Patient Testimonial: Iliotibial band syndrome

I recently received this email from a patient.  I asked him if it was ok for me to post it on the website.

Hi Dr. Notley,


It’s been over a year since I saw you (at Downtown office). Just wanted to mention that I booked an appointment for my wife, K,  at the Dakota office. She is looking for someone to help her with back/postural issues which have always plagued her and which have recently become more noticeable in her ballet and hip-hop dancing. We have a regular chiropractor who is great for adjustments but she is now hoping for some exercises which can help improve her issues, which made me think of you.
As for my own testimonial:
Thank you so much for helping cure my illotibial band syndrome which had bothered me on and off since starting to run longer distances. What helped the most was that I felt you gave me tools to understand my own body and correct the weaknesses myself. Not only were the IT band problems addressed but also intermittent lower back pain caused by my desk job — several of the exercises you gave me also help to prevent the back issues.
I stopped seeing you once my issues were resolved, so I never got to update you on my goal results. A few months after my last appointment I ran a PR 1:23:17 in the Manitoba Marathon Half-Marathon event, good for 21st place overall — and I won my age group!!

Testimonial: Equestrian Rider

As an equestrian and all around athlete, I’ve taken a few tough falls and developed chronic pain as a result. After receiving treatment from a variety of practitioners over the years, and only having short term results, I wasn’t sure anyone was going to be able to help me to train and compete without pain. But after emailing and asking Dr. Notley some questions I decided to give it another shot. I’m so glad I did! The care I received from Dr. Notley for long term injuries I had was exceptional! Dr. Notley really made an effort to see me through every aspect of treatment with care and compassion, and treated me like a person with goals, opposed to “just another patient”. By taking an interest in my sport and goals, my recovery was more personalised and tailored to what I needed in relation to my injuries and sport. Before I knew it I was noticing improvements and was able to compete pain free for the first time in a long time. It’s great to know someone like Dr. Notley has my back (literally)! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a involved, knowledgable, and supportive Chiropractor/Athletic Therapist!

Thanks again and again for all your help! 

K. Hossack

Testimonial: Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

I received this testimonial from one of my Chiropractic patients at Downtown Chiropractic who had iliotibial band friction syndrome.  Active Release Techniques, acupuncture as well as joint manipulation and corrective exercises were used to help this patient.

Hey Dr Notley!

A thousand thank you’s for getting me to the start line as healthy as possible!  I made it the whole 26.2 miles yesterday at a time very close to my goal 4 hrs 27 mins!

I kept waiting for the pain to kick in (even popped a couple of advils about Mile 15 in anticipation, but my IT band/knee thing never even hurt!  With each mile in, I realized it was still not hurting and I started to get super excited that I was going to be able to do the whole marathon!  It tightened up as soon as I stopped running, but by that point who really cares?  I felt fantastic!  Super tired in the last couple of miles but crossed the line with a huge smile!

Best run ever!  I am so happy that I came to you for help!  

So, this morning I’m a little stiff, but it’s a general all over kind of stiffness – going to do some stretches now!



It was a pleasure to help you Judy.

Dr Notley

Testimonial: Wrist, Elbow and Neck Pain

I received the following testimonial, in an email, from one of my patients:

I’d been suffering with wrist, elbow and neck pain for about a year-and-a-half. I’d seen various sports medicine doctors and physiotherapists, but, unfortunately, without any luck in pain management. Dr. Notley introduced himself via Twitter, after I made a comment about wrist pain I was experiencing.

The day after my first appointment, I already felt 30% improvement in my wrist and I had full range of motion in my neck. After only a couple of months of first weekly and then bi-weekly treatment, I feel better and more pain-free than I have before!

Dr. Notley is a very professional, friendly and down-to-earth individual. I appreciate that he really took the time to sit with me at my first appointment to see what would be the best course of treatment for me. I had a referral for acupuncture, but turns out A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques) is what was best for my body.

Dr. Notley’s level of experience is definitely what sets him apart in the field and I’d recommend him to anyone seeking relief from pain!

From @cleszczynski

Thank you Cindy!

Dr Notley

P.S. Cindy gave me permission to post her email and give her twitter name.

Chiropractic Care: A Firefighter’s Testimonial

I would like to share with you a testimonial by one of my clients. She sent this email to me this past week.
Lindsey is a very impressive athlete and Firefighter.  Check out her accomplishments for 2011.  Note that she has competed in a variety of fitness challenges.

I’ve been getting treated by Dr. Notley for a couple of years now. With the number of sports I do, not to mention my job, I need to be ready to go at all times. Dr. Notley makes sure that I am. I had knee surgery in 2010 and I’ve come back to have a breakthrough competitive season. Dr. Notley has been an integral part of my success.

Thank you!

Lindsey Ingram BPE, CSCS

FirefighterStrength and conditioning coach

Here are Lindsey’s Results for 2011

2nd place team firefighter division, stair climb race, Dallas TX
2nd place La Coupe olympic weightlifting competition
2nd place, tall and masters categories, MABBA figure novice show
1st place age group St. Malo triathlon
8th place age group Warrior Dash Minnesota (36th out of 4,374 overall)
7th place age group National triathlon championships
1st place Regional Firefit competition
2nd place National Firefit competition
3rd place World Firefighter Combat Challenge
3rd place co-ed tandem World Firefighter Combat Challenge

Lindsey trains people out of CrossFit 204.  If you are looking for someone to train you check out the website.

Thank you for your email Lindsey
Dr Notley