Lisa on Shoulder Pain, Before
Lisa Work on Shoulder, After
My story begins...when I was 11 and diagnosed with scoliosis...my thoracic curve being at 48 degrees and lumbar curve being 35 degrees. What I noticed most of all is my pelvis that was protruding on the right side, after the MET work felt even with the other side. I decided to give it some time to see if my pelvis would fall back into the incorrect position. A month later though, my pelvis was still aligned. Something I had not seen since the beginning of my treatment for scoliosis. ...my family, friends, and I have all seen major physical improvements in my back. I do recommend this treatment to anyone with scoliosis or any other back problems.
I have known Darryl Burch for nearly a year in his capacity as a Muscle Energy Therapist with a specialization in the back. Darryl, assisted by his wife, Sharole, was extremely helpful in alleviating sometimes acutely painful back conditions. He has a unique skill and is gifted in its use.
The jobs available to me were labor intensive, and involved heavy lifting and strenuous activity in awkward positions. By my late twenties I had back problems...I went to doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical therapists, and spent piles of money for which I got little to no relief, and the help that I did get was temporary at best. It has been over twenty years now since I have had the kind of pain I used to experience on a weekly basis, and aside from an occasional tune-up I have not spent any money to stay healthy. I can tell you that my quality of life I owe to Darryl's expertise.
My legs, feet and back hurt 24 hours a day. I was diagnosed with spinal disease, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. He has worked with me for only 2 months. I can raise my arms...I can walk upstairs without holding on. I have ridden a bike and even tap-danced with my granddaughter. I am no longer in constant pain and couldn't be more pleased.
I have personally experienced 15 years of back pain, 3 back surgeries, many years of physical therapy, acupuncture, and have tried traditional massage therapy. I have found that the type of muscle energy sports therapy that Darryl provides has helped me more than any other treatment I have ever experienced. I am confident that if this type of therapy were more widely available more people would be able to avoid more drastic measures to alleviate their pain.
As I said before I was in bad shape and no one I had seen could help me. In one treatment my ribs felt better and he had my arm raising above my head. I had not been able to do that for 2 years! The doctors wanted to operate to do what he did in less than a half-hours work.
I am writing to you to tell you how much your work means to me and how much you have helped me. I have fibromyalgia, and now I am 95% pain free. I know that you told me that my spine being out of alignment magnified my pain but I never dreamed that after a lifetime of pain this could actually happen.
Jason M. LMT
Studying with Darryl Burch in Applied Postural Mechanics has completely changed my practice as a professional massage therapist. I am now able to work confidently with very complex and chronic issues and create outcomes for clients previously unimaginable. Through his expertise, I am now sought after and regarded as an indespensable resource for moving clients out of pain and into greater activity in their lives. As someone working hands on with clients, you cannot do better than the decades of hands-on experience and innovation Darryl possesses.
Carissa C. LMT
Beyond the benefits I experienced as a patient, I was trained by Sharole and Darryl the techniques they used to help me so I can share that knowledge with others and help more people live their lives excited for the next day. In my now 12 years as an LMT, I have yet to find another modality that has the potential to profoundly impact the lives of so many, yet is known and practiced by so few.
Melissa F. LMT
Darryl and Sharole were my mentors for 2 years. Their classes are very well led, organized, and instructional. They always took the time to make sure everyone understood the material that is being taught, and lots of one-on-one as well as group instruction. Close guidance was given from assessment to procedure. They are by far the best teachers I have ever had. I am forever grateful for the gift they have bestowed upon me.
Charles A. LMT
In my opinion, Darryl absolutely shines in the clinical setting. His effectiveness as a therapist and teacher is the bottom line. When I took over Darryl's business I also inherited several of his tougher, chronic cases as regular clients. I have also had new people come to me after failures with surgeons, doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. I rarely fail to radically improve their condition. Under Darryl's guidance, I have become exactly what he saw: a good and skilled therapist. I am thankful and so are my patients.
Dolores C. PT
The osteopathic manual procedure called Muscle Energy Technique is one area that physical therapists have begun integrating in their assessment and treatments, for it can be highly effective in restoring functional movement and treating pain, yet it is a safe procedure. Difficult cases not helped by other approaches frequently benefit from Muscle Energy (Technique). I have begun the task of learning MET because I believe it will be one of the most effective tools I can offer in providing quality health care.