I’m a dog groomer and am constantly putting my body in positions which cause me pain later. After years of on and off back pain I decided to see Dr. Fose. He listened to my problems and asked me a lot of questions to figure out what exactly would work best for my situation. I’ve been using the stretching exercises daily and have noticed a HUGE difference. Especially when my pain seems to be coming on I can keep it at bay with what he taught me. Steve is professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to talk to. I highly recommend Retrieve Physical Therapy if you are considering giving PT a try!
Came in to Retrieve a bit skeptical and with severe lower back pain. Being contractor this was a huge issue for me. Stephen assured me that this was a totally reversible issue and he would show me how to prevent it in the future. He wasn't kidding after the first visit I noticed improvement and by the 4th visit I was back to my old self. I would recommend him to anyone.
I've spent years fighting old and stubborn injuries, stiffness and pain. I've tried all sorts of methods to remedy, which inevitably resulted in temporary relief. Rinse and repeat. In working with, Dr. Fose, all that has changed. We collectively unpacked the true causes of my recurring symptoms. In our sessions, we'd develop a plan to address the problem effectively, which was not as easy as relaxing for a massage or chiropractic adjustment. Instead, Dr. Fose put the body to work with purposefully designed movements and prescriptive regiments that I can do anywhere, any time. The results have been perpetual correction. No longer treating a symptom for immediate, but temporary relief. The real magic has been a deeper understanding of cause and the empowerment to self-treat. If you're looking to address nagging physical challenges for good, as opposed to constantly trying to find the next quick/short fix, Dr. Fose is your guy. Sincerely, Former athlete and current dad who just wants to play golf
I have a full-time job that is very physically demanding and have suffered from herniated disc flare-ups and tightness in the neck and shoulders caused by repetitive work-related movements. I scheduled an on-site physical therapy evaluation with Dr. Steve and he met me at my place of work to observe firsthand the movements I go through during my daily work routine. He was able to immediately spot what was going wrong and recommend exercises to address each concern. Using the furniture and space in my own work environment, I was able to learn exercises and stretches and see how I can easily incorporate them into my workday. Since the on-site evaluation I have not had any flare-ups or excessive tightness! I make it a point to do my exercises several times a day and it really makes the difference. I just finished a very busy work season (2 months long) and felt amazing afterwards! That has never happened in the 14 years I've been working in this field. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the on-site evaluation was career-changing -- it has helped me to be able to continue working without pain even during the busiest times. I highly recommend an on-site evaluation if you are in any type of job that is physically demanding or involves repetitive movements. Dr. Steve also offers in-person and virtual appointments which makes it possible to meet with him despite any distance. I scheduled a virtual follow-up appointment and he was still able to observe movements and offer different exercises to continue to enhance my progress. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Steve and Retrieve Physical Therapy! If you're experiencing any type of pain or
Amazing!! That is how I would describe my experience with Retrieve PT. I am a grandmother with three young grandsons. Needless to say, I was experiencing some recurring lower back pain from playing and lifting my precious boys. Retrieve PT taught me how to take care of this pain and how to manage it if it was to recur in the months or years to come. I was given a few simple exercises that did the trick! As I said, it was amazing. Now I am in charge if I need to address this issue ever again because Retrieve PT gave me the knowledge and magic pill (those simple exercises) to take care of myself. I cant thank Stephen at Retrieve PT enough for his kind help and guidance.
Dr. Steven is the real deal! Fixed a very persistent back issue in only a few weeks!
I was in rough shape, my lower back was in a ton of pain. Thankfully, Retrieve PT took me in on a last minute appointment. Steve taught me effective stretches, and explained why my body was reacting the way it was. His guidance has helped me prevent future injury, and I’m thankful for the knowledge he has passed on to me. Highly recommend!
Ever since I recovered from a small knee surgery in 2014, I was having frequent instances of my knee locking up, or a feeling that something was not aligned properly. I came to see Steve only one time a couple of months ago, and after practicing just one simple stretch he showed me, my knee is basically 100%. I went from an almost daily inconvenience of losing knee stability, to have only experienced it two times in the past few months. I also feel more confident in what I’m physically able to do now that I have more trust in the stability of my knee. While I was there he also showed me another exercise I can do to loosen up my upper back to tackle a mobility issue I’ve had since college. Steve really takes time to explain and break everything down. I’d be confident in coming back to see him with any nagging issues I might have.
Stephen is Inspiring...he gives me confidence that my pain could be eliminated by simple exercises. Stephen is Resourceful...he provides how-to reference photos of real people demonstrating the exercises. No stick figure drawings! Stephen is Surprising...he amazes me with solutions to my pain in standing and walking. He tests, considers, and prescribes. Each visit builds upon the previous one.When I do the exercises consistently, my body is happy. Why would I go anywhere else for Physical Therapy? Stephen is the Best!
My chronic back and hip issues were starting to impact my ability to walk and get in and out of vehicles. I’ve seen doctors and chiropractors that misdiagnosed my issues and were not able to help. Dr Fose quickly realized my underlying problem and started an immediate plan to eliminate my pain and restore movement. I simply can’t believe I am moving without pain and returned to hiking after just a few days of following his treatment plan! My family and I are forever grateful!
Dr Fose helped me with an ongoing issue with my elbow that wouldn’t go away. The entire process was smooth and easy from booking the appointments to doing therapy with him through video. Not only did he help me fix the issue but he explained what factors could cause it. In the future if I had any other issues I would absolutely seek out Dr Fose to help again.
I was having on and off back pains for five years due to work. So I contacted Steave to see what he could do for me he was at my house within the hour which was really convenient because I could barely walk. He was very professional It makes you feel very comfortable about the situation he spent about an hour with me and I felt about 80% better I feel like after my next appointment with him I will be back to 100% my whole business depends on my back so I can’t appreciate what you did for me enough you come highly recommended from me and I will be using you again in the future
Working with Steve on teletherapy was wonderful! I was skeptical about not going in person, but he was able to help my upper back and neck pain tremendously within a few weeks. I highly recommend his PT practice.
Stephen provided exceptional services on teleheatlh! It's easy to be skeptical when you've always had in person services, but it was worth a try since in person PT/chiro had still left me with chronic low back pain. With Stephen's help after a recent injury, I immediately noticed a decrease in pain, and within 3-4 weeks I was nearly back to 100%- including a very physical job, and chasing after my toddler. More importantly, Stephen understood how crucial it was to break my cycle of chronic pain, and gave me easy strategies to self-treat before pain interferes with my life. Stephen's PT services were invaluable to me!!
Dr. Fose helped me fully heal my lower back from a sports related injury and I have never felt better. He did not prescribe any unnecessary procedures and kept it simple. Also, he was extremely personable and got to know me which was amazing. This allowed for me to have a great experience during our meetings while he diagnosed certain stretches and strengthening exercises to do. I would 100% recommend.
Stephen was great! Highly recommended. My nerve pain is 100 percent gone. c6-c7 nerve pain down right arm. Very thorough and great to work with. First surgeon said shots + cervical fusion. Glad i didnt listen to surgeon. No shots and no pain currently. Patience was key with nerve pain. I will recommend him to friends and family! Thanks again.
Stephen took me from an 8 out of 10 for discomfort and pain to a 3 or 4 in 24 hours as a result of one session and workin on the exercises. I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone experiencing acute or chronic back pain.
I saw Dr Fose for my back pain and couldn’t be happier with the results and my choice of doctor. My back pain was limiting my daily workload and I had constant pain and discomfort. After the first telemed appointment my mind was put at ease as I was left with a slew of information about my injury and how to fix it. I could tell Dr Fose really cared about his career and helping people. At the time of next telemed appointment, just one week later my back pain had almost completely subsided. We went over everything - my results, what worked best, what the next steps were and preventative steps to use in the future. I continue to use the tools and information Dr Fose has given me and I’m still back pain free. I chose Dr Fose, and will continue to do so because of his knowledge, attention to detail and bedside manner. Thanks Dr Fose!
Wow! What an experience! I was new to "telemedicine" and wasn't quite sure what to expect; but with today's busy lifestyles & schedules, I quickly found it to be the perfect, amazingly convenient way to go. I was suffering from hip pain, which was preventing me from running and working out the way I wanted to. Scheduling an appointment with Stephen was the BEST thing I ever did! AND, I didn't even have to leave my house! He won me over with his professional and kind demeanor. He took his time with me and quickly diagnosed my issue. After giving me some "homework" to do, I am happy and relieved to report that my hip pain is gone! What I also loved was the follow up that Dr. Fose did; checking in on me to see how I was progressing and to see if I had any questions or issues. Life is short and we don't have time to live it in pain and discomfort. I can't say enough about my experience with Retrieve Physical Therapy and Dr. Fose. I'm back to living life on my terms (pain-free) and I still can't get over the convenience of it all! Telemedicine is definitely the way to go! Thanks so much, Stephen!
I spent a year and a half working on a chronically locked S.I. Joint. About a month of working with Stephen at Retrieve PT solved the problem. I was very frustrated and discouraged because I had seen other professionals and spent a lot of money on the issue. I can’t say enough about how knowledgeable and helpful Stephen has been. I only wish I had done this sooner.