Patient Testimonials

  • My daughter was diagnosed at age 10 with an ‘S’ curve 38 & 25. She was young enough to brace since her bones were still growing. With bracing her curve changed to a “C’ curve that was up to 48 degree last yr. Of course we are trying to stay below the operable 50 degree line. So we were very nervous.

    Now age 14, my daughter has been working hard at Schroth since September. And we just went for her yearly out of brace x-ray. This is the first time in 4 years that we saw reduction in her curve, we were thrilled that she now has a curve of 42 degrees! Her bones are about done growing and she can go to nightwear w/ the brace, but she will continue her Schroth.

    Cosmetically my daughter looks good, the brace helped to do a lot of that, but there are some areas of symmetry that Schroth has now helped to balance out & definitely make a difference in her overall appearance. Schroth has made a big difference in her flexibility, strength, and body awareness. Some of the changes are actually measurable!

    We went to all of my daughter’s Schroth sessions. At first it seemed very difficult, rigorous (I kept notes & tried to coach her)…..but now she conducts the entire workout on her own. She puts on a music and it becomes an important part of her day. I set up a room downstairs with large mirrors I got on sale at Lowes. I also built her stall-bars (like a wall ladder equip) you can buy them too. They take a few weeks to be delivered, so I built my own faster so she could apply her training asap

    This is an amazing therapy that if nothing else, builds strength, flexibility & character. However, there is no question that is very effective in balancing out appearance & using the body’s muscles to brace against long term curve progression. We really appreciate Jen Graham’s ability as a therapist and her ability to connect with her patient. Her knowledge & onsite awareness are clearly inspirational for the patient/student who aspires to meet their goals.

    If my daughter misses a workout she feels it. It has become part of her daily regimen.

    Father of Adolescent Patient

  • Jennifer is a fantastic physical therapist. For years, I’ve had shoulder, hip and foot pain—all on my right side. Well, what do you know? I have mild scoliosis that’s never been diagnosed and I’m 43! Jennifer has been incredibly helpful in treatment and also teaching me the right way to stand and walk for my condition. I would highly recommend her to anyone—and best of all, she’s a lot of fun!

    Ahava L.

  • When I was ten years old, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis, and in the months leading up to the diagnosis, I had noticed that my back had begun to hurt. Running long distances for prolonged periods of time hurt, and my back just started to ache all the time. So, when I was diagnosed, and was told that if I didn’t do something about it in the next few years, I might have to get surgery, both my parents and I were willing to try a kind of Physical Therapy called Schroth.

    Now I didn’t end up doing it for long, but I was ten years old and my P.T. at the time (who was not Jen Graham) said that at my age it wasn’t very likely that I would do it. So that fall, I ended up getting a back brace. I had the brace for about three years before one day when I went to go get a routine X-Ray, my Orthopedist said that my upper curve had reached 42 degrees, (50 could potentially mean surgery) because the brace I was wearing at the time wasn’t really keeping the upper curve from progressing. So, when he brought up the option of Schroth again, both my parents and I agreed.

    My first appointment was during the summer, and the physical therapist’s name was Jen. For the first few appointments, I really didn’t think it would work; the exercises were foreign, looked weird, and felt next to impossible, and I didn’t feel any different. Until I went to go get another X-Ray a month later, and the upper curve had amazingly decreased to 29 degrees. Now, my brace had gotten fixed so that the upper curve was being addressed, but I have absolutely no doubt that the Schroth had something to do with the curve decreasing.

    I’m fifteen years old now, my upper curve measures at 29 degrees, and my lower at 26. I try and do my exercises every day, it sometimes doesn’t work out that way (Sorry Jen), and my curves will never be zero, but I knew that from the beginning. My back doesn’t hurt anymore, which is totally amazing, and I’m slowly weaning myself out of my brace, and in the next six or less months I’ll hopefully never have to wear it again, so long as I continue doing my exercises. I’m super active now as well, tons of running and doing sports all the time, and I have no back pain. I can’t even put into words how excited I am to get this plastic monstrosity off me, or how grateful I am for Jen, who not only was a vital part of my curve going down, but put up with me when I was frustrated, stressed or lazy, my Orthopedist, who I can always count on to give me the non-sugarcoated truth, and a sarcastic remark to go with it, my extremely kind and patient Orthotist, and my family, who was with me through all of this. I’m so grateful for every single one of you, and I couldn’t have done it without you.

    J

  • Jen is an amazing physical therapist. I have scoliosis and thought I could not reduce it. However, after completing a therapy program (Schroth method plus Jen’s method) with Jen, my back is noticeably straighter, more elongated, and more symmetrical, and she has taught me how to continue to improve it. She also dramatically improved my posture and straightened my neck as well. I’m so happy with and grateful for the results!

    Jen has scoliosis too (although I didn’t realize it until she told me, which is inspiring), so she understands the challenges I have and what I need to overcome them. She gives me the encouragement and support I need during the exercises to get the results I’m capable of. She is also so resourceful and dedicated; I’m a slow learner when it comes to exercises, but she always finds a way to get me to understand them. When I didn’t know how to activate a muscle (like a rib cage muscle that I didn’t know even existed) she found a way to teach me. When she observed a muscle was tight and interfering with my ability to achieve a posture, she took the time to loosen it.

    What was most amazing though, was, from the amount of effort she put in to straighten my back and improve my posture, I could tell she genuinely cares and wants me to improve as much as possible. When she saw my neck needed therapy as well, she worked on that too even though she didn’t have to. She takes the time to explain why we do each exercise and teaches me so that I can continue the progress on my own. And, perhaps the most sweet – when I improve, she gets so excited and happy which is super encouraging. Jen is really such a nice person – I always enjoy our therapy sessions and getting to know her.

    Finally, Jen has done so much for me not only physically, but mentally. I am no longer ashamed at my back but take pride in how much straighter I can make it if I work for it. I am so grateful to have her as my PT!

    Young adult professional

  • I came to Graham after attempting correction of my Kyphosis with yoga and another PT. My acupuncturist had said that PT wouldn’t help the condition, and the prior PT I consulted, said that there was a chance that I could obtain a 20% correction with their organization.

    I worked with Jennifer over a 4 month period, and obtained a correction of over 50%. I no longer engage in yoga, acupuncture or PT, and after 1 year, I remain free of pain, provided I continue some of the exercises she taught me.

    Edward P.

  • My daughter Celena had surgery for Scoliosis several years ago.  She was doing fine but started to develop a curve below her surgery.  Her posture started to change.  We did not want to go through another surgery.  I was put in contact with Jennifer.  Jennifer took a couple of calls with me and talked about her training and what she could do for Celena.  I am a physical therapist also, but I knew for my daughter’s well-being that I needed an expert.  After seeing the before and after pictures on Jennifer’s website, we decided to drive 4 hours to meet with her.  The experience was better than expected!  Jennifer took the time to explain the treatments she was going to do.  Most of all, I could tell that Celena was going to work well with Jennifer.  She has a very sweet personality.

    After the first day of treatment, Jennifer showed my wife and I pictures of Celena and the difference that she could make.  We were so excited!

    Jennifer worked one on one with Celena for three days in a row.  Celena has a very good understanding of the initial program laid out for her.  I couldn’t think of a better person to have working with Celena.  Jennifer is knowledgeable and caring.  We will be making the 4 hour one way drive a couple of more times to complete the program for Celena.  It is definitely worth it!  I would recommend Jennifer to anyone!  We cannot thank her enough for her compassion skill as a physical therapist.  Thanks Jen!

    Father of adolescent patient and physical therapist

  • Working with Jennifer has been life-changing for me! I feel and look better after years of deteriorating scoliosis. Jennifer is incredibly knowledgeable and committed to her patients. She thoughtfully adapts the program to provide highest benefit, cheers you on, and challenges you along. I’m hugely grateful and amazed by the results.

    E

  • Compare the hip alignment vertically in comparison to the shoulders between each photos, and notice the increase in balance in the second photo.  View the contour of the torso or outline of the torso in comparison to the arms, also the arm to waist angles and notice the improved symmetry. If you note along the spine you can begin to identify increased symmetry in muscle tone and body landmarks.

    Adult Female

  • Compare the alignment of the upper body and how it sits on top of the hips. Then, compare the changes in the rib cage and torso at the front and the back of the body. Lastly, compare the position of the abdominal wall.

    Compare the rib cage or back of the body between the two photos. Compare the position of the shoulders, the head in relation to the shoulders and the shoulder blades. Notice the slightest changes.

    Young Adult Male

  • Compare the hip alignment vertically in comparison to the shoulders between each photos, and notice the increase in balance in the second photo.  View the contour of the torso or outline of the torso in comparison to the arms, also the arm to waist angles and notice the improved symmetry. If you note along the spine you can begin to identify increased symmetry in muscle tone and body landmarks.

    Adolescent Female

  • Compare the hip alignment vertically in comparison to the shoulders between each photos, and notice the increase in balance in the second photo. View the contour of the torso or outline of the torso in comparison to the arms, also the arm to waist angles and notice the improved symmetry. If you note along the spine you can begin to identify increased symmetry in muscle tone and body landmarks.

    Adult Female

  • SAME DAY!!! This photo was taken exactly 1 hour after the first photo was taken on the same day of service. These were also taken on the first date of physical therapy services. Notice the alignment improvement, and symmetry.

    Adolescent Female

  • Compare the hip alignment vertically in comparison to the shoulders between each photos, and notice the increase in balance in the second photo. View the contour of the torso or outline of the torso in comparison to the arms, also the arm to waist angles and notice the improved symmetry. If you note along the spine you can begin to identify increased symmetry in muscle tone and body landmarks.

    Young Adult Male