I have been visiting Alternative Therapy for help with various physical and neurological issues. After many tests and office visits, a neurologist simply told me that there was no apparent cause for the widespread numbness I was experiencing and I should come back to see him if it got worse. I began to investigate other care options and found Andrzej Strzalkowski through a referral. After the first visit with him, I immediately began experiencing positive results. He intuitively connects and takes his time with you, treating the mind, body and spirit - a very different approach from my previous care.
On a whim, I decided to try a private yoga session with Brook Longobardi, their certified yoga instructor. I have a rare congenital hip issue and osteoarthritis, along with resulting body compensations so I thought it was possible I wouldn’t be able to do many poses. Brook showed me that anyone can do yoga. Within a week after that first session, I was stronger than I have been in years and I have continued to experience improvements both physically and mentally. What I thought would be one session turned into several because Brook intuitively works to understand me as an individual and has shown me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined.
My symptoms have greatly subsided and my overall wellbeing has improved immensely since the first visit. The people at Alternative Therapy have not only helped with my physical healing, but have also helped create a positive shift in both my mind and spirit. The staff and physical space provide a comforting, caring, soothing environment. I am so grateful for the care I receive at Alternative Therapy and highly recommend them to anyone in search of improving wellness to any degree.
Dianne, Bradenton, FL
Several months ago Dr. Brainard referred me to Alternative Therapy to help with my back and spine issues.
I just completed my sessions with Andrzej Strzalkowski on Monday June 12, 2017. I am not cured, nor never will be cured but, his total self approach with me has improved my well being a great deal. My balance is greatly improved. My fear of falling is almost gone! I am now able to walk outside just over 1 mile daily! He also helped get me over my severe grief after I lost my Hank after 68 years of marriage. His whole body wellness approach has made me a better person!
I am so grateful my doctor sent me to Alternative Therapy. I highly feel many others will benefit at Alternative Therapy because I did receive pain relief and a well being feeling about myself.
P.S. I also received the very best massage of my life from the staff member; Nathalie Cecilia!
Fran Schlusemann, Bradenton, FL
Andrzej Strzalkowski is a very gifted physical therapist. It begins with his uncanny ability to diagnose quickly, with a glance at the back and perhaps a light touch of the hand on the shoulders, where blockages are causing pain and distorting posture.
He then pin-points precisely the suspected location, and with a gentle re-positioning of perhaps the legs, perhaps the knees, perhaps the sacrum, he holds the body in that position for a minute or two. Often I can feel an internal energy release, a flow that reduces the previous stiffness and pain. Sometimes it is simply a light laying on of his hands that brings about these internal releases.
The results of this firm but gentle treatment? Diminished pain in this late eighties body, and the ability to stand much straighter than before. Each visit has been well worth the trip from far-south Sarasota to Alternative Therapy up north in Bradenton.
Great Barrington, MA; Sarasota, FL
E. Gendler, Great Barrington, MA; Sarasota, FL