The manual therapy services at CIMT are exceptional. Previously, I have sought treatment at other PT offices and I have had a minimal reduction of my symptoms. As a physical therapist myself, I am well-informed of the available treatments/modalities and I know the importance of having a PT who listens to and addresses all of a person’s concerns.
Scott, who has become my primary therapist, has fulfilled and exceeded my expectations. Every session, he listens to my complaints and spends the remaining treatment time to alleviate my pain, decrease movement restrictions, and reestablish appropriate movement patterns. The additional manual training and certification that Scott has received from the Institute of Physical Art elevates his skills set into an elite group of clinicians. This training coupled with his professionalism and attention to detail makes him exceptional in providing patient care. For me, it means achieving huge improvements with longstanding issues in my mobility that has greatly improved the quality of my life.
It is a pleasure to recommend Dr. Scott Juzwak. I had appointments with him to prepare for hip replacement surgery and continued with him for outpatient appointments afterward. I am currently getting treatments for plantar fasciitis.
I consistently find him to be an attentive and thorough listener. He is extraordinarily observant and versatile with ways to have me do exercises at home to accommodate my circumstances. He is highly skilled at encouraging me and moving me along progressions of exercises with clear and concise instructions that I can grasp quickly. He has a positive and upbeat manner.
I fully credit him with my ability to do movements and activities now that are beyond what I could imagine. For example, I can hike roots ’n rocks trails and walk long distances around the city. Most of all, I look forward to even better health and fitness levels as a result of his expertise, deep caring for me as a patient, and personalized treatment.
Over the past ten years or so I’ve been going to Karen for everything from dislocated fingers to sprains to crinks in my neck and back and in that time she’s always taken care of whatever issue I’ve had. Her amazing knowledge of how every bone, muscle, and tendon in the body is connected allows her to quickly focus in on the source of the problem, which in turn enables her not only to relieve the pain but more importantly to correct the issue such that it never returns.
I’ve lost track of how many people I’ve referred to her—I’ve not only recommended her to countless people through my various softball leagues but also to just about my entire office. After every referral I hear the same thing, that Karen is a wonderfully warm person with a tremendous gift to heal people. Perhaps the best compliment I heard was from a colleague of mine who said “I wish I had something wrong with me just so I could go back to see Karen!”
The Center for Integrated Manual Therapies utilizes a treatment method that has effectively rehabilitated and eliminated pain for my clients and athletes. This same method is also used with my clients and athletes to decrease their potential for injury and increase their performance capabilities by treating, correcting, and restoring proper bio-mechanics and functional movement patterns.
CIMT is unique in the rehabilitation world because they focus on identifying and treating the causes of injury and pain, not just the symptoms. Including CIMT’s methods is a must for any strength coach or performance specialist who wants their clients and athletes to perform at their best, increase resistance to injury, and become pain free.
Director and Head Performance Training Specialist
Optimum Performance Training Institute
My family has been greatly helped by the manual therapy provided by Karen Johnson. From my teenage son’s need to improve his athletic performance and respond to field injuries, to my 85 year old father’s shifting posture and varying pains. Karen’s healing hands have provided recovery for me from car accidents, surgery, and the constant stresses on my back and hips.
We have come to understand her care as a vital part of our family’s well being. Her caring professional manner and her remarkable skill seem almost magical in isolating the source of problems and making immediate progress. We have all been able to do more and do it better with Karen’s service and remain grateful for her warmth and expertise.
In just a short time Kim helped me overcome chronic and debilitating neck and shoulder pain. She is highly skilled, very attuned to individual needs and circumstances, and immensely encouraging every step of the way. I can’t say enough good things about her.
Early since my retirement, I had been playing a combination of tennis, basketball, volleyball and pickleball 5-6 days a week. But in 2017, I had two knee surgeries, same knee, with the second being full knee replacement. Despite continual PT and a daily leg exercise routine, my progress was long, hard and slow, apparently impeded by significant scar tissue. I eventually seemed to reach a plateau for many months with limited movement and bending. I was frustrated that I was still limping and that my sports activities were non-existent. I was concerned that I would never be able to do these activities again.
When I started with Kim McCole Durant in January 2019, she immediately diagnosed my limitations were due to extremely tight thigh muscles, as well as the scar tissue. She recommended “dry needling” and the benefits were almost immediate on my bending and ease of movement. My improvement since has been noticeable and measurable after every needling session. My weekly sessions include not only the dry needling but also a documented series of knee strengthening exercises that she reviews, adjusts and adds per my progress. She includes tangible measure points such as seat adjustment on the stationary bike, simply recording my increased weights on my daily gym equipment, or amount of capable knee bend. And each week, she watches my walking and side stepping, watches and reviews my assigned exercises, and makes appropriate changes.
I am so impressed with Kim’s knowledge and analytical skills. After almost two previous years of struggling, Kim’s work with her dry needling in the last four months has been like a miracle for me. I am again playing pickleball at full speed and have just started tennis again. I can’t thank her enough.