Over the past year we have had many patient success stories. Here is a sampling of some that highlight patients who have overcome tremendous physical limitations and are now living much healthier and happier lives! Please note that due to space limitations, only excerpts of these stories are included. If you would like to read the full stories, they will be posted in their entirety on the bulletin board in the clinic waiting room.
My Success Story – Anonymous Patient
In the summer of 2005 I found that I was having trouble with my Achilles. I went to the “Yellow Pages” looking for a place where I could possibly get some orthotics and called this place with this long name – Back to Health Wellness Centre. That’s when I met Keri-Lyn Dudgeon. She informed me that I did indeed need orthotics, but also suggested that I make an appointment in order to be assessed by Dr. Barbara Rodwin. I was hesitant as I thought all chiropractors were “quacks,” but I decided to go for it.
I was assessed by Dr. Rodwin and she suggested that I see her twice a week to start. “Ya right!!! She just
wants all of my money,” is what I thought. Anyway, luckily I took her advice and have never looked back. Dr. Barbara Rodwin has been the person that I have consulted about all of my health issues that I have had since September 2005. I consider her to be my prime health care provider. I see her once a week. Back to Health Wellness Centre deals with the whole person; mind, body and soul. I cannot express in words the gratitude that I have for finding this very special Chiropractor and health care provider. Thank you for all that you do!! I look forward to continuing my journey with the Back to Health Wellness Centre team.
My Recovery from Shoulder Pain, etc.
I had shoulder pain which caused a lack of strength and affected my sleep. I had tried physiotherapy but these treatments did not help my condition and I had also seen a chiropractor previously but felt discouraged as the treatments did not seem to get me anywhere.
I had come to Back to Health Wellness Centre to see Keri-Lyn Dudgeon to replace my shoe orthotics and it was she who suggested I see Dr. Rodwin. Dr. Rodwin put me on twice weekly appointments which were time consuming but I stuck with it as I quickly saw improvements. Dr. Rodwin suggested I seek regular massage therapy from Ashley Rocheleau which also helped loosen my joints.
I would surely recommend Dr. Rodwin. I really felt in good hands. I really liked the warmth and friendliness of everyone at the clinic and the office was run “like a tight ship”.
Chiropractic will always be part of my life and I fully realize that I will need to see Dr. Rodwin for many years to come albeit on a reduced basis if I want to stay young.
A Chiropractic Success Story by Duane Faris
I have been a patient at Back to Health Wellness Centre for almost fourteen years. I was recovering from spinal trauma suffered playing contact sports at the time. I had four herniated discs and had aggravated the three other herniations that I had from a previous injury. I had terrible plantar fasciitis to the point where I would jump if someone even touched my foot. Since that time I have had a multitude of sports injuries, wear and tear conditions, one car accident, and a major work injury that forced me to miss almost two years at my job.
Dr. Rodwin and the staff at Back to Health Wellness Centre have seen me through all these injuries. They have never treated me as a number. They have always taken the time to listen to me. They have been kind, patient and compassionate to a fault. They have found a way to get me in when emergencies have arisen and I called at the last minute. They work as a team and were clear that my health was a priority. In addition to the fantastic health care that I get from her, Dr. Rodwin has also provided me with dietary and supplement suggestions. She has created exercise plans for me that have brought me from a non-runner to having now completed four half marathons. She has never told me to stop doing something (rugby, running, jiu jitsu, kung fu), but has made suggestions as to how I can continue doing the things I love in a different way. She has suggested alternatives as well as additions to my training that have allowed me to continue being active on my terms. I have said with all sincerity that Dr. Rodwin is the reason that I am still walking. My spine and feet were very messed up. I was taking Robaxicet eight times a day when I started seeing her and was in constant pain. I don’t need any of that now.
When I had my work injury she made sure that I was treated properly. She helped me with forms and phone calls that needed to be made. She supported me personally and medically. There are not enough words to describe how amazing Dr. Rodwin is with her patients. Back to Health and Wellness is a fantastic clinic. I regularly refer people to them. It has been almost fourteen years that I have been a patient there. I look forward to the next fourteen.