In April of 2018, I had an anterior cervical discectomy fusion C5-C7 to fix a compressed spinal cord. When I woke from the surgery, my right deltoid was not working and I could not lift my right arm off of my body.
When I started Physical Therapy I didn't know what to expect. My arm was coming back slowly and was very weak. I had a great experience working with Esther Winn, DPT. I would give Esther 10 out of 10 stars for her work ethic and dedication to seeing that my issue improved. She was always on task and never ceased to give her all. She is caring, personal and tenacious. I will highly recommend Esther to everyone I know that needs help!
I injured my shoulder weeding the yard. I figured the pain would go away, but it didn’t. Pure luck landed me in Jill Thompson’s PT 180° office within a few minutes, I knew Jill was someone I could trust.
She anticipated three sessions to fix me up. It took two. As is so often the case with injuries of these sorts, what appeared to be caused by an event, in this case weeding, was actually caused by long term positioning habits. Yet, even with years of habits to counter, my shoulder healed and, a year later, remains healed. Jill Thompson is honest, enthusiastic, skilled and considerate. I highly recommend her.
You rock! It is great to walk into work and not limp or have to favor my leg. I’m doing my exercises, so I want you to know I was paying attention.
Due to various sports injuries that had gone untreated for several years, I had reached a point of constant pain. A friend recommended I see Jill for some hands on physical therapy. Jill and her staff have changed my life! I can once again perform the activities that I enjoy. A visit to PT180 is a soothing experience that I always look forward to. Thank you!
I am profoundly grateful for the physical therapy I have received at PT 180/Jill Thompson Physical Therapy. I literally could not imagine more kind, gentle, or effective therapy for my occasional severe muscle spasms or misaligned joints. These deeply compassionate, experiences therapists are obviously experts in human anatomy and they know how to carefully get to the root cause of the injury, relieve pain and restore function. Their gentle, professional confidence inspires my trusting cooperation in the healing process. Their prescribed therapeutic exercises have proved extremely effective at facilitating healing and preventing future impairment. As a bonus, they are very, very nice people. What more could you ask?
When I came to PT 180 a few months ago with so much back pain I could hardly walk or stand. After working with Paula, my pain decreased dramatically. She was able to guide me in some core strengthening exercises and I could carry on at home to increase deep muscle strength. Paula also noticed other contributors and helped me to notice and strengthen those areas and now I live pain free.
I drive 50 miles round trip from Nampa for my visits to PT 180. I would drive 100! Jill Thompson helps me manage my pain in a way that no other physical therapist has. Additional staff here at PT 180 are also incredible.
Is it convenient to get here from Nampa? No. Is it worth it? YES! Every mile, every minute!
I have been seeing Jill for over 2 years, and I could not have made it through that time as well as I have without Jill’s skilled and experienced touch. I work as a massage therapist and often work quite deeply on my clients. I end up with shoulder, elbow and wrist joints that are somewhat locked up. Seeing Jill every other week has allowed me to free up those joints, and, in fact, whole areas of my body, so that I can work with more ease and less pain. Her work has also allowed me to stay active in the sports that I love, well into my 60’s. Thank you, Jill, so much.
PT 180 is unlike any other clinic I have been to. The therapy is individualized according to your specific needs. The exercises have helped tremendously, but even more the correcting of my gait and movement has been a real eye opener. I wish I had come here sooner but am so excited about overcoming chronic hip and SI pain. My progress has been steady and am now able to walk without pain. I love that they have classes offered here and plan on taking just about all of them.
I have been the recipient of many sports & activity stresses on my body and over the years have visited many chiropractors and pt offices searching for pain relief and healing. For the first time in many years I was completely pain free with good range of motion after several months of treatment. I stayed this way for over 1 year until I was struck from behind in a motor vehicle accident; I knew right where to go and I am on my way back thanks again to PT 180.
For several months, I tried many options in order to gain some relief from excruciating nerve pain and muscle weakness. Three physical therapists in another clinic worked with me, mostly assigning exercises then passively observing (and sometimes not really paying much attention) while I executed them. They also relied on the application of ultrasound and electrical stimulation, then sent me home until the next scheduled visit. My pain and discomfort continued with little relief. My limited experience with physical therapy provided no basis to expect anything more, and my surgeon thought we may have to consider surgery (again). Then, a friend recommended I try massage therapy. For my entire adult life I had always considered massage just a touchy feely form of self-indulgence, but my discomfort motivated me to try it. I found three excellent medical massage therapists, one (and then another) associated with PT 180 in Boise. On their advice, I had my first appointment with Jill Thompson, PT and owner of PT 180. After a thorough and respectful professional examination, Jill assured me there was hope! We began an intensive regimen of physical therapy and massage therapy, supplemented with some acupuncture, integrative manual therapy, and posture and core conditioning. When we started, the therapists could barely touch me without causing intense pain and discomfort. In less than two months and five treatments (the number Jill told me would be necessary to attain real improvements) I was moving well and confidently going about my daily activities much more easily. I now feel better than I have in two decades (and without surgery!). The PT 180 physical and massage therapists have helped me turn my life around and regain the joys of full range of motion and activity! By the way, I rarely put much credence in testimonials such as this one, because I always figured they were exaggerated and self-serving. Not this one. In my experience, the professionals at PT 180 are as good as it gets!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday. I think of you often and all the things you taught me. I am very grateful for my improved health and good share of that is due to you. I know it’s been a few years but I wanted to say thanks and let you know the way you touch people’s lives has a lasting impact. Best wishes.