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FM Testimonials

  • Functional Manual Therapy

    “I’m a 67 yo active gentleman with a good deal of arthritis in my lower back that had altered my spine into a scoliosis curve causing me to lean sideways and twist forward.

    When I came to Jera for help, I could walk for only short distances and I could stand for only very short periods because of severe sciatic nerve pain running from my back and down the back of my legs. Almost any movement initiated the pain. I also experienced a great deal of numbness, particularly in my left foot. With Jera’s help (hands on treatment) along with the individualized excercise routine, I’m back on my feet. I can walk a great deal more than before and the numbness in my left foot has pretty much disappeared. Moreover, standing is no longer much of a problem. I can pretty much do all of the activities I need to do without pain.

    I highly recommend Jera’s approach to physical therapy.
    A real blessing.”

    Joel L.

    “I’m a physical therapist myself suffering from back issues for several years.  I move (relocate) a lot which means I have worked with several good therapists across the country.  Jera is by far the most skilled therapist I have met.  I knew instantly her skills were unique by her thought process, her hands, and her ability to watch you move and make corrections.  She truly does consider how the entire body is contributing to your dysfunction, and treats with that mindset.  I would recommend Jera to anybody who needs PT no matter how big or small the problem, you will be in great hands. Thank you, Jera, for changing my life!”

    Jennifer M., MPT

    “Jera has been my physical therapist off and on over the past two years. I came to her suffering from severe shoulder and neck pain. I had significantly reduced mobility of my neck and moderate to severe pain in my arm making it almost impossible to drive more than 20 minutes. (note: living in Brawley and San Diego proved a burden as a result of the pain).  Daily pain registering more than 6/10 had become a constant with minimal relief trying  other things.

    Jera’s treatment has led to pain reduction and the return of my  neck and shoulder mobility. Her treatment was carefully planned and implemented.  Ultimately she proved to me that posture is the KEY to good spinal health and enforced my exercises ever so carefully as she knew I was challenged with doing them correctly. I appreciated her patience, her care, her professionalism, and personal consideration that have led to my successful treatment. Thank you, Jera!”

    Anita Hajos, Semi-Retired Speech Pathologist

    “I had struggled for six years with leg pain. I had been to many doctors, and had MRI’s and x-rays. Nobody could tell me what was wrong. After meeting with Jera she said “this seems like a vascular issue.” She treated me ONE time and the pain went away! Unfortunately, the pain came back. I ended up seeing a vascular surgeon, who found a blockage in my groin. With a simple procedure, it was fixed. I am now pain free. I am able to do things I haven’t been able to do for years. Even though the physical therapy was a temporary fix, it was Jera’s knowledge of the workings of the human body were the main reason for my recovery, I cannot recommend her enough.”

    Roger F., Los Angeles

    “I have been to many doctors, physical therapists, exercise classes, etc. andno one has ever zeroed in on exactly what my problem was until I saw  Jera.She immediately “diagnosed” my problem and told me she felt she could help me in just a few sessions.”

    She was correct, and I have been feeling great since she treated me….now 6 months later! She is not the type of person who will keep you coming back and using her services if she feels she cannot truly help you.

    Jera is kind, compassionate, caring, honest, and an excellent communicator.  She possesses a wonderful sense of humor and brings a wonderful attitude with her.  She has certainly made a huge difference in my life.  I now can move about and do the things I want to without pain.  What a gift!!

    I highly recommend Jera to anyone who needs this type of care!”

    Fran Z., Active Grandmother

    As a physical therapist myself, I understand what to look for when seeking out a competent practitioner.  Not only have I seen Jera myself,  I have also referred many of my friends and family, including my mom (who lives out of state), my husband, and my 11 month old baby.  We have all had success across a wide variety of challenges.
    Jera’s knowledge and skill go far beyond the basic workings of the body’s muscles, bones, and nerves.  When a trauma is suffered, sometimes years past, core fibers that surround all of our body’s structures can become restricted, thus causing pain and dysfunction.  Her treatments extend into those fibers to locate those deep-rooted causes.  Her treatments focus on your goals and are finite in nature, thus freeing you from a lifetime of “maintenance visits”. She is truly a master of her craft, and I will continue to have her treat me and those I hold dear.  Much gratitude, Jera!”

    The V.O Family

    “My daughter had been suffering from chronic migraines and stomach pain for two years before our first appointment with Jera. Due to medical doctors not knowing how to help her, we turned to neurologists, homeopathic doctors, acupuncturists, as well as other physical therapists, without any success. In just ONE visit with Jera, she was able to help us uncover several hidden issues and possible causes for her chronic pain. She asked questions no one had ever thought to ask before! Jera’s intuitiveness and ability to truly listen to what my daughter described, helped reveal things that remained mysteries to every other doctor who attempted to treat her over the years! After only a handful of treatments, there was a significant difference in my daughter’s overall physical, mental and emotional health.

    It has been almost a year since her last treatment and she is still doing wonderfully. I am forever grateful to Jera for knowing exactly how to treat the root cause of my daughter’s health issues, and for being the only person who has ever truly been able to help her. ”

    Wendy E.