After dealing with shoulder pain for more than six months and finding no relief from an orthopedic doctor, I contacted Dimitry at Total-PT. He responded to my late-night email first thing the next morning and quickly set me up for an appointment, working around my difficult schedule. In a single session, he diagnosed the problem and provided a solution that led to instant relief. But most importantly, through his holistic approach, he taught me why the problem arose in the first place, how it relates to other issues I’m experiencing, and what I need to do long term to prevent it from recurring. This empowering experience has changed my mindset from one of frustration and worry to excitement about the future! Thanks, Dimitry!
It is rare to find such a wonderful caring individual that can so graciously help an entire family! We are a full-time tennis family with three homeschoolers aged 14, 12 and 9. We have been fortunate to find Total Physical Therapy and especially Geoffrey Stankus!
We met Geoffrey through a desperate desire to help William, our eldest son with patellar tendonitis. William had been injured for six months and his inability to participate in a full-time tennis program was affecting his sense of self-esteem and physical development. We were introduced to Total-PT as an adjunct institution for Centercourt High-Performance Tennis Academy. The unique approach of muscle activation therapy accompanied by Geoffrey’s attentive service has healed our son. Now all three children are recipients of Geoffrey’s amazing talent and careful attention. Geoffrey’s capacity to identify with each of our children’s physical needs is extra ordinary. The results are quantifiable and the education he offers each child is priceless.
Total Physical Therapy is truly a progressive Center that strives to heal the body while educating the patient’s body awareness. It is an experience that should be shared and explored!
I cannot thank you enough for your commitment to my recovery from hip surgery and getting me back to one hundred percent. I feel your personal approach to treating patients is unmatched anywhere and has ultimately allowed me to progress quicker than I could have imagined – one month ahead of schedule! After 5 months of PT my hip is feeling the best it’s felt in two years and I am finally back to doing all the things I love to do in the gym: squatting, deadlifting, running and jumping- all pain free!
Total Physical Therapy & Lauren Beasley changed my life. I am enormously grateful. I came to TPT after “resting” a chronic hip injury for 14 months based on my doctor’s advice. The injury stagnated and would not resolve itself. From the initial phone consultation, Lauren Beasley of Total-PT was engaged, enthusiastic, and confident she could improve the situation and get me back to running and normal fitness activity. Having now successfully completed my physical therapy program, I am now back to my pre-injury activities and completely thrilled with the entire experience. There is no substitute for the personal, one-to-one approach Total-PT takes to it’s patients. The therapist is not circulating from one patient to another during your session. You are the sole focus for that hour. The exercises and techniques are tailored to you, how you are feeling that day/week, and what the right next progression is. Lauren Beasley was excellent at explaining the reasons for the therapy she recommended, how it relates to anatomy and biomechanics. She was also available and happy to chat or text between sessions if something came up. It is true personal service, and done with a great attitude. I would recommend Total Physical Therapy to anyone who is committed to resolving an injury through exercise and improving their strength, mobility and flexibility.
Thanks Lauren! Christian just called. He set a personal record tonight in the 400 meter at the NYC armory. He ran a 50.6 and got a silver medal. He was the only Seton Hall Prep runner to qualify for the Eastern States later this month. All this with no practice in the last three weeks! He thanked God first, and you second!
According to Time, the person of the year is selected because they have been influential and pushed the envelope in some way. For me, you are my “Person of My Year”! Because of your highly developed PT skills, I am back to hiking, working out, and I am finally pain-free, something that a year ago I did not believe would ever be possible. i also now understand the importance of strength, balance, and proper standing and sitting posture. More importantly, I understand how easy it all is once I understood everything. I have also now learned how to fix issues as they inevitably come up as I’m going through life . You certainly are the most influential person to me in 2013. As for the pushing the envelope, well, let’s just say that would be the deep tissue work 🙂 When I ask, “is this supposed to hurt?”, I now know to trust you as it always produces a positive outcome.
Additionally, you recommended excellent resources in a web developer and personal trainer. You do it all with a positive attitude and approach that makes you a pleasure to work with. Thank you!
Turned 50 this year and I decided to address some nagging aches and pains in my life: pain in both shoulders, minor lower back aches and pains, and neck stiffness. After ten minutes with Dimitry, I came to learn that all the issues were related. Dimitry explained to me that pain in the shoulder is dealt with by addressing fundamental body issues: posture, muscle tone, core strength, how I walk, how I sit, how I stand. After working with Dimitry for a single session, I became acutely aware of my body, my posture, and my gait. To my horror, I began to realize how much I hunch, how poor my posture is, how I lean forward and hunch my shoulders when I sit at my desk at work. Dimitry explained to me that we would re-train everything. After a three sessions, I feel renewed. My shoulders are much looser. The exercises that Dimitry has given me — in combination with his physical manipulation of the capsules in my shoulder — have begun to change my life. I feel so much possibility. So much freedom. Fix it once. Fix it right!
Very talented, knowledgeable, professional physical therapists who are passionate about helping their clients. They do a great job communicating with the client in a manner the client can actually understand! Follow up, attention to detail, and a personalized approach is top notch across the board. Consider yourself lucky to have found them!
Dr. Dimitry Polyakov changed my life by going above and beyond to give me the ability to become pain free! From the initial phone consultation, I immediately realized “Total Physical Therapy” are the ultimate PT professionals. Dimitry transformed my chronic condition, restoring me back to normal and allowing me to fully work out again.
I feel incredibly fortunate to work with Dimitry and was amazed at how quickly I experienced improvement. I believe his total approach to healing the body is unmatched in the area, as I was referred to Dimitry after working with several therapists and experienced only limited success. During each hourly session, Dimitry works one-on-one and provides undivided attention. He listens attentively at the beginning of each session to identify changing issues and responds accordingly with the appropriate treatment. Not only does he skillfully and thoughtfully work on the original injury, he takes a total approach to the body by helping to heal multiple issues as they arise. This approach is particularly advantageous to patients and a major benefit from working with the therapists at Total Physical Therapy.
Additionally, he is an educator and teaches how to improve mobility, balance, and strength for a healthy body. He goes the extra mile by transferring his knowledge to his patients by patiently explaining how to deal with issues when they occur, thereby empowering people to understand how to deal with injuries long after the physical therapy sessions have ended. Furthermore, Dimitry extends the sessions in unique and helpful ways including taking video clips and pictures of the exercise that will help heal. He promptly follows up by emailing these clips so the patient can see first hand how to correctly perform the exercise at home. This PT/patient connection adds to the speed and quality of the patient’s overall progress.
Dimitry is highly skilled and intelligent. Additionally, he is pleasure to work with! With the highest endorsement, I recommend Dimitry and his team at “Total Physical Therapy”.
Savannah from Bernardsville, NJ