"...and Christy's work has helped bring my leg back to a condition that otherwise wouldn't have been possible trying to do this on my own. I can feel that she cares about my well being in a way that wasn't like what I had experienced at any of the physical therapy clinics."

~ Steve B. from Davis, CA
CLIENT STORIES and Successes

Anabelle's Recovery from Severe Whiplash
 

To whom it May Concern,    

    I am happy to write a letter of recommendation for Christy Friederich, because I have found the therapy I received from her to be unique, highly individualized to my needs, and the most helpful therapeutic modality that I have ever encountered.   

    I began seeing Ms. Friederich because I was in extreme pain from two car accidents I had been in, one recent, and the other two years old.  The first accident had been very severe, and had given me cervical strain/sprain , two herniating disks, thoracic outlet syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome, all to such an extent that I was in constant pain and was unable to work.  I tried two chiropractors and found their treatment to be more rough than I could handle in my condition.

   

    Next I tried a highly recommended Orthopedic MD,  who prescribed medication, therapeutic massage, and traction.  Due to my condition, the massage I received at their office felt very rough, and the traction was extremely painful.   

Four Months later --

In Worse Condition Than Ever   

   Four months after the accident, I was in worse condition  than ever.  I was unable to even care for myself.  I switched to a sports injury specialist working with a P.T., whereby I recovered to the extent that I could take care of myself and get a job as long as it didn't involve prolonged sitting, but I still suffered intermittently with shooting pains and occasionally numbed wrists. 

My Second Car Accident

     My second car accident brought all of the old pains back -- again I was unable to work, the back of my neck felt a constant burning sensation, and I could not carry even small objects for more than 30 seconds without experiencing sharp pains in my neck and shoulders. 

   Then I started receiving Ortho-Bionomy© and massage from Christy Friederich, which began to help right away.   

Your browser may not support display of this image.    For insurance reasons, I also went to a MD, who referred me to a physical therapist. Once again, I found the physical therapy was quite painful, and it seemed to set me back rather than help, so after talking to my doctor, I stopped the physical therapy and received nothing but Christy's treatments.  
 

Christy at work

Ortho-Bionomy© Supported My Recovery

   Christy's use of Ortho-Bionomy© supported my recovery.  Her techniques are very gentle and very individualized.  She asks many questions,\ rather than making assumptions the way many other practitioners do.  First she focused on helping me find or create a position in which my neck could relax, so that the pain could be relieved when I rested and slept.  This process needed to be repeated during each treatment, but after a few months I was able to relax my neck between treatments. 

    Next Christy  focused on the techniques that helped me to build strength and flexibility back into my neck, and continued to use the relaxation/pain relief techniques mentioned above.  This went of for over a year, during which I experienced continuous improvement, and was eventually able to resume normal levels of activity.  I currently am stronger and feel better than I have in many years. 

    Although I believe that other therapies such as chiropractic and physical therapy help other people with other types of injuries, I feel certain that Christy Friederich's treatments alone are responsible for my recovery.  I am very thankful that the technique called Ortho-Bionomy exists, and that Christy uses it so well.  Sincerely, A