The renown 13th-century Sufi mystic poet, Jalal ad-Din Rumi once wrote:
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” I am extremely grateful that I listened to my pain and that it lead me quite serendipitously to the office of Kaizen Physical Therapy.
It was in the moment of my most excruciating pain that I saw an online ad from Kaizen offering a free workshop on lower back pain. Before even completing the registration form, I received a call from Colin and thus began my healing journey “back to normal”.
During my initial conversation with Colin, I was invited to a free screening, which I attended the very next day. There, I was greeted by a welcoming and professional staff that immediately put me at ease, despite the intensity of physical discomfort I felt due to the lower back pain I had been experiencing for the past four days.
In my initial screening, I was introduced to Barry, one of several competent and gifted physical therapists on staff. Barry said something to me during the consultation that was to have a profound impact on my body and healing process. Up to that point, in the four days leading up to my first visit to Kaizen, my body was in a constant “fight or flight” mode. What he said to me was “the pain will go away.” Those words were like a magic elixir that had the immediate effect of penetrating into my muscles with the silent message: “it is okay to relax now.”
In three appointments of physical therapy with Barry, my pain level went from level 10 to 0. In my sessions, I was given specific exercises, tailored to my own body’s needs, that have helped my body heal and rejoice in the attention I now give it with the twice-daily series of stretches that Barry introduced to me. These exercises have now become a part of my daily routine.
So, in listening to my pain, as Rumi suggests, I was lead to Kaizen Physical Therapy, and lead to a deeper awareness of my own body.
To the staff of Kaizen, thank you for showing me the way to, as you say, “continuous improvement”. Although my time with you was temporary, the practical information, knowledge, and healing I received in my few visits will last a lifetime.
- Phillip P.
Dan was great! I’ve already recommended him! I will see him anytime I need PT. Lulu and the entire staff are warm, welcoming and totally competent.
Compassionate, professional physical therapy.
- Sheryl S.
Great team. They helped heal my sjouldnwhen I thought there was no hope.of doing so.
Very happy with how Gary Hansen has helped me progress. Fantastic PT. All other staff have been super nice and helpful. Online exercise info is really helpful too.
Everyone was super friendly and did their best to get me back to normal as fast as possible!
Did a good job of analyzing me needs and giving me the outline for strengthening prior to hip surgery. Also, listened to my pain situation and advised me how to do workouts with minimal pain and maximum exercises. A very good coach.
My physical therapist offered excellent and specific cre. He went above and beyond to be sure I felt comfortable with my strengthening regimen so as not to reinsure. Thank you for everything!
Friendly and knowledgeable
Professional, friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Kaizen.
Daniel did an excellent job of helping me recover from a back injury and become functional and strong
- Carol B.
Kaizen physical therapy is an excellent, professional health care resource. They use their knowledge of physiology and think “outside the box” to resolve their patient’s maladies. Colin Sisco has been wonderful in resolving a longstanding problem for me. I’m a very appreciative patient for the relief he has given me.
Dan was awesome. He listened and very thoughtfully developed a plan that worked for me. He always went above and beyond expectations. I am doing well because of him. Thanku clare sommers
- Clare S.
Several months ago, my back and hips were giving me a problem. At first I could barely walk. I knew I had to get help fast. I chose Kaizen Physical Therapy and I’m glad I did. Dan was my therapist and he gave me strength exercises along with stretching. After several weeks I was feeling much better and my walking improved. I continue to do my exercises daily. I highly recommend Kaizen Physical Therapy. Judy
I am impressed with the kindness, empathy and courtesy of the staff. The reminders are helpful and the manager is very efficient and friendly. My physical therapist has been patient and has excellent advice for my problems. Gigli Oh
Convenient location near University Village and highly trained and skilled PT staff made for a successful experience with Kaizen PT
- Rick K.
I’ve always gotten tip top care when I have needed PT and gone to Kaizen (formerly Coppersmith). They really understand what they do and they are caring and seek solutions that work for whatever concerns I bring.
Great people, great care!
Extremely professional caring and personable in the patient support and services. I strongly recommend and support Kaizen and appreciate all they have done
I’ve used Kaizen and its predecessor (a former employee bought the business when the original owners retired) for two different physical issues and can highly recommend them. And they accept Medicare!!!
- Pamela O.
Post-surgical recovery from a femoral neck fracture and pre-surgical shoulder restoration from neck disk deficits. The assessments and treatments have been conducted by highly skilled, experienced, and creative staff, and recommendations for ongoing routines have been reasoned and effective.
- John H.
Thanks Colin for helping me through my foot injury! Had such a great experience at Kaizen, everyone in the office was very helpful and welcoming!
Colin was great working with our 11 year old daughter’s ankle injury from soccer. He clearly explained why her injury occurred and how to prevent it in the future given all the sports she plays.
- Juliana S.
I have received great PT pointers to help my problems. The staff are friendly and professional.
Thoughtful, personal care that pushes just enough and not too much.
- Aspen S.
What strikes me about these folks is the commitment to preparation. Barry takes his work home with him, regularly coming up with new and innovative approaches to my physical challenges. Nobody here is phoning it in. Ever.
- Steve S.