"I had a pretty severe bulged disc in my lower back, and I was looking for alternatives to surgery. After finding John online and going in for a consult, I decided to move forward with a treatment plan. John truly understands how the body works, and he encouraged me to continue doing CrossFit, but more importantly, he showed me how to do it safely. We focused on a combination of form, mobility, and strength in order to take pressure off my lower back. Thanks to John, I’m back in the gym and my lower back is feeling great!"
Absolutely love this place! First heard of HFP from a workshop that was held at Hunger in the Wild. I had hip surgery about 2 years ago but the pain was still there and I was constantly getting hurt. I was referred by my doctor to another physical therapist and he had me doing stretches and told me to stay away from lifting. This was not ideal. This year, I finally decided to try HFP since they attended my gym and seemed trustworthy. After my first visit with Dr. Poellinger, I knew I was headed in the right direction! He never told me to stop lifting and it was part of my homework to work on certain lifting movements. Each session I noticed improvements and he was always a great listener. My mobility has drastically improved after our 12-week session and overall my pain is minimal to zero. I love love love everything I have learned from his explanation of exercises, how our body works, and adapting to my needs. Thank you, Dr. Poellinger!!
I have been suffering from lower back pain for years! I have a L4/L5 mild disc herniation and Johnny was the first physical therapist to pin point exactly how my body was over compensating. He put together a performance plan and I love that there are measurable results. He is very knowledgeable and even gave me homework to ensure I continue to progress in between appointments. I can’t wait to get back to my optimal performance to be able to participate in activities that I love!
"I was in a lot of pain and could barely move. I went to three Tampa area chiropractors and they all did their same techniques but it made my pain a lot worse. I called Sheldon up and after a quick 20 minute session he identified the problem and helped me get unlocked... I immediately could walk, bend over, squat...everything without pain." ~ Chris Conte -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
How it works
1. Recognize all contributing factors that are causing you pain and discomfort.
2. Relieve your pain, discomfort and movement restrictions, allowing your bodily motion to move more regualarly.
3. Restore your movement patterns to prevent pain and bodily restrictions from coming back.