- Posted on: Apr 7 2016
I came to this office in Lake Como with a condition known as Trismis, which had snuck up on me like a thief in the night. This condition was caused by radiation which I received back in 2008 and which didn’t show up until 2014. As one doctor told me “Radiation is the gift that keeps giving.”
This condition would cause my mouth to stay shut or close to it. This caused a ton of problems with eating, brushing my teeth and my life in general. Fortunately is was not usually painful except for a few times when it would cause a muscle to act up and swell up so it looked as if I had a golf ball in my left cheek.
I had gone to another physical therapy company in 2014 with some results, which did not work out as well as this office. The main therapist I worked with was Dalton, who did massages and had me doing a number of exercises that worked muscles that I would not even associate with my mouth. When I got to him I could open my mouth about 7MM and he managed to get me up to about 30-34MM.
I still have to be careful with opening my mouth because something as simple as eating an ice cream pop can cause me to go back to square one. The great thing is that Dalton showed me ways to get back in shape again, so if I do have a problem I can fight it. We got better results here in nine or ten weeks than I got in the other therapist in six months. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who needs physical therapy. I sent one of my friends there for back problems and to my knowledge she has had good results.
I am sorry it took me three weeks to get this information out to you guys, but as the staff at the front desk will tell you, I had to bring a calendar into the office to make my appointments. The staff there was very helpful and easy to deal with.
With the hot summer weather, I have also been spending a lot of time going surfing which is something Dalton and I spoke about several times.