I first visited Ben Shook for a very persistent/recurring ankle and foot problem that had been going on for a couple of years. I ran for exercise rather than competetively, and also enjoy hiking and walking vacations.
Ben treated me the first time 2 1/2 years ago, with manual therapy as well as fitting me with orthotics. My ankle and foot improved dramatically. The orthotics worked immediately, and I resumed running painfree for another 2 years.
Inevitably, the orthotics began to degrade over time, and the discomfort recurred. I sought Ben out, as he had since moved to Carter Physiotherapy.
My insurance does not cover this treatment, so I told him upfront that I could only commit to 3 or 4 treatments.
We reviewed exercises that Ben had previously given me to work on at home, and he added a few more. Ben did some massage and manual therapy, but the focus of our sessions was assessing and fitting new orthotics. When the orthotics arrived, I brought several pairs of neutral running shoes to the clinic for him to assess for fit and comfort. His assessment was very helpful. In the end, I purchased another running shoe, and the choice was made using the information that Ben had given me during the assessment.
One week later, I am walking several miles daily, PAINFREE.
I have made the choice not to run anymore, as at 58 years old, I am more interested in long term hiking and walking, than running.
I have already recommended Ben to several people that have had various problems, and will continue to do so.
I really like the environment at Carter Physiotherapy. I felt listened to as an individual and treated as such. There is no "one size fits all" attitude there.
Ben was also willing to work with me within my budget constraints and made the best use of the time that we had.
I would highly recommend this clinic!
-- Laura M