"Arlene Ross is an extraordinary physical therapist. I sought her help after three decades of disabling conditions and surgeries, including two total hip replacements, all of which left me severely restricted by intractable pain. Over the years, I saw countless physicians and more than a dozen physical therapists, none of whom provided the care, expertise, and success that I've experienced with Arlene.
Arlene does more than treat; she educates and she truly is a healer. In addition to her extensive training and skill, Arlene has a supportive, caring communication style characterized by her unique talent as a listener. After a thorough consultation and assessment, she personalizes a treatment plan to address the source of the problem rather than merely using standard protocols for symptomatic relief. For example, she determined that my gait and posture were contributing factors in my pain, and worked with me to successfully (and quickly) change both.
My quality of life has dramatically changed for the better. I have less pain, take fewer medications, experience far fewer migraine headaches, and marvel over the increased energy and activity levels I have nearly every day. Furthermore, thanks to Arlene, I've been able to avoid a spinal fusion that two orthopedic surgeons deemed the only remaining option. I feel more like myself than I have in years! Arlene truly is amazing. "
"Arlene Ross has probably saved my life. I have PLS, a form of ALS that has very high potential for injury from falls, progressive disability, and death. At less than half the cost of similar rehabilitation, Arlene has helped me stay working, and enjoying a full life within my limitations. Her skill in "listening to the body" may sound hokey at first, but there is a deep traditional and naturopathic knowledge behind it that she has mastered and wields expertly. Do your homework and Arlene will do her best to help you. "
"I initially made an appointment with Arlene Ross because of lower back pain. While working with her, she showed me how to stand, sit and work at the computer to reduce pressure on my neck and back. She also gave me a set of personalized back and neck exercises which have helped me remain active.
Both the manual therapy and the microcurrent that are used are gentle and soothing. "
"When I first started working with Arlene I was a physical cork-screw. I had numerous long-standing restrictions in my legs, spine and neck. I had difficulty walking, standing, and performing every-day tasks like laundry and gardening. Since my profession demands that I be on my feet for long periods, it was essential to seek help. I had used several other physical therapists prior to hearing about Arlene. While they gave me some relief, it was not much and it didn't last. They simply didn't know enough about the body to offer more than cursory relief.
Early in our relationship Arlene told me that her gentle modalities had the potential to make small improvements over a period of time that could lead to much larger improvements. That turned out to be an understatement. I believe that Arlene's skillful help is the deciding factor in my ability to still practice my profession with comfort. She's a life-long learner, master of her craft, and so much more than a traditional physical therapist. "