Ramez is an exceptionally gifted and caring therapist, whose approach included a review and adjustment of my posture and position in sleeping, reading, and working at my desk (in each of these activities I had unknowingly been exacerbating the problem), as well as hands-on bodywork and a progressive exercise regimen.
I need to be able to feel and perform optimally on a daily basis, and Ramez truly realizes those demands. He has taken the time during our sessions to understand what I need to be able to do with my body, and it’s clear that he is devoted to furthering his expertise and evolving his techniques in order to pass that knowledge on to his clients.
I understand not just why I hurt, but also what I can do to change my situation. No aspect of movement is too trivial for him to review, and many of his seemingly simple suggestions (new pillow, different chair or sleeping position) have made a huge difference. He’s highly skilled at diagnosing and explaining how incorrect movement patterns trigger pain and reinforce limitations, and he’s careful when prescribing exercises to restore freedom of movement (and eventually strength) not to assign more than my current physical state will permit.