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My daughter, Sara, a travel softball pitcher, suffered a minor injury to her shoulder. The minor injury soon became a nagging injury. Previously working with Dan and the DARI Motion system for a training program, we contacted him again for treatment.
As a result, she completed treatment and is back to playing and pitching at a higher level than before. I would strongly recommend Dan to anyone in need of Physical Therapy or muscular analysis.
– Scot T.
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Thanksgiving--what a perfect day to publicly share my one year experience as a Physical Therapy patient of Dan Norkiewicz and his company, Motion in Action LLC. My need for therapy followed a November 2016 bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture incident. I am a 74 year old physically active man who likes to play golf, dance with my wife of 50 years and be involved in the lives of our three grandchildren when invited. None of these activities were on the horizon immediatley after surgical repair of both tendons and three months of braces to immobilize both legs as atrophy of the quadriceps muscles was almost immediate but takes a long time to reverse. My wife found Motion in Action after a search and suggested that I would like Dan. We could tell immediately that he is sincere and truly treats his patients as complete people and not merely a "constellation of disability". Our sessions always start with a review since last time including my sharing how I was handling the variety of home exercises that Dan prescribed. At first it was challenging for me to simply stand on one foot while tightly clinging to a chair or railing! We discussed extensivly the importance of form over repetitions or speed. Three good form straight leg raises are far more important than twenty in bad form as an example. Over time I learned that walking, standing up straight and doing squats are all connected to a strong core and that one excellent core exercise is TRX work. Dan introduced TRX very slowly but in detail again emphasizing that done correctly it will slowly enhance your functional ability. He also suggested to mix in some work on circuit training at the gym and work in at the swimming pool. The pattern as you can see is to model your rehabilitation after the tortoise. That creature is known for Patience, Endurance, Strength and Stability. Dan and I have discussed these virtues over the past months and have agreed that they are one way to summarize the theory of Physical Therapy. In any event no matter how one describes it Dan always treats his patient as an entire person and not merely a constellation of disability. I have already achieved one of my goals beyond walking without assistance - I have returned to playing some golf! Next on the list is the ability to play in the next Turkey Bowl with our three grandchildren. Finally as Neil Young sings - I want to dance with my lovely wife of 50 years to "Harvest Moon". With Dan and Motion in Action i believe that all goals are ultimately achievable if you never, never never give up! I strongly recommend that anyone facing physical therapy first meet Dan and discuss how best to make a good recovery. Lou Loughren