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