I sustained a significant back injury in 2010 while weight-lifting. The injury progressively worsened over the next year despite medical treatment. I would wake up in pain every morning and I finally stopped exercising altogether. It just hurt too badly. I sought medical help. One doctor suggested back surgery and the other prescribed a regime of pain medication. I’m 36 years old – both options would have been life altering. A spinal fusion would have prevented me from ever lifting weights again and I knew I couldn’t work effectively if perpetually drugged. I scheduled sessions with Brad Thompson. Brad utilized a combination of acupuncture, shiatsu, and Chinese herbal medicine to alleviate the pain. The relief came quickly. I left each session feeling progressively better. Over time, his work resolved my injury altogether. Before seeing Brad, I had resigned myself to only ever walking for exercise. I’ve returned to lifting heavy free weights and I just ran my first marathon this fall in Portland. I don’t think about the injury any longer – Brad made it possible for me to move past it entirely.
To say Brad is a talented healer is an understatement. I fully recommend him to anyone who is experiencing pain or who has been injured. He is, quite simply, exceptional.
Timothy Emery – Attorney, Diver, Cyclist, Snowboarder