For 3 years, I have suffered with lower back pain caused by herniated discs and arthritis of the facet joint. I felt like I had a steel plate in my spine. I have been through injections, physical therapy (2X), muscle manipulation and lots of daily pain pills. I was in constant stabbing pain. Could not stand or sit for long periods of time. My friend kept telling me I should go to SST. I finally went and wished I had gone 2 years sooner! The SST team really listened to my problems and concerns and gave me a personal evaluation. From there, with their guidance, I learned new techniques to help my body and undo the years of damage, tension and tightness caused by my back problems.
I did my “homework” faithfully and after 6 weeks, I am amazed at how great I was feeling. My steel plate turned to clay first and now, I barely feel anything. All stabbing pain stopped, my hip pain decreased greatly. By 9 weeks, I stopped taking daily pain pills. I was thrilled! Finally, a therapy program that worked. I can now hike 3-4 miles without any pain. I do my homework at least 4-5 times a day. I start while putting on my makeup in the morning and continue all day, at work, on my breaks and finish at home. IF you have chronic pain go to Sterling Structural Therapy! You will be so happy you did. Thank you to the SST team for all your help.
Why I chose Sterling Structural Therapy?
I had excruciating pain in my neck and right shoulder. I was diagnosed with cervical facet syndrome. After weeks of doctor appointments, physical therapy, cortisone shots, massage and finally 2 surgical treatments of lidocaine shots in my neck, I was barely mildly better. When one is in constant pain it saps one’s energy as well as affects our emotional and mental state. I was referred to SST by my Physician. My sessions have been with Cody, a young man with a steady, calming maturity that instilled immediate confidence in his abilities to get me feeling well again. I have been going once a week for 14 weeks and I am so much better that I can live again.
I am diligent about doing my homework, I do the exercises about 15 times every day – morning, noon and late afternoon and I never miss a day! Why? Because I feel good when I do my program and I never want to go back to where I was. I feel rejuvenated, I can do most of my activities, enjoy my family and friends, it can’t get much better than that!
I am a snowbird from Illinois. It was a great day when I found Sterling Structural Therapy as it has been life changing. With a lifetime of poor posture and now Rheumatoid Arthritis, the SST team has worked with me to balance the muscles needed to improve my posture. When I arrived, they worked within my limitations until I no longer had them. The clinic is immaculate and peaceful. When I return to Illinois for the Summer the team communicated with my therapists back home to help me continue our work. When I leave their clinic, I feel taller and more energized. Most importantly, they never fail to inspire me to “live my best life.”
I have been a client at Sterling Structural Therapy for over a year. I have scoliosis which through the sheer nature of the condition causes the body to compensate for the spinal curves in troublesome ways. SST enabled me to improved my walking gait and my posture, I am aware of how my body compensates for the scoliosis and I am able to make corrections when I notice I am doing something that causes pain. I also have homework training exercises I perform at home. Sterling Structural Therapy provides a positive and encouraging environment for physical self-improvement. It was my lucky day when I called and schedule an appointment at Sterling Structural Therapy.
I’ve been working with Dana for four years. After a couple of sessions my entire body, and specifically my back was feeling so much better. I’m a fulltime figure skater and my sport causes me a lot of muscle pain and tensions. My work with Dana gave me the strength, stability and the flexibility I needed to jump and perform on the ice, without the risk of injury. Doing therapy really helped me to better understand my body and learn how to breath and move efficiently while performing. Working with Dana is always a real pleasure because she adapts herself to her client and is always finding solutions my physical problems.
The treatment plan at Sterling Structural Therapy is nothing short of miraculous. Personally, I have suffered for years with plantar fasciitis in both feet and within a couple of sessions the pain decreased significantly, it is now 100% gone. I can walk 18 holes of golf without residual pain at night. My wife has bone on bone in both knees, through their program she completely eliminated pain and is now able to do hour long hikes on a daily basis. We both look forward to our once a week session as our bodies and quality of life continue to change for the better.
I have been working with the Sterling Structural Therapy team since February 2009 and I love what is doing for me. My body is more flexible and in better alignment. Most of all my posture has improved immensely. I believe the better you carry yourself the better you look and feel. All these changes have improved my quality of life.
At Sterling Structural Therapy, you feel immediately welcome and at home. This is a wellness-based atmosphere combined with true professionalism and warmth. My personal testimonial goes back to early 2008. I began working with SST after having experienced two life threatening accidents. My body was a total mess and completely out of balance.
As I continued my sessions and increased my commitment to my homework I continued to improve greatly. Die to this focus and commitment I would never need hip or knee replacement as I was not wearing my body out from horrific posture that causes over compensation on my joints and bones. It is now over 3 ½ years later and I LOVE how I feel and have recommended Sterling Structural Therapy to all I know.
Sterling Structural Therapy is THE Best! My husband & I both work with the SST team and have seen great improvement in our golf game and mobility. Highly recommend them!
I came to Sterling Structural Therapy after sleeping in a lazy boy for six weeks with severe sciatica, suffering from drop foot resulting from lumbar stenosis. I am now sleeping in bed, have improved my posture and golf game and can now put on my socks in the morning.
My work with Sterling Structural Therapy has improved my well-being and literally changed my body structure. I am pain free after years of chronic pain and have built strength that enables me to engage in a highly active life without risk of injury. The SST staff both gifted and skilled, drawing on extensive knowledge and at the same time always using an individualized approach. They simultaneously know my body’s limitations as well as its potential. Most important, I trust them.
I began working with the SST team almost 12 months ago to alleviate lower back pain, which had been “managed” with a dose of chiropractor visits, yoga and other forms of strengthening. As a relatively active and health conscious person, I thought SST may offer some additional insights on how to alleviate my chronic back pain. What I found working with SST was not only a way to alleviate pain but also, more important to a type A, how to expand my athletic abilities. Over the past 20 years, I worked out regularly at a gym and hiked 2-3 times per week. Due to my back pain, however, I was guided to stay away from running. This year after using SST to strengthen and achieve better alignment overall, I ran two 5K’sjust breaking 8-minute miles – pain free. I learned how to integrate stretching into my life to support my alignment and enhance my performance as a middle-aged athlete. This year, instead of worrying about what I can do physically, I’m looking forward to breaking 7-minute miles – thanks so much Sterling Structural Therapy!!
Structural therapy does not begin to describe this work. Over the years I have tried many various therapeutic modalities and have never has the privilege of therapists as highly educated as the Sterling Structural Therapy team.
I have referred them numerous times to my friends whom have all greatly benefited from their knowledge and expertise. There is no “group think” at SST. Each session is customized for the individual. For strengthening or physical problems, I can promise you, you won’t be sorry you came to Sterling Structural Therapy.