Our patients have written testimonials to share their experiences and help new patients understand the benefits of Chiropractic care, ART, Kinesio Tape and wellness care with Dr. Stu.
From an active patient training for a marathon
From a high school runner
From a Guy who does Cross Fit with Plantar Fasciitis and Lower Back pain
With a more active workout program and lifestyle, I started to feel what I mistakenly thought were the aches and pains of my age. Several months ago, my foot began to feel sore and strained, and eventually my lower back began to bother me. After finally giving in and visiting my primary care physician, I was diagnosed with the dreaded plantar fasciitis, a recurring inflammation of the ligaments on the bottom of my foot. I had let it go so far that my body was out of alignment and I was putting a strain on my back.
My doctor prescribed me some pain relievers and sent me on to an orthopedist. The diagnosis by the orthopedist was the same, and he quickly jabbed me with my first ever cortisone shot, told me to come back in two weeks for the next one, and to get fitted for some shoe inserts.
I was not happy with the situation. Besides the pain (and relatively short relief) from the cortisone shot and the drowsy side effects of the pain medications, my workout routine had gone to the dogs. I was no longer looking forward to my Crossfit classes, I couldn’t run in the neighborhood anymore, and everyone in my family was telling me that I would never be the same active person again because of the plantar fasciitis.
That’s when my friends at Crossfit told me about their visits to a chiropractor over in Bedford Hills that they affectionately call Dr. Stu. They told me he would fix me up in no time, and that I would be looking forward to every office visit. Never using a chiropractor before and not understanding how he could heal my foot, I was not very optimistic of the treatment plan.
How wrong I was on that outlook. As an avid athlete and runner himself, Dr. Stu understood what I had gone through when having my condition diagnosed and treated by the typical medical community. He was not about masking or having me cope with the pain, he was about fixing the problems so that I could get back to my physical activities and life. Besides adjusting my lower back and neck (which were misaligned and putting stresses on my body), he treated my foot with Active Release Technique (“ART”) therapy to loosen up the scar tissue and speed up the overall healing process.
After a couple visits, I have jumped back into my Crossfit classes, have little to no pain in my foot, and I’m about to restart my running routine in the next week or two. While I have no illusions that I need to ease back into my workouts and running, it is comforting to know that there is a professional out there to help me properly understand how my body works, heals, and recovers from injuries when they occur.
No one of any age should have to give up their active lifestyle or family time because of pain and injury. And, there are practical and successful alternatives to “popping pills” and cortisone shots. Dr. Stu should be the first stop on your recovery process.Todd C.
From an active 37 year old still pretending to be 18
I started with Dr. Weitzman when I was having a nagging hip flexor problem for 6 months. Through alignments everything worked itself out and and after 2 weeks the pain subsided. Now I see him for Dr. Weitzman for regular tune ups. I can tell when my stride feels short when he runs on the treadmill that it is time to come in for a tune up to bring me back to normal.
Then after a partial tear of my rotator cuff I was not able to move my arm well enough to rehab it. When I lifted my arm, the whole shoulder went with it. Then Dr. Weitzman did ART (Active Release Technique) and released the joint capsule and my range of motion came back instantly. This allowed me to rehab it without surgery and get back to playing basketball.
I tell everyone that comes into my shop (Deveraux Tile in Bedford Hills) to see Dr. Weitzman if they have something going on with their body.Chris P.
From a runner suffering from plantar fasciitis
From a marathon runner
From a marathon runner
From a patient with a sports injury
From a patient with sports-related foot injuries
As I developed sports-related foot injuries from dancing, Dr. Stu has used outside-the-box thinking to help me rehabilitate my feet and my posture. He utilizes many different modalities in healing and supporting his patients with sports-related challenges: For my foot problems, we have used Foot Levelers orthotics, Kinesio-tape, and chiropractic adjustment of the feet as well as the spine in this period of rehabilitation. Foot Levelers are orthotic inserts which are designed to change the way one steps with their feet (rather than stabilize the foot in its current, painful posture). Kinesio-tape helps to re-train and strengthen targeted muscles. In my case, Dr. Stu has tried novel approaches of taping my feet and toes to shift the surfaces of the foot that I use for stepping. Dr. Stu has also used chiropractic adjustment of the feet to increase motility and relieve often painful symptoms from specific repetitive stresses.
After a lengthy rehab period, I have been able to redirect the way in which I dance (and walk!) so that I can return to the activity I love. Rehabilitation with Dr. Stu has been a far better option for me than the recommendations to “give up dancing to avoid further damage!”S
From a dedicated runner
Two years ago, after training hard all summer for a fall triathlon, I realized that several months after the race and my big training I was experiencing hip and back pain. These aches and pains had become a part of my active life style, but I had expected them to fade with my less intense winter training regimen.
I went to see my general practitioner who said, “…at your age and with your medical history you should really stop running.” I was speechless and devastated as I left his office and headed to for x-rays of my hip and lower back. In layman’s terms, I was born with a congenital dislocated hip-the socket did not form properly. It was corrected with surgery and traction, then a body cast and a leg brace. It has never held me back; I have always been an athlete. My parents did say that when I was older I would most likely need hip replacement surgery — I never dreamed that older meant 43!
The x-rays showed that I have arthritis in my lower back and left hip. I was told to go to physical therapy and cut back on my running. Before I could make the appointment, a colleague noticed me stretching my back to get comfortable during a meeting. He asked me what was wrong. When I told him that I was having back pain he quickly referred me to his chiropractor, “the best guy around”, Dr. Weitzman.
I immediately went to see Dr. Weitzman for an assessment and then treatment 2-3 times per week for about two months and then regular adjustments once a week or as needed. I did not give up running. That fall I went on to win 1st in my age group at the Westchester Triathlon and qualified for the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in which I placed 13th in my age group. Last fall I placed first in my age group again at Westchester and just completed Alcatraz where I placed 4th in my age group.
Although I do sometimes get aches and pains, after adjustments with Dr. Stu I am good as new and on the road training at all times. He saved my running habit, he saved me, and I am forever grateful!L.S.