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Sports Injury Testimonials

I Managed To Run My First 5K

I started training for my first half marathon, and a few months into the training, I injured my hip. At that point I was running approximately 8 miles. My hip became extremely stiff and painful towards the front of my thigh.…read more

At first I thought I had injured my hip flexor muscle and so went for sports massages and physical therapy. Neither of those treatments helped and I ended up having an MRI scan. The scan showed that I had a torn labrum, which is a cartilage ring in the hip socket.

The doctor said it could only be repaired with surgery, and at the same time they would do some work to ensure the same injury doesn’t reoccur. (It was suggested the shape of my hips contributed to the injury.)?? The orthopedist added that it would be quite a long recovery period, which I just dreaded.

Someone at work then recommended me to Dr. Wolin. When I arrived at his office the first time, a colleague of mine was there and her first words to me were, “Dr.Wolin is the best. I was 5 minutes away from surgery on my neck and came to see him, and I never needed to have the surgery!” That immediately gave me a lot of hope. Dr. Wolin examined me and looked at my scan results and recommended we take an alternative approach. With spinal, pelvic and hip adjustments, in conjunction with rehabilitative exercise and adjunctive physiotherapy, the plan was to make the hip heal and to become so strong and stable, so that I would be able to return to running in about 3 months.

I started going to him 3 times a week for about 8-10 weeks. He was so patient and encouraging. When I felt downhearted and wanted to just give up, he motivated me to see it through. After 10 weeks, he started training me on the track whereby I would walk on the round part of the track and slowly run on the straights. Initially I would do that for 1 lap and then 2 and so we progressed until I did a mile. From there I progressed to running three quarters of a lap and walking the other quarter. Eventually I could run a full lap and I was delighted! We continued with this slow approach until I could run 12 laps! During the initial period my hip would feel a little bit stiff and painful, but over time it loosened up and I trained through it.

I managed to run my first 5K a few weeks ago and I had tears of joy at the end of it! Running is a big part of my life and I am grateful to Dr.Wolin for encouraging me to take this alternative approach as it clearly worked!

I found the fact that Dr.Wolin was a sports person himself really helped as well as he truly understood the mindset of an athlete and he was able to give me guidance accordingly.

Thank you once again to Dr.Wolin – you are the best!

Belinda L.

Neck and Back Pain in a Competitive Cyclist

After months of experiencing sharp neck and back pain when doing my bike training, I was dying to see how my back would feel after my first adjustment, so I went out today with the B+ guys and figured to go only 15 miles with them to see how it was. Got to mile 15 and there was NOTHING….no sharp pain…so I kept going with them. Pretty hilly ride, didn’t push ridiculously hard. I kept waiting for it to start….and 53 miles later, it never happened! There was some neck stiffness, but I could turn my head left with no problem. It’s amazing how you can ride when you’re not being stabbed in the back.

Thank you SO much for listening, analyzing, and correcting my problem…can’t wait for the next adjustment…I have real hope that I can ride pain-free now!

See you next Friday,

Tim L.

Neck Injury While Surfing

After sustaining a neck injury while surfing in the ocean, I was afraid my chances of competing in the U.S. National Race Walking Championships were over. With less than a week to go, your treatments successfully relaxed the muscle spasms I was suffering. I experienced a great deal of relief after the first session and after three days of treatment felt well enough to walk the 40 kilometers (25 miles), placing 8th overall. Thank you, Dr. Wolin.

Bill V., White Plains, NY