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"I am no longer on medication for my Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) affliction. I know my body better and have learned to relax and so much has loosened up. It is amazing, I didn't think there was more that I needed to know about my body, but how wrong I was.  I will continue to see Mike because RSD is a pain issue and needs continued fine tuning." 

Dan Davies

Client Experiences


"Over many years I have sustained injuries from competing in sports like lacrosse and downhill ski racing. I now have pain from arthritis in my hips, hands, shoulders and neck. Recently I received treatments from Mike Fricke and the relief from my pain has been amazing. Mike focuses on releasing muscles that have for years pulled abnormally on certain joints and teaches them to relax. I have never received this particular type of body work before and I'm so thankful that he knows how to get my body back into shape and get my pain to go away."


Marnie Hensel



"For nearly 20 years, Mike has treated my wife, 2 children and myself with analytical skill and technique with successful results. As a 10 year old, several pediatric specialists could not determine our son’s physical problems. We were told he probably would not be able to play sports. After a few treatments with Mike, he could not only play, but eventually participated in varsity soccer, lacrosse, and Nordic skiing. Now as a 28 year old he daily enjoys the extreme side of biking, skiing and snow boarding. Mike frequently treated the pains and injuries successfully that our children encountered in varsity sports.

As for myself, last year I had a complex spinal surgery with a long recovery. Along with regular exercise and an improved diet, Mike is currently using the Strain and Counterstrain techniques to bring back my legs and core to their full potential. He has a remarkable understanding of the body and how to facilitate healing of physical concerns."

Stephen Boruff




"I have been going to Pro Physical Therapy and seeing Mike since I was 14 years old. As a high school athlete and passionate weight lifter I have accrued many different injuries in the past 10 years. I actually tore my MCL during my sophomore football season, which at the time was also supposed to put my sophomore basketball season in jeopardy.  I saw Mike twice a week for about a month and the time I spent sidelined with the injury was cut significantly. I was healed in time for the start of basketball season! I go to Mike with anything from very significant injuries to standard rehabilitation. I recommend Mike Fricke anytime I am asked about rehabilitation and I believe in the therapy that he practices."

Keegan Jindra



"I was referred to Mike by an O.T. who felt that Mike’s expertise represented the approach I needed to heal the symptoms I was experiencing. She was certain that I would welcome his style and love the results. At that time, I had significant back and shoulder pain and tingling in my arms and legs. I was a bit concerned about going to another practitioner and (to be honest) particularly a physical therapist. Having a healthcare background, I believed that I had a complete understanding of a physical therapist’s skill set and was fairly certain that a P.T’s. primary responsibility was to help a client heal, while enduring the pain of treatment. ….and then I met Mike Fricke.

I arrived at the first session with a little trepidation and a lot of pain. I left that session with a lot of trust and minimal pain. And, it got better …. and better. The muscle imbalance and movement restrictions started to shift and the pain started to abate. I began to understand why the referring O.T. held this practitioner in such high esteem.  

Mike uses a technique that honors the body’s receptivity, is amazingly gentle, and remarkably effective. He is able to create a really safe environment in which the mind, body, and spirit can align and aid the healing process. He naturally brings this holistic approach to a session, something very important to me. Mike has an uncanny ability to intuit what is happening in the body; it seemed as though his entire being sensed the signals of my body as well as the sensitivities of my spirit. And, he incorporated that information into his treatment. He listens to a client’s story, tunes into their muscles and joints, senses what is going on, and formulates his treatment approach for the session. I have entered his office in substantial pain and exited in a pain-free, nearly tranquil state. 

Mike is a healer. He has a compassionate nature, a discerning sensibility, and a healing touch. He invites clients to fully participate in their healing and is genuinely interested in their journeys. He is a teacher in the treatment process, a mentor in the healing process, and a guide in the entire process.

Without hesitation and with the highest regard for his skills, I recommend Mike Fricke as a physical therapist, a holistic practitioner, and a consummate professional."

Sue Reading

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"In the fall of 1996 an orthopedic doctor referred me to Mike Fricke of Pro Physical Therapy because of my neck and shoulder injury from heavy lifting.  Mike was very thorough in talking to me first on how the injury occurred, and second explaining how he was going to treat and release the muscles.  After three (3) visits I already felt a big improvement because I could sleep at night and not have my arms be completely numb. Mike’s treatment methods are easy because he has a very relaxing atmosphere in his office. I have always felt completely at ease during any treatment I have received. In the last 14 years I have seen Mike off and on several times with different issues and would not even consider going somewhere else. Mike is always concerned with my well being and has suggestions on how I can improve the strength in my body and mind. I have referred many co-workers and friends to Mike and all have been very satisfied."

Renata Owen

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"When I came to Pro Physical Therapy a number of years ago, I had a good deal of shoulder pain as well as neck and back.  After being to other therapists and seeing their techniques I had a preconceived notion as to what I expected Mike to do.  When I saw him do his thing and working areas of the upper torso that was not in pain I questioned how he was doing things.  He was interested in my posture, how I held my body, how I walked, sat and mainly how I relaxed and breathed.

It took a while but I started seeing results and I became a believer.  He told me to jump, I jumped. We have worked together on my improvements and have seen enough results that I am no longer on medication for my RSD affliction. I know my body better and have learned to relax and so much has loosened up in my body. It is amazing, I didn't think there was more that I needed to know about my body, but how wrong I was. I will continue to see Mike because RSD is a pain issue and needs continued fine tuning. I used to see Mike two to three times a month. Now down to once a month."


Dan Davies

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"I have attended classes taught by Mike and his dedication, sense of humor, and joy of being in a body, are utterly contagious. I have changed my attitude of being burdened by the necessity of physically caring for my body, to one of seeing it as a never-ending exploration and adventure."

Mary Cayan

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"Six years ago I began (for the first time) having severe headaches on the right side of my head. A friend recommended a physical therapist, Michael Fricke to me. After the first treatment my headaches were gone.

Last month October, 2010, I had a pain in the muscles from the right side of my neck. I couldn’t rotate head or neck to drive safely. Again I called Michael and after one treatment(and about three days) I could rotate my head and neck again.

I am so appreciative of all the help. I highly recommend Michael to anyone with physical and muscular pain!"

Ann

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"Over time, Mike has helped me to adjust my posture so I can grow stronger, more flexible, and more conscious of how to care for my body as I grow older. Things I took for granted in my youth now need more consistent tending in order for me to physically be “all that I can be.”  My life is precious and I have lots I want to accomplish as I move into my elder years.  What Mike teaches me about self-care makes that far more possible than it would be otherwise." 

Jerry Boardman

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Mike Fricke's Client Story

Jean, a 44 yr. old woman, was referred to me by a friend. Her complaint was right buttock, hip and pain down the outside of her leg. She had been an avid exerciser and runner and now every time she worked out, the pain intensified to a point where sitting and walking were painful. It had been bothering her for 2 years.

My initial thought was that something was not right with her low back. I watched her walk and noted the stiffness in her low back and that her pelvis and right leg didn’t move backward as she walked. I then felt her low back and found tightness, left rotated lumbar spine and the inability to turn her back easily to the right. This in fact increased her leg symptoms. My initial treatment focused on gently releasing the muscles of her front left low back and right front hip in a pain-free manner. This was done by positioning her body comfortably in 5 different positions according to the Strain and Counterstrain method of treatment. I then worked on the back side of her low back and hip, thigh and calf muscles on the left and right. At the end of the hour session she stood up, walked and reported a 50% reduction in hip pain with no leg symptoms.

I worked on her one time per week for one month  and after the third visit she could exercise and her pain was minimal. In fact now the exercise helped reduce her symptoms. I included a core abdominal and hip muscle strength and stretching program to support her re-teaching the muscle to work correctly. After 2 years of being unable to exercise she is now moving freely, without symptoms.

 



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