Vano Chu

I heard about Gianna from a fellow runner after having suffered through five months of terrible low-back pain from herniated discs. Up until that point,  none of the attempted treatments including standard PT and epidural steroid injections (three of them) were having any effect. I had been managing the pain with daily doses of painkillers, anti-inflammatories, and muscle relaxants. I could not sit because of the pain and could only sleep for 2 to 3 hours at a time during that period.

At the very first session, I was shocked that I was the only patient in the clinic during the appointment. Having 100% of your doctor’s attention for an hour? Completely unheard of! And now, it’s incomprehensible to me how a PT could effectively treat their patients any other way.

Right at the start, Gianna taught me a modified nerve-gliding pose to practice. Within a few days, I had broken the cycle of constant pain, and was able to stop taking all of the medications. By the second week of treatment, I was able to actually sit down for a meal for the first time in months. Over the next two months, my condition and range of motion continued to improve, and my everyday activities at home and work went back to normal. I could walk without pain again. I went back to doing sports like speed-skating and rock climbing that I was ready to write off when none of the other treatments were working for my back. I have enthusiastically recommended Gianna to everyone I meet who is suffering with injuries and not making progress.