I knew I was going to need physical therapy when my lower back pain didn't go away after a week and
turned into a pinched nerve, which, after MRIs, turned out to be a badly herniated disc.at my L4/L5..
Before going for my MRI, but after getting X-rays, my doctor knew I'd need to start PT, so they
referred me to a group out of Concord where I live. I knew they couldn't work with my schedule, as
I work in SF, so I got to Yelping and found great reviews for Potrero Physical Therapy, so I opted
to take full advantage of my PP and go here.
I was set up with Dave, who is awesome. The exercises that he has shown me how to do have helped me
tremendously. When I first started going about a month and a half ago, I was in a lot of pain -
constant burning and tingling and searing pain up my whole leg in various segments at various times.
The very first exercise he taught me was a press-up and that one exercise, and merely being on my
stomach, propped up on my elbows, has helped decrease my pain substantially. I appreciate how each
session he throws new, challenging exercises in that keep it interesting and not boring. What's great
is that I am doing the exercises at home and for once in my life, I'm actually sticking to exercising
Re: the rest of the spot - everyone there is super awesome, front desk especially. I think I'm
going to be sad once my back gets better! :)