Having practiced traditional physical therapy for many years, I knew there was something missing in my approach. Often faced with patients who would get ‘almost’ better, or who would have recurrances of injury, or who had symptoms that could not be resolved, I knew there had to be more. Now, mind you I LOVED (and still do) the advanced orthopedic approach I learned as a CFMT, but there was still a void with some patients.
After studying with the Barral Institute and really connecting to this body of ‘work, I began to see these types of cases resolve. I began to treat only the high-level challenging patients and was happy to work alongside several physicians who were willing to give me a chance based on my reputation as a PT and the results they were seeing for their own patients.
“In 2012 I started my own practice, Alternative Physical Therapy, with the clear vision of treating those individuals who seek relief from challenging problems. Reaching beyond conventional treatment by applying advanced, state-of-the-art, effective therapeutic techniques I can offer patients hope and more importantly…..results! I am dedicated that each and every person that crosses my path will restore their quality of life through an improved state of health. I am devoted to each and every individual and will do
everything in my power to make that happen for YOU.”
- The Institute of Physical Art
- Ohio State University
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Certified Functional Manual Therapist
K. G. (Verified Patient) Oct 21, 2015
After receiving a friendly call from Jera apologizing for my experience, she encouraged me to book an initial visit. I had my first appointment with Jera today and I'm really glad I decided to give it another try. She is an amazingly knowledgeable practitioner. And she's a genuinely nice person. I came in with 5/10 hip pain and left with a 1/10. Pretty good for my first treatment. We talked extensively at the beginning regarding my health history and I left the office with tips, recommendations and exercises until my next visit. Her technique is skilled and delicate but very effective. I would highly recommend her. Thanks so much Jera.
M. A. (Verified Patient) Aug 04, 2015
Jera is a very skilled therapist! I'm almost sad to review her because if she gets popular I might not be able to see her so easily! But credit where credit is due right? Jera is the 2nd CFMT fully certified PT that I have had the pleasure of getting treated with. Like any other health field, different practitioner means different philosophies, techniques, and bedside manners. So to keep it simple let's just list out why she's awesome in the following categories. Attention to Care - She's an independent therapist and not with a large group. Plus it seems that CFMTs ( i could be wrong) seem to work one on one AND they do a lot of manual work, meaning they are working on you, palpating you, checking you. You aren't just given exercises. (that's not to down your PT but insurance dictates what some are able to do) Bedside Manner - Encouraging and listens! Who wants to go to a healthcare practitioner who doesn't listen or worse overlooks your symptoms, literally or figuratively. Ever meet someone in the healthcare field who just is so much smarter than you that they absolutely have to be above you and show you that with their unending knowledge and training? Yeah, I didn't go to them again or recommend them. Bottom line: I'm writing this review and I plan on seeing her if I need more work. Treatment - You know the story about how some people go to a massage and the the therapist actually hurts them because they aren't listening to the client? Yeah that's most likely not going to happen with Jera. Her treatment is gentle and you feel cared for so if something hurts she usually asks. Even if she thinks it might be uncomfortable she lets you know. Certified Functional Manual Therapists are hard to find! Plus she knows trigger point therapy and visceral manipulation. She might have more skills up her sleeve but if you look those up you'll see how valuable those techniques truly are. Did she get me better? - YES! I'm pregnant and injured my pubic bone during exercise. Walking was awful on top of being pregnant and I couldn't do very much yoga because of it. I was able to walk, sit and move without pain. As a result of her working on my hips and pelvis the pain from sneezing when you're prego was so much better too. I have come in for tuneups with her. (If you are wondering why, it's mainly because I'm pregnant & hip/pelvic issues don't just go away until baby is here.) But the main issues sheered pubic bone and twisted sacrum have not come back. I can't say enough about really great PTs and healthcare practitioners like Jera. Not only is she great but she has confidence in referring you! If she can't treat you she is more than happy to help refer you. When a a company or a person is confident enough to do that, you have to think, 1. they are doing well enough they aren't afraid to refer out and 2. They must be and feel confident in their own skill to refer to others and 3. They believe in their community of practitioners and must have a friendly network with them. ALL good things to know about anyone caring for you. So please do yourself a favor, if you are injured or just have questions please go see her or call her!
J. S. (Verified Patient) Jan 24, 2014
Jera is an amazing and talented Physical Therapist. She definately knows her anatomy and neurology. She has helped me with my lower back and my ankles. I get treated by a lot of different people and she is the best PT person in the business. Give it a go and you won't regret it!!
K. C. (Verified Patient) Aug 17, 2013
I have been treated by Jera at Alternative Physical Therapy for several injuries over the years. She's worked on my shoulders, back, and neck. She's a very experienced practitioner and has been able to quickly assess and treat my injuries. Thanks to her, I'm able to function and live without pain. If you have aches and pains that are keeping you from the activities you enjoy, make an appointment. I highly recommend Jera and Alternative Physical Therapy.
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