Nearly all of Body Mechanics' patients have been referred to us by friends, family and colleagues.
I literally could not live and work the way I want without Andy Kerk. Whether sitting comfortably at my desk or running outside, Andy has allowed me to pursue my professional and personal passions safely and pain free. If stress gets the better of me – or my neck and back, when I’ve overdone my athletic pursuits, or when I’ve taken a minor ankle roll emptying groceries, Andy has been there with his years of experience, knowledge and hands-on skills.
Unlike other therapists who will see you but just leave you in a room hooked up to some machine or doing some exercise, Andy spends the entire appointment with me. He always explores the situation beyond the immediate point of pain so that we not only address the current issue but also the broader cause. And when I am healed, I can trust Andy to tell me so and advise me that I no longer need his services. He always sends me home with exercises and tips so that I can continue my healing on my own.
Gregg Fuhrman is the guy who turned me around physically in a number of ways! I was introduced to him by a friend, who suggested his focus not only as a PT, but also as a cyclist was the perfect match for me and my lingering back issues. From day one, Gregg’s perspective was twofold, keeping both my overall health in mind along with my passion for spending countless hours on my bike! That was many years ago, and thankfully, while we don’t have a regular need for therapy, he still fits me on all my bikes and is the only person I listen to! And oh one more thing; there’s not a nicer guy out there!
Andy Kerk has improved the quality of my life so much that I truly believe he is the Best Physical Therapist in Wisconsin! I always tell people ‘Andy saved my life.’ Because of his excellent care, he has enabled me to be active and pain free. I am always amazed that he can zero in on the problem by feeling and assessing movement. His treatments are always effective and resolve the issue. During treatment he constantly explains what he is doing and why and reinforces the proper movement. He follows up with exercises for me to do at home, sending them by email, a great help for patients like me who are older. I keep a folder with his exercises and instructions to go back over time.
I was in so much pain (following a boating accident) that I couldn’t lift a coffee mug with my left arm. I went to (another physical therapist) for almost six months with little to no relief. That’s when I decided to visit Adam. After three treatments, I was relieved from all pain in my arm and I am still pain free. I recommend Adam to everyone I know.
We first met Gregg when our daughter Lillian was a freshman in high school and recovering from an ACL hamstring graft. Gregg coached Lillian, a competitive athlete and at the time heavily involved in Irish dance, back to full strength and mobility. Based on Lillian's experience, I sought out Gregg when my lower back went "out," was almost unable to walk and missed several days of work. Gregg evaluated my back, assessed the root cause of the chronic pain I had been experiencing, and within a few visits had me up and going. He also taught me new exercises for my back which have helped me to continue living pain-free and feeling better than ever.
I had physical therapy following knee and shoulder surgeries and then after a fall that reinjured my shoulder. My shoulder and arm were in so much pain that I dreaded going to my PT appointment. Gregg massaged and loosened the muscles in my arm and within minutes I relaxed and was able to perform the required exercises. I have recommended Gregg to numerous people because I feel his skills helped me recover sooner than expected with excellent results.
I've had problems with the same sacroiliac/low back issues on and off for five years. I finally decided that I needed to find the right person to get to the root of it
and get back to my active lifestyle. Adam did an outstanding job of sorting through my history and mechanical problems to get to the underlying dysfunction. I drove two hours to have him treat me and only wish I would have done it sooner. As a fellow PT, when my friends and family in the Madison area need therapy, I know where I'll be sending them.
After sustaining an injury due to overuse / overtraining, I was introduced to Carl through a mutual friend. I was immediately impressed with Carl and the team at Body Mechanics. Carl quickly assessed my injury and developed a plan to not only help me recover from the injury, but strengthen the injured area. I worked with Carl for nearly 4 weeks leading up to my 2015 “A” race, Ironman Wisconsin. As a result of Carl’s work, my injury was behind me and I was able to race the entire day pain free (relatively speaking, it is an Ironman after all).
ABSOLUTELY the BEST!! My therapist who works her magic is Jenna..she's AMAZING..so caring and passionate about her job..always makes you smile and finds a positive in any situation. Would highly recommend to anyone!
I am so happy that I have been going to Physical Therapy for shoulder stiffness! My shoulder was never the same after I slipped and fell on it three years ago! Physical therapist Jenna Mielke has really accomplished a miracle! I have felt startling improvement with the range of my left shoulder with only 4 dry needle treatments. I highly recommend Jenna and this treatment for anyone looking for this type of relief!
I am currently working with Jenna Mielke who has expertise to work with my vestibular issues. Jenna is very professional and absolutely knows what she is doing. Jenna is also very personable and I have found it a joy to get to know her and work with her. After all, physical therapy is a two-person job! I would highly recommend Jenna for any type of physical therapy you need. I guarantee you will not be disappointed
I came to Physical Therapy after 10 months of chronic pelvic pain that no one-- not a chiropractor, not an acupuncturist, not an orthopedist, not another physical therapy clinic-- had satisfactorily diagnosed and treated. I had started thinking I might have to live with the pain the rest of my life. But within two weeks of coming to physical therapy, Jenna came up with treatment--based on listening to me, examination, and some suspicions my orthopedist had-- that began moving me toward being pain free. Within a month I was pain free and have remained so!
On my first visit to Elizabeth it was difficult for me to raise my arm above my shoulder. I was afraid to use that arm and had trouble sleeping because of the constant shoulder ache. During our six weeks together Elizabeth massaged tight muscles until they became pliable, then taught me to reuse and strengthen those muscles. Each session she seemed to know which areas needed work and in time I was able to use my arm normally again. I am thrilled to be well on the road to recovery in such a short time, but I’m going to miss my sessions with Elizabeth because I enjoyed talking with her so much! I can’t imagine a more caring and competent therapist, and would recommend her to anyone needing physical therapy.
Hello friends. Tom Pipines here. As someone blessed to be a TV sportscaster in Southeastern Wisconsin for three and a half decades, earning the viewers trust was important to me.
When I had my knee replaced, I needed people I could trust for my therapy. I’m so thankful that my doctor sent me to Body Mechanics Physical Therapy. Gregg is my PT and he’s as good as it gets. My knee is better than ever because of his efforts and expertise. Gregg is a perfect example of Body Mechanics delivering what they promise: “Individualized Attention and Hands on Therapy”. Beyond all that, he’s become a friend to me.
I can honestly say the same about Jenny and Pam, the fine folks on the “front line”. From the moment I walked in the door, they made me feel comfortable. Everyone I’ve dealt with is professional, personable and caring.
Owner Andy Kerk is a great PT in his own right. He’s also a servant leader who trusts his staff to do a great job. And they do.
In short, I couldn’t be happier with Body Mechanics. They are a Championship Team.
You can Trust me.
Elizabeth is an amazing PT. I have seen Elizabeth over the past 9 months for recovery from surgery on my hamstring. Her treatment has been excellent and I am back to running, hiking, biking and soon skiing. Elizabeth explains verbally and with pictures/diagrams what is happening in my musculoskeletal system. Unlike many PTs she will do hands-on manipulation. She provides exercises to do between our appointments, which have significantly facilitated healing. I cannot recommend Elizabeth enough.
I recently saw Dannie Wunderlich for short-term physical therapy for an injury to my hip area and upper leg, I am 55 and very active, working out 5-6 times per week. Dannie listened to my concerns and wanted to know about my workouts, coming up with a treatment plan that incorporated my activities without sidelining me completely. Dannie took the time to explain the treatments she was providing, including manipulation, stretching and needling, providing fast results to get me back to my peak performance. Dannie also provided additional exercises and stretches to include in my workouts, ensuring that everything was working together to allow me to continue my activities. Dannie is very knowledgeable and professional and I would highly recommend her for anyone needing physical therapy. Dannie is a great addition to Body Mechanics and exhibits the high level of excellence I expect from them.
I received a referral to Body Mechanics, from my friend, a PT professor. I had already seen several PT’s in my network that had not had much impact on my neck and back pain. One day at work, I acutely injured my back and had difficulty walking. Dannie was able to see me within 48 hours of my injury. After one session with her, I had made drastic improvements after she utilized dry-needling techniques. I was amazed at how accurate and unobtrusive this technique was, and how quickly I was able to recover. Dannie’s physical evaluation was so in depth, and her knowledge base very strong, I developed a lot of confidence in her competence. She is very professional, and an excellent teacher as she educated me with regards to my body’s misalignments and how it was affecting my physical activities, and how I could prevent further injury. She has a comforting bedside manner above all else, I was greatly encouraged in her care. Within two weeks, I was back to exercising with no pain. I have told everyone I know that needs physical therapy to seek a Body Mechanics therapist.
Sent by friends who had amazing improvement and I experienced the same of an 8 month complaint . Very thorough analysis of the problem (much more complete than other PTs) and Elizabeth resolved the issue within a short time with massage and strengthening exercises. Highly Recommended!
Jenna helped me work through an extremely painful strain in my neck this week. She's professional, very personable, knows her stuff, and her technique brought me relief nearly immediately. Highly recommend Jenna and Body Mechanics overall!
Just wanted to let you know that Carl has been working miracles on my back. So nice to know you have great people working there. So glad I found you guys!
Carl did a fantastic job last summer getting me through a bad trigger point episode in my hamstring - I even had trouble walking initially. By my last appointment in October I was back to running 60 miles per week and completing track workouts. I’m 100% today and just signed up for a marathon in May - I’m so looking forward to it as I did not race a single time in 2020. I highly recommend Body Mechanics PT to my friends!
I met Elizabeth Melville after a shoulder repair surgery was unsuccessful and I was looking at a long recovery from a concurrent nerve injury before further shoulder repair could be attempted. I wanted someone who I felt confident would take the long view and work with me through slow progress and with multiple objectives.
Elizabeth has been absolutely WONDERFUL to work with! She listens carefully and applies her extensive knowledge of human anatomy and body mechanics. She always checks her understanding and conclusions with me to ensure we both have a clear understanding. She thinks outside the box about treatment modalities. She is kind, caring, and so enthusiastic in her work; I trust that my wellbeing and progress are absolutely a priority for her. Something out of the ordinary in my experience with physical therapists is that she followed up via email with me regarding home exercises. She also readily uses physical manipulation when called for.
“I was skeptical about doing PT again because my first experience (at another place) was not that great. They just basically sent you into the workout area and told me to do my exercises. With the amount of pain that I was having in my back, I was willing to try anything, even if it meant PT again. My doctor’s office referred me and I met Lauren. She is an amazing physical therapist who spends the whole hour one on one with me and every week I can’t wait to come in and see her. Lauren is very knowledgeable, explains everything very well, and is extremely nice and personable to boot! I feel like I hit the jackpot with having Lauren as my physical therapist and I have even told my friends that if that want to give PT another try, they need to go and see Lauren.”
“Was very pleased with the therapy provided by Lauren Hogan. Excellent. Not only did she address my specific pain but provided me with a program of exercises and information that I’ll be able to continue and build upon to improve my health, and to address as well as hopefully avoid other physical issues. My visits were both productive and enjoyable...This was my first experience with PT and it was a very good one. Thank you.”
“Outstanding! Lauren has given me some excellent exercises and has given me treatments that are very effective in aiding my healing. She is extremely knowledgeable and a very caring professional.”
"Lauren is an exceptional PT, always trying new exercises for my back. Listens, truly cares."
“I have been very impressed with the work I’ve done with Lauren. I’ve done physical therapy at several places over the years, in hospital and outpatient, and I can honestly say this is the best, and nicest, experience I have had. More important,I have learned more about what I need to do and why than previously, and am seeing results. I feel accepted and not judged, encouraged and hopeful each time I leave a session. It’s been a great experience.”
“It was great. My therapist did some massage and dry needling and gave me some helpful exercises. She explained my anatomy and how the exercise works which is very helpful. I felt so much better, pain wise, when I left. Lauren is awesome. I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else for therapy.”