Name: Danielle Ivie
What was your reason for coming in to see RHMC & Dr ACE?
About a year ago, I competed in a local CrossFit competition that resulted in a hip flexor injury from a running event. Once the event was over and I got into my car to make the hour long drive home, the pain was so intense I knew I had done some serious damage. By the time I got home, I could barely get out of my car. By the next morning I was unable to lift my leg high enough to climb a flight of stairs. The pain was a 10 out of 10 and just walking was almost impossible. I reached out to Dr. ACE on a Monday morning, begging for the earliest appointment available. She was able to squeeze me in that afternoon. When I showed up to my appt, it didn’t take her long to see that I was in extreme pain. She explained PEMF and how it works. At that point I was willing to try anything. 45 minutes later the pain went from 10 down to 5 and I was able to lift my leg. I was shocked. I assumed that I was in for several treatments, costing me hundreds of dollars and having to take weeks off of my training. I took 5 days off and was able to get back into my gym routine the next week.
In what ways has this care benefited you?
My experiences with PEMF have allowed me to recover quickly from injuries that I thought would ultimately take me out competitive sport training. For me, this is very important. I am still at a point in my life that I enjoy to compete in my sport. I joke about the “voodoo” that is PEMF but it works!
Why would you recommend Dr ACE and RHMC?
I would absolutely recommend Dr. ACE. To say she is knowledgeable would be an understatement. She takes the time to explain everything in detail and allows me to ask as many questions as I feel I need to ask along the way. She is understanding to the type of training that I do and doesn’t discourage it but offers up information to help me move optimally. She knows that I want to be training in my sport when I’m in my older ages and gives me the tools to make that a reality.