Concussion and Vertigo
Dear Shauna and staff,
Thank you for the excellent personal care that I have received this past year. It has been a tremendous blessing! I am truly grateful for Shauna’s knowledge and training on concussions and super thankful she shut down my vestibular vertigo. I had it for fourteen months. It was such a great relief to feel I could live my life again. I appreciate how patient and kind the entire staff has been…now helping me with a knee injury. I have highly recommended Synergy to my friends. I am grateful for the hope to recover and get moving again.
Lori U. (November 2017)
Low back pain
I was treated at Synergy once a week for about three months by Heather. I came in with lower back pain and received physical therapy. Heather is friendly and really attentive to my needs.
I really liked the myofascial release she used on my lower back to relieve pain. I also appreciated the strain/counterstrain technique Heather used to help strengthen and improve flexibility in my back. The care here is personalized, and I feel much better now.
I will give Synergy a call if I ever need treatment again.
Beth M. (November 2017
Double Mastectomy recovery
I came in for physical therapy after a double mastectomy. I was having axillary cording issues and my expansion process was painful as a result. I also couldn’t lift my arms, which was a problem because it’s required for radiation therapy. Within a couple weeks, I was able to get the full range of motion required for radiation. My range has since returned to normal, and areas of scar tissue buildup that were painful have been taken care of. The ladies here at Synergy were concerned with my full care and what I wanted to accomplish for long term care and results. I would fully and happily recommend Synergy to anyone recovering from major surgery affecting range of motion. Everyone here has been attentive and caring and I am very pleased with my results.
-Jennifer (October 2017)
I was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and I was having very severe dizzy spells, nausea, and vomiting. I was pretty much housebound. I couldn’t drive, I couldn’t ride my horse. I didn’t know when the symptoms would come on and be so severe that I couldn’t even walk down the hall without holding on to the walls.
I have been coming to Synergy for almost a year. When I started coming, it seemed like the symptoms were almost immediately relieved. Not completely, at first, but I definitely felt relieved.
As I kept coming, twice a week, the symptoms were less and less severe until I could drive again. I could go out with people and ride my horse again safely. Because it’s real and it helps.
Literally, it changed my life. I was non-functioning, I was very depressed, and now I am a new person. Synergy made my world normal again!
Pam A. (October 2017)
I have Ehlers-Danlos, a hypermobility disorder that affects connective tissue, leading to joint instability. I also have mast cell activation disorder, dysautonomia, poor proprioception, cfs/me, IBS, and adrenal fatigue.
I’ve been coming [to Synergy] for 4 years. It’s hard to be brief because I’ve gotten such a tremendous amount of help here. I was very ill when I came in. I was pretty much bed bound. What was most beneficial to me in coming to Synergy Healthcare, is the diversity of treatments that are provided. And that the therapists have such extensive training. They have been able to treat all of my issues, helping me to greatly lessen all of the effects of my illnesses. I have a way to go. But I’ve gotten back a sense of living again. I’m becoming more and more stable in my joints. I have more energy. I’m able to help with housework, sit in a car, even drive around town without severe damage to my joints. I can go to a movie theatre or restaurant now. I’m out of bed far more than in my bed daily. And, best of all, I have an interest in life again. Was able to put a garden in, create in my art studio, visit with friends, enjoy outings with my husband. All things I had lost. I am so grateful for this clinic and each therapist I’ve seen.
I recommend Synergy to everyone I meet that has a need. It is a very good place for therapy with therapists who genuinely want to find ways to get patients well again.
-Cynthia U. (September 2017)
I have COPD and I was just about ready to give up. I couldn’t’ breath. I couldn’t do anything even walking up from our basement I’d be out of breath instantly. At the top of the stairs, I would have to go sit down. Over the last 8 treatments, I’m able to go up and down the stairs 4 or time 5 times at once and I might only be a little out of breath. Now I can mow the lawn. I don’t have to sit down I can just keep going.
I got treated with the Frequency Specific Microcurrent. It doesn’t hurt, you can barely sense it going on. I have to rate it very good. Basically, you get to come in a take a nap for an hour. It will almost put you to sleep throughout the rest of the day. I had a treatment for PTSD and that really helped. It calmed things down, it stayed with you.
It keeps going, it’s your body healing the whole time.
-David U. (September 2017)
Patient was treated using the Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM).
Car accident recovery
In October 2014 while driving on I-90, I passed out/blacked out caused by an intestinal infection. Passersby said I rolled 14 times. When I was admitted to the hospital, my heart was out of rhythm. I was going into septic shock and my shoulder was damaged. My heart stabilized and the infection was treated. I was place in a rehab facility for my shoulder, then released. In December, because of continued pain and limited flexibility, I had an MRI and was diagnosed as having a torn rotator cuff. The end of December it was repaired with surgery. I completed the recommended Physical Therapy following surgery.
My Osteopathic Physician referred me to Synergy for further therapy for shoulder range of motion and strength building: as well as OT and PT for neck, back, hips and knee adjustment resulting from rolling my car. I was treated for alignment, flexibility, and strength building. Because I was having problems with balance, memory recall, speed of mental processing, no sense of smell, sleep problems and headaches; I received adjustments for my skull. I have also been doing the ILS program.
Additional background regarding my health- in 2003, I had a series of concussions (4-6 in an 18hr period)
As a result of the surgery and the following PT, as well as the OT and PT at Synergy, I have improved in all of the above areas including my sense of smell! ILS and skull adjustments at Synergy have certainly aided my mental processing issues. The recovery of my shoulder and other physical conditions affecting my health and movement allow me to function extremely well at age 68.
Yes, I would recommend Synergy to friends and family as well as my doctors.
-Ken E. (September 2017)
Patient was treated by Shauna, Aiko, Chuck and Arch.
To whom it may concern:
As you may know the definition of the word synergy is the interaction or cooperation of two or more agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.
Synergy Healthcare is the perfect name for this healthcare facility. I have been coming to this facility for approximately two months with 3 separate medical issues that other healthcare professionals could only offer surgery, or explain that there’s nothing that can really be done for these ailments. The kind and caring people who work here have shown me that there is hope for the future. While I still have a ways to go, we (myself and my practitioners) have made significant progress towards eliminating my physical impairments! I have been sharing with my family and friends about this practice. My wife had her first appointment last week. I can’t wait for her to experience the same blessings that I have experienced.
Richard A. (August 2017)
Post surgical pain
I had knee arthroscopy one year ago to repair a torn meniscus and clean out arthritis behind the patella. Since the procedure the pain has increased as my knee mobility decreased. I have had to cut back on my walking.
A patient who was seeing Kevin for FSM recommended I try a treatment. I was skeptical that it would work for me, boy was I pleasantly surprised. After just one treatment I was able to sleep without pain meds and the ice pack I have resorted to for the past few months.
I am looking forward to more sessions to allow me to walk for exercise again.
-Nora (August 2017)
Patient treated using FSM
Scar tissue and Post Traumatic Stress
I have been coming to Synergy for about 7 years and have tried other places, but no one was like Synergy and the people here. One time I visited a P.T at another clinic and after a whole session with hot packs she came in for 2 mins ran her thumb down my back and said, come back next week. Also they gave me a 3 foot rubber band and sent me on my way.” I didn’t go back.
When I first started at Synergy, I was heading towards using a wheelchair and could barely walk. Now I walk on my own. I have had many surgeries due to cancer. I have had one kidney removed and part of my lung, and my thyroid, and have lots of scar tissue that gives me really terrible pain sometimes.
I also have bad memories from the war and sometimes have a really hard time sleeping. Shauna has started using the FSM machine and I am calmer and so much better. Nora works on my scars and helps me to move better.
I used to be a bowler and that is my goal, I want to bowl again with my friends. I couldn’t function without Synergy and tell all my Doctors and everyone I meet. I believe in Synergy over all the other rehab centers. I give brochures to friends and family members and doctors and military facilities.
Evelyn (August 2017)
I came to Synergy for visceral therapy to address many abdominal scars and chronic lymphedema. I spent many years in pain and so weighted down from the fluid build-ups and never could find someone who understood why or how to help me. Then I met Shauna and she knew just what needed to be done because she knew what was going on inside of me. I’ve been coming for a month and I am 50% better already. My legs feel lighter and I don’t feel like I’m dragging heavy weights. She made me comfortable and her knowledge gives me confidence but the best is that my body is responding to the treatment! If you’ve tried traditional medicine and can’t seem to get the help you need, I say, give Synergy a chance and you will not be disappointed.
Kathryn S. (June 2017)
During the fall of 2016, I was referred to Synergy Healthcare for treatment of severe lymphedema. They treated me with respect and patience, being creative in using various modalities, as I slowly changed my lifestyle to incorporate their techniques for ongoing health maintenance. During the treatment process, four different professionals applied their expertise to find the most effective techniques. By the end of the treatments, the sores stopped spontaneously appearing on my legs and the swelling was reduced to a manageable level.
I also enjoyed the relational nature of the Synergy professionals. Going to a treatment session was educational and enjoyable. I learned much from our discussions. I heartily recommend Synergy Healthcare!
Vaughn S. (April 2017)
On August 31, 2016, in the middle of the night, I got up to take some ibuprofen for an acute pain I was having in my back. For some reason, I fainted twice and my head hit the floor both times. The result was a severe concussion, which took me completely out of commission for several months. The post-concussion symptoms I struggled with were exhaustion, upper body stiffness, vertigo, nausea, lack of appetite and the inability to track whatever I attempted to read.
I was referred to Synergy by my chiropractor, Kelly Pearson, and I first saw Chuck Depner, who did the strain-counter-strain physical therapy method and helped me relieve the tenseness held in my upper body. I also saw Amy Pemberton, who did cranio-sacral massage therapy and worked very hard to treat my vertigo and the other symptoms that were so debilitating. Currently I am seeing Shauna Burchett, and her work has complemented Amy’s and Chuck’s just like the tasty icing on a beautiful cake.
Today I feel 90% better than I did when I first walked into Synergy a couple of months ago. My symptoms are minimal and I am confident that my recovery will be complete.
I cannot express the gratitude I feel for my therapists and how they have helped me get back to my normal, energetic self. Their knowledge, kindness, guidance and encouragement have been tremendous.
Synergy is an amazingly welcoming place. I feel that the entire staff cares about me and my well-being. I am infinitely thankful to have found Synergy and I would highly recommend the clinic.
I plan to return periodically to maintain the gains I have achieved.
Marisa S. (February 2017)
Low back pain
In September of 2012, while serving in the US Air Force explosive ordnance disposal flight, I was severely injured in a helicopter rocket attack. Along with many other issues that I have been treated for, pain in my lower back and numbness in my legs were among them. This pain was and remains one of my constant problems. It did not matter if I was sitting, standing, walking, or staying still, I was in constant pain. Since I have begun getting treatment for this condition at Synergy, I am now able to go for hikes with my family as well as stand and sit for longer periods of time. When my lower back pain starts to increase I am now able to sit for a few minutes and it will begin to subside, I also have some exercises that will reduce my pain. Synergy Healthcare is the place for you if you are looking for a place to feel like a person and not a number, and I highly recommend the services that they provide.
J.H. (December 2016)
Integrated Listening System
“Before I did the ILS I was disorganized and had lots of work in school that I had not done, also I could never do one task without getting distracted somehow. I didn’t have a very high self esteem. While I did the attention and concentration program on the ILS, initially, I could not focus right after I did it, but within about an hour, my focus was really good and I could do one task really well. However, if I tried to do something like play ping pong or shoot hoops while doing the ILS, those activities were really difficult. But over the course of doing the whole program, I became very adept at those activities. After I finished the whole program I was even better, I had no more missing homework and could focus in school and had a much higher self esteem. My teacher even asked me what I was doing because it was such a big difference.”
S.M.B- gifted student age 12 (August 2015)
Patient’s care: Integrated Listening System
Vision and imbalance issues
“On 9/2/14 I was rear ended in a car accident that left me with vision and imbalance issues. After 2 visits to my family doctor, 16 weeks of Physical Therapy and an MRI, I was told my vision and imbalance issues were Post Traumatic Stress reaction to the accident.
I didn’t take this answer as truth. It took me 3 months to find Shauna Burchett. During the initial visit she not only listened to my complaints but heard them. I left with a portion of my vision corrected and the validation “it’s not in my head”. I’m doing much better and only wish I found her sooner.
I highly recommend to everyone that wants to get better to talk with Shauna. ”
D.W. (May 2015)
Traumatic brain injury
“I have a severe traumatic brain injury that occurred on July 23, 2014. I began going to Synergy in December 2014. When I began, I couldn’t speak properly, I didn’t have much balance, I couldn’t straighten my fingers , move my left hand or left arm. I did not have any past time memories, and I couldn’t recall what I did from day to day. They have tremendously helped me! All of these areas have improved about 50% and my speech is almost 100%. They are amazing!”.
M.W. ( April 2015)
“My left knee was swelled up and I was in a lot of pain when I arrived for my first session. After doing my exercises at Synergy and at home, the pain left and the swelling disappeared. After the three sessions, my knee is normal and flexibility in my body has greatly improved. I do the daily exercises recommended. I highly recommend my therapist Becky Clark, PT.”
L.W. (October 2014)