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FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers of MetroWest

251 W Central St, Ste 30
Natick MA , 01760


When I came for PT 4 months ago, I was a "physical wreck." Pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, soreness, restricted movements, and impaired wellbeing. My deteriorated physical condition was caused by a seriously deteriorated right knee, afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis for many years. Now after several PT sessions, e-stim, laser, and thoughtfully planned exercises for me here and at home, my wellbeing has greatly improved. The benefits of PT and exercises have enabled me to function more naturally and normally. I am having surgery for the unrepaired knee soon. Thanks to Alison, Joe, Cheryl, and Amanda, PT is really life changing.

Balance & Neck

I was sent to P.T. at Fyzical for my balance & neck issues. I feel that the effort they put out to help me paid off. I do have more movement in my neck and I do feel I am steadier walking and going from sitting to standing. Thank you Alison for your patience and expertise.


I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was very professional. My therapist was very helpful in getting me to achieve some balance goals. She made it challenging but I was very comfortable knowing she had great experience. I’d come back if needed and I would highly recommend Fyzical.


After many falls at home and feeling old and feeble. I know I needed to do something before I fell and really hurt myself. Amanda, Alison, and Cheryl have been wonderful and caring. So much so, I have decided to do my shoulder PT here after my total shoulder surgery. Even though its a 40 min drive for me. Thank you.


My experience at Fyzical Therapy was wonderful. The start of my trouble contained not being able to stand on my leg for long or being able to straighten my leg. I started my PT with Alison, she was great. Very polite and professional. I spent the rest of my PT with Amanda. She was very determined to get me well as fast and safe as possible. She was very kind and understanding. Rebecca at the front desk was very courteous and helpful. I would like to thank these 3 young ladies for their hospitality. Thanks, Shawn.

Low Back Pain

Before my first time here, I had very bad pain. Now I am feeling so great. Really a very nice job they did. Thank you so much.


Before PT I would get dizzy when walking in hallways. I didn’t have great balance at all. Now I barely get dizzy anymore and am confident when walking. I see so much of an improvement since coming here! Thank you so much Fyzical!


When I first came here for PT I could not move my shoulder and was in a lot of pain. Both Amanda and Alison helped me with providing simple but effective exercises. Within just two weeks, I have no pain and my shoulder is back to normal. Highly recommend PT.


When I arrived at Fyzical I was in rough shape. I was only bending my knee at 55 degrees and didn't see a light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately Alison stuck by my side and pushed me even when I was in excruciating pain. Now I can happily say I can bend my knee to 135 degrees and definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel. I wouldn't be where I am today without Alison's determination and positive encouragement. Thank you Alison!


I suffered for years with my left knee pain. I finally decided to have the total knee replacement I needed. I could not get through my daily activity of life without severe pain. About 3 weeks after surgery, P.T. started. It has been a huge help in my recovery. Prior to surgery I limped, could not do stairs easily, or get in/out of the car and shower and was in constant pain. Now I can do all of that with ease and no pain. The massages of the surgery area were always very soothing. The staff are fantastic and pay close attention to the recovery progress as well as anything I have to say.

Knee Repair

Much more range of motion and no pain after therapy. Excellent care and compassion. Will be coming back after other knee is repaired and will recommend to friends who may need your services.


The day I came into therapy I could hardly move my shoulder. It was really stiff and sore. But when Amanda, Alicia & Alison started to work on my shoulder it started feeling better as the weeks went by. Joe was great too with the E-stim machine in making my shoulder feel great at the end of my session. I can’t thank them enough for all they did for me. Thank you all so much!

Neck Pain

I came into PT after I started having pain associated with my neck. I was concerned because I already had surgery on my neck. I didn't want to go through that again. Alison was so helpful and the treatments made a difference right away. It only took a few visits for me to realize I wouldn't need surgery again. My pain went away and the strength came back. As a side benefit, my archery shot got better.

Elbow Pain

I am a firm believer in Pt. I was here before when I hurt my shoulder and we got it back on track. When I hurt my elbow lifting weights, I knew I had to come see Cheryl and her team again! Alison did a great job working with me to get my mobility and reduce the pain in my elbow! Thanks team!


Came in for broken shoulder. It was an amazing experience. I came in worried I would be in more pain, but it was the opposite and quickly got much better. The PTs were very informative throughout the process, explaining everything in depth and detail. The team at Fyzical I feel have almost become family to me.


When I started PT here in early December 2020 I didn't think I'd ever walk normally again. I had fractured my foot and had surgery in mid October. With a great team approach, a realistic recovery plan & exercises to do at home I feel I have made a great recovery.

Previously to coming here (pre foot break) I had concentrated on my health and well-being...lost 75 lbs by good healthy eating & lots of walking. I feel like this is now a goal I will be resuming in the near future thanks to these dedicated professionals.

Frozen Shoulder

The quality of care was the best I have experienced at any PT center. My improvement in just 10 sessions was amazing! Every therapist was patient and well prepared for every meeting. I would recommend this facility to everyone.

Back Pain

My journey started September 2020. I was grocery shopping and slipped on a food substance. I was in agonizing pain. When I discovered FYZICAL I called them and they took me to do an evaluation within three hours of my panicked phone call, (no other place did this). In the first intake visit I couldn’t walk, and move normally. Alison or Cheryl couldn’t even touch me without me crying out in pain. Now, 4 months later with the help and constant support of the staff I slowly recovered. I never thought I would get better. Now look at me in graduation day. Now I feel like dancing and rejoicing that I have my life and independence back. Thank you everyone at Fyzical for giving my life back.


This is my second time I have been here for PT. I have healed and was helped by the staff to do this.

I feel great and was very happy to come to PT. The environment here is cheerful, clean and safe. The staff is wonderful and I will recommend you to all I know. My friend went here and insisted I come here for my PT. Thank you!

Vestibular Weakness

Before starting @ Fyzical I was very hesitant to do activities for fear that I would relapse. Amanda was a great listener and setup exercises that have improved my situation. I feel confident leaving Fyzical knowing that Amanda gave me the tools to keep improving.

Upper Back Pain

I came to physical therapy for upper back pain that had been limiting me for over 4 years. When I told my friend I needed physical therapy, she said, "You have to go to Fyzical. They are the best." She was right. I had been in physical therapy before without any improvement but now, after working with Alison for a few months, the pain is much better. I can more easily do daily activities like type at work, drive, and sit in a variety of chairs. For the first time I feel hopeful about living without daily pain. On top of the improvement, the staff have been wonderful, warm, and supportive. Thank you!

Severe Knee Pain

When I first started PT, I had severe knee pain. I couldn’t walk up the stairs and I found myself limping a lot. I also couldn’t play basketball, the sport that I love. Alison has helped me so much. She gave me exercises to do at home and now I can run, walk, go up stairs, and play basketball. She is so kind and patient, and I owe my recovery to her. I have my first basketball game of the season tomorrow and because of her, I am playing. I am so grateful that I chose FYZICAL for my recovery. 

Lower Back & Hips

PT here gave me simple exercises to help loosen up my tight muscles. I will continue to do these after I stop PT. Everyone is pleasant and helpful.


I was diagnosed with a disc disorder in my left jaw-TMJ-which made it painful and difficult to eat, drink and brush my teeth, among other things. My dentist referred me to FYZICAL Therapy where over time, I worked with 3 different therapists, both in the Natick facility and remotely. All three therapists were very knowledgeable about the condition, and specifically about me. From the very first appointment when they explained what was going on in my jaw, they provided me with a strategy and an exercise plan...all with an attitude that gave me confidence I would be able to correct the disorder. The exercise plan was very reasonable, not long and involved exercises that can be a disincentive to doing them. At the time of my discharge, they provided me with a clear strategy and an ongoing, practical exercise plan to help keep me healthy.  Also, during this time of the pandemic, when I came to the Natick facility, I never felt concerned about the sanitary conditions. And working remotely was very efficient to schedule and connect.

Hip & Knee

Dr. Alicia, my physical therapy doctor, was a knowledgeable caring person. She took great pains in my individual needs for my hip & knee therapy - giving me exercises to fit my goals and get me back on my feet.

I have been a patient several times and know Cheryl Abelow & her staff will give me the best they can for any physical therapy problems.


I was very impressed with the whole staff - from the check-in to the PT. Very friendly & welcoming. The appointment reminders by text were helpful. The PT staff is very knowledgeable and work well together.

Shoulder Pain

I started having issues with my right arm a few years ago. I was playing catch and found myself unable to throw properly. Over time the right shoulder got worse with sporadic pain. This winter when the pain prevented me from doing household chores (e.g. carrying grocery bags, using the lead blower etc.), I decided that it was time for me to get it looked into. II am glad that I did! After PT, I no longer have any pain on my shoulder and I feel I can easily do common household chores. I look forward to continuing with my exercise regime & playing sports once summer comes. 


When I came here several months ago I had difficulty when cooking & playing guitar. Now, because the exercises shown to me @ Fyzical, my arm & shoulder feel stronger & I have noticeably less discomfort. Also, I have exercise that I do to help remove the discomfort when it does occur. The experience @ Fyzical has helped me considerably with my shoulder pain.

Hip Pain

After recuperating from two knee replacements, my back and hip were a bit out of alignment and causing pain. Alison's plan of stretching, strengthening and heat improved my condition significantly. It's a novelty to be able to run around doing errands pain free!

Frozen Shoulder

My experience with Fyzical Therapy and Alison Cohen have been great. I had shoulder pain, which led to a frozen shoulder. Through education, and all the treatments, I feel strong and capable to use my shoulder fully. I loved my time coming and feel confident that I can continue on my own. Great experience!


This has been by far the best experience in rehab I've ever had; been to several. I couldn't walk straight, was dizzy, had fear of falling, and have fallen at times. Standing I'd feel like I'd fall forwards or backwards, and I would have to touch something to get my balance. Alison has been the best! I can do so much more & am more confident in doing so. I have enjoyed my days here at Fyzical during my appointments. Everyone is so nice, friendly, and know their job. Keep up the good work! Thanks so much!

Vertigo & Balance

I came to Fyzical in 2020 as a frequent flyer, as it were. I first sought Fyzical's services after a concussion in an icy parking lot in 2017 led to pretty stubborn vertigo. Dr. Cheryl and crew fixed me up, although several folks noted my balance was, well, pretty lousy. I have been hard of hearing since birth and my balance was never particularly strong. I didn't think much of it, and certainly didn't think there was much I could do to address it, so I declined their offers of help (a brief word: I tend to be rather stubborn).

Fast forward to 2020, and my vertigo decided to come back with a vengeance, along with worsening balance and occasional falls.

A few times with the Epley maneuver (which, for the record, I don't like, but it works) took care of the vertigo. I thought I was on the verge of "graduating" until I saw a gleam in Dr. Cheryl's eyes and (maybe?) an excited rubbing of her hands. When she heard about my balance - and saw how impaired it was - she decided that she was going to take it on. Well...never challenge a woman of half-Polish descent...I figured if she thought she could address it, I would meet her halfway and do the exercises. Mind you, some exercises were, dare I say, fun(?), and our dogs and cats enjoyed getting involved. I didn't need the pets' help, but they were rather insistent. Some of the exercises were harder. Some continue to be difficult. However, they work. Problems I had for some 50 years were greatly minimized!

I owe a huge thanks to Dr. Cheryl, Dr. Rachel, and the others at Fyzical. Something I thought could never be addressed? They addressed it, and working together, we increased my stability on my feet by so much. I am continuing the exercises, and yes, the animals continue to "help." However, if I can maintain my balance with their "help," I'm in good shape!

Lower Back Pain

I had lower back pain and hip pain because of sitting too many hours during a couple of months. My doctor suggested I have some physical therapy. I found Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers on Google without anyone to recommend the place. I was totally surprised when I started my therapy in this center. Alison was amazing. She helped me to learn so many exercises that helped me a lot to get back to normal. She is super nice and fully experienced. If I need any physical therapy in the future I will definitely come back to this center and will continue with her. 


Before coming to PT I could barely walk normally following a knee injury. Now after a few months I am back to functioning the way I was before my injury. Alison is a wonder Physical Therapist who truly cares for her patients. The entire staff at FYZICAL is just amazing. Thank you all so much! ????

Bicep Tear

In September, I partially tore my right bicep. I was not able to do some of the simplest everyday things, like drive with both hands, write, turn a key, carry or pick up anything. Having to do PT during the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic was nerve wracking. Everyone at Fyzical Southborough made sure I was comfortable and took every precaution to make the environment as safe as possible. After eight weeks of PT, I am back to my normal, independent self. I will keep up with my exercises and bring myself to be stronger on both arms. Thank you for fixing me! Until my next stunt! ????


I came into Fyzical after injuring my knee falling during a trail run. I was unable to bend my knee at all and had lost muscle strength in my leg. The Fyzical PT team helped me to regain my strength, mobility, and confidence to get back to running! Thank you so much!!

I.T. Band

I was very impressed with the care and knowledge of the staff at FYZICAL. The individual attention was excellent and I would recommend FYZICAL for anybody who needs physical therapy.

Shin Pain

Before I came here I couldn’t run without my shins hurting. All the exercises I learned helped me get better to the point where I could run 2 miles and play soccer without pain. After 3 months here, I feel like I’ve gotten a lot better.

Broken Knee Cap

I started P.T. at Fyzical approximately 5 weeks ago after sustaining a broken knee cap. I had been in a full leg brace for 8 weeks prior and my knee was extremely sore, weak, unstable and lacked range of motion. After 2 sessions per week for 5 weeks my knee has shown significant improvement in all phases. I worked with Dr. Alicia who was fantastic. I am confident I would not have improved as quickly or successfully without Dr. Alicia’s work. She is awesome! Joe did a great job with the STIM as well. Thank you!


This is my second round of PT for my TMJ. My pain decided to reappear and some days I could barely open my mouth or chew. After coming to PT again I now have a lot less super painful days and better range of motion. I am also able to eat whatever I want and keeping up with my at home exercises they taught me really helps keep my jaw loose.

Back Pain

Great experience with all therapists. Before treatment, I had a lot of back pain with various movements. Now I only experience pain, minimal pain at that, when I lean forward to load dishes or prepare dinner. 

Improved Range of Motion

Alison & Dr. Cheryl were very conscientious and genuinely concerned. By doing my “homework”, I felt improvement in range of motion and decreased pain. One example of improvement is going downstairs, I can take them now one step at a time. I anticipate improvement by doing the exercises at home. I appreciate the print out of the exercises. Yes, I would recommend this practice.


This is my second set of sessions at Fyzical. When I hurt my back again this time around, I couldn’t get out of bed without tremendous pain down my sciatic nerve. With the PT’s help and advice, we came up with some exercises and therapeutic routines to get me back to shape. I now have a set of exercises to keep my core and back strong. I can now get out of bed without pain. With the PT and the rest of the staff at Fyzical’s help, I feel so much better.

Neck Pain

I came in for PT because of neck and shoulder pain and headaches. The exercises helped my posture a lot and now I’m able to do more activities without neck pain. All of the doctors and staff have been so kind and helpful, and they have taken all the precautions for COVID-19 so I feel safe. Thank you so much!

Ankle Sprain

I had sprained my ankle and the staff was terrific. Every person that I worked with was courteous and professional. I would highly recommend Fyzical Therapy to anyone and everyone who needs great care. Thank you! ????


I had a severe bout of vertigo which landed me in the hospital but I when I came home I was still very dizzy. I was immediately able to get an appointment here at Fyzical Therapy. I came in nauseous and dizzy. Alison was so kind and helpful and talked me through what I was experiencing. She did the Epley Maneuver on me and sent me home with a few exercises. Within 24 hours I was feeling 90% better. Then I came back and she did more exercises with me and I have been 100% better since. I cannot thank her enough. She has been wonderful to me. I will be back if needed.

Herniate Neck Disc

I came to Fyzical for severe pain and numbness in my hand due to a herniated disc in my neck. I had been experiencing weakness and pain and trouble grasping things, like my keys, for weeks. After a month of strengthening exercises and general posture correction, my strength had improved and my pain had gotten much better. I worked with most of the docs in the office during my 8 weeks here and they are all awesome. If I need help with this issue again, I won't hesitate to come back. At the 8 week mark my strength had improved dramatically and my pain is gone completely. Fyzical is the best! Thank you all!

Hip Pain

Before coming, I was having trouble with sleeping, walking great distances or hiking. After coming and having great advice and instruction I’m much better and am back to all activities. I am most grateful this was an option. A happy and caring, thoughtful group. Very professional and clean. Thank you all!

Back Pain

I've had a great experience coming here. Everyone has been so professional and nice to me. Thank you. I feel the therapy has helped me and if I feel I need more in the future, I would certainly come back.


I had a terrible bout of vertigo. I was so discouraged! Called my P.C.P. and he told me to try Fyzical! Well, I’m so happy I did. Dr Alicia was so awesome with me. She gave me great head and balance exercises to do. I wasn’t able to turn my head side to side without terrible spin, or even up and down. I actually didn’t feel safe enough to drive my car. Well, today I’m finished because everything worked. I’m so thankful. And I have to add every single person here is so friendly and kind. Thank you all!


After nearly 9 months since the injury and pre-hab during the COVID-19 delay for surgery and 4 months of rehab works. I can’t imagine a better place, people or practice of PT to guide this journey. The support, motivation, and attention to detail has been wonderful and highly beneficial to my recovery. From a point of not being able to lift my arm above my belt without discomfort to now be able to fully wave goodbye is amazing. Thanks to you all.

Achilles Tendon

I came to Fyzical because of an Achilles tendon pull that was causing me daily issues with walking and standing for short periods of time. With Alison’s help and exercises, I can now walk & stand for long periods of time. I have daily exercises I can do to prevent future pulls. I am very thankful I have a place to go for future issues.

Post-Op Knee

I came in after knee surgery pretty tender & in a lot of pain. I've enjoyed the team approach as it's been great to build camaraderie with everyone. The whole experience has been worthwhile & the benefits are amazing! Highly recommend Fyzical. 

Hip Pain

The docs were awesome, caring, and knowledgeable. They picked the perfect exercises. I'm looking forward to my continued improvement with what I've learned.

Knee Prehab

Before having both of my knees replaced, I came to Fyzical for pre-therapy. I was well-prepared for my surgeries and their therapy both before and after helped me return to some activities I hadn’t done in years. They really know their stuff at Fyzical.

Hip Pain

I am so glad I picked FYZICAL. It has changed my life. I can do so much more than when I started. I no longer park in handicap spots and have retired my cane. I will recommend the entire staff to all and although I hope I never have to come back, if necessary it is the only place I would come.

Hip Pain

I had trouble walking upstairs and down. I had a hard time with sleeping and turning in bed. The hip is more flexible with the P.T. I have had. The exercises have helped.

Leg & Back Pain

All the staff at Fyzical have been professional and caring. Each week they listen to adjust treatment according to what is giving pain. I have improved my strength because of the core exercises I have been given. The level of pain has diminished. Walking, bending, doing gardening, and lifting were painful and now I can do all these things with much less pain. Their support and expertise has meant everything during this difficult time. I will actually miss seeing everyone here!

Broken Ankle

After breaking my ankle, I wasn't sure I'd have the same functionality again. I had no range of motion and could only barely flex my toes. Fast forward 3 months and I'm back to running with almost normal range of motion. I can hike, get back to rigorous workouts, and even trail run - which is how I broke the ankle in the first place. I wouldn't have seen any of this progress without the attentive care of the Fyzical team. I wasn't the easiest patient as I always wanted to push it, but they helped me push myself in a productive, while still safe way. 


Glad I chose Fyzical. Good improvement in strength & balance. Much better than Whittier.


I’ve spent many hours undergoing various forms of PT, after knee replacement, for balance issues, and two rounds after, I fell and broke my shoulder. No one really looks forward to PT (pain & torture) but I truly appreciate all the efforts the staff has made to ease my pain & discomfort to get me to the highest level of recovery. I’m not always in the mood for a PT session but I do walk out knowing everyone has made the effort to help. Dr. Cheryl and her staff (including Slinky) are warm, welcoming, and caring. Can’t ask for more than that. While I hope to never need PT again, it’s a good feeling to know they are here, for treatment, kindness, and friendship!

Bell's Palsy

I was referred to Cheryl after suffering a Bell’s Palsy in June 2020. In a series of virtual visits Cheryl gave me exercises and guidance that brought my face back to its old appearance in the expected time. My therapy with Cheryl was more valuable in aiding my recovery than anything I received from my physicians.

Back Pain

I was seriously injured at work in June 2020. My upper back sustained a puncture wound approximately 2” long x 2” deep. When I began PT with Alison, I was experiencing substantial pain and limited movement in the upper and lower back area. Alison was amazing! Her thoughtful plan of exercises combined with massage and electrical stimulation had me back on my feet within a couple of months! Alison, along with the entire Fyzical team, truly helped me achieve the results I definitely needed. I couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you!

Frozen Shoulder

What a wonderful experience, as with every experience here at Fyzical. Alison has helped to relieve my frozen shoulder to allow me to perform everyday activities that this condition has robbed me of. Alison patiently and methodically helped me regain the motion in my arm. I am so grateful. I can’t recommend Fyzical and Alison enough for their knowledge and professionalism. If needed in the future, I’ll be back.

Knee Pain

Considering knee replacement surgery. Fyzical doctors have recommended exercises to strengthen muscles around the knee area. This has helped to postpone surgery until a later date. All staff knowledgeable and friendly and scheduling appointments is easy.

Knee Pain

I came here with little confidence. After about a week my confidence got so much better. I started to look forward to coming and looking forward to getting stronger each week, and feeling better each week. I will continue to work with my workouts. Thank you for being a great help to me.

Neck & Back

Before I came to Fyzical I was in chronic neck pain. It was affecting my life in all areas. I could barely get through the day. After coming here for the last 2 months my pain lead has dropped to where some days I hardly notice it at all. It’s been such a relief and help coming here.


I came in for a treatment when the work from home situation took a toll on my shoulder muscles which was impacting my everyday activities including my work. Just within a recommended 6 weeks of specific & customized stretches, exercises, & treatments from Alison, I was able to recover and add strength to my shoulder muscles. Alison has been really good in understanding & explaining the cause & provide the suitable exercises for my body to regain the strength. The treatment also helped me understand the importance of maintaining the right posture as part of our life & everyday activities. Thank you for everything!

Foot Pain

This is an amazing place! All staff members are kind, caring and compassionate! I cam in with right foot/arch pain and extremely tight muscles. The doctors worked hard to ensure that I progressed each and every week. I haven't had any extreme pain and feel great when going on hikes or long walks. This wasn't possible before coming here! Thank you so much for your guidance!

Knee Pain

Fyzical is a gem. I feel fortunate to have them nearby. I first came and saw Dr. Cheryl a year or so ago after some nasty heel spurs & plantar fasciitis made my workouts painful. I had already seen an ortho. doc whose solutions were either 1) do nothing or 2) invasive surgery. Not an option with kids, dogs, etc. Fyzical got my ship righted and I was a new woman. More recently, I exacerbated an old knee hyperextension stepping (slipping!) on a wet tile floor. I tried to take it easy, but it wasn’t improving. Driving was becoming painful. I knew right where to go. The PT was able to help me to strengthen the area leading to my knee, as well as the joint itself. I am so glad to feel stronger in my affected knee, and am forever grateful to you all!

Shoulder Pain

I came in for my left shoulder. i had a hard time doing things like cooking, sewing, and even teaching group exercise classes. I learned how to get my shoulder stronger so that I could do these activities. I'm actually able to incorporate these exercises in my work out routines. I can sew and cook and other activities with virtually no pain. Yeah that feels great. I found that all the doctors I met with are great and kept me on task with the proper exercises to do when I'm at home. I thank everyone for their help as well as my own hard work of keeping up with the exercises when I'm not here.


I have gone to Fyzical several times over a long period of time. Cheryl and her team have restored me to great working condition. I recommend her and David to everyone. This injury was a puncture wound from a carpentry accident. I wasn’t able to type or use the mouse on the computer. My work requires I use the mouse on the computer. My work requires I use a computer all day! I have completed my PT! I have no pain. I can type for a full day of work. Thank you again!

Hip Pain

When I started, I had a problem getting in my car. Now I can enter and exit the car without any problems. I feel my walking and all of my leg maneuvers are pain-free. My confidence in total is excellent.

Back and Shoulder Pain

I came in with a sore back limiting me to not bend over to pick things up and all the doctors helped me so much with stretching and exercises. To make it feel better I decided to have them check my shoulder that has been bother me for years, limiting the range of motions, stopping myself from doing things. All the stretching & exercises helped. I really want to thank all the doctors and techs for all their help.


My experience has been wonderful. The staff from the front desk to the therapists are so friendly and cordial. When I first came I could hardly walk, squat, and climb stairs up and down. As the time went on, the improvement was noticed. My doctor said I could stop PT, but the therapist said I should continue. I was skeptical but I continued. I am very happy that I did. I would recommend this facility to all. 

Shoulder Pain

My name is Stephen Whiting. I was referred to Fyzical by a neurologist because of balance issues that I was experiencing. I was very happy with the PT I worked with. She was patient and very professional. My balance is much better now, and I have not fallen once since our work together. She also worked with me on my lower back, neck, and left shoulder, with good results all around. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to Fyzical, and want to thank the staff for the good results.


I have been at Fyzical for 2 months now for knee and back arthritis with decreased/limitations in range of motion and some activities of daily living. With patience and teaching from Drs. Rachel, Alison, and Alicia, I have improved function and range of motion. My back has been a >20 year problem and I have experience and learned with a daily regimen of stretching exercises, my functioning & mobility has improved. Thank you to all at Fyzical for your hard work and teaching.

Knee & Back

I’ve been coming to Fyzical on & off for about a year. First for my left knee that I had a meniscus tear in, and then my back after I had disc surgery. My Fyzical doctors have been extremely helpful with the recoveries from both operations. I’m now able to walk for miles and play with my grandkids without any pain. I’m also planning to get back on the trail to do some hiking soon. So, thank you for getting me to do the stretching and exercises to accomplish this. 

Ankle & Knee Pain

Thank you Alison and everyone else of FYZICAL! I came in with pain in both ankles and knees and could not enjoy my favorite activities. Now I am back to hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding.
I appreciate how well my exercises were explained. It made it much easier to do them at home, which helped in my recovery. I started the summer barely able to walk and finished being able to walk on the beach, hike, bicycle, go on trail rides. I am very grateful for the care I received at FYZICAL and everyone's enthusiasm to help the patients here.

Hip Pain

I had a great experience with all the staff! Hip pain was making running very painful. But after PT I am feeling great and ready for my next race. Thank you!


I came back to FYZICAL after some recurring problems from TMJ surgery. Dr. Cheryl was wonderful the first time around, but this time I found her in a shoulder sling!! What a GREAT addition Allison is to the team. I could not be happier with how therapy has gone. Dr. Cheryl and her team's commitment to the safety of her staff + the patients in these crazy times is clear from the moment you come in to the moment you leave. I already miss you!!

Hand Arthritis

My had was so sore I couldn't stand it! Arthritis was causing swelling + soreness. I came to FYZICAL + got almost instant relief. I've stretched and built up my strength over the last 2 months + feel much better.

Back Pain

I underwent spinal fusion surgery in April 2019 and completed successful PT with FYZICAL post op. In July 2020 I began experiencing pain and was concerned that I may have done structural damage to the fused vertibres. Prior to scheduling an appointment with my surgeon, I made an appointment with FYZICAL. Alison was incredible. She diagnosed muscular issues and put me back together again in short time. We worked on some important areas and I'm now in no pain!!

Lower Back Pain

I was in a car accident back in May. My PCP referred me here and I'm so glad she did. Alison is great!! When I first got here I wasn't able to bend down to tie my shoes. Even sitting was a problem. I was very uncomfortable. After only a few weeks of PT I felt better. Now I"m better than ever. I can't thank you enough!


I was in a car accident in April and injured my neck and back. I was in extreme pain and could barely stand up. I chose FYZICAL Therapy because it was close to home and I could come right after work for my appointments. Alison and Cheryl are great to work with. They are very caring. I knew I was in good hands here. All the exercises they gave me helped me recover. Right after the accident I had trouble getting dressed, had a hard time getting out of bed because I was in so much pain. I wasn't able to pick up a gallon of milk or pick up a bag of groceries. I have come a long way with their help. I am fully recovered.

Knee Pain

My experience at FYZICAL has been incredible. Prior to physical therapy, I had a lot of difficulty going up and down stairs without immense knee pain. Most disappointing was needing to limit myself during my barre classes, as many "core" moves were causing knee pain. Over the past six weeks, Alison and the team at FYZICAL individualized a plan for me to work on strengthening core muscle groups and stretching to increase my mobility. What a difference! After FYZICAL, I am now running 3-4 miles a day consistently and no longer need to modify my barre classes.Thanks to my team at FYZICAL, I feel healthier, stronger, more flexible, and most importantly, pain free! Thank you Alison for treating me as if I was your only patient. And lastly, thanks for making it a safe and clean environment for me to heal in - especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bell's Palsy

When I first started PT, my face was paralyzed and I couldn't smile :( Now because of PT, I can smile and my face is no longer paralyzed.

Bicep Pain

I came to FYZICAL after injuring my bicep tendon. Before therapy with Alison and Dr. Cheryl I had very limited use of my right arm and now I can do almost everything I need to do. Thanks for sticking with me through lockdown and social distancing to help me get functional again!


I came to the office with a case of vertigo. I felt dizziness while doing any regular activity. After the exercises on our first two sessions, the improvement was noticeable. I have slowly get used to my daily routine.
The team is very professional and knowledgeable. I am happy that I crossed paths with the FYZICAL team.

Knee Bone Bruise

I had the best experience here. I have been to a lot of PT places and this has them all beat. They have been very professional and show that they care. The exercises they had me do were very difficult at first. The more I could do, the happier we all were. If it was not for them, I don't think I would be able to keep doing the job I love.

Shoulder Pain

When I injured my shoulder I had a lot of pain and very impaired range of motion. When I started PT it had improved a little but I still had limitations. After 6 weeks of PT I no longer have limitations, the shoulder is stronger, and I am pain free. The PT doctors here are very knowledgeable. They are also very personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend this group of PT doctors and all the staff here. My shoulder improved so much that I do not have to consider surgery now. What a relief! Thank you to all the staff here. P.S. I can golf again!

Wrist Injury

Been coming 5 months with wrist injury. Had alot of pain to start but over time was alot better. Everyone here is great. Very good at what they do. Very happy with results. Alison was great to work with.

Neck Pain & Headaches

I came here after an injury at work and being in quite a bit of pain for about 2 months. The injury was to my neck, I had headaches every day and very limited mobility in my neck, along with sharp pain. I had trouble working at my job which was very physical, and trouble lifting, bending, sitting, standing, and lying down. After working with Alison and doing a series of exercises at home, I am able to perform tasks and regular every day things like normal. My pain is gone, headaches are gone, and I'm able to sleep throughout the night again. I feel like new!

Ankle & Foot Pain

The day I started PT I had previously had an injury to my ankle (L), my big toe (L), and my right shoulder. I had a bad trip and fell which put an enourmous amount of pressure on myself. After have been coming to FYZICAL Therapy & Balance and to have Alison work with me toward my goal of becoming back to strong she had me doing planks, therabands, electrical stimulation, and most of all the power walks to build up my strength. I have accomplished a great deal of improvement thanks to FYZICAL Therapy.


I came here unable to lie down without room spinning. After just one visit I was able to return to sleeping in my bed and feeling 100% normal. A miracle in my book.

Back Pain

After injuring my back at work I was so worried I would no longer be able to do the job I love so much - as a food recuse coordinator you have to be able to spend your whole day driving store to store picking up excess food to deliver to non-profits in the community in order to ensure food security for everyone. Over my journey with FYZICAL Therapy I regained the strength I needed to get back out on the road and make sure no one has to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Thanks Dr. Cheryl and Alison - I couldn't have done it alone!


I was injured while coaching squash. It's funny that I wasn't even on a count when I was hit by a ball to the side of the head. I was first referred to Dr. Cheryl and her staff with dizziness, balance issues, and a very sore neck. We worked as a team to identify exercises and treatment that have given me back my ability to enjoy my life as it was pre-injury. All through virtual PT, we were able to continue making progress. And I'm so pleased that they re-opened the practice as soon as they were able to; they took excellent precautions to insure that everyone was safe and healthy. I am thrilled with my treatment, care, and outcome!

Foot Tendon Repair

My COVID-19 PT was quite interesting. I was so limited with my foot injury. I did telehealth PT which was new to all of us. Being home, I was able to spend a lot of time following direction on PT. I was so weak but was taught lots of great exercises. Now able to come in and meet both Alison and Dr. Cheryl was awesome. The massages really loosened up my foot and now I am off to work. Thank you so much.

Knee Pain

Before I came to PT, I was in bad shape. I had two injuries due to an accident and had spent months recovering. The staff at Fyzical have been absolutely amazing. Everyone that worked with me have been wonderful. Thank you so much for giving me my life back! You are all angels. You don't think of physical therapy as fun but here, it is. Much laugher and excellent service. Thank you all so much. 

Shoulder & Elbow Pain

I used Fyzical 3-4 years ago to rehab from a rotator cuff surgery and the staff did a great job then. Well is started to feel severe pain in my other shoulder recently so I decided to have preventative work done to avoid another surgical procedure. And again, the Fyzical staff did an amazing jo and both shoulders feel significantly better. Special thanks to Dr. Cheryl, Dr. Alicia, Dr. Rachel, and Tech Ally. Good job!

Rotator Cuff Injury

I fell on my left shoulder and tore my rotator cuff/biceps. The doctor suggested I try physical therapy. My experience with Dr. Alicia has been fantastic.. My range of motion and strength of my left arm/shoulder have improved dramatically with a few weeks of P.T. Alicia DeGiso knew exactly where to focus! I am now able to do many activities I could not do a few weeks ago and the pain has subsided. Alicia is fantastic!

Lower Back Pain

I had lower back pain due to a fall. I was in a lot of pain. Now I feel much better. My back is much more loose. Thanks to the stretches that I learned. I now do them daily. Thank you.

Shoulder Pain

This is my third time here and I notice nothing has changed! The
team is awesome - from the moment you walk in!

They challenge me to do my PT exercises – boy what a difference
from day 1!

Thank you everyone!

Meniscus Tear

I “knee”ded to recover from mt meniscus tear.  Several treatments and I was good to go!  We also fixed my back – the stretching and
exercises worked great!  I am now
standing straighter than ever before.

Good team & Good results


On my first few visits, I was still using a walker.  I progressed to a cane and now I can almost
walk without assistance.

I could not have achieved so much without everyone’s guidance and
support. Thank you so very much!

Knee Pain and Balance

My knees began to hurt and my doctor suggested Physical therapy. I
was also concerned about my balance.

Within a few visits I was able to understand what I could do for
myself to end my pain.  I have continued
my exercises at home and noticed maximum benefits!  I can also notice differences when I don’t do
the exercises.

I am feeling very much
better, and I’m grateful!

Auto Accident

I love Fyzical! 

When I came in after a minor car accident, I was so uncomfortable.
I couldn’t get a good night’s sleep and my life felt upside down.  With the help of everyone at Fyzical, I feel
better than ever!

Thank you for taking the time and putting in the effort to bring me
back to life!


I looked forward to coming twice a week, and once a week at the end
of my treatment. The women who helped me were very friendly and patient.  They showed me how to do all of the exercises
and had me demonstrate them before I left.

I could tell my balance was improving and I now feel much more
confident with my walking! I have recommended Fyzical to many friends when they
have complimented me on my progress and I am grateful for the experience!

Torn Meniscus

When climbing the stairs became a dreaded part of each day, I knew
I needed medical guidance.  I consider
choosing Fyzical and the amazing staff here the best choice I have made for my
torn meniscus!  The patient, caring, and
knowledgeable professionals have been tremendous!  From the beginning, as I struggled to even
bend my knee, to now bending and walking pain free!

I have been watched over and guided by great people. I enjoy
sharing my progress story with friends and singing the praises of Fyzical!

Ankle Injury

I hurt my ankle while I was doing gymnastics and I wanted to become
stronger so I wouldn’t re-injure it in the future.  So, I came to Fyzical for PT.  Now I am able to do a lot of things without
any pain! My ankle has become a lot less swollen and a lot stronger.

I am very happy!!

Ankle Injury

Following an injury, I developed shooting pain in my ankle and the
back of my leg.  I had previously come to
Fyzical therapy center following two knee replacements – so I knew exactly
where to come for help!  Prior to PT I
wasn’t able to stand or walk without pain. 

The therapists at Fyzical are knowledgeable and patient. They not
only provided me with graduated exercise routines to strengthen my foot, but
also gave me advice and exercises to build my core. I know this will all assist
me greatly in maintaining my strength and preventing repeat injuries!

Thank you!

Hip Replacement Post-Op

My experience here at Fyzical has been very positive. After surgery
for a hip replacement on 12/12/2019, I had three weeks of PT at home before
starting PT here at Fyzical.  When I
began here, I was using 2 crutches – then 1 crutch – then a crane and now am
waking unassisted. 

      I have enjoyed working
with each of the therapists and have appreciated all the help during my

Thank you to all!


One again I am fixed by the Physical Therapists at Fyzical.  I am a frequent flyer here – since 2010.  I have come for my back, arms, knees, and now
my hips and sciatica.  It is amazing what
a little physical therapy does.  I hope I
don’t have to come back but I’m happy to know I can when I need to!

Bilateral Knee Pain

I came with two semi-hopeless knees and leave with much improved
ones along with a varied set of “exercises” which will hopefully help me
continue the progress set in motion by Fyzical!

Thank you Fyzical!


I was referred to PT for severe vertigo that had lasted a solid
month. Dr. Rachel did my assessment and initial visit.  I improved slowly and it was hard work to get
through the vertigo that PT induced – but it was worth it.  On my final visit I saw my buddy Dr. Cheryl  and was told that the vertigo was ALL GONE!
If I ever have vertigo again, I won’t hesitate to come and see my friends @
Fyzical, because it’s worth it to be able to stand up without the room spinning
again! ????

Stiff Neck and Back

I got exactly what I expected out of my visits! I received
stretches that addressed my problem areas. 
I had issues just turning my head to the left. The routine I was given
helped my constant stiff neck and back issues!

L Medical Pilca Repair

I had an excellent experience here at Fyzical Therapy. Five stars
across the board!  All of the PT’s and
staff are kind, caring, and very knowledgeable. 
After going to Physical Therapy for several months I was able to get
back to running again! Can’t thank you ENOUGH Dr. Rachel!

Neck and Shoulder Pain

I came here with neck and shoulder issues. The staff here is very
skilled and patient.  My range of motion
has improved considerable and the pain is negligible.

Piriformis Syndrome

I originally came to Fyzical for a piriformis issue.  My hamstrings were also very tight!  All of the therapists I worked with were
great and helped me resolve the piriformis issue and loosen my hamstrings.  The tightness also caused some issues with my
knees which I got physical therapy – I highly recommend Fyzical!


Everyone here was super! Friendly and very approachable.

I had trouble bending and doing several activities – now I can do a
lot more!  I will be back when I have my
other knee done and will certainly recommend others.

Thank you for everything

Shoulder Surgery Post-Op

When my surgeon prescribed physical therapy for my shoulder, I was
eager to return to Fyzical because they had been so helpful with a previous
ankle issue.  Over a series of visits –
working with many of the staff, primarily Dr. Alicia, I have experienced
greater flexibility and range, as well as A LOT less pain.  This is a well-organized and well managed
practice.  The work they do is critically
important to the healing process. They are thoughtful, analytical, and
concerned with teaching their clients as well as treating them.

Their approach is varied and imaginative – each session gave me
something new and reinforced past gains I had made.  Dr. Cheryl, Dr. Rachel, and Dr. Alicia are

Many thanks for the difference you make!

Shoulder Surgery Post-Op

I had shoulder surgery to repair damage. After, I was in constant
pain and could barely move! The people at Fyzical got me on a program of
strength stretching and now, 3 months later, the pain is gone and thanks to a
great routine – my range of motion is normal and I’m getting stronger!

I really can’t say enough about the people here and the fantastic
work they do.  To say the staff is
friendly and knowledgeable is an understatement for sure!  Thank you all for everything.

Hip Surgery Post-Op

As an exercise person and previous left hip surgical recipient – I
was concerned when pain began to wrap itself around my right hip.  Doctor Shah indicated “not to worry and the
to seek treatment…. Inflammation is treatable!” 
Happy to hear no more surgery.

My treatment here, my third series of visits, makes me continuously
smile! The small intimate movements alone with the wonderful larger exercises
have made the pain almost completely disappear. 
I am back to the gym, in classes, and feeling like my old (younger!)
self again!

Care at Fyzical is thorough, careful, knowledgeable, &
perfectly explained. Cheryl & her staff are professional & fun &
have helped me back to a normal active life.

Thank you!

Torn Bicep Tendon

I’ve been coming to Fyzical for many years and the doctors are
always able to get me back to my normal routines.  This time around I had a partially torn bicep
tendon.  Dr. Alicia worked closely with
me to build my strength to the point where I’m able to go back to my regular
workouts!  The staff are very helpful and
patient with everyone.

I’ve still got some more surgeries to go to repair old sports
injuries, and I know I’ll be back to work with the staff again!

Foot Fracture

It was a very good experience to get physical treatments here.  Everybody was so nice to me and very
professional!  I feel so much better.

Thank you everyone very much. 
If I have some problems in the future, I will always come back!

Shoulder Pain

I’m so grateful for the team at Fyzical! Before starting PT I had
chronic shoulder pain and struggled with just about everything.  Sometimes my pain was so bad that I couldn’t
even sleep at night!  When I came to
Fyzical, I had just had surgery and was unable to move my arm.  I was very nervous about my road to recovery.
Dr. Alicia put my mind to ease during my very first visit. 

The entire staff here is warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable.  I knew early on that I was in good hands!  During my time in PT I’ve made so much
progress and I’m now getting back to my normal life and routine.  I want to thank the Fyzical team for their
thoroughness, patience, and guidance throughout my recovery – it’s great to be
pain free again!

Shoulder Blade Injury

I hurt my shoulder blade muscle at work which in turn, pinched the
nerves and caused great pain.  After
working through the workman’s compensation system, I was able to get an
appointment with Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers!  Best choice I made and have been extremely
happy with the results. 

Not only is my shoulder stronger and pain free, but my core and
back muscles are better than ever!  No
matter whom I’ve worked with, everyone is friendly and helpful with a strong
focus on getting you better!

R Shoulder Injury

Following an injury in my right shoulder I came to Fyzical unable
to lift my right hand above the shoulder level. 
I was unable to do the things I adore like playing basketball and other
sports.  I met with the wonderful staff
here who took my step by step in helping me recover my ability o move.  Following the exercises given to me by the
team I got strength back in my shoulder and started to feel strong enough to
get back to the things I love!  I am able
to play basketball again, lift my hands above my head, and more!


Wrist Pain

My experience at Fyzical was great! Everyone was so helpful with my
wrist.  Thought I was going to give up
some of my activities – not the case! 
Thanks to the crew at Fyzical I’m back at it.

I would recommend Fyzical to everyone – keep up the great work!

Calf Pain

I recently began jogging to help maintain and improve my fitness
into middle age.  After a couple of
months, one of my calves let me know that it didn’t approve of this plan!  Cheryl, Rachel, Alicia, and all of the staff
here were exceptionally friendly & helpful in showing me the stretches and
exercises to do in order to get back to running.  The deep-tissue massages were a great help

Thank you Fyzical!


You guys did a very good job. I couldn’t walk well before and have
had a few falls.  I feel stronger and
more comfortable now than I did then. 

Thanks to everyone here!

Knee Injury

I injured myself in dance by doing a
complex move that hurt my knee.  After
injuring it, I couldn’t really move it and whenever I tried to it was really
painful!  When I came to physical therapy
I didn’t really know if it would work but, thankfully, it got better with the
help of the therapists here!

Leg Pain

Everyone here is the best!

Thanks, as always, for everything!


I came to physical therapy with the goal of improving my balance
and movement – wanting to experience both without the fear of falling.  Sessions were totally user-friendly and
pleasant with take home exercises to help me reach my goals!  Assessments were positive and encouraging.
Both my balance and movement have improved! I still have a way to go, but I
leave with exercises and a person-trainer to follow up with and help monitor my

Torn Meniscus

I tore my meniscus back in September and came to Fyzical in October
2018.  The physical therapy helped but,
as 2019 rolled by, certain activities would aggravate it and I decided to get
surgery.  I came back to Fyzical after to
follow up.

When I started coming back, I was using crutches but after 3 weeks
I could walk without assistance! It’s important to keep up with exercises at
home.  I can now walk with very little
problems or pain – unless I make sharp or abrupt turns!

L Hip Pain

Before physical therapy my hip hurt all the time.  When I was active it got worse!  Through PT I learned how to stretch and
strengthen my core, hamstrings, hip, lower back, glutes, etc.  This has not only eased the hip pain, but
helped me feel stronger and become more active.

The practitioners were all smart, kind, friendly, and professional!
It was a pleasure to receive these healing services from such a fine group of
women and at a woman owned business!


When I started I had problems with walking without a cane, I
improved my balance without a cane in my house. 
My balance has improved and I only use the cane when walking
outside.  I hope to be able to walk
without a cane in the next couple of weeks.

I had trouble getting up from the couch and now I can do it without
any trouble at all! I need to continue to do my exercises if I want to continue
to improve.  I will be in Florida the
next 3 months and I will be walking on a daily basis to continue my progress.

Frozen Shoulder

It can be very frustrating to wake up and not have your arm perform
the way it is supposed to.  Medical work
up showed that I had a frozen shoulder. 
Physical therapy was ordered. The physical therapists are knowledgeable,
professional, and caring.  Through
diligent therapy I am now able to use my arm without any pain!  Although I have a long way to go to get back
to “normal” I have a good base to get me started

I can’t thank these professionals enough!


I have been very impressed with Dr. Alicia.  She had many exercises for me which improves
my balance issues.

Thank you very much for the improved balance!


Sudden vertigo one day came and went them came and stayed.  I spent days unable to move – walking was
dangerous!  Physical therapy eliminated
the vertigo and over the following weeks helped return my balance. The
exercises definitely helped.

Shoulder Pain

I came with shoulder pain and stiffness.  My range of motion was poor and I was having
difficult with normal tasks. I have improved greatly thanks to my physical
therapy treatment here!

Sprained Ankle

I fell and sprained my ankle at cheer. I came back to Fyzical for
the second time because they helped me so much with my shoulders! Now I’m back
jumping, stunting, and tumbling at practice

Collarbone Injury

My experience here at Fyzical was great. Every time I came to PT I
could feel my collarbone getting better. At first everything we were doing was
a little hard and now everything is much easier and I am also back to playing
hockey – finally!

Thanks, Fyzical for a great time and I highly think people should
come here in the future!


Baby P would not look or sleep to the left and now she is an ambi-turner!  She is much better at keeping her head straight and hopefully can stay our of a helmet now. Thanks Dr Rachel and Dr Cheryl!!

Bilat Knee Pain

My experience at FYZICAL in Natick has been a good one. I've been trying to put off a knee replacement and although we've done some good things here I know I have to say "uncle" and give in to surgery.I have gained a lot of strength and mobility in my visits here so I thank you for that.I will return after my knee replacement for your guidance in my recovery.Thank you to all!


Dr Rachel was great. She helped me a lot. The staff was very friendly, with made coming to PT a great experience.

R Shoulder

When I came here to PT my shoulder was weak and in pain.  Since beginning PT my shoulder has become much stronger and I am no longer in pain. I have also returned to sports.

Tennis Elbow

The staff here is always very professional and welcoming. Before starting my treatment this time, I couldn't even lift a tea cup.  After treatment I'm back to full range of motion .I have come here over the years for all my PT treatments and would highly recommend them, and I have!

ACL Surgery Post-Op

I want to start by saying thank you to Fyzical and a few of their
wonderful physical therapists like Dr. Rachel and Dr. Alicia!  I started off in so much pain and could
barely walk. I had knee surgery and just got my ACL and meniscus repaired in
August 2019.  I remember having a peg leg
but with the help of Fyzical I was able to get my knee better much sooner than I
thought possible! I can do squats again and my knee has hardly had any
pain.  I can also run again at full
speed, with no pain!  I couldn’t be any
happier with my overall results.

Thank you again!

Bilateral Patella Tendinitis

Before PT, I had trouble running, walking, and doing daily
activities.  It became a daily
problem.  With PT, I now am able to do
everything I couldn’t before!  I have barely
any pain now, the therapists at Fyzical all helped me so much.  They always gave me helpful exercises and
advice.  If it wasn’t for Fyzical, I
couldn’t be able to do all of the hobbies that I love.

R Shoulder Impingement

I made about 10 visits, and it was very useful with a nice
experienced team.  I’m very thankful for
all the staff and I hope to visit them in the future.

My regards to all on the team.


I came to Fyzical with TMJ. 
My jaw had been hurting me for over 6 months when I ate anything or even
yawned!  I’m a chef and a tired mom – so
these were things that are hard to avoid! 
With 6 weeks of sessions and exercises, my jaw function has improved
tremendously! Little to no pain and I can enjoy my favorite activity again –

Grateful for all of the wonderful therapists that I worked with
during my time here.  Your compassion and
expertise made this a great experience.


I came to Fyzical with vertigo issues and I have made great strides
in recovery! I also work on center and core exercises which have helped to stop
my waking up with headaches in the morning!

This treatment was very helpful! Thank you!

Rotator Cuff Tear

I came to Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers for shoulder pain.
I was determined that it came from a torn rotary cuff, so I returned following
my surgery for further PT.  It was
extremely helpful and now my shoulder is 100% healed!

Every time I came for therapy it was helpful and the therapists
were kind and patient.  I’ve seen all of
the therapists in the Natick office and have been very happy with everyone!

I’ve since returned with hip pain due to my arthritis.  The exercises have greatly helped with
strengthening my hips and making my walking less painful.  It gives me hope and encourages me that I can
“manage” my arthritis.

All treatments here are excellent!

Arthritis and Shoulder Pain

I came to Fyzical for arthritis in my left shoulder.  I had pain when reaching behind and above my
body, Fortunately, the therapists here have the same team goal to get you back
to functional “normal” again!

They guide you through a series o exercises that focus on your
issue.  Before you realize it, you are
experiencing more range of motion, less pain, and gaining strength. 

It is then that you realize how much of those things you had
lost!  Everyone here will get you
back to where you were before the pain. 
They are all excellent at what they do from the front desk to the

Right Leg Weakness

When I first came here, I had a very weak right leg – likely due to
a fall while walking the dog.  Truth be
told, the left wasn’t that great either due to age.

Now I feel 100% - thanks to the excellent physical
therapists here at Fyzical!  I’ll definitely
come back (if I have to) and recommend it to everyone.

Arthritis and Joint Pain

I can’t express my gratitude enough for Dr. Cheryl and her team!

I have had to deal with arthritis and joint issues my entire life –
13 surgeries on multiple body parts! Every time the team at Fyzical has gotten
me back to my normal life in record time – including getting me back to my
favorite thing, wearing heels!

I know I have more surgeries in my future, but knowing that I have
Cheryl and the team (including Slinky!) to get me through – makes all of the

Vertigo and Balance

I came into Fyzical with two problems: one being light-headedness
and the other being vertigo.  The vertigo
was re-created here on the first visit. 
The light headedness went away without my awareness of it! I am sure
it’s improvement was due to the therapy I received here from the capable

I finished today without either of the two symptoms!

My most difficult task (before therapy here) was to reach up while
on a step ladder to change a smoke detector in my house.  I feel I can do this now without symptoms of
dizziness, or fear of losing my balance.

I do hold onto the railings of the ladder, but I feel much more
secure now.

Lower Back

I have had to use the services of Fyzical several times since 2015
due to a fusion in my lower back.  At the
end of every 6 weeks or so, the pain I was experiencing was greatly reduced. I
learned valuable life-long exercises that I use to continue strengthening my
core and relieve pain!

There were times the pain was so excruciating that I almost lost
all hope of ever being pain free again. The dedication of the MD’s working with
me helped me be more educated about what I can do to relieve pain through
exercises every day.

I would (and have) highly recommended everyone I know, requiring
Physical Therapy, to employ the services at Fyzical!

Thank you!

Back Pain

I always feel better one I’ve completed an appointment at
Fyzical.  The procedures that I’m
directed through always make my feel well!

Knee Pain

I was in pain and you all were very helpful.  After all the visits I am pain free.

Shoulder Pain

I was having shoulder pain that made it really cumbersome to get
through my day, and it wasn’t going away. 
My PCP referred me to Fyzical.

Once I came, not only did the team figure out what was wrong with
my left shoulder, they also helped me deal with intermittent issues that
cropped up on my right side and lower back. 
Ultimately, the team helped me learn about lifestyle changes that will
keep my pain-free (or at least experience it less) in the long run. 

It was really awesome working with everyone here, and I sincerely
appreciate all of the help!

Thank you!!

Fractured Ankle

I’ve always had ankle problems, and have had trouble playing
football in the fall without hurting them more.

This season I had fractured my right ankle and have to be out of
sports for over a month!  Going to
physical therapy helped my get back to playing at my best ability and not
having to worry about rolling my ankles all over again.

Plantar Fasciitis

I’ve been with Fyzical since July of 2019 for two bad ankles and
plantar fasciitis.  Before starting PT, I
suffered from ankle and foot pain and had difficulty sleeping, walking, driving,
and performing daily activities without pain. 

The therapists here are very experienced, pleasant, and care about
you and your specific needs, treatment plan, and progress.

With the effective treatments and exercises, I am now able to sleep
at night without pain!  I am able to walk
further, and am slowly getting back to my daily activities. 

Thank you to all of the staff at Fyzical! I’m going to miss you

L Knee

My injury is still with me but definitely better and I feel like I have a solid plan to go forward.I came here after several other treatments - wish I had started here first :)Highly recommend PT here. They care and will work with you - even when you're crazy enough to do a half marathon in the middle of it all.Overall, I am very hopeful that I'll be back to running by Spring and will be stronger then before my injury.


I was very happy with the PT experience at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center.  Experience was helpful for easing neck stress.

Dizziness & Imbalance

I have had a good session with Dr. Cheryl in helping a lot for my balance problem. I feel feel good with the excises she put me there. Thank you. Gabe.

Torn Rotator Cuff

I was horseback riding and when I finished I was dismounting the horse when my left foot got caught in the stirrup and I fell backwards on my both shoulders but my left shoulder took the brunt of the fall and I tore my rotator cuff. I then went to physical therapy and after ten weeks of therapy I feel great.

Lower Back and Hamstrings

I came here with a tight back and hamstrings, and not being able to
sit for long periods in a chair.  The
physical therapists here really helped me strengthen my core and back muscles s
that I don’t get tight anymore. 

Thank you very much for the detailed instructions on stretches to
do and all the great suggestions!

Piriformis Pain

The people I met are nice. They help with my pain. I feel good.

Ankle Injury and Balance

 I came in for
dizziness and a sprained ankle. The dizziness was resolved after just the first
visit! My ankle is now much stronger and pain free.

I have been here before for visits and other issues, and I am
always glad to come back because of the professional and kind care I receive.

Back Pain

Before I came here, if I dropped something I would just leave it
where it was – can you picture objects scattered all over the house?! This
seems like a small thing but think how often in a a day you need to bend over!

I am now able to bend and move in many other ways without pain! The
frequency, duration, and intensity of pain has greatly decreased – I am SO MUCH
better!  I cannot describe my experience
here without saying an enormous thank you to all of the fabulous physical
therapists here.  They are kind, supportive
and really very smart!

Lower Back Spasms

I arrived with acute lower back pain and spasms, especially when
bending or twisting.  Over several weeks,
my spasms disappeared and the pain lessened greatly.  I can now resume my regular activities!

The Fyzical team has provided me the tools to continue
strengthening and improving on my own. 
Thanks to all for the friendly, accurate, and timely advice and

Bilat Shoulder Pain

My experience here has been very helpful with learned exercises and massage. My range of motion and strength has increased and pain has decreased.  Dr Alicia and Dr Rachel were very helpful to me. Thank you. 

Diastasis Recti

Excellent experience towards regaining my core strength and some every needed flexibility.  I never had to wait for an appointment and the sessions were focused and crisply done with I believe has a significant impact as well hugely considerate of people's time.  Dr Alicia was my primary caregiver and did so with enthusiasm and a smile not to mention with utmost professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend FYZICAL to anyone needing such care.

Left Knee

My experience at FYZICAL was great! All positives for this place. When I started PT I had multiple issues with my left knee.  After 5 weeks/2 times per week the improvement is walking was incredible.  The PT exercises given to me have really strengthened my knee. Thanks FYZICAL!!

Hip Surgery

I had a very fulfilling experience with my PT at FYZICAL therapy.  I was in a new and scary experience with my first injury of my life as a broken hip. The staff here are patient, reassuring and very helpful.  My daughter needs PT for her back and I feel thankful that I am so comfortable knowing this is the right place for her that will give her the help she needs.

Achilles Pain

I came into
FYZICAL with an injured achilles tendon. I could barely walk. After a few weeks
I was active again, upon completion my ankle was better than before my injury.
Dr. Alicia, Dr. Cheryl and Dr. Rachel all helped solve the injury as a team. I
strongly recommend the BodyQ which has helped fix chronic injuries I have had
for years and thought were unsolvable. I really enjoyed this experience and
highly recommend. Thanks!

Paul C

Dislocated toe

I somehow managed to dislocate my great toe on my right food while plying sand volleyball.  Apparently, that toe is important for just about everything!  Having never had PT before, I was a little skeptical and not sure what to expect.  Alicia and the team immediately put me at ease and t work!  Now that my six weeks are up, I've made huge strides toward healing & mobility.  The opportunity and experience also helped my wife become a patient to help her out as well. Thanks to everyone at FYZICAL Natick!!

Achilles injury

I came into Fyzical with an injured Achilles tendon. I could barely
walk! After a few weeks I was active again. Upon completing my PT, my ankle was
even better than before! Dr. Alicia, Dr. Cheryl, and Dr. Rachel all helped
solve the injury as a team.  I strongly
recommend the Body-Q.  It helped fix my
chronic injuries that I have had for years and thought were unsolvable!


Back Pain

I've had a great experience with FYZICAL. My back was bothering me to the point that I could not work or sleep or lift my infant son (said son was also the reason for the pain - I pulled my back putting him down when he was 3 months old). The twice weekly sessions were like a mini vacation from my hectic life and I started feeling better from session 1. Today I am back up to functional and ready to go all-in with my very mobile pre-toddler! Thank you Dr. Abelow, Dr. Rachel, and Alison!

L Hip Pain

I had sudden onset of pain associated with arthritis in my left
hip, causing me to stop playing golf.  While I still have some pain, it is
significantly reduced and I am more in control over my body!

I have begun to play golf again, poorly, but with very little pain.

Lower Back Pain

My experience at Fyzical has been very positive! My lower back pain
has improved and I seem to have tightened my core.  My stability has gotten better and sleeping
has improved as well! My range of motion has gone up and my problem area is no
longer a problem.

The staff was excellent and great at addressing the specific

Bilateral Knee Pain

Dear Fyzical Theapists,

What an excellent PT experience I had!

All of my therapists were so professional and attentive to all of
my therapy needs.  My knee range of
motion, strength, and mobility has improved greatly - Thanks to the diligence
and education of my therapists.

I shall work hard to continue with the guidance photos to stay
fit.  Thank you, Dr. Cheryl, Dr. Alicia,
Dr. Rachel, and Allison!

Now I can climb stairs without pain!

Back Fusion Recovery

The doctors and staff were wonderful to work with throughout my
recovery from a multi-level back fusion. My recovery time exceeded my
expectations! I had no idea that I would feel this great so soon after the

My quality of life has returned to where it was pre-surgery thanks
to the exercises and encouragement of everyone at Fyzical!


I came in for TMJ issues, causing jaw pain and clenching problems.
Since I started coming, my previously frequent headaches have gotten so much
less frequent!  They went from multiple
times a month, sometimes on and off for days, to maybe once a month!  I find myself clenching way less frequently,
that my facial muscles have gone back to normal an I am able to say words

All of the women who I’ve seen each time have been wonderful! They
all are super helpful at explaining exercises, and even giving me quick
recommendations for other issues I’ve mentioned in passing.

I’m very happy I decided to try PT for my issues, finally!  It was definitely worth it.


When I first came here, I was unable to stop myself from falling
sideways or walk without a cane. 

I can honestly say that I was helped tremendously and can now walk
without falling and my balance is improving back to the way it used to be!

Many thanks to everyone here who made it possible to be like I used
to be!

Knee Pain

Four months ago, the knee cap on my left knee decided to go west –
off the joint while climbing stairs! 
Started with a leg brace and crutches.  Thanks to Dr. Cheryl and Dr. Alicia – I am on
the mend! Even doing stairs like a “Big Girl!” 

These workers know their stuff and are kind and compassionate.  The office staff are great – friendly and
attentive to insurance issues.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wrist Injury

I came into Fyzical following an injury to my left thumb and
wrist.  As I understand it, I inflamed
most of the tendons in my wrist from basically overworking it in a number of
activities during a 500-mile motorcycle ride. 
When I first came to Fyzical I was in considerable pain and unable to
even get dressed in the morning without great difficulty. 

After several weeks of dedicated PT. with the amazing staff of
professionals here, I’m pain free and ready for another ride!

The folks at Fyzical are all highly professional and clearly
motivated to helping people that are in physical distress.  I’m 60 years old and have never used PT
before, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use Fyzical Therapy Centers again if needed!

Piriformis Syndrome

I initially came to Fyzical for treatment for piriformis syndrome.
I was in so much pain!  I couldn’t do the
things that I loved.  Thanks to Dr.
Alicia and everyone on the Fyzical staff, I’m back to gardening and hiking –
pain free!

Thank you for the five-star treatment!

Hip Replacement Post-Op

After six weeks of surgery on a hip total replacement, I started PT
at Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers. 

Initially, I felt my joint, muscles, and everywhere that related to
my left leg – were tight and had some minor pain.

The pain and tightness disappeared in a noticeable way! I’m happy
to say I completed my first hike at Mt. Wachusett, on a rainy day, almost as
comfortably as I could before my surgery!

The therapy I did has made my recovery fast and smooth. I
appreciated it very much! Thanks!

Sports Injury

I came in with a sports injury and over 2.5 months, I was able to
have less pain and better mobility with the help of the staff at Fyzical.  Everyone here is great!


L Knee Pain

I had trouble running and hiking. 
My left knee hurt and I was conscious about doing physical activities.  Dr. Alicia told me how weak my left leg was
and we slowly worked our way towards strengthening my leg.  During my therapy I hiked at Glacier National
Park with less pain.

I am glad I chose Fyzical Therapy and I am very happy with how I
feel after the PT ????

Goooo Fyzical Team!!

Arthritis Pain

I began with neck and arm pain caused by arthritis and resulting
nerve pains.  The Fyzical therapists
taught me exercises that helped relieve and prevent pain!

The Fyzical staff are kind, caring and professional.  They certainly know their stuff!

2 Knee Surgeries

After a slip and fall at work I called around looking for a PT place. After calling several places and talking to rude people, I found FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers. I called and spoke with Lauren and she was SO nice and helpful and pleasant that I instantly booked an appointment with her. After 2 knee surgeries and 8 months of PT I can't imagine going to PT anywhere else! Dr. Cheryl and her team are AMAZING! I will be referring all my friends and family here!

Rear End Collision

My experience here at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers has been nothing less than amazing. After being involved in a rear end collision, I was skeptical and worried about choosing a place that would not only be able to treat my condition, but would also make me feel comfortable. Cheryl and her team not only were able to get me back to 100% but during my time here they also made me feel like family. I'm so grateful for this place and would never consider going elsewhere. Thank you.

Back Pain

When I came to Fyzical for my first therapy treatment, my back
muscles were weak and I was weary of doing my stretches – in fear that I would
hurt myself again.  Dr. Alicia was
patient and thorough with her evaluation and explanations.  Each session, along with my homework, has
given me the confidence to push harder to strengthen my core and get back to
the gym!  As a result of my various
appointments, I had the opportunity to work with other doctors who all
complimented Dr. Alicia’s plan.

Thank you to all the Doctors for their patients and direction
during my PT sessions!

Knee Pain

In the beginning of my PT I had pain in my knees that made my ability to go up and down stairs very difficult. At the end of my PT treatment I feel very good and have no pain whatsoever and my balance has improved as well.

Spinal Surgery

I have improved significantly in my ability to tolerate sitting and
walking! I contribute this to physical therapy and the exercises I received at
Fyzical from Dr. Rachel. 

Total Knee Replacement

Over the past few year I have come to FYZICAL for various injuries and found the staff to be extremely professional and friendly.  Dr Alicia was patient and understanding to my pains and led me through various exercises that helped my knee better recover, all the while with a smile. 

Knee Pain and Back Pain

I came to FYZICAL in April 2019 for knee pain and subsequently my lower back. Dr. Cheryl and her team have been awesome. They make every visit easy, provide great exercises and stretches to do at home, very caring to ensure you walk out (not crawl ;) ) with a smile, and pain free. I've come a long way with Dr. Cheryl's help and guidance and feel I have the tools to continue to take care of my body. I'll miss her and her team.

Hip and Low Back Pain

FYZICAL was recommended to me by a coworker. I came in for treatment and help with hip and lower back pain. The staff here has been very helpful and attentive. They provided me with the tools I needed to increase my mobility and decrease my pain and discomfort.

Back Pain

This is my second physical therapy experience and I found it to be
a very positive one – especially in terms of progress!

The staff is both knowledgeable and personable. I always left
appointments knowing what was expected if I wanted my results to continue and
last.  I am no spring chicken, so I
really appreciate hearing the encouragement with these exercises!

Shoulder Dislocation

My experience here went very well. I dislocated my shoulder and it was very weak. Every week here I felt my shoulder getting stronger and stronger. The staff here is very welcoming and nice. Before PT I struggled with a log of everyday activities, now I feel as though I can do all of them.  I can't thank everyone here enough. 

Hip Pain

As usual the therapist at FYZICAL do an amazing job. Before I started therapy I could not walk down stairs or up stairs, barely drive a car, and now I can do anything. Amazing Results.

Dislocated Shoulder

My experience here went very well!

I dislocated my shoulder and it was very weak. Every week here I
felt my shoulder getting stronger and stronger. 
The staff here is very welcoming and nice.

Before physical therapy I struggled with a lot of everyday
activities, now I feel as though I can do them all!

I can’t thank everyone here enough.

L Hip Pain

As usual, the therapists here at Fyzical did an amazing job!  Before I started therapy, I could not walk up
or down the stairs, or drive my car, without pain.  Now I can do anything!

Amazing results!

Knee Pain

When I came to this office first time, I was not sure I will ever get my knee functionality back again. I was thinking I might never be able to walk a block or run again, or walk the stairs without pain and inflammation of knee. When the doctor told me he could do injections in the knee or try PT, I thought I would try PT 1st. The results surprised my expectation. After 10 sessions of PT and following exercise plans at home, the knee problem fainted in my daily life and work to a level that does not bother me anymore. I hope with continuing the exercises and regular swimming, I can get the knee to function like before the incident.  I really thank the FYZICAL doctors for their professionalism. Special thanks to Dr Alicia for effective exercise plans. 

Headaches and Neck Pain

I came in with headaches caused by pain and stiffness in my neck when reading, housework, and quilting. I can now do my activities without headaches and slight neck pain. 

Headaches and Neck Pain

I came in with headaches caused by pain and stiffness in my neck,
when reading and doing housework.  I can
now do my activities without headaches and with slight neck pain thanks to the
staff here

Shoulder Separation

Everybody here is so friendly and professional. I separated my shoulder and was back to playing sports in a couple of months. 


I used to have problems with my balance, especially going up and
down the stairs.  After physical therapy
at Fyzical, I have no problems at all!

Separated Shoulder

Everybody here is so friendly and very professional.  I separated my shoulder and, thanks to the
Fyzical team, was back to playing sports in just a couple of months!

Shoulder, elbow, and arm pain radiating

I woke one morning with excruciating pain radiating down my left arm. It felt like there was a knife in my shoulder blade, my elbow and my wrist. And Felt as if someone was wiggling the knives non stop. The pain went right down to my finger tips and made my whole arm hypersensitive. My forearm felt as if it was totally bruised. I cam to FYZICAL, referred by my coworkers at Medical Assoc of Greater Boston (we send a lot of our patients here). My experience here has been wonderful, everyone is pleasant and welcoming. I would recommend them to anyone. Before coming here my arm was in so much pain I couldn't last a full day at work without ending up needing to leave. There was no position that would give relief except laying flat on my back so that my shoulder would drop back enough off the nerve, but the moment I sat up the pain would immediately come back. I would only be able to sit up for 15 min before I would need to take the pressure off again. This went on for quite a few weeks. Then the pain began to slowly subside. It is no around 5-6 weeks later and the pain is at a 2-3 on the pain scale. This place is terrific. If I ever have a pinched nerve again, I will definitely be back. 

L Arm Pain

I woke one morning with excruciating pain down my left arm.  It like there was a knife in my shoulder
blade, wrists and elbow.  The pain went
right down to my finger tips and made my whole arm very sensitive – as if the
whole thing was bruised!

I came to Fyzical, referred by my coworkers at Medical Associates
of Greater Boston.  My experience here
has been wonderful, everyone is pleasant and welcoming! I would recommend them
to anyone.

Before coming here my arm was in a lot of pain and I couldn’t make
it through a work day.  I would only be
able to sit up for 15 mins before needing to lay down and take the pressure off
of my nerves.

Now, 5-6 weeks later, my pain is down to a 2/3 on a 10 scale! This
place is terrific. I will definitely be back if needed.


I came to physical therapy because I was having trouble with
balance.  Dr. Cheryl worked with me for 3
visits here at Fyzical. She came up with an at home plan that helped me regain
my balance and made me feel stronger. 

I appreciate Dr. Cheryl and Dr. Alicia’s expertise and guidance, I
will return to Fyzical if I have any other issues!

Hip Pain

I had such an awesome experience here! All of the staff is really
nice and want to make sure everything is comfortable while getting you back to
feeling better!

Before Physical Therapy I was on crutches and in excruciating
pain.  I was unable to move without pain
or even sit in class.

I feel that without PT I wouldn’t have been able to recover from
tear surgery, and be working towards being pain free and stronger.  I can’t thank all the staff enough for
helping me recover and get back to being pain free!

I would recommend Fyzical to everyone I know!

L Hand and Wist

My tennis game was causing me pain in my wrists, ankles, back, and
knees – even before I fell.  When I fell,
I injured my left hand and came to Fyzical because I was thinking I might have
an issue with the bones and ligaments – thankfully, I did not.

It turned out that I improved with the treatments, 6 in total.  With the help of Dr. Cheryl, I gained wrist
flexibility, my posture was corrected, my ankles were stronger, and I learned
exercises and stretches I could do all on my own.

My treatments turned into healing and pampering – I feel

Thanks, Fyzical!

Rotator Cuff Post-Op

After my rotator cuff surgery, I was about 4 ½ weeks into using my
sling and that made me feel extremely dependent on others – even for small
activities.  When I started Physical
Therapy, I was discouraged and wondering if I would get to be as active as I
used to be.

Slowly I began to feel improvement – the expertise and care of
doctor Alicia made a huge difference each time! Dr. Cheryl added a good touch
of success and today I can see how far I have come!

There is more to be done but at this point I’m independent again
and even able to help others.  All I can
say is thank you so much and God bless!


I noticed getting dizzy just by turning in bed at night. Later I experience balance problems and during the day. Dr. Abelow applied Brandt-Daroff maneuver during the first session and it took care of the dizziness. Over the next couple of sessions and several week of exercising at home we were able to eliminate the balancing problems as well.


I was having numbness and tingling in my lower right thigh for
almost a year, and had gotten to the point where I couldn’t do normal every day
activities such as standing, walking, or even laying comfortably in bed. 

The staff here were great in diagnosing my problem and correcting
my nerve issue, providing me the necessary tools to maintain the issue.

Thank you, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers!

L Arm and Shoulder Pain

Prior to physical therapy I could barely use my left arm.  I had pain in my shoulder, bicep, arm, etc.
and could not lift anything or use it in any way.

I now have full range of motion and can lift light weights! It was
expected that I would be able to use the arm again – but I was not expecting
how fast Fyzical get my arm moving again.

Even the surgeon thought I had made great progress during my follow

I have come to Fyzical many times for various injuries and have
always felt that they do a stupendous job getting me back to normal.  They are a wonderful, knowledgeable, and
caring staff!


Before I came to PT I could hardly walk; each step was painful and I could not take more than about 1/8 of a normal stride with my right leg. The doctors quickly identified the issue and gave me a series of exercises that began to immediately make a difference. Within a few weeks I was able to move more normally and the pain subsided quickly. After a total of about 8 sessions I feel 100% better. They did an amazing job with me. 

Headaches and Neck Pain

I was dizzy and had headaches and tight neck muscles. I was not very functional. Now I'm back living life and have the tools to keep working on the musclar issues. I am so thankful to Cheryl, Rachel, and Alison for keeping me same and getting me through this time. Even when I wasn't sure about progress, they would point it out which was important to keeping positive. They were so flexible and always listened and adapted treatment as needed. Thank you!

Piriformis Syndrome

I started seeing Dr. Cheryl initially for laser treatments for my
piriformis syndrome.  It really helped so
when I started heaving back pain and tightness due to sciatica and arthritis.

I started seeing Dr. Cheryl for physical therapy, and she was very
thorough in the questions she asked and body measurements.  She then started treatments wit heat, stim,
and exercises.  She then gave me home
exercises which were challenging at times, but became easier over time.  They have helped a great deal!

She is the best!


I had jaw clicking and pin for over a year before coming to
Fyzical. It was uncomfortable when I chewed and talked, and I wasn’t sure what
would or could help me. 

I came here and found out that my jaw and neck muscles were weak,
and how this effected my posture.  Doing
the exercises here helped me fix my posture and strengthen the muscles so I
wouldn’t click and be uncomfortable.  The
neck and shoulder exercises also helped my entire back and jaw, because my
posture improved.

Now I have much less pain, and almost no clicking sounds!

Stiff Neck

I recommend PT because l I was unable to move my neck and was experiencing acute pain in my neck.I received excellent care here at FYZICAL therapy and am much improved.  The doctors are excellent and the staff are kind, sympathetic and helpful.I would recommend this facility to anyone who is in need of good care, in fact, I already have.Thank you for your expertise.  

Hip Replacement Post-Op

I had two total hip replacements within 7 weeks of one
another.  I was in very bad pain and had
extremely limited abilities with my every day tasks.  Even walking was very difficult for me and I
was basically housebound for several months.

Dr. Rachel worked with me both before and after my surgeries.  At times I had little faith that I would be
able to resume my old activities and lifestyle. Dr. Rachel was very patient and
provided unending encouragement, addressing all of my questions and concerns!

I am now able to do nearly everything I once did and I can not
express how grateful I am to have been treated at Fyzical.

All the staff was so great!

Rotator Cuff Post-Op

Everyone at Fyzical, especially Dr. Alicia, has been super
supportive throughout the entire process of my rotator cuff recovery.  Thanks to this support, I have gotten
progressively stronger since my surgery.

I have always felt that the staff here really cares about my
well-being and improvement!

Neck Pain and Stiffness

I recommend physical therapy because I was unable to move my neck
and was experiencing acute pain.

I received excellent care here at Fyzical and am much improved! The
doctors are excellent and the staff are kind, sympathetic, and helpful.

I would recommend this facility to anyone who is in need of good
care – in fact, I already have!

Thank you for your expertise.

Knee Injury

In May I got injured at work. (My left knee). I couldn't end nor walk on it.  It was painful. I'm an athletic myself and I also walk my dog twice daily, one hour each.  I couldn't walk more than 15 minutes. After a few weeks with FYZICAL Therapy they did a fabulous job with me.  I'm able t play softball and disc golf now. My dog is ha very happy dog again with long walks!!Thank you for everything you've done for me.

Shoulder Pain & Elbow Tendonitis

After decades of shoulder soreness from playing & coaching volleyball, I decided to seek professional help. It just happened to coincide with a bad case of tendinitis in my elbow as well. I had my first session with Dr Cheryl and switched to Dr Rachel due to my work schedule.  The transition was seamless, so it's clear that they communicate regularly about their patients.I saw Dr Rachel twice a week fr over 2 months. Sh was very thorough and answered all of my questions, and I had lots of them.  When I actually completed the homework she assigned me, I saw a decrease in the pain I was experiencing with performing daily tasks and an increase in my range of motion.  My elbow is doing much better now; and although I still have some work to do on my shoulders, I feel that Dr Rachel has provided me with the tools I need to get where I want to be.As an added bonus, on my final day of PT I mentioned my left hip was starting to catch randomly.  Dr Rachel performed some tests, advised me on what she believed the issue was, and provided me with some stretches which should eliminate the pain going forward.  All I have to do is actually do the stretching.I had a great experience working with the team at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers.  They are very friendly, always on time and they showed genuine interest in me as a person, as opposed to just treating me like with patient.  They helped me get on the road to recovery and the rest is just up to me. I just need to do the darn stretching and exercises! Do you see a theme here? Hey, at least I'm honest about it :).


Two weeks ago I had a terrible case of vertigo. After visiting my primary care physician, she suggested PT to get rid of it. I was hesitant and tried to do the Epley maneuver myself but with no results. After researching several PT's specializing in vestibular disorders, I found FYZICAL. In one session, Dr. Abelow performed the Epley maneuver and my vertigo was literally gone that day. If it ever comes back, I'll be going straight back to FYZICAL. Thank you Dr. Abelow!


My experience at Fyzical has been great! The staff is considerate
and very helpful.  I had a lot of trouble
walking and sitting when I first came in. 
Now, I can sit for any amount of time I want and my walking has
improved!  I still have some pain, but to
me it is quite a bit better.

I am very happy with the progress I have made here in addressing my
problem areas.

Back Pain

My experience at Fyzical has been great! The staff is considerate
and very helpful.  I had a lot of trouble
walking and sitting when I first came in. 
Now, I can sit for any amount of time I want and my walking has
improved!  I still have some pain, but to
me it is quite a bit better.

I am very happy with the progress I have made here in addressing my
problem areas.

Knee Pain

Everyone has been very friendly and helpful here at Fyzical during
my recovery journey.  I have appreciated
all of the positive encouragement and help as I’ve made steps to getting

Thank you

Back Pain

Dr. Rachel, Alison, and Dr. Cheryl were able to help me get back to my regular day to day activities. I was having a hard time getting comfortable in many positions (sitting, standing, laying) but after a short time coming to FYZICAL, they were able to come up with stretches and exercises to help me manage and eliminate the pain. Working with preschoolers being able to have all mobility back without pain is absolutely amazing! Could not have imagined having a better experience for physical therapy. Such a friendly and dedicated group of individuals. Thank you FYZICAL!

Shoulder Calcific Tendonitis

I started with a very stiff and immobile Lt shoulder (calcific tendenitis) after Tennix procedure. The therapist here are very skilled at assessment for baseline. I could not picture the end results. Today we reassed and I was so pleased and excited at how flexible my shoulder was and how strong, for me. Nothing was too difficult to practice at home so I did the work. It payed off and our range of motion goals were reached. Thank you wonderful women of FYZICAL. You are the best.

Back Pain

Prior to coming to FYZICAL, I had been experiencing back pain for a couple of years. Exercising caused pain afterwards and a spasm. Some days I had to spend sitting with an ice pack. Other treatments had not helped. Dr. Cheryl started very slowly and as a result I was able to progress. I am looking forward now to continuing to build back my strength thanks to Dr. Cheryl!

Back Pain

Been coming back & forth to FYZICAL therapy for many years. Have always been treated with the most respectful an knowledgeable staff. Dr. Cheryl and all the doctors are the best and treated me fabulously!!!  Thank you for all of your help!

Frozen Shoulder

I came in with a frozen shoulder. 
I was in pain all of the time and couldn’t do small tasks – like
brushing my hair or reaching above my head. 
I did PT with Fyzical all summer and am now pain free! My range of
motion has also greatly improved.

I’m moving soon but will continue my PT at another location. I am
grateful for the lovely and dedicated health professionals at Fyzical Natick!

Multi-Focal Motor Neuropathy

I began working with the PT staff in March of this year as per the
treatments recommended by both my neurologist and primary care physician. I had
a diagnosis of multi-focal motor neuropathy, and a loss of dexterity in my left

PT in addition to the IVIE treatments I have received every 28
days, has helped to maintain the situation.

Currently, the dexterity and strength in my left hand is greatly
improved and I have found the exercises recommended by the staff to be helpful
if repeated daily at home.  The staff has
been pleasant, compassionate, and helpful! 
I would not hesitate to recommend these services to family and friends.

Torn MCL

Before I went to PT, I could barely walk! Now I am running,
jumping, and doing all sorts of agility drills. 
With each visit I went out feeling better than I did before.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone facing an injury.

Shoulder Injury

I came into this office last year, around the end of winter/spring
for an injury to my right shoulder that occurred during a car accident.  I had an MRI finally and found that my
shoulder had been torn!  The staff here
has been excellent in my pre-op PT and post-op care.

Shoulder Injury

When I started coming here, I didn’t have a lot of strength or
movement in my shoulder.  I couldn’t even
work well at my job.  With the help of
everyone here, I was able to completely move my shoulder in all directions
again! I now feel the strength I had before and I can’t thank them enough!

Knee Pain

Before physical therapy I could barely walk! The doctors gave me
some stretches and exercises that helped relieve the stress on my back.  Over time, the pain completely subsided, and
I was even able to incorporate light running into my routine!

Shoulder Pain

My experience here has been very positive. When I first came, I was in pain on a daily basis. I now have days when I am pain free. All of the staff have been so friendly and helpful. I will miss coming here but am able to do the exercises on my own and will use the knowledge that has been provided to me.I will once again be able to play with my grandchildren like I did before my shoulder pain.  Thank you!!

Knee Pain

I when to PT after I injured my leg.  They really helped me improve my ability to walk and enjoy exercise. I had a great experience and would recommend.


Baby P. would not look to the left or sleep facing the left -now
she is an ambi-turner!

She is much better at keeping her head straight and, hopefully, can
stay out of a helmet now.

Thank you, Dr. Rachel and Dr. Cheryl!

Knee & Hip Pain

I have received PT twice at FYZICAL - for torn ankle tendons and for spine nerve issues. Both sessions resulted in a dramatic decrease in my pain and an increase in mobility. I have been very impressed by the holistic, in-depth approach by the therapists and their dedication to educating me. The FYZICAL team is truly a team - they work together, not individually, and their patients really benefit from that approach.


I came here to work on TMJ pain and difficulties. My eating was what I most wanted to work on due to bothersome and painful jaw clicking during chewing. In addition, I had a lot of soreness and tension in my neck and under my chin. Through exercises, tissue massage, and stim the team here helped me to improve my posture and become more self aware of my alignment during daily activities. As a result, I have significantly less tension and I also have the tools to manage my TMJ on my own going forward.

Elbow Pain

For nearly two years, my arm was bothering me. I wore a tennis elbow brace, but it still ached constantly. After completing PT for a different issue, I finally thought to ask if there was a way to fix my arm, and boy, do I regret waiting so long! After the very first session, it felt better than it had in months. Don't wait on PT like I did!

Plantar Fasciitis

Had plantar fasciitis on the L foot. Really bad, unable to walk even a few steps. FYZICAL PTs- Dr. Cheryl and Dr. Rachel did a great job in getting me back to normal walking. I have never walked normally for a long time - like I do "now." I loved coming to PT and the exercises they taught to get better were consistent from both of them. I would recommend this FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers to anybody in a heartbeat. The whole team do a great and excellent job.

Back Pain

I came to PT for ongoing back pain. I really enjoyed this experience. All of the provides are so nice and made me feel very comfortable. I plan to take all that I've learned here and continue to get stronger. Thank you!

L Hip Stress Fracture

I had a stress fracture in my left hip, after pinning surgery in
February 2019 I had at home PT, until I could do most activities while using a
cane. I came to Fyzical to work on increasing my mobility and working out the limp
in my leg.  The PT exercises and e-stim
were helpful to reduce the pain in my leg. 
I regained great mobility over the course of treatment!

I like this facility a lot – all of the PT’s and techs are so
energetic and it has a very happy and positive vibe rather than a cold clinical
feeling.  I appreciate all of the help
the staff gave me, and I feel very encouraged!

Thanks for everything – I hope you all stay well. I will definitely
recommend Fyzical to everyone I know who may need PT in the future!

Broken Leg

After I broke my leg and got the cast off I had to go to PT.  When I first came I couldn't even walk without my boot. I had to do lots of exercises to get stringer. My favorite was picking up marbles with my toes! I had lots of great helpers. I am so happy to be done!

Left Shoulder

I love the staff here. I'm a crossing guard and due to a fall that injured my left shoulder I could not raise my left arm (not good when you need to stop traffic!). I couldn't put in t-shirts, socks or anything without help. After a few weeks of therapy I could lift my arm enough to do my job, and after 2 months I'm pretty much doing everything I did before. With diligence in doing exercises on my own, I believe I'll be  100%.  They gave me the tools, so now it's up to me. I can't thank all of them enough. They are the best; considerate, kind patient and FUN!!

Knee Pain

When I first started I had extreme pain that traveled from my right knee to my thigh and into my groin.  This was on my right side.  I have NO pain there now! I have a little pain in my left knee, but much less than when I started.Everyone I worked with was beyond professional and kind. They kept directions and exercises simple and doable at home.  The front desk people are so friendly, especially Slinky!I would (and have) recommended FYZICAL to people. It all trickles down from Dr. Cheryl and I want to thank her & everyone for all they have done to help me. I feel 100% better than when I started. 


I came for balance and I'm really happy with the results. Walked around the outside of the house on the grass and had no problem. Feed the birds in backyard also.

ASIS Fracture

Before PT I was struggling to lift my leg due to a hurdles injury.  With the exercises given, I was able to track my progress and keep working back my athleticism.  Within weeks I was able to get more and more motion.  All physical therapists at FYZICAL were very nice and encouraging. They assisted me through everything while I transitioned back into sports.

Back Muscle Spasms

Prior to coming to FYZICAL, I was in a good bit of back pain.  The muscles in my back were inhibiting movement and exercise.  I was approaching my first weight lifting competition and needed help! The doctors at FYZICAL were so understanding,  thorough and supportive. I arrived to the office twice a week and was met with smiles & friendly personalities. The doctors clearly explained what I needed to do to help strengthen my back muscles and why the exercises I was doing were important. I've had a great experience here at FYZICAL.

Lumbar Fusion

When I first came in after surgery I was unable to move very much at all.  With the help of the entire staff here within 6 weeks I am able to move around much better and in much less pain. I want to thank you all very much.

Hip Replacement

I came to Dr. Cheryl for follow up PT to my hip replacement surgery. Had had knee replacement (same side - left) 9 months earlier. Dr. Cheryl concurred w/ my orthopedist that my entire left side was incredibly tight. Orthopedist told me my left side might not loosen up since I'd had this tightness all my adult life (from inactivity of muscles on that side due to ataxia of left leg).
Well, Dr. Cheryl heard that + accepted the challenge of loosening my left side, knowing that was key to recovery of my hip + knee. To complicate matter, my posture was bad. Dr. Cheryl assessed the situation, decided that improving my posture would affect everything else we were working on. So she prescribed exercises to improve my posture. When I left FYZICAL, friends (and Dr. Cheryl) noticed the improvement in my posture and my walking. I'm walking with a steadier gait + feeling more confident. I have a lot more practicing to do but I know I can reach my goals of walking distances and working out at the gym.

Wrist Fracture

I was having problems with my right wrist since falling and fracturing it a few years ago.  I decided against surgery & let it heal by itself. Since then I've had trouble moving it and I lost a great deal of strength.I returned to FYZICAL for PT on my wrist since I had such great results with by balance and leg strength. I can now cook and do my bathing/dressing tasks so much easier now.

Knee Pain

Before I started PT I was witnessing my knee crack and pop more and more and the associated pain grow more and more. Working with the team here has identified what was going poorly and armed me with the knowledge, exercises, and stretches to not only get my knees back into working order but keep it that way! Thank you.

Shoulder Tendinitis

Excellent care... PTs are very socially friendly and put their patients at ease. Skills that are performed are professional. Results are what one would find successful. I would recommend it to anyone that needs this service and they'll be best provided here for their injuries. I find the treatment has benefited my problems and they are minimized.

Ankle Pain

Before I started doing PT, my feet were very weak and I needed to build up my muscle. Over the weeks, I got a lot better at things I didn't know needed improvement! Every time I came here, I had lots of fun and left with a smile on my face. I've gotten so much better and I can do my favorite activities again! I'm going to miss coming here!

Knee Pain

Cuando vene al Therapy & Balance Centers tenia mucho dolor en la rodilla izquierda pues no tenga cartilogo en elle y el dolor era mucho. Pero los terapistas del centro me ayudarme mucho con mi condicion todos hicieron un gran trabajo lo cual le agradezco mucho. Disfrute mucho cual tratamento y con al carisma de alison pues ella es muy dinonica pero todos my audaran y todos son formidables y fantasticas! Gracias de corazon.


It has been a wonderful, helpful experience. Showing me the exercises that would benefit me. The doctors have been so very patient in guiding me through this process.

Hip Pain

Love this place. After a year of limping, discomfort, not sleeping, I am once again moving around, hiking, walking, and back to my normal activities. I felt like I was listened to and the exercises were specific to me. And I am doing everything with out thinking if it might hurt first. Yipee!

Torn Meniscus & Knee Pain

I was so glad a friend recommended Dr. Abelow for my knee injury. After a few weeks of therapy and at home exercises, I feel better than ever. Love Dr. Abelow and her positive attitude. I will certainly recommend FYZICAL to all my friends.

Toe Walking

I came to physical therapy because I was a toe-walker. Now I don't walk on my toes anymore!