I broke my left wrist so I had surgery and a plate was installed.
I had no practical use of my hand, it hurt constantly, and I was out of work for a year.
My doctor said I should get used to the fact that my hand would never be the same again. A life with constant pain? A life without playing the violin? It depressed the hell out of me.
But then I had the good fortune of going to Hands On Care.
After a long and demanding period of therapy, I now have the full use of my hand. Once again I can play music. I can take a shower and button my shirt just as before and with no pain.
My case was a tough one and I strongly believe if I had gone to simply a good therapist instead of a great one, I’d still have no use of my hand, or limited use at best. But Saba happened to be a great therapist. She’s probably the best in Northern California.
She is extraordinarily skilled and professional.
I’m convinced that because I went to her instead of somebody else, I can now use my hand again.
Who would have thought I’d be happy to pay money in order to experience pain? I must be a masochist. All joking aside, I can highly recomend Hands On Care for your shoulder, elbow and hand therapy. Saba Kamal is an exceptionally talented therapist. After my nasty moutain bike accident, she had me back in the saddle again within a few short weeks. This was all the more remarkable considering I had virtually zero motion in my elbow and wrist three weeks ago. She’ll bend parts of your body into positions that will make a grown man cry… but thankfully she does know when to stop. Her little evil grins while telling you to “relax” always had me cracking up in laughter. When it comes to physio, she was the best of both worlds… approachable but firm.
The previous reviewer baked Saba a cake. Unfortunately, I have no baking skills, so she will just have to make do with my four star rating and this last little comment …
(I lied about the bike… I had the resistance set to level 8 – not level 4)