Below is some of the feedback we have received from patients thanking us for the care and attention that have allowed them to resume their normal activities, while also teaching them to take a keener interest in all the areas that can promote and sustain their continued good health. Also enclosed are comments from referring physicians regarding the high esteem in which they hold Gale for her ability to work with their patients.
“Because I have a lot of old dance and car accident injuries, I’ve been to many chiropractors and physical therapists over the years. Gale is the first one to really search for the root of the problem and heal my old injuries rather than just doing “quick-fix” treatments to stave off the pain for a couple of weeks. Gale works intuitively to find the source of the problem, and then has a number of different types of treatment she can give, based on what my body needs. The fact that Gale works with physical therapy, chiropractic, and craniosacral techniques is fantastic----each technique can get at different aspects of my body’s problems. And her hands-on work feels great! ” K. S. Palo Alto
“Gale has been following both my husband and myself for a few years and we have seen positive results, due to her using myofascial deep massage and cranial techniques to relieve our symptoms. Gale was not as surprised as I was recently, when my eyesight actually improved after cranial work. My optometrist validated the slight improvement in my right eye. Because I was willing to try something new (to me), I reaped rewards in my health beyond my expectations, thanks to Dr. McIntosh.”
“Gale has a personable demeanor that demonstrates dedication, integrity, and a focused effort to maximize her obvious healing powers, much like that of an old-fashioned, caring country doctor. Gale is self-driven to maintain an up-to-date broad knowledge of holistic approaches.” Snookie M. San Jose
“I’ve been to several physical therapists for my neck and shoulder pain over the past five years. They were helpful but there was no real long-term improvement. At Holistic Physical Therapy, I finally got treatment and an exercise program that really helps. Equally importantly, I got the inspiration to really make healing part of my daily life.” Kate M. Menlo Park
“Approximately three years ago, I developed repetitive stress injuries. I couldn’t slow down and there was no time to do so. My doctor sent me to several physical therapists. Most of the visits were a complete waste of my time. The pain got worse and moved all the way up my arm and into the shoulders and neck. I was a wreck!”
“I shared my frustrations with my doctor and he suggested that I try Gale. Much to my amazement, this physical therapist genuinely seemed interested in healing me. I could immediately tell a difference by the depth of the questions she asked, and it was very apparent that she knew what she was talking about. Gale consistently takes classes to further educate herself and has consistently remained passionate about her work. It is also very convenient that she is a chiropractor and is able to perform myofascial techniques. My doctors obviously saved the best for last.”
“Now you are probably wondering why after three years, I am still a patient of Gale’s. I still work too hard and I found several other areas that need improvement, all the way down to my feet!” Voula M. Menlo Park
“I have had pain from a bulging disc for several years. This pain was so bad that I had to give up my active participation in sports. I wasn’t even able to do basic activities like vacuum the house or work in the garden. I consulted with several doctors and the medical consensus was that I would have chronic pain for life. My last doctor said there was nothing more he could do and that I would just have to learn to live with it.”
“Gale was not so easily discouraged and tried a number of different approaches to addressing my pain. Thanks to Gale’s persistence and expertise, I am now pain free and back to biking, weight training, and swimming. I view my recovery as nothing short of a miracle. Gale is an extraordinary healer. She gave me back my life, and I feel eternally indebted to her!” Katherine B. Burlingame
Referring Physician Quotes
“Dr. McIntosh is able to utilize her extensive background in physical therapy and chiropractic to design therapeutic programs specially tailored to the needs of her patients. She is a skilled and compassionate practitioner.” Jim Hallenbeck, MD
“Gale’s work is truly a unique and rare find in today’s high-volume fast-food style health care. She provides her clients plenty of hands-on work combined with custom-designed home exercise programs that truly make a difference. My patients consistently have come back after working with her feeling better faster than with anyone else.” Raj Patel, MD
MM, Palo Alto client:
A neck injury caused my arms to feel numb, achy and tingly. The doctor's diagnosis was myofascial neck pain and tennis elbow. I went to physical therapists for over eight years but the pain spread to my chest, lower back and legs. Then I met Gale McIntosh. Thanks to her chiropractic expertise, she found the correct diagnosis that no other physician had. This helped me progress and I know that I'll be pain-free soon with Gale's help. I am very excited about the progress I've made with her help.
Holistic Physical Therapy: Integrating Physical Therapy , Chiropractic and Myofascial Massage Techniques Gale McIntosh PT, DC 650.563.4076 (Se Habla Español) 300 Main St. Suite 5, HMB, Ca. 94019