Some great feedback from our patients…
I have received treatment from Steve for eight weeks for a knee problem. He did a wonderful job and I am much improved through his direction and treatment. I have been able to now return to my usual activities within a short length of time due to his assistance. Steve was able to give me advice and his positive support, allowing me to manage my pain while resuming my normal lifestyle. I would certainly highly recommend Steve and the skills he provides including positive support and physical therapy resulting in rapid improvement.
Recently I had experienced terrible pain in my right shoulder. I visited an orthopedic surgeon and he stated that the bone in my shoulder was rubbing against the tendons and ligaments and that physical therapy could not help me. He scheduled major shoulder surgery within two weeks. I then obtained a second opinion from another physician and he suggested that while the x-rays looked bad, I should first attempt to see a phenomenal physical therapist in Marin named Steve Mongiello. I did so and was so grateful for this recommendation. When I met with Steve, he expressed optimism that I would not need surgery. After three weeks of physical therapy and Steve’s guidance, all pain disappeared and, I am happy to say, never returned. Surgery would have caused months of incapacity along with economic loss and a lot of pain. Stephen Mongiello saved me from all that!
Steve was the second therapist I had seen for a shoulder problem and I was sure that pain and limited range of motion would be present forever. By the end of the initial visit I was hopeful that I could return to my previous level of functioning. He was kind and understanding, but he also pushed me when I needed to be pushed. He explained the anatomy of the shoulder and the reasons for my problem. He challenged me to do more with each visit, and after 12 visits, my range of motion is close to what it had been and I spent last weekend at the driving range. If I need any kind of PT in the future, he will be the only therapist I’ll see.
Steve and I have developed a close professional relationship as physical therapist and physician in the course of caring for our patients. Steve is not only an extraordinary clinician, he is able to build a trusting relationship with his patients, and provide exceptional customer service. After you get to know Steve I am confident that you will be as impressed as I have been with him and his practice.