The Physical Therapists at Ancora Pain Recovery have received extensive training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) through the McKenzie Institute, http://www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org/method-patients.cfm. This style of therapy is patient centered and utilizes education and individualized plans specific to each client’s complaints and symptoms. Our focus is on engaging the patient and making them an active participant in their care which optimizes the outcome potential. Our ultimate goal is to improve the symptomatic, movement, and functional needs of each individual through a “patient-centered” treatment experience.
I recently began acupuncture treatments with Dr. Campbell. Never having done this before, I was a little apprehensive, but very excited at the possibility of an additional means of pain relief. Before scheduling the initial appointment, Shannon, the new patient coordinator, was very helpful in answering all my preliminary questions. Once the treatment plan was in place, she offered to coordinate my feedback communications (emails) with Dr. Campbell. This has made it so easy to keep him informed of the requested post-acupuncture status and to get his guidance for continued progress. I commend Shannon for her professional, helpful attitude--something I feel I don't see very often these days. Also, I want to say how kind and comforting Dr. Campbell has been during the acupuncture sessions. He shows concern for me as a patient and has performed the acupuncture to provide much-needed pain relief. I look forward to continuing through this process in my new adventure.
I want to thank Ancora Pain Recovery. Before finding you I was being treated by the VA for dystonia. I was on 23 different meds and was only given a once a year procedure. I thought I was going to die, and I wanted to die. Since coming to Ancora Pain Recovery I feel as if my life has taken on a whole new direction. Dr. Campbell re-evaluated my medications, talked to me about procedure options and introduced me to physical therapy (mechanical diagnosis & treatment) and massage therapy to help combat the symptoms of dystonia.
After visiting your office I was finally able to plant a garden this year! I feel better than I have in 10 years.
I am overjoyed with the care and attention I have received from Dr. Dykes and his staff in your Dalton office. I have been to Emory and have had various tests run to no avail as to how to ease the pain. When I first came to Dr. Dykes in July 2014, I was in so much pain, I had to have an assistance of a cane to walk. Since Dr. Dykes recommended a Selective Nerve Root Block, I have had a whole new independence! I have been able to mow my yard, which I have not been able to do since 1995, and go grocery shopping without assistance.
I am so glad I found Ancora Pain Recovery. Everyone is wonderful! Also, Gary, physical therapist, is brilliant! He has me moving better than I have in a year and a half. You all are such a blessing to me and I am forever grateful for all of your care. I have referred several people to you and know they will get the same outstanding care that I am. Thank you to all of you, for who you are and what you do.
Thank you Gary Dykes, my favorite physical therapist, for helping me learn to prevent and relive my pain just by doing a few exercises. Thanks to you, I am getting stronger every day!