Sciatic Nerve Pain
Due to your condition, what activities did you have pain with or what activities were you unable to do?
Deadlifting, RDL and hinging from the hip
Explain your treatment plan:
Starting with getting out of pain and regaining feeling back into my leg when sitting down for any period of time with stretching/dry needling. Once we got to that point, we started more stretching and strength training to that specific target area.
What was it like working with Dr. Jake? How was it different from other PT you’ve had in the past?
Dry needling was beneficial and something I had never done. The online tutorials are a great addition in case you forget a movement or to refer back to.
What did you enjoy most about your treatment?
Learning about what might be causing my symptoms and trying to figure out how to navigate to reduce pain and gain normal function and mobility.
What were your results? What are you able to do now that you couldn’t do before you started treatment?
I no long experience numbness and nerve pain. I'm still continuing to work through some limitations, but now that the pain and flare ups are less and less, I’m confident we are well on our way.
Any other information to share?
Jakes is very patient and you can tell he wants his patients to excel and improve. Highly recommended if you have any issues or pain.
I woke up one morning with extreme pain in my knee that wasn't going away. It was a sharp pain that shot up into my thigh and made daily tasks painful to accomplish. There had been a few times where my knee had given out going up and down stairs but it always resolved on its own. Jake did such an amazing job listening to my concerns and making me feel hopeful about being able to fix my knee. That first appointment, I was blown away by how knowledgeable Jake was and how he was able to connect the problem with my knee with old injuries in my ankle. Jake set me up with exercises to do at home that were easy and whenever I had questions, Jake was easy to communicate with and I knew he was invested in helping me. I feel like I have made so much progress in my time with Jake. I would highly recommend Jake at Fortitude and Freedom! You will leave feeling cared for and listened to and ultimately you will have a physical therapist who is invested in helping you heal.
Before visiting Jake, my neck and shoulders were always tight and I was getting headaches constantly. It was hard to focus on day to day tasks and I was struggling. Thank goodness I was able to be seen by Jake. I left my first appointment already feeling so much relief! He is so knowledgeable and talked me through everything he was working on in my neck, shoulders, and back. He also gave me easy and quick stretches I was able to do at home to help improve my pain and build my muscles. I am so thankful for Jake and his skillset. Because of him, I am having significantly less headaches and am able to function better throughout my day!