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Our job is to take care of you, so it’s always encouraging when customers relay their positive experience with us. For your benefit we’ve displayed some of our client testimonials to give you an idea of the quality of our physical therapy service.

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I’ve had back pain for over 3 years since I broke my back.  Surgery was suggested a few years ago but I was determined to fix my core muscles and heal without surgery.  After a few different PT’s, one who tried dry-needling on me for the first time, he punctured my lung (Mark Plaatjes in Boulder, do not let him dry needle you).  Ever since my horrible dry-needle experience (a year ago) I have not allowed a dry needle to get close and I’ve just done other PT regimens in hopes to one day be pain-free.  The slightest wrong-move, I’ll be out for a few weeks, hardly able to walk.

15 days ago, I moved wrong and decided to go see another back-specialist as I’m to a point where I’m ready to consider surgery.  I was ordered an MRI and PT therapy with Dr. Fox (since other PT’s haven’t worked, Dr. V suggested Dr. Fox, as she’s the best).  In my first appointment with Dr. Fox today she was extremely thorough and helped me to see that there might be a light at the end of my pain-journey-tunnel.  We are still waiting for MRI to happen to know more about what treatments I’ll use; however, in the meantime she opened up my mind to dry-needling.  I was so scared when she first mentioned it, to just start somewhere with relaxing my muscles.  I asked her to back up and walk me through the complications and what to expect.  She sat down and walked me through everything I needed to know.  After she spent the time to help educate me and give me everything I needed to know to trust I’d be OK, it made sense to give dry-needling another try.

The moment I stood up, I was still sore but had significantly less pain in the little things I tried.  A few hours later (now) I realized I was walking without pain and felt a freedom from pain that I have not had in a long time.  I am scheduled to see Dr. Fox 2 times a week and when I was first extremely hesitant to be “prescribed” yet again, PT – I’m now looking forward to where I’ll go in my treatment with her.  I left feeling hopeful and excited for a pain-healing journey with Dr. Fox.  I’ll keep you all posted – but for now, I had to share my extremely positive first-experience. I highly recommend this place – a must do!

Amanda Hilton

I have been struggling with lower back (degenerative dic disease) and nerve pain in both legs since 1971.  After several surgeries, I still had pain and had to rely on pain medications.  In 2011 I was informed, after an MRI, that I had an inoperable tumor on the left side of my spine. The surgeon would not operate fearing that it was too dangerous and could paralyze me. Needless to say, I opted for “NO SURGERY”.
Now, I am losing the ability to walk properly.

Just three weeks ago my Primary Care Doctor sent me to Dr. Annie Fox at A. Fox Physical Therapy.
Dr. Fox introduced me to the technique “Dry Needles”  This has been Nothing Short of a Miracle.  I noticed a change in thee pain after the first treatment.  It was somewhat painful at first but does get less painful after each treatment.  I am now on my third treatment and am out of that crippling pain.  I am down to two pain pills at bedtime and hope to be off of those soon.  I actually feel human again.

I am so grateful to Dr. Fox for her incredible gift.  I only wish I had known about this procedure earlier.  I highly recommend “Dry Needles” and I am in the process of telling as many people as I can about this procedure.

Maxine Vondersaar

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When I first met Annie and her magic needles it had been exactly one year since my auto accident. The accident had left me with a concussion, whiplash injury with resultant bulging of 3 cervical discs, dislocated clavicle and deep contusions of my ribs and pelvis. On that one year mark I was still having headaches, still had constant pain in my neck and shoulders, could not reach above my head or lift anything over 10 lbs without severe spasms in my neck and shoulders, I still became nauseous and diaphoretic when I turned my head to the left and still could not sleep through the night because of the pain. I had used pain pills, muscle relaxants and been through 10 weeks of physical therapy. The only thing that was remotely helping was having a massage twice a month.The level of healing I had achieved after a year, with the above treatments, was unacceptable to me. In my search for answers, for a new treatment, for relief of my pain, I was referred to Annie for IMS treatments. Despite the fact that my pain level and ability level were unacceptable to me, I didn’t really know how much I hurt or how despairing I had become until the pain started to subside and I began to feel more like my old self. I wish I could say that the relief was instantaneous, but it wasn’t. The first session was very painful and surprisingly quite emotional for me.The second session less so and by the third session I was a firm believer. I began to believe that the things I love to do, not to mention some activities of daily living, were not gone forever.

The results of an IMS treatment at first lasted 4 or 5 days, but with each treatment the results lasted longer and longer and I now receive treatment once or twice a month. After a couple of months of IMS therapy I started physical therapy again and have continued with twice monthly massages.

It’s been 5 months since I first met Annie and her magic needles. I no longer have headaches, I can lift and reach without pain, I can turn my head to the left (which helps tremendously while driving!) and I sleep through the night.

Most importantly? I have not had and hopefully will never have surgery on my neck.

Kim Dallum, RN

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Wanted to send you a quick email and let you know that I am amazed at how good my jaw feels. I woke up in the night and I could open my jaw with no pain. Just like a normal person. Still troubled by back and forth and side-to-side but just being able to open without any pain is incredible. I had no idea how draining that was – I feel like a million today. A heartfelt thanks to you.

Renee R. Reeves

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I met Annie in February 2007, six weeks after my two level neck fusion surgery. I fell hard on the ice in 2001, and a year later started having painful neck symptoms. I literally tried everything a person could try to get pain relief. During those five years after I fell, I have seen at least 10 different Physical Therapists. Each time I saw them for a few months at a time. Almost every time, all they would do for me was give me a list of exercises to do and gave me the occasional ultrasound treatment. I tried to communicate with them, but it always felt like it fell on deaf ears. I was really starting to think things were hopeless for me. I even ended up in a depression because nothing would help my pain. I had such bad neck and upper body muscle spasms that I had to decrease the amount I worked because I couldn’t tolerate standing up for most of the day. I also had to alter my social life because I couldn’t sit for any length of time, either.
After having the neck surgery as a last ditch effort, I still experienced bad muscle spasms. I told the surgeon’s office at my six week post-op appointment that I was done wasting my time with Physical Therapy. I was pretty adamant about not going, but they recommended Annie because they knew she would really help me and we would be a great fit together. I was so anxious to meet her that I drove straight from the surgeon’s office to A. Fox Physical Therapy, P.C. ( Annie’s office) to make an appointment.

She saw me the first thing the next morning and I knew immediately that this was going to be a very good experience!

Annie and her staff were so friendly and empathetic to me. I felt like they really cared very much about my pain. They were always extremely accommodating to me, listened to me, and were willing to fit me in the schedule if I had any kind of set-back. I really wish I had met Annie sooner because I feel that I could have avoided neck surgery with the proper care beforehand. And I feel that I suffered needlessly for five years because I didn’t receive the superior care that I have gotten with Annie. The manual therapy and IMS (needling) was outstanding. I cannot thank her enough for all the help she has given me. I am really feeling like my old happy self again!!

Sue K. Ziemann

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I tore my groin very bad playing hockey. I did a lot of research and chose Dr. Anne-Marie Fox for some IMS therapy. I went for 3 applications and the healing ...

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