I have to let you know about my outstanding and truly phenomenal physical therapy sessions with Branden Westerdahl. He had been working on strengthening my hip area to help alleviate my severe knee pain. Which was keeping me off the tennis court this past summer. After 6 weeks, I was able to run & play tennis with little to no pain. But, I then developed a sore area in my back which hindered my tennis playing once again. I had a PT session with Brandon the next day. I described the pain as like one you get in the front of your ribs and you can’t breathe. But, this is in the back. Brandon knew what it was. He moved the ribs on my back through compression. And showed me how to strengthen these back & oblique muscles to allow me to continue playing tennis.
Branden’s quick actions on manipulating my back, allowed me to fly the next day with my USTA tennis team to our National tournament in Arizona. And I was able to play many matches without pain on into our semi-final match!
I’ve been truly thankful to Branden with his knowledge, patience and true desire to help us older athletes to maintain our mobility.