Got A Guy: My Physical Therapists Who Handles My Pains

Kung kailan tayo nakakaramdam ng sakit, dun lang tayo nababahala.

Minsan nga tinitiis pa natin. Tuloy lang sa ginagawa natin kahit masakit na. Gusto mo kasi yung ginagawa mo e – kahit alam mong masakit na, kahit alam mong nakakasama na sa iyo.

Ito ang na-experience ko 3 months ago. I was part of the ADP Dragons United FOOTBALL club. Sumisipa kami ng bola, pumapasa, tumatakbo. Minsan, dumidipensa, at nanghahabol ng kalaban. Kasama ang spiked shoes ko sa ASCOM football field, every Sunday ako nagti-train, hanggang sa makasali kami at makaabot ng battle for third sa Call Center Olympics.

I am part of the ADP Dragons United Football Club. photo by Daisuke Ohara

I am part of the ADP Dragons United Football Club. photo by Daisuke Ohara

Ang kaso, I was forcing myself a little bit pagdating ng tournament. Sumasakit yung sole ng feet ko pagkatapos ng laro. During my downtime, pagkagising sa umaga, pagnakaupo sa mababang silya, or pagka-galing sa squats, kumikirot siya. There were times na napapaiyak na lang ako sa sobrang sakit.

After a few google searches at pagtanung-tanong sa mga experts, I found out na meron akong Plantar Fasciitis. It is usually caused by moving in sports without proper support. I didn’t feel like I should get some ankle support, pero mukhang dahil doon, at pag-gain ko na rin ng weight, nag suffer ang left foot ko.

I needed help. EXPERTS OF PAIN.

I found this Doctor of Physical Therapy, si Doc Ron. He is the owner of Active Life Chicago PT. With 12 clinics in the Philippines, with the prominent ones in Taguig, Makati, and Shaw – I knew na alam niya ang ginagawa niya.

I paid him a visit about a month ago. Nagpa-therapy ako. My session lasted for about an hour.

The place was visited by people who cannot raise their arms without pain. Some are there after a surgery to correct their movements. Usually, the elderly are there to keep their movements flowing.

"Hindi kita sasaktan" - promise sa akin ng therapist ko.

“Hindi kita sasaktan” – promise sa akin ng therapist ko.

There were so many machines that were used to relax, tighten, relax again, and hit jolts on my leg muscles. It felt like I was battling the Avengers dahil may pang-massage sila na parang si Hulk, may laser na parang si IronMan, at may pang-kuryente na parang si Thor.

Cute din yung Therapist ko. She knows a lot.

A few exercises were taught to me din. My feet, sole, and ankles, all felt energized after that. I am planning to go back again for follow ups, at para maka-bisita na rin dun. AN HONEST DIAGNOSIS

Doc Ron is an honest doctor. He would say to you bluntly kung kaya pa ma-solusyonan yan o hindi. I admire how he is being straight-forward to his clients, talking to them like they are friends.

He trained in the states. Yung equipment na gamit niya, known and effective dun. He was from Chicago, which is why nakadikit ang Chicago sa names ng clinic niya.

His vision is to update and upgrade the Philippine Physical Therapy community. Hindi na kasi gumagana yung mga hotpack and exercises lang. We have machines that would correct our movement. We have new theories and exercises. These have to be shared throughout the country.

I share his vision, which is why I am writing this blog. He is my guy, and he knows how to eliminate that pain.

“Mawawala rin ang sakit na yan, trust me.”

Doc Ron Samaniego of Active Life Chicago PT

Doc Ron Samaniego of Active Life Chicago PT

I would go to a doctor that I can trust – hindi yung mga taga-pirma lang ng Med Cert.

415 Cityland Shaw Tower Mandaluyong City. Phone: (02) 997-5704 or (0977) 292 2215
Mon to Fri 9am- 6pm (until 5pm for walk-in)
Saturdays 9am-4pm (until 3pm for walk-in)
1472-1476 Pacific Century Tower, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City Unit 805
Near Crossings Mall/National Bookstore
(0977) 290 0650
Mon toSat
You can walk in between 10-4
303 Philippine Business Bank corporate center 1906 Finance drive Madrigal Center 1, Alabang, Muntinlupa (Same building as Ringside)
Pls call or text (0977) 292 1917 or (02) 772 0719 to schedule an appointment or walk in.
Mon to Sat
You can walk in between 10-4
12 Concepcion Condo Unit 212 & 214
General Concepcion, Bagong Barrio Caloocan City. Behind BIR building along Edsa before Monumento Circle.
Free Consult
Mon to Sat 10-4 for walk ins
0995-840-7772 Globe
0950-634-7925 Smart
Gymboree Building Brain Train center Unit 108
Sta. Rosa Business Park, Greenfield,
Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Behind Medical City Santa Rosa
Now open Mon to Sat
Walk-ins between 10-3
Free consult
(0995) 8441166 (Globe)
(0950) 6347938 (Talk N Text)
Room 708 BPI Condominium Bldg
150 Plaza Cervantes Street
Binondo, Manila
Free consult
Mon to Saturday
10-3 for walk ins
(02) 2435398
Marian Medical Arts Building Unit 213
Dahlia, Fairview
Behind FEU
(02) 461 3322 or 0915-497-9469
Main office: (02) 997-5704
Mon to Sat
12-6:30 pm for walk ins
302 Travelers Inn Condotel Makati Avenue Makati City (near A Venue and City Gaden Hotel)front of Savory Resto…AUB bank on the ground flr..Maroon bldg
Mon-Sat 10-4
Makati Office (02) 772 81 54
Globe (0915) 002 8465
Room 205, #214 Felipe Crisostomo Bldg. Sumulong Highway, Mayamot Antipolo
Very Close to SM Masinag
(02) 897-9588 or 0927-852-8027
Antipolo Active Life Chicago Physical Therapy Clinic Schedule:
Free Consult
Monday and Wednesday 11am-5pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Unit 702 IPI Buendia Tower, Sen Gil Puyat Ave., Pasay City
From Buendia LRT Station, walk or drive towards Ayala.
It’s across Imarflex and the u-turn for jeepneys and along KFC and Wendys.
(0995) 9441967 (Globe)
(0908) 4257405 (Smart)
Free Consult
Mon-Wed-Friday-Sat 10am- 5pm
Suundays 10am-3pm
Unit 11-E Palm Spring Condo, 30th st. Corner 1st ave BGC Taguig
Near BIR
09959441937 (globe)
09204169849 (smart)
Free consult
Mon-Tue-Th-Sat 10 am to 4 pm.
Aria place. Unit 201B Jose Abad Santos Avenue San Fernando, Pampanga
09216560845 (Smart)
09052260914 (Globe) to
Free consult
Opening soon: Bulacan, Eastwood, Abad Santos

PS. Marami din akong natututunan ke doc, like Pokemon Go, and mga chismis galing sa mga celebrities na nagiging pasyente niya.

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