Endorsements

 

In February 2008 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

At first I was devastated but I soon learned I could mitigate my symptoms

through forced paced cycling. That led to cycling across Iowa three times as

well as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in

Nepal. On the Kilimanjaro climb I met Brandis Graves, a courageous physical

therapist who was a joy to be with. When Brandis moved to Seattle, our

friendship deepened. A few months ago my shoulders started to curve in (possibly

from all the biking). Unable to stand up straight, I began shuffling and

experiencing intense pain in my right shoulder. After four cortisone shots, an

x-ray and an MRI, my pain just got worse. Brandis suggested she might be able

to help. After only three sessions my husband commented that I look like I’m 3

inches taller. My pain has gone from a nine with minimal extension of my elbow

to a three with almost equal extensions on both sides of my body. I am standing

upright again and my feet come off the floor when I walk. When I learned about

the cycling program, it felt like I had my body back and a life to look forward

to. I’m feeling a similar sense of joy and rejuvenation as the result of

Brandis’ magic hands and deep knowledge of what she is doing. One of the

easiest ways to identify people with Parkinson’s is to watch us walk; shoulders

hunched forward and chin out. Amazingly enough, it does not have to be that

way! I hope that Brandis develops a strong Parkinson’s practice so that others

may experience the freedom that I have. Nan Little, Phd

 

Brandis,

Thanks for taking care of my arm.. No pain or issues at all! I never did need the

cortisone! SF

 

 

 

Brandis,

I wanted to say thank you to you because part of my journey was getting my back

healthy enough to be able to do the workouts…your help with how to modify

exercises and the additional stretches and exercises you gave me helped me be

successful! MW

 

 

 

On teaching at Whatcom Community College in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program:

 

I thought Ed did a fantastic job by providing us with a role model of true

professionalism as well showing us practical applications to everything we

learned. I admire that he always showed up early to class, dressed

professionally, and that he encouraged and promoted all of us to

communicate more like true clinicians.

While upholding the position of an outstanding role model, he

always kept a light atmosphere which made learning that much more enjoyable.

I also really enjoyed that he answered all our questions thoroughly and

even during testing periods when we made mistakes instead of just marking us

down he would explain and teach us why and how to do things differently.

Over all I think he did an excellent job and I hope to see him teaching

the next class of PTA students so they may benefit as I did from his wisdom

and knowledge.

K.H.

 

I really enjoyed Eds professional and humorous teaching this quarter. He

made the information so clinical and practical I think I learned more in

that one Friday class than I did in some one my other classes all quarter!

Thank you so much for such a fun experience and so much amazing knowledge.

“Clinicians not technicians” will stick with me forever.

I.C.

 

 

 

Quantum jumping with Ed:

 

I go in all disheveled and spacy-eyed, off-balance and out of rhythm.

And I meet this tall happy guy.

No matter what I say, he has a pretty calming answer, definitely upbeat.

 

As he moves and coaxes my body into a more comfortable state, we are exchanging stories and laughing a lot.

 

I come out of the office in a great state of mind and body every time!

 

And when I arrive nowadays, I look more like the after picture 🙂

 

Thank you!

Lynnette

 

 

 

 

 

“Thank you Ed for all you do.. After watching some of YouTube, I do now have a

pedometer and I would never have believed how it gets me to go Longer and up the

stairs instead of elevator. YouTube about Anthony was very inspiring.. My problems

are so small in comparison and I know sometimes I whine. I want you to know how

much you have helped, both physically and mentally. Thanks again….see you soon! ”

K.L.

 

 

 

Ed,

 

The race went great!! Here’s a link to the results page. My time was 26.:39 🙂 Thanks for your help in getting me there!!

H.A.

 

 

 

“I would like to thank Ed and his team for making such a difference to my life. I’m an overweight 67-year-old man with a number of joint pain issues that I thought were just part of my age, weight and lifestyle. I originally went to Ed to get confirmation that I needed knee surgery.

 

 

 

After a long and comprehensive diagnosis session his opinion was that, with exercise and manual therapy, my mobility could be improved and my pain reduced without any invasive procedures. With a high degree of skepticism I agreed to this and I’m writing this to tell you how spectacularly right he was.

 

 

 

After following the exercise regime for 7 weeks and with several sessions with the magical hands of Heidi I have the knees I thought I had lost 25 years ago! The final test was a visit a few days ago to my daughter in Chicago, who lives on the 5th floor of an apartment block with no elevator. I only visit her on rare occasions because of the stairs. In the past I had taken maybe 10 or 15 minutes to get to the top, sitting down after each flight and waiting for my pain killers to kick in.

 

 

 

This time was different. I walked up all 5 flights of stairs non-stop alongside my daughter! I have been in the gym working out the parts of my body that didn’t hurt for a year now so last time there I at least didn’t have to catch my breath on each floor but this time my ability to climb the whole way non-stop reduced my daughter tears of joy. And I wasn’t dry-eyed either.

 

 

 

So thank you so much Ed and Heidi. And thanks to Catherine, who has jumped through hoops to match my schedule, reminds me to turn up, and is a lovely person to talk to as well. Please look forward to calls from my family and friends for appointments.

 

 

 

After my last visit I skipped to my car – because I can!!”

J.O.

 

 

 

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I just wanted to show my gratitude to the three of you for all of your care and hospitality. I’ve been so impressed by the professionalism and the quality of work you all perform. I’ve never met such a wonderful and kind staff. Katherine: You’ve always been so cheerful and welcoming and been so sweet to work with my schedule. Ed: You’ve been great to work with, very knowledgeable and easy going and always positive and constructive. Heidi: Thank you ever so much, I owe you so much and you have always been so concerned and took a sincere interest in helping me, and looking things up to solve the probem.

 

Thanks again to you all”

 

J.M.S.

 

“Ed is the first “hands-on-only” physical therapist that I have encountered in the many years that I have needed such therapy. His knowledge of the intricacies of muscle, nerve, lymph interactions have relieved my acute pain, and formed the basis of my successfully dealing with chronic pain. In many ways he made it possible to live my life in a much fuller capacity.”

Leslie S.

 

“I have Fibromyalgia and the disease manifests itself wherever it decides on my body. Ed has been able to manipulate muscles and joints so that I can continue to function for normal day to day activities. The office is fun, too!”

Renee W.

 

“Elizabeth has been the driving force behind my son’s development. He was born with a complex genetic disorder and we were told he may never walk. Now you may find him running in the park with his sister or climbing over anything in his path. Without the professionalism, love, and care of Elizabeth, I don’t think my son would be where his is today.”

Jason T.

 

“Ed’s “hands-on” approach to physical therapy feels more like going to a spa than any other physical therapy sessions I have been to in the past. Ed and Catherine are truly wonderful people, amazing practice, and amazing results. Thank you!”

Dale E.

 

“I could barely walk by the end of the day. Now I feel like a new woman. My arthritic neck and back pain feel much better from the first visit. I can now take deeper breaths again. The office manager, Catherine, is very loving and caring. Coming here has helped me more than any other place I’ve ever tried. Even my emotional well being is improving. Pressure point treatments are truly great; He cares a lot about his patients and goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

Leeann V.

 

“For years I had neck pain and limited range of neck and shoulder motion. I sought help from many providers in different disciplines for extended periods of time, and involving a lot of money, all with no lasting results. Then I discovered Ed Deboo, who quickly found and addressed the causal factors, and I got the relief I needed. With a few sessions and the exercises Ed prescribed, I am able to manage this on my own, free of pain and back to having full use of my neck and shoulders. It is a miracle.”

John G.

 

“I am writing to attest to the professionalism and knowledge that my family has benefited from since having regular visits with Elizabeth Deboo, PT ant Integrative Physical Therapy Services. “My son was diagnosed with both Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as Cerebral Palsy shortly after his second birthday. Initially, our family was devastated by this news and unsure about what steps to take next to best address his treatment needs. I quickly learned that Mrs. Deboo was on the short list of physical therapists in my area qualified to serve pediatric patients. Following our initial consultation with her, it was immediately apparent that she was experienced and eager to work with us. Each week she has new ideas about how to engage him in therapy and offers ideas about activities that we can implement at home designed to target his needs. In addition, she is diligent about consulting with our family’s other providers, such as his primary care physician, occupational therapist, Children’s hospital staff, and orthotic design firm. In the previous 3 ½ years since seeing Mrs. Deboo, our son’s symptoms have decreased and his overall condition has improved. I credit her services for contributing to my son’s successes. I have no doubt that she is committed to positive health and wellness. I would recommend Elizabeth Deboo, PT to anyone needing support in this area of their life.”

Morgan M.