195 W Lancaster Ave #3
Paoli, PA 19301

Testimonials from Our Patients

When I first came to Hayes Physical Therapy, I literally crawled in the door in severe pain from 3 failed back surgeries. I was out of options. I tried everything from acupuncture, myofascial release, cranio-sacral, several failed injections, spinal fusions, medical marijuana and heavy-duty narcotics. I even had 2 spinal cord stimulators implanted to provide pain relief which also did not work. I was in total body pain, severe spasms like a knife stabbing me all the time with every move I made and every step I took. I was feeling hopeless, and life was unbearable every minute of every day.

When Hayes Physical Therapy called me with a new alternative in their practice, class 4 laser, I jumped at the chance for any pain relief. I began receiving the diowave laser treatments 3x/week and after 6-8 visits, I started having a few hours during the day when I had no pain anywhere in my body, which was unbelievable. After 10 visits, I was able to climb 4 flights of stairs without pain which I hadn’t done in years! I began walking without pain, sleeping without pain, and able to food shop without having to abandon my shopping cart after 10 minutes due to pain! My entire body that was once on fire with severe nerve pain has now become incredibly so much better! I am off all pain narcotics, now able to exercise in the pool, and have a dramatic new lease on life after 5 years of pain!

This treatment has saved my life literally, I don’t think I would still be here without it!

Jim Dannaker

After coming to a knee pain workshop at Hayes Physical Therapy I decided to try their class IV laser treatment. I had been living with chronic knee pain for several years. I had one total knee replacement in 2011, Initially successful until bone spurs grew in that knee and I was back dealing with pain again. Because of this, I decided not to have my other knee replaced which was painful as well.

I saw online that I could try laser and therapy for a potential pain-free life. I doubted that would work however I was wrong. Before having laser therapy my pain levels were 10 out of 10 on both knees bringing me to tears and requiring me to use my walker 3-4 times a week.

After my first session of laser on both knees, I walked out without pain for 4 days, 0 out of 10 pain! Over the course of 10 laser treatments, I have become pain-free and do not need the use of my walker. I am so grateful for Hayes Physical Therapist care, knowledge, treatment, and laser therapy. I am a totally happy client. I have told many people I know about my success in dealing with my painful knees.

Klida Shank

I came to this practice in August 2018, after experiencing nerve pain in L5/S1. A year prior I’d herniated that disk and thought I’d improved enough. But swimming only 10 laps in July caused the pain to flare up, lower back and calf pain.

In August 2017 I had some nerve pain in lower back, pain in my left calf resulting from herniation, balance issues due to numb left foot. I’d stopped doing any type of exercise except walking. I was fearful to bend forward fully.

Now, in late November my balance is much better. We have been working to strengthen my left side and left foot and it has been successful. We worked on strengthening my inner core, which is something I’d never done before. This has helped strengthen my back greatly. I have learned how to tilt/scoop/stretch to alleviate any back discomfort.

New activities – I can now do most of a yoga class with no pain. I can carefully carry heavy things, having learned better body mechanics. My posture is improving due to targeted exercises. My balance on my left side is much better, as we’ve worked together to tweak exercises specific to my needs. I can now swim laps, lift small weights, do yoga and look forward to continuing to increase my physical activity.

Denise Glennon

Erica has been instrumental in my recovery from a complex cervical surgery. When I first came to this office I was in pain and wearing a cervical collar. I had an extremely limited range of motion in my neck. It is now 4 months since that visit, and I am feeling well and
confident in performing ALL my daily activities. My range of motion and muscle strength have returned. I am back enjoying my favorite activities like teaching, swimming, hiking, and walking longer distances.

Erica always welcomed me with a smile and made me feel cared for. She developed and implemented a treatment plan to meet my needs and goals. Her expertise and excellent interpersonal communication and organization skills made it easy for me to be engaged. I was motivated to work hard! Erica genuinely cares for her patients. I always looked forward to my next session.

I am thankful to Erica for the tools that she has provided me to manage my daily routine and pain. I am now ready to move on to my next step.

Alina March

Erica is magical! Not only is she exceptionally competent, but she is extremely patient and personable. I suffer from chronic, acute bouts of sciatic, piriformis ant. I have joint pain and discomfort. Sometimes these are brought on by exercise (Pickleball), yet other times these seem to start with no known origin.

Not only has Erica removed my current pain but has equipped me with new, creative exercises & tools to be proactive in my wellness journey. Thank you Erica + Hayes PT. I know this will be a lifelong partnership!

Stephanie Moriarty




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