies the staff in the treatment area, I go in almost immediately, one of the staff sets me up for my routine exercises, and when finished, Barbara is ready to provide appropriate treatment. Everyone is friendly, they spend time getting to know each client, and stress education and reasons behind their treatments.I have tried many modes of treatment over the years for my back and hip pain. Chiropractic, message, rolfing and acupuncture did not provide the results that Barbara did at OP. She diagnosed the problem and tailored a treatment program that was unique to my symptoms. Additionally, more than anything, provided education on why the problem was occurring and what I could do to help myself going forward. She always stressed that her job was to do everything possible to allow me to no longer need her through learning self-treatment techniques and improved skills in conducting day to day life. I highly recommend OP.
I walked in to Ortho Plus 14 weeks ago and I was at my lowest. The pain and trauma it felt made me so depressed. I met with Carolyn and right away she made me feel great. Fourteen weeks later I’m feeling so good. Thank you so much. Carolyn was so patient and kind. She always made me feel special and that she understood me. The best thing was she didn’t try to push me, and she let me grow by my own pace. Everyone is always happy and there is a very cheerful environment. I would definitely recommend people to Ortho Plus. The whole staff is so nice and always right there to help. They really know how to treat their patients.
My life has changed Immensely since starting with Orthopaedics Plus! Rachel has provided me with amazing exercises to help improve my lower back pain and quality of life! They are the best! First of all, everyone is so welcoming here and always remembers my name and checks in. I love how the clinicians encourage me and push me to help better my strength. I don’t have a bad thing to say! If you are thinking about coming here, do it 100%! These guys are the real deal! They are all so knowledgeable and really care about your progress. Their passion for PT is undeniable! I love this place and the clinicians here!
Since treatment at Orthopaedics Plus, I have been able to enjoy walking longer distances ad well as climb stairs, so I can do more activities by myself and with my family. The clinicians and the rest of the staff are very warm, friendly, and of concourse totally professional. They will carefully assess your initial capabilities and steadily bring your strength and flexibility to pre-surgery levels.
My life has changed very much since starting treatment at Orthopaedics Plus. I was originally on medication and was also receiving infusions for my pain. I am so happy that I do not need either one right now and am almost pain free. Originally, I was also told by my doctor to discontinue the gym and now with some modifications I am back to my workouts. The staff is extremely professional and friendly. Front desk people are very helpful and accommodating when setting up appointments. I worked with Rachael and can’t say enough about her treatments. I was very skeptical when I first started but she set my mind at ease from the very first appointment. She is an extremely caring and very dedicated practitioner. She explained everything she was doing each time and gave me a lot of encouragement. She is very knowledgeable, and I felt very positive after each session. Rachel also gave me a home care program which complemented my sessions with her. I know if there is a time that I do have a setback I will have tools to help myself. It was a pleasure to work with the entire staff. My experience was very positive. My care and the results I received for exceeded my expectations.
My daughter Nicolette has been a patient of Amy’s for just over two years. My daughter started seeing Amy to learn schroth method exercises to help with her scoliosis. We have found all the staff to be competent and friendly. Amy was able to teach my initially 9 year old daughter how to effectively engage in exercise to combat her scoliosis and neck weakness. These exercises in combination with a brace have prevented any additional progression of scoliosis. Nicolette’s overall strength has improved greatly. She no longer experiences neck pain from being startled. We will continue with Amy and/or any staff trained by Amy and highly recommend anyone with scoliosis become a patient.
Since I started at Orthopaedics Plus my body is more aware, and I am more cognizant of my movements, such as posture, core, angles and strengthening. Everyone there is friendly and have a positive attitude. They are open, and the education is ongoing throughout each visit. I would tell someone thinking about going to OP to make a commitment to it. Not only should you do the exercises when being seen by the therapist, but you should continue to make the exercises a part of their lifestyle so you can take care of yourself.
My life has changed dramatically since starting at Orthopaedics Plus. I can now enjoy walking my dog. I have no restriction walking up and down stairs, which is important because my house is 3 floors and has a basement laundry room. OP is a safe and welcoming place. Their encouragement has helped me build confidence in myself. I would highly recommend OP and tell anyone thinking about going that they will have success and be encouraged positively throughout the process.
Preceding my first appointment at OP. I had severe pain doing basic movements and what were previously non-taxing tasks. Now, I am back to my activities and movements, from tying shoes to weightlifting. I have no pain anymore following the work I did at Orthopaedics Plus. My main clinician was extremely attentive, accurate, helpful, personable, and all-around life-changer. He made my pain disappear over the course of just a few weeks. It was a great, fun environment to get healthy. All the other therapists I interacted with were great as well. They utilized the support of the entire staff to help me with proper weightlifting technique. Those therapists were attentive, clear, and very helpful in identifying improvements to my form. If you are thinking about this place for PT, what are you waiting for?! Seriously – my expectations about physical therapy were exceeded by OP. I would 100% recommend them to anyone.
Orthopaedics Plus really helped improve my movement and quality of life after major injury and multiple surgeries. At OP the staff work as a team to ensure the clients achieve the best possible results. They are all very caring and concerned about their clients. I would highly recommend OP to anyone looking for PT.
Orthopaedics plus has changed my life because my knee doesn’t hurt, and I can do exercises at home too! I liked working with the people there because they made some of the exercises fun. I would recommend OP because they made me better and you can do things at home when you’re done or hurting. The people who work there are nice and very helpful too. They can also make perfect times with your schedule.
The quality of my daughter’s life has improved since treatment at Orthopaedics Plus. She was unable to participate in sports or even recess. The work done by the therapist has allowed her to perform at her typical level in school and extracurricular activities and sports. The staff has been very easy to work with. They are flexible and responsive to questions. From making appointments, to actual therapy, everyone has been helpful. The clinicians have made a huge impact on my daughter’s life. After her injury she was benched from her sports. She has actively returned to softball and is playing at 100%. She is back to enjoying the activities that she loves thanks to Orthopaedics Plus. I would highly recommend OP for treatment. The staff is knowledgeable, flexible and personable. The staff communicate clearly with both parents and children using real world examples and understandable terminology.
My time at Orthopaedics Plus was a great and helpful experience. I came into treatment in terrible pain and unable to complete my every day activities, but after treatment I am back to exercises, working and doing household chores without difficulties. Carolyn was kind and energetic. She continuously encouraged me along the way and made corrections when I needed them and positive reinforcement when appropriate. Absolutely go to Orthopaedics Plus! They are motivational, competent and I had great results. They also teach you life time habits to prevent further difficulties.
My life has significantly improved since starting with Orthopaedics Plus, especially with doing the recommended exercises. The staff are ALL wonderful! They are kind, friendly, and caring. I would tell someone looking for PT to go to OP. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They are all looking out for the patients.
I have experienced significant improvement to pain I was managing with my right knee since coming to Orthopaedics Plus. After (5) knee operations over the past 5 years I was very frustrated to still be in pain. Ellen’s PT treatment of various exercises combined with strategic taping of my knee can has profoundly improved the quality of my life….finally!! They have a very friendly staff. Also, Ellen is thoughtful in her treatment, explaining the purpose of the various exercises. I would strongly recommend OP for physical therapy. The initial diagnostic review of my case lead to a much more holistic treatment program that has lead to very positive results!
Orthopaedics Plus has supported me every step of my journey from treatment to helping with advocating for me with healthcare professionals. I can honestly say they have helped to improve my quality of life. The staff are very professional and care about you personally – They listen! If you are thinking about PT, going to OP is a no-brainer! You will be supported through every step of the process.
Since starting PT at Orthopaedics Plus, I feel happier because the pain in my lower back has greatly subsided. I can do my every day activities fairly pain free. This includes walking my dogs, exercising daily, playing with my kids, cleaning the house and gardening. I look forward now to starting my day! The staff are all extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I have been to PT in the past where I dreaded going to my appointments. I enjoy my visits at OP and feel the results every time I go. Barbara has helped me tremendously and I thank her for giving me my life back. Go to OP as soon as you can. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to start my positive journey of healing.
I started out with a joint that finally got so bad that the pain persisted constantly, and I had trouble doing ordinary motion. This was my shoulder’s starting point. Now after coming to Orthopaedics Plus, I have full use and little pain. Not only am I almost pain free, but I sleep better and am in a better mood. The therapist’s understanding of the body/joint mechanics and the ability to first observe and then correct a problem is a real skill. The staff is focused on the problem and is very supportive. It is a serious, but very positive and pleasant team. I recommend Orthopaedics Plus all the time. In my opinion it is all too easy to pop a ton of Advil and just live with a problem. I have several friends that I am trying to convince to come in for help!
Since treatment at Orthopaedics Plus, I am not as sore after physical activity and have a positive outlook as to future recovery. The staff are friendly and conversational. You feel like you get to know them. If you have aches and pains, go to OP!
I’ve come to realize that my injury isn’t something that has to affect me for life. Taking the effort to work with the professionals at Orthopaedics Plus to heal has provided me new freedom from worrying about my shoulder. I no longer have reservations when performing physical activity nor am I in discomfort at work. Everyone at Orthopaedics Plus seems to actually enjoy their job. The morale and energy among the staff presents a welcoming environment for us as patients to thrive off. I didn’t feel like I was being rushed through my sessions just to get patients in the door. I can actually interact with my doctors which I feel is very uncommon. That energy and morale has made me excited to continue my treatment. Treatment at Orthopaedics Plus where you are welcomed and challenged, will get you excited to do PT and motivated to put effort into your healing.
My life has changed significantly in that I have much more mobility than I had entering therapy. This is all thanks to the staff at Orthopaedics Plus. The clinicians at OP are knowledgeable, courteous and provide good analysis and plan for a comprehensive rehab with an understanding that the client is number one. I would tell someone thinking about PT to take full advantage of the high level of professionalism and competence to ensure you get the best rehab services available.
My life has tremendously changed since I’ve started PT at Orthopaedics Plus. I wouldn’t have made that much progress without this PT. The clinicians/staff at Orthopaedics Plus are extremely nice and compassionate. They are always helpful and trying to make anything in their power for patient’s progression and well-being. I would definitely recommend PT at OP and staff here. I have already shared OP contact with coworkers and friends. Everybody has great feedback about this place. Don’t miss out on the best PT place!
I tore my ACL and my meniscus and by coming to Orthopaedics Plus, I was able to strengthen my knee a lot faster than I thought I could. Coming here and getting treatment was definitely worth it. The staff are very friendly and positive people, aside from doing their job. They act like your friends and each of my visits were positive. The clinicians here go above and beyond and really take care of you – definitely go to OP!
Treatment at Orthopaeidcs Plus got me back to performing my normal day-to-day activities pain-free and with a little bit of patience, I was able to resume my regular intensity of workout routines. Scheduling has been flexible and easy, offering evening appointments, which I need as a working parent. The staff is always friendly and professional. They know what they are doing and will guide you toward your personal path of recovery. If you are looking for PT, go to Orthopaedics Plus! Be prepared for occasional set-backs if you don’t follow through with recommended modifications and at-home exercises. Trust the advice of the staff and the will help you achieve your goals!
My life has changed significantly since my treatment at Orthopaedics Plus. Justin has shown me how to make some life style changes, such as lifting the laundry basket and lifting the shopping bags. Justin has worked with me during numerous phases of physical therapy. Justin is very informative and helpful. He has worked twice on my back and knees. He has given me at home physical therapy exercises. The rest of the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend OP!
My life has changed for the better since treatment at Orthopaedics Plus. Justin is the greatest! The staff are very attentive and always caring. I would tell anyone looking for PT that OP is the only place to go.
My life has improved greatly since starting at Orthopaedics Plus. They always make me feel comfortable with my issued and correct them through proper treatment and professional guidance. I always leave believing in my future expectations can be achieved. All the clinicians and staff are courteous, kind, and professional. They are very serious, but make you feel comfortable. They become friends in helping your condition and well-being. I have not had to return! But, if I have to, I wouldn’t go anywhere else! I recommend coming to OP very highly!!
Throughout my journey at Orthopaedics Plus, I learned how to strengthen muscles that support the injured area to relieve the pain in the joints. This has allowed me to be able to do activities that I was unable to do, such as dancing. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and customize a plan that will result in pain relief and better body mechanics. They are friendly and put you at ease and always explain what they are doing any why. I have been treated at OP several times, over many years, for multiple different issues and I have regained functionality and pain relief every time. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Since starting at Orthopaedics Plus I am in better shape and have less pain. The staff display professionalism, warm and friendly personal care, and provide realistic goals with tangible progress. Orthopaedics Plus is a fantastic place to go for PT.
I am able to drive my car again thanks to treatment at Orthopaedics Plus. Everyone there is cheerful and friendly. They really engage the patients and listen to what the patients have to say. They continually monitor the exercises and make corrections to position/postures as necessary. It’s a great atmosphere. Its clean, bright, and cheerful! I would definitely recommend!
I have a new start to life since treatment at Orthopaedics Plus! Now I can eyeball men without being too obvious. Sooooo grateful! I love it here at OP! It is life changing. I feel better! Definitely go!! They have a great crew and atmosphere!
After my sessions at Orthopaedics Plus, I now have techniques to rely on and complete which make me feel better, stronger, and more flexible. I work with Barbara and the depth to her knowledge about how our bodies’ work is impressive. She is able to figure out your specific problem and make it so much better. I highly recommend Orthopaedics Plus!
Since starting treatment at Orthopaedics Plus with Amy, we’ve gained a better understanding of the benefits of consistent exercise and the importance of knowing the proper way to perform those exercises for best results. My daughter’s scoliosis, through brace and consistent PT has lessened significantly, and the need for surgery has been avoided. We are so thankful! Everyone in the office at OP has been very pleasant and helpful. Amy Sbhili is extremely knowledgeable in the Schroth Method and has graciously and patiently brought us through to a better understanding of the very detailed exercises involved. I would encourage anyone seeking a therapist to come to this office. The atmosphere is friendly and the therapists seem very well equipped.
Laurel and Corinne H.
I’ve had a number of persistent and chronic orthopedic issues that other clinics have failed to fully correct. The clinicians at Orthopedics Plus have expertly corrected all of these issues, including torn wrist cartilage, runner’s knee, and a torn labrum. Thanks to Justin, Al, and other specialists, I can now run, throw, and even compete in obstacle races. Exercises and activities that were once beyond my reach are now achievable, thanks to the treatment I received. The clinicians and staff at Orthopedics Plus are knowledgeable, patient, and pleasant to work with. Evaluation sessions are thorough, and each treatment session is carefully evaluated for progress. Never have I felt to be the recipient of a generic program. Ultimately, however, it’s the results themselves that I am most pleased with, as over the years my sessions at Orthopedics Plus have resolved every one of my ailments. I’ve actually recommended Orthopedics Plus to a number of friend and co-workers. Each person has in turn thanked me for making the suggestion. The friendly atmosphere, extensive professional knowledge, and effective results together make Orthopedics Plus a physical therapy clinic that I strongly urge people to try for themselves.
I met Amy Sbihli and Orthopaedics Plus in November of 2011. I was in my late 60’s with significant scoliosis causing back pain and radiating pain down my left leg. I had done yoga classes for ten years which I thoroughly enjoyed and found very healing in many ways, but I was no longer able to continue due to my worsening condition.
Meeting Amy was a totally new chapter in my life. She thoroughly assessed my condition and very quickly came up with movements and exercises which she demonstrated, had me do until I mastered, and began the notebook with her adorable stick figures so I could practice at home. A rapport was quickly established.
Amy is a professional and teaches and practices the conservative Schroth Method. It is obvious that she not only totally understands the problems and pains of scoliosis but each person’s body and mindset as well. One time a scheduling error occurred and a young boy and I were scheduled for the same time. Never one to be flustered, she insisted on working with both of us and managed our great age difference with skill and humor. There is an intensity about her of creating the perfect movement to address a specific problem, and then she radiates joy as you both enjoy her successful solution.
Thanks to Amy, my debilitating pain subsided and I was able to become a walker again in my neighborhood and on trips for years. It was fantastic. Although this past year my curve became in my doctor’s words “impressive” and the pain resurfaced, Amy gave me many active years of movement which I would never have had without her guidance and dedication. She helped me prepare for surgery (I was considered in great shape for the shape I was in), the surgery went very well, and I eagerly and confidently look forward to the benefit of her expertise in my recovery.
After hip replacement surgery, I began treatment and Orthopaedics Plus with a notable gate in my walk and a very weak and stiff right leg from the hip through the quad area. After just 6 weeks of working with Al, I can run a full sprint without any issue. I returned to playing golf just 2 months post-surgery and playing baseball 4 months post-surgery. I have already started catching again and I look forward to returning to the ice and playing hockey in the Fall. I could see my progress with each week I attended. The staff will first ask you what your recovery goals are? They measure and record a baseline for range of motion and muscle strength. Then through a progression of exercises, stretching, and message, your flexibility and strength start improving. Each week your flexibility and strength are measured again and you can see how you are progressing against your baseline numbers. Each session adds a slightly more challenging exercise and/or stretch, that keeps you moving towards your goal. I particularly liked how the staff listened to what I wanted to accomplish and then implemented a program to obtain those goals. Seeing and feeling the gains each week, really keeps you motivated to keep working. Do yourself a favor and call them right now. They will evaluate your condition, answer all your questions, and then layout a program to help you recover quickly and safely. In a short period of time, you are back to the life style you desire and it’s just a great feeling!
Always a very active and athletic person, I developed a fairly serious scoliosis which has impacted my last five years with discomfort and some significant reduced range of motion and activity. I was seeing a highly qualified physical therapist at a major Boston hospital in 2016 who admitted that she did not know much about scoliosis. Blessedly, she researched and recommended Amy from Orthopaedics Plus as an expert in the field. Seeing Amy gave me hope and strength. Her positive personal manner and overall vast knowledge of physical therapy and movement with specialties in scoliosis and its impact on the body, has been a source of physical and emotional comfort and, more importantly, inspiration and hope. My physical strength has improved as has my ability to tolerate greater physical challenges. She is an exceptional therapist.
For 18 months, my daughter, Maya, was braced to prevent her scoliosis from worsening. To maximize the benefits of bracing, she began working with Amy from Orthopaedics Plus to learn Schroth exercises. We drove two hours to get to OP and every drive was well worth it. Through Amy’s exceptional skills and her intuitive understanding of Maya’s strengths and needs she was able to effectively motivate and engage Maya in her treatment for positive results. Over the course of eight months, her posture visibly improved, the rotation of her thoracic curve decreased by three degrees, and she was notably stronger and more aware of her own body. Incidentally, her gymnastics skills improved significantly, and she had her best competition year yet! Maya did ultimately require surgery and will soon resume Schroth therapy to optimize her posture and realignment following a partial fusion. Deciding to pursue surgery was one of the hardest decisions of my life. During this difficult process, Amy shared her unwavering professional support, knowledge, contacts, and experiences as we considered options and ultimately decided. Amy has truly been a life-changing individual in my daughter’s life.
I came to Orthopedics Plus post surgery after a pretty severe shoulder fracture. My Orthopedic doctor was very impressed with how well I did. Todd tailored my program to my unique situation. I believe because of Todd’s program I got the best possible outcome for this injury and have a better quality of life. The staff is great. They listen to your concerns and do their best to resolve any issues you might be having. They provide a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. I would highly recommend Orthopedics Plus. The staff is bright and caring and goes above and beyond to ensure that you get the best possible result.
I came to Orthopedics Plus after finding out my scoliosis had progressed to severe degree. My parents and I wanted to avoid surgery but wanted to see real results. I feel so blessed to have found Amy during this journey of mine. I was able to improve all my four curves and I feel so much better. I have become more in touch with my body and I have become stronger. Not only physically, but mentally as well. I can move and work with muscles I truly didn’t know I had. Amy believed in me well before I believed in myself. She pushed me every day and thank goodness she did. I started seeing results rather quickly and I was out of my brace in a reasonable about of time. It was a lot of hard work, but it was well worth it. I love Amy for her positive attitude. Her happiness and positivity made me so motivated to work hard. Even when I wasn’t having a good day, or if I maybe slacked off since the last time I saw her, she never let me quit. She never pushed me to a point where I couldn’t handle, and she never made me feel like my end goal wasn’t in reach. Her excitement made me excited to work harder than before and it pushed me to become stronger. Go see the staff at Orthopaedics Plus! I had an amazing experience. It was a very welcoming environment, everyone is very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Orthopedics Plus to anyone looking for a great physical therapist.
I am a client of Dr. Amy Sbihli. Through out work together, my sever dextroscolios has held its own, and due to Dr. Sbihli’s expertise some of the curve abnormalities have actually decreased. The staff is pleasant, courteous, and efficient. The clinicians are very gifted teachers and have remained an advocate for me over the years. Amy has overextended herself well beyond the boundaries of her duties. Without her help and guidance I would have failed in my goals. Dr. Amy Sbihli is outstanding in all ways. I am an internal medicine doctor, have 5 college degrees, and thus have had many teachers and mentors along the way. Dr. Amy Sbihli is by far the most outstanding.
Dr. Adriene M.