200 North Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22203
I learned a lot from Dr. Helene Strange about the source of my pain in my upper back and neck. I appreciated her explanations of anatomy, and how muscle pain is related to bone or disk issues. This was the first time I had learned of this connection and it made all the difference in understanding my pain and how best to recover. Dr. Strange also gave me many exercises which can help me maintain my present pain-free status. Cindy and Kimberly were kind and friendly in monitoring my exercises, as well as good observers of my exercise technique. My overall experience at SPT&W was extremely positive, and I would recommend this clinic without reservation to those who want to treat their pain proactively.
You are all highly competent and professional! Rob is the perfect combination of knowledgeable, serious, clear, kind, and non-preachy. I suffered a very bad ankle sprain and found that I could heal quickly with the excellent training and guidance I received. This was my first experience with physical therapy, and I am now a strong believer. All of the staff of Source have been a pleasure to know.
After total knee replacement a friend recommended Source Physical Therapy and Wellness. Who knew what great success I would have.. From Yanina at the front desk who is warm and welcoming to my therapist- Rebecca, I just don’t know if I would have made such great progress had it not been for Rebecca who is so skilled, encouraging and exacting at the same time. Marium who followed through in a supportive and encouraging manner and reinforced the exercises prescribed by Rebecca. I’ll be “graduating” soon and although I am anxious about leaving, I know that I leave with the ability to continue my progress because Rebecca has given me the skills I need to always move forward. Forever grateful, L.R.
The therapists at Source PT are outstanding! I’ve worked with many practitioners, and rarely have I found this level of combined skill and compassion. They are extremely knowledgeable, up to date with current best practices, patient and excellent communicators. Mike, the owner, and his staff of professionals are deeply dedicated to healing: They are equipped to serve those of all ages, and address the whole range of physical challenges.
Thank you so much for everything! I feel so much better! I would recommend Source to anyone looking to live pain free.
With great appreciation, I thank you all for helping get my back and shoulders in tolerable state. The stretching /exercises that Rebecca and Mary had taught me are keeping me from getting into trouble. My back will remind me when I skip the routine!
I truly miss everyone–Mike, Rebecca, Mary, Erin and Claudia were always there welcoming and encouraging. They are the true professionals with good knowledge, compassion and kindness. I looked forward to the visits.
Thank you again.
Kudos to the whole team. I could barely walk and even standing was an ordeal when I came for my first visit. Now I am exercising (based on your recommendations) and doing a lot better, thank you. A couple of things I really appreciated was your professionalism and friendliness; as a team you greeted me in a timely manner – no waiting time and put me through a tough exercise session with compassion and clarity. I am very glad that I came to you and highly recommend your services to others.
I am in my late 30’s and had experienced pain and discomfort with my knees for a long time on and off. However, last year it got so bad that I could no longer exercise, walk my dogs for more than a block, or wear high heels to work (very very sad about this last one!). I saw my primary care doctor and scans showed mild arthritis, I was ready to throw the towel in as I was in so much knee pain and taking Aleve all day around. My primary care suggested PT before doing anything rash and I started seeing Dr. Erin McGraw. After just 6 visits and me doing all my homework, I saw great results! I have kept with the exercises she gave me and now back to regular exercise and wearing cute high heels again!
I have turned to Mike and now, his co-workers, several times over the past few years to relieve pain in my “aging” body. He and they have never let me down in assisting my efforts to keep myself pasted together. Their very supportive and upbeat attitudes are also a contributing factor for positive results. I highly recommend them every chance I get.
I was referred to SOURCE Physical Therapy & Wellness by a friend, and couldn’t have been more pleased. The owner, Michael, and his entire staff are very professional and capable. I worked with him, Rebecca and Erin who carefully evaluated my condition and created a program tailored for my needs. Rebecca pinpointed the areas of pain and therapeutically helped to heal me. Erin worked with me on strengthening exercises that were very beneficial to my progress. Between them all, I began to feel immediate results and am pain free today. I am grateful to them all and will definitely use SOURCE again when in need of therapy. I wholeheartedly recommend this PT practice.
After three weeks, I thought you’d want to know that my shoulder feels so much better. I was (mostly) faithful to the exercises you recommended and now I have a good range of motion in the shoulder. The “click” lingered for a while, but seems to be entirely gone. Nevertheless, I intend to continue the exercise regimen.
As always, thank you for taking such good care of me.
Michael O’Connor was recommended to me by a cousin of mine, whom he helped to resume her figure skating at age 70. I was suffering from sciatica and had tried various other approaches, including injections, acupuncture and the advice of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in the area. I was not happy with the recommendations made by the doctors. I had seen too many post-surgical patients in the pain clinic where I had received two epidural injections.
Michael made no promises. He said that we would know in a few months if I could avoid surgery. I did get better with PT, but Michael concurred that we had reached a plateau. He agreed that if I could get minimally invasive surgery, that would be the best possible course. We could enhance the recovery by picking up PT after surgery. I believe that the PT before the surgery also strengthened my back and left leg before my surgery.
I am now back to where I was before the problem started. I still have a 75 year old back–but I am no longer disabled by it. My surgeon was outstanding and the PT post surgery has brought me to this point. I live in DC, so people have asked me why I would travel to Arlington for physical therapy. I would do so again for a neuromuscular problem. Michael O’Connor is really that excellent! FYI: I flew to Stanford Medical Center for my surgery, so I am quite rigorous about health care choices. As far as I am concerned, Michael is the best PT in this area!.
I would like to highly recommend Source Physical Therapy & Wellness. They helped me recover from a torn rotator cuff injury in my right shoulder over the course of 6 months in 2015. Erin was my physical therapist and was wonderful – kind, patient, always willing to explain what she was doing and why. I worked with other members of the staff a few times (Rebecca and Michael, the owner) and they were also excellent. Mary, the exercise specialist (and athlete in her own right) was outstanding. The combination of physical therapist manipulation and exercise coaching was different from the kind of physical therapy I had experienced years ago and worked very well.
Who has even heard of a hip capsule? Who wants to spend time stretching? Since I have had such good results and helpful information from Mike and SOURCE PT & Wellness, he is now a resource for many friends who have, in turn, benefited from his expertise and enjoyed his style too. May he long be available in Arlington! Now, to stretch . . .
I was so happy to have found Mike…I have seen a few therapists regarding my injury, but Mike seemed to have the magic touch. I am doing so much better and glad to be walking “normally” again.
Mike – Just want you to know that, THANKS TO YOU, I’m back on the tennis court. I keep doing my exercises daily and am having a great summer. Am also playing golf, as well as swimming and gardening. How great to have my knee –and my life — back in top form. Your personal approach and selected exercises have done wonders.
Mike strengthened my legs before my double knee replacement and got me on my feet again afterwards, even though recovery was complicated by a staph infection I contracted in the hospital. I’ve lived all over the world – and been to physical therapists all over the world. Mike’s the best I’ve ever seen. Not only does he know his stuff, he also takes the time and has the patience to explain what’s going on and his recommendations.
Mike is a miracle worker.
Since I started physical therapy and the functional exercise class, I feel like I am walking on a new pair of legs! I notice it when I am walking – feels totally different with much more movement in my hips. Thanks Mike for making me stretch 3 times a day! The class has really helped me get back into exercise after a back injury.