These folks are absolutely fantastic. Following my knee replacement surgery I worked with Above Physical Therapy for more than two months. This gave me a chance to work with all three therapists. John, Maria-Elena, and Amelia all have slightly different approaches to physical therapy, and this worked out perfectly for me. I always enjoyed interacting with the people at Above. From the front desk to the therapists, everyone was terrific. They were professional and very personable. The whole place has a warm, positive vibe to it. Although the sessions were an exercise in tough love, they were exactly what I needed. The work was uncomfortable at times, but we always backed off when we approached my pain threshold. It was an amazing balancing act. There is no cookie-cutter treatment here. Everything is very personalized. This is the third time in my life that I have gone through physical therapy following surgery, and Above Physical Therapy offered by far the best experience. No comparison. I highly, highly recommend Above Physical Therapy.
Posted: 11/05/2014 • Link to this review
All therapists are excellent and no matter who you get to see you never have to repeat answers to the same questions. Continuity of your treatment plan is guranteed. You get the undivided attention of a very qualified therapist each time you are there. Look no where else.
Posted: 4/05/2013 • Link to this review
Due to ongoing back problems, I have been to several physical therapists over the years. Recently after experiencing some back issues, I went to see John to try and get some relief. I can't say enough about how John and Maria-Elena have helped. I have never had therapists that worked with me one-on one like they do and the results show. Now that my physical therapy is over, my wife and I are doing pilates on a regular basis. I highly recommend APT and am convinced that the entire staff is the best.
Posted: 12/03/2012 • Link to this review
I was having some shoulder pain and wasnt sure where to go. A friend recommended that I go to Above. I have only been to a physical therapist once after wrist surgery and I never felt comfortable there and I always had pain when I went, meaning they would make me do things that made my wrist hurt worse than it did. However I had a very different experince at Above. They never asked me to do anything that intensified the pain. The PT asked me to describe where the pain was and what I was doing the day the pain showed up. While he was examining me he was asking me questions about what I had done that week and upon his questions I remembered something that explained my shoulder pain. Although he used very gentle and absolutely painless methods, I felt much better in the next few days. When he was treating me he was explaining what he was doing, and to be honest it sounded a little crazy, but it totally made sense, and I fell 100% better. I have never been so comfortable at a doctors office. The environment was warm and inviting. I would definitely recommend Above Physical Therapy for all of your pain needs, massages, and anything else. I have already referred a few friends there.
Posted: 11/07/2012 • Link to this review
Being an Iyengar yoga teacher, I have pretty high watermark for anyone working with my injuries regarding knowledge about the body. John at Above Physical Therapy meets my standards and then some. I came to him for a running injury and he had me back running in no time. He looks beyond the common "here, do these exercises to strengthen the muscles". He spent a lot of time analyzing my movements, muscles, fascia, discussed seemingly unrelated (but actually related) injuries, etc. If you've been frustrated by lack of results from other physical therapists, these folks are for you. Their cross-team, multidisciplinary approach gets to the heart of the issue to get you back to wellness.
Posted: 7/28/2011 • Link to this review
I've been running for 6 years, and looking for a comparable cross training regimen just as long. I've found it at Above Physical Therapy's Pilates private lessons! My muscles are longer, leaner, and more sculpted. My abs look better than ever, and most importantly, my distance and strength has increased significantly! Totally recommend Above!!
I had an amazing experience at Above Physical Therapy. I am new to the world of Pilates and my trainer was everything I could have hoped for. She was knowledgeable, patient, and helped me to push myself to being stronger and healthier. I would highly recommend Above Physical Therapy to all of my closest family and friends. The calm and relaxed environment paired with the quality of the equipment and the friendliness of the staff was everything I was looking for. Don't make the mistake of going anywhere else!
I have received a top notch, one of a kind experience at Above Physical Therapy. 5 years ago I had 3 shoulder sugeries and went through months of physical therapy at 3 different therapy centers. The result of this experience was minimal. I was rushed through my exercises and my physical therapists spent small increments of time with me. At Above Physical therapy I received phenomenal service and treatment. The therapist John spent an hour and a half of one on one time with me, and he does this everytime I go. I have finally gotten back my range of motion in my shoulders. This is something I have not experienced in 6 years. (before surgery)Above Physcial Therapy is one of a kind. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants results from physical therapy. Josh
I would like to recommend Above Physical Therapy to everyone. They are the most passionate and knowledgeable professionals I have ever had the privilege to know. Please check their website at: www.abovept.com Carole Miller
Posted: 2/18/2011 • Link to this review
At Above Physical Therapy, John and Maria-Elena work with you one-on-one for your entire physical therapy session. You are not evaluated and then passed off to an assistant and/or worked in with other patients. Their Gyrotonic and pilate equipment can address all areas of the body to stretch, strengthen and tone. Other services include Craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, massage therapy, nutritional therapy, group classes and more. You will be treated with professional care in a friendly, private, and calming environment.
Posted: 11/11/2009 • Link to this review
When I came to ABove Physical Therapy, I had had two surgeries and spent over a year seeing specialists and therapists. Walking had become so painful that I was considering a wheelchair. Simply put, because of the treatment I received at ABove Physical Therapy, my life has returned pretty much to normal. Maria Elena has been my therapist for the past year and has been painstaking in finding creative therapy techniques to help me. Her approach to working with only one client at a time and treating the entire body using a variety of methods has literally put me back on my feet. I always recommend to people that they seek treatment with ABove Physical Therapy because they are truly caring in addition to being great physical therapists.
Posted: 6/02/2009 • Link to this review
I had wantedt to take a pilates class for year and through a friend I found out about Above PT. I started taking classes there a I am so glad I did. These guys are wonderful! I've had a lympho treatment and the foot bath. Go you will be so happy you did.
Posted: 3/06/2009 • Link to this review
I have been with Above All Fitness and Gary Royals since December 2000. He was recommended to be by my doctor after I had surgery. He helped me get my strength back, as well as getting me in the best shape of my life. For rehab, the best thing about Gary is he recognizes that I am not a 20-something in spandex and that I have problems and need exercize appropriate to my age -- 57. Two years ago, I had back surgery and, when I was ready to start exercizing again, I went back to Above All Fitness. Gary Royals checked the program he wrote with my orthopaedist and I could not be happier. I go up and down stairs much easier, have lost weight and am in overall better health and shape. I have been with Gary for almost 8 years and I would never consider using someone else.
Posted: 9/09/2008 • Link to this review
The pilates classes are fun, but try the private pilates sessions with the equipment! The instructors are physical therapists, they are so knowledgeable and they really know how to give you a beneficial workout tailored specifically to you.
Posted: 5/28/2008 • Last edited: 11/05/2009 • Link to this review
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