Testimonials

My hip and shoulder feel the best they ever have!!

My hip was causing extreme discomfort, so I looked to Dr. Joel for help. All of his team were supportive in my care, from exercise to massage, as time passed I began to feel wonderful, my motions were increased and my pain was gone. I then damaged my shoulder, Dr. Joel sent me for xrays, and an MRI just to make sure there was no serious damage. Good news: no damage, I then started the rehab routine on my shoulder, starting slowly and gently increasing every time I visited. Today both my hip and shoulder feel the best they ever have!! Thank you to Dr. Joel and his team, I feel wonderful.

-- Heidi Giangiulio

I’m so grateful to have met such great doctors and staff

3 months ago, I came in to see Dr. Stutzman and I could hardly walk. My joints were swollen and my muscles so stiff, it was painful to get out of bed every day. Starting the rehab program gave me new hope and lessened my pain with each week that passed! I feel so great now! I’m able to stretch, walk and do all the things that I could just a few months ago. I’m so grateful to have met such great doctors and staff here at Aligned Medical Group! With their help I feel like I can accomplish all my health goals!

-- Stephanie

I highly recommend them!!

I was experiencing chronic, low back pain as a result of an old injury, combined with years of general “wear and tear”. The pain was constant and crippling at times. The problem had an effect on my daily activities. I found Aligned Medical Group on the internet and began a therapy program with Dr. Stutzman. After a few months on the program, I have regained much of my strength. I learned how to manage my pain through good health and exercise. Thanks to all of the friendly and helpful support from the Aligned Medical Group. I highly recommend them!!

-- Dianne Hilferty

I had better movement and was able to enjoy more of my day.

I came to Aligned Medical Group after seeing an ad in the Community Courier paper for Downingtown. I went to the website and was quite impressed by the wealth of information I found, in particular on Graston Technique which I had never heard of. I scheduled a consultation (free!!). I had an accident in Sept 2008 and had been in numerous treatment plans that did not resolve my pain. Dr. Stutzman did an exam and recommended a follow up MRI which showed I had additional damage in my neck. 2 months into his care with his staff and I saw my pain starting to diminish. I had better movement and was able to enjoy more of my day without being as tired and a lot less pain. Three months of his care with Graston Technique turned me into a new woman and a believer in Graston Technique. He accomplished what 2 ½ years of doctors, pills, massage therapy, and physical therapy could not do. I would recommend his practice and Graston Technique to anyone who is looking into it. Dr. Stutzman improved what was causing my pain and designed a treatment plan around that. All of his staff are great to work with.”

-- Rebecca Fitzgerald

Therapy that had me pain free and normalized

I have been using the professional healing therapeutic services of Aligned Medical Group since 2003. Suffering with 2 neck injuries causing tremendous pain which was limiting my quality of life, the staff and, in particular Dr. Stutzman, had me back to all normal activities and free of pain within a very short period of time. In 2012 I came down with debilitating Sciatica pain, which was found to be caused by a herniated disc. Aligned Medical established a therapy program using decompression, exercises, manipulations and stimulus therapy that had me pain free and normalized within several months. I highly recommend Aligned Medical Group for all to use in their recovery. Having been in Quality Management for 20 years, I know a quality organization when I see it, and they are tops.

I feel better than I have in years

I started seeing Dr. Joel and Aligned Medical Group because I had pulled my back and my mobility was severely limited. I wasn’t managing the pain very well, I was very apprehensive about any manipulation – thinking my back wouldn’t tolerate it. Well, Dr. Joel said at the point [where] I was he wouldn’t do any of that. [Instead, he started] working with just my muscles that were inflamed using electric stimulation and ice and gentle, targeted exercises and stretches. I can’t emphasize enough the relief these gave me! And having exercises to do at home gave me something to work on. Dr. Joel slowly added the spinal manipulation that now my body knows when it needs again. So, after approximately 6 months of Dr. Joel’s and Mike, the exercise physiologist and the massage therapist, I feel better than I have in years – more limber, stronger and able to take on the tasks of each day. I thought I was going to Paoli Chiropractic to heal my back – I’ve not only done that but also gained friends that truly care and are an important part of my life.

-- Rose Freed

I can play all my favorite sports.

One day I was at my house, and I was in my kitchen which has a concrete floor, and I passed out. I had banged my head and neck hard on the floor. I was in so much pain when I first started coming here. When I did my stretches, they were hard, but definitely worth it! Now that I came to Aligned Medical, my neck, head, and upper back has been better than ever! After the first couple days of coming here, I could even see the difference. Now after coming here on maintenance care for about 9 months, I can play all my favorite sports, jump on my trampoline, and run around just like I could before, and even better because they don’t just work on the areas that I am in pain, they work everything around it too, just to make sure all my muscles are working good together.

-- Paulina F.

I am so very thankful to Dr. Stutzman and his team!

For more than a year I was having pain in the front of my throat that was starting to affect my voice. The following year consisted of 4 different doctors, blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, an MRI, steroids, antacids, and an endoscopy, all which came back unremarkable. Ready to just give up I came to see Dr. Stutzman. After about 3 weeks of treatment on my neck I started to experience some improvement. Dr. Stutzman mentioned adding massage in to help speed things up and within a month my pain was nearly gone and my voice almost back to normal. After 3 months of treatments, home stretches and exercise my pain is gone and my voice is completely back to normal. I have learned how to take care of my neck and “read” my muscles. I am so very thankful to Dr. Stutzman and his team!

-- Kerry S

The entire team at AMG is dedicated to the health and well being of their patients.

We cannot say enough good things about Aligned Medical Group. My husband began seeing Dr. Stutzman almost 2 years ago for a chronic back issue. He had such a good experience that I began seeing Dr. Stutzman for a shoulder & neck issue. Dr. Stutzman developed plans for each of us that provided much needed relief. We continue to see Dr. Stutzman and his team as needed for ongoing wellness. The entire team at AMG is dedicated to the health and well being of their patients. We highly recommend them to anyone needing chiropractic care. We also love the office mascot, Maggie- she’s a great Goodwill Ambassador!

-- George & Sue Reed

Thank you!

I just want to say ‘Thank you!’ for your exceptional care. I have been suffering for close to ten years with chronic neck and back pain, and while I am certainly not healed, your services have provided more relief than anything else I have tried (and I have tried dozens!). Your attention to detail and listening is refreshing difference from so many others who just go through the motions.

I look forward to utilizing your services in the future as I continue to heal.

-- Roger Schreiner

I was able to feel results that first week.

My lower back went out on me after completing a grueling move back to the area from Arizona. I was unable to stand up or walk and had to crawl to get anywhere. With a newborn in the house and two other kids running around the house, I had to get better soon! I reached out to the Paoli Chiropractic Group and Dr. Joel’s kind staff got me in to see him immediately. I was able to feel results that first week and after completing my treatment, my back is loose and as strong as it was 15 years ago! I have regained a lot of mobility and am back to playing soccer three times a week and running around with the kids!

-- Joe Nassif

Finally—some relief.

My ‘old’ Chiropractor closed his practice. When I was in enough discomfort, I followed him to Aligned Medical Group. I had lower back pain, neck, and shoulder pain—(neck and shoulder pain from auto accident YEARS AGO!)—I had been to physical therapy, but no relief – It was recommended that I try Graston—2 times a week for a month – finally—some relief. I am continuing with the Graston treatments and my range of motion has improved to almost 100% and the pain in my shoulder has subsided to about a 2 or 3! I recommend Graston and Paoli Chiropractic very highly.”

-- Carolyn Soroka

I highly recommend them to all.

I only have wonderful things to say about Dr. Stutzman. I came to them in terrible pain on a Saturday after an injury while on a cruise. The staff greeted me with open arms. The atmosphere and treatment was extremely positive enabling me to live without pain. I highly recommend them to all. Thank you.

-- Rita

I’d recommend Aligned Medical Group to anyone!

When I initially started coming to Aligned Medical Group I suffered from excruciating lower back pain. Dr. Stutzman and Dr. Lebovitz worked together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that included spinal adjustments, sacroiliac joint injections and physical therapy and I am happy to report that my symptoms have improved tremendously!! I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the doctors and all of the office staff! They are all very friendly and accommodating and my appointments are always on time. I’d recommend Aligned Medical Group to anyone!

-- Jenifer A. Smith

Medical Weight Loss program was AWESOME!!!

Well, let’s see, where can I start… the Synergy Medical Weight Loss program was AWESOME!!!

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life, wanting to lose weight and eat better, but never really gave any effort to doing it. I thought the weight would just fall off, and it didn’t. I knew what I needed to do, but had no interest in doing it. I didn’t want to stop eating all the foods I loves. I tried doing other weight loss methods, result nil, and would stop completely. About 6-7 months ago, I realized that for any weight loss program I tried, I never gave 100% effort, ever. So this was the time to do it.

While doing chiropractic rehab, I met a GREAT group of people and they introduced me to SMWL. I was a little hesitant at first because I knew my track record with trying to lose weight. But decided to take the plunge anyway, vowing to give it 100%. At this point in my life, if I’m going to spend more money on trying to lose weight, I really need to put in the work. In addition to my rehab, I was walking 3-4 times a week (4 miles each day) and not seeing any weight loss. So, I figured I needed a little more help or as I like to say, “kick it up a notch.”

Starting the weight loss program was a little tough in the beginning because I am a very picky eater. Trying to find clean healthy foods to eat that didn’t amount to the calories I was limited to was a hard task for me. But once I got into the swing of things, it became easier to stay within those limits, eat good foods vs the bad foods. Everything just became even easier once I saw the weight disappearing and my clothing started to fall off.

After the first 30 days of limited calories, it was a breeze when I was given an increase in my caloric intake. The key to making it through the first 30 days is learning foods and nutrition (calories, carbs, fat, protein, sodium, etc.). I just kept on my path of clean eating, less carbs, less fat, more protein and more water. Once you start feeling great from not eating all the foods that tired you out and weigh you down, you continued to crave that great feeling.

I’m coming up on my last 2 weeks of the program and I am proud to say that I am almost down 50 lbs and I feel great!!! No headaches (knock on wood), no signs of acid reflux, I can enjoy a salad without it repeating on me. I work out 3-5 days a week, eat decent, filling foods and again, I feel great!! And I’m praying to come high blood pressure meds soon…

If you give it 100%, it will give you 100%!!!!!!!!!!!! Eat clean, drink water, exercise!!!

Believe in yourself and you will get the results you are looking for. I did!!!

THANK YOU SYNERGY AND THE ENTIRE STAFF OF DR. STUTZMAN’S OFFICE!!! You guys are awesome and I mean it with all of my heart!!!

-- Jennifer Burton