Dr. Pope is fantastic! I’ve been to other physical therapists that simply follow physician’s orders to strengthen “these” muscles and stretch “those” muscles. Dr. Pope took the time to look at biomechanics and dig into the root cause of the pain. Once he understood the cause he was able to fix it very quickly. He is much more knowledgeable and skilled than anyone else I’ve been to.
He starts and finishes every appointment exactly on time. Every minute of the appointment is used constructively. Every appointment is one on one with no distractions. He does not have you waste time doing exercises you could be doing at home. He gave me a home exercise program that was simple and effective and I could actually follow through on. He had realistic expectations about the amount of time I would spend on home exercises. During the appointment he focused on manual therapy and dry needling (things I couldn’t do at home on my own). It is a completely different experience than any other physical therapist I have been to and it works!
He is very skilled at dry needling and was able to get rid of the knots in my back that have been there for over 2 years in one appointment. The main reason I went to see him was pain in my knee that had been present for over a year. It prevented me from running, biking, swimming, hiking, doing squats and lunges, jumping, using the elliptical or the rowing machine. He understands that athletes want to continue training when they are injured and helped me come up with activities that I could do while recovering. In just a few appointments I was back to exercising several days per week with little to no pain.
Dr. Pope really cares about the progress of his patients and works to restore function as quickly as possible. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Pope. He’s awesome!
Elizabeth R. (Raleigh, NC)