We see many cases, people being healed, and goals being realized at Voitenko Wellness, and this is our mission!
Here are some of our patient’s success stories, we hope they will encourage and inspire you, as much as they do us!
Nathan came to Voitenko Wellness desperately looking for help due to extreme body weakness, mid back pain, jaw pain, neck pain, sleeplessness, and shortness of breath. At this time Nathan’s pain allowed him very limited physical activity and he could not work, he could not drive and he was living with family members away from his home with 100% dependent on family to take care of him. Nathan had tried various medical treatments with no success.
Dr. Amber Voitenko was able to restore his health with gentle Chiropractic treatments and within two weeks Nathan was able to sleep and breath significantly better. Dr. Amber also used, vibrational therapy and other natural techniques to treat Nathan.
During the year of treatment that Nathan received from Dr. Amber, he was relieved all of the symptoms listed above and he was able to drive again, work out, take care of himself and returned home to look for a job and to enjoy a pain-free quality of life.
I have been to three previous chiropractors, and yes, they adjusted me every time; however, they were never as caring and informative as Dr. Amber. She was very cautious not to do any adjustments on me until she saw my X-ray results, and I appreciate that. She was very attentive to my health situation and explained everything clearly. Dr. Amber is the only chiropractor who was concerned about my health and diet, asked the right questions, and suggested a great plan to improve my health. Let me tell that after the 3-month special diet program and adjustments, I feel 20 years younger. I’ve lost weight, my hair and skin have improved, and I feel better about myself.
Prior to joining Dr. Amber, I had dealt with lower back pain for over 5 years. Frustrated and tired, I “interviewed” with Dr. Amber about past and current issues. She put me on a long program but only if I was dedicated to treatment. Long suffering, I made sure I made it to treatments. I was slow at first but after 6 months I can finally play basketball at a high level, play golf, and lift my kids. I am confident I can do most anything now. Thank you Dr. Amber for your sharp diagnosis and making me feel good, but most important, happy again.
In many ways, I have always been a runner, but it wasn’t until a little over a year ago that I decided to run marathons. What is generally unseen are the months preceding a marathon, where a runner is logging in hundreds of miles to prepare for the event. Of course, all of these miles take a toll on your body, from little aches and pains to some larger things that can sideline you for a period of time.
It is with these aches and pains that I am very grateful for the ongoing treatments I have received from Dr. Amber Voitenko. I have been visiting Dr. Amber for five years now, and she has provided countless back adjustments and hip alignments to keep me in form. She has helped my with active release technique (ART) on my shin splints (which always seem to pop up randomly from time to time) and helped me fix my Intertibial Band Syndrome (which sidelined me for about a month). Dr. Amber, in short, has helped to keep me on my feet and continue to meet my goals as a runner.
One of those goals was running in the Boston Marathon, which I feel very fortunate in being able to have done last March. The Boston Marathon has a big reputation behind it. It is the oldest competitive marathon in the U.S. and it recruits elite runners from around the globe. But what sets Boston apart from other marathons is the people. Period. The support that is given to each runner from beginning to end is, in my experience, unbeatable. Along the route, little kids are giving you high fives and orange slices. Frat boys are trying to give you beer and sausages. The girls from Wellesley College are offering kisses (they call it the tunnel of screams; they have turned cheering into some sort of sport and you can hear them from a mile away…really). Of course, crossing the finish line, you have that feeling of accomplishment and euphoria that is indescribable. For a moment, it is the happiest place on earth.
Many people ask me about the bombings that occurred. I feel very fortunate that my time (I set a PR for myself at 3:07:00) allowed me to finish long before the tragedy unfolded. My heart sinks when I think of the actions that destroyed so many lives. Lives of people that were there to support and cheer other people on, whether they were friends or strangers. My way of coping is dedicating my runs to the people of Boston. I know it is small, but it helps me work out my grief in a cathartic way. I will still continue run, as long as my body allows it, and hope to one day to return to Boston and run again (and maybe steal a kiss).
Tom Albright is a 56 year old runner from Newport Beach, who has been a competitive runner since 1972. He first came to Dr. Voitenko’s office complaining of patellofemoral pain syndrome in 2008, which Dr. Voitenko determined was caused by a tight IT band and weakened glutes. After three courses of Active Release Therapy on the IT band, Tom’s PFP symptoms subsided and he was able to return to regular competitive racing. Tom competes for the Cal-Coast Running Club of Corona del Mar, and is currently ranked #1 in the USA Track & Field Road-racing Championship series. He mostly runs 5K races, with a personal best in the past year of 18:35; but also completed the LA Marathon this year with a time of 3 hours 38 minutes, qualifying him for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Tom returns periodically to Dr. Voitenko’s office for adjustments to keep his body tuned up for high performance racing.