I trust and always know the physical therapists have my best interests in mind. They give me exercises which match my current state and can vary from week to week. Other PTs have given me exercises which have hurt me more. I know I will get individualized treatment and that what works for me might not work for someone else. My therapist takes the time to listen to my body and teaches me how to do the same.
They know people are afraid and in pain and they give hope to those who have become hopeless.
The staff are always caring and attentive. The office manager knows all of the patients and works hard to make sure everyone is cared for. - K. L., Centennial, CO
Dawn Sandalcidi is quite possibly the best PT ever! I would know, I've seen a lot of PT's over the years with minimal success. I've been Dawn's patient for about 6 months now, and I've made some drastic strides forward. To start, my super-pelvic-floor-specialist MD said that my problems were musculo-skeletal, and that I needed intense PT. I told her where I lived, and she said that I HAD to see Dawn -- and nobody else. Now I see why! From the moment you walk in, you can tell that she's different than the others. She spends A LOT of time in assessment, analyzing relevant components of your body and how they possibly could relate to the problem. She's big on mechanics, watching how you walk, bend, stand and even breathe. She corrected some big issues of mine in a single session! It amazes me that after 35 years in the field, she's still very passionate and caring about the health and well-being of her patients. I wish there were more like her out there! Thanks, Dawn, for helping me live a pain-free life, and for caring about my general well-being! - Tony P., Centennial, CO
As a lifelong dancer and amateur athlete, I have endured many injuries. As time went on, there were car accidents, illnesses, surgeries and a c-section. I've been to everyone and tried every "fix" to no avail. Thank you is not sufficient gratitude for the knowledgeable and caring staff at Physical Therapy Specialists for diagnosing and helping me to heal my body. PTS has changed my life! - Michele B., Denver, CO
After living with chronic pelvic pain for decades, I had given up hope that there was anything or anyone who could help me. I was encouraged to make an appointment with Dawn and during that first appointment I knew I was in a place where I was safe, that my pain would not increase as had happened before. Dawn has an intuitive component to her healing, in addition to her institutional knowledge. She is not afraid to take on “difficult” cases; I am filled with gratitude for all she has done for me. - Laura L., Wheat Ridge, CO
I feel like I have the tools and knowledge to keep working on my condition and have been able to manage my symptoms pretty well over the past few months. I wanted to say thank you, not just for everything you did for me, but to choose this specialty and for doing what you do for all the people who have nowhere else to turn. Because of you, my quality of life (and my family around me) has improved tremendously. Also, having Ann Marie run the insurance paperwork was a huge help as well as her diligence on calling and finding appointments for me made seeing you pretty effortless on my part. - P.N., Denver, CO
I am a male 56 years old who has suffered from chronic pelvic pain and other symptoms associated with chronic cystitis since I was 39. My symptoms have been controlled somewhat through the use of medications, weekly physical therapies and the religious practice of yoga. Earlier this year I started receiving once per week, and then twice per week dry needling focused on the pelvic floor muscles as well as down regulating the parasympathetic nervous system. Up regulation of the nervous system seems to be a major factor in the continuation of my chronically tight muscles and symptoms associated with the pelvic floor dysfunction in general. After one year of treatment, I believe that the dry needling sessions have actually resulted in permanent positive changes in restoring ultra tight musculature to normal tone as well as down regulation of the nervous system. I believe these two facts offer me the best opportunity for improvement than I’ve seen from any other treatment modalities. - D.F. Denver, CO
Within hours Physical Therapy Specialists' Dawn Sandalcidi's methods relieved my pelvic floor pain which I had endured for years. After a few additional visits, I have no pain and follow a simple regimen of exercise to strengthen and maintain my pelvic floor issues. Dawn is experienced, highly trained, and compassionate. In my opinion, she is absolutely the best and most successful women's health therapist anywhere. - G.V., Littleton, CO
As a patient of Physical Therapy Specialists, I have not only found their treatment to be expert and tailored to my individual needs, helping me reduce my chronic pain, but have also felt supported and cared for on a personal level by their therapists. Because of my experience, I have recommended Physical Therapy Specialists to others, including those struggling with chronic pelvic pain. - N.N., Denver, CO