After three sessions I felt about 25% less pain than at my baseline. I just finished my fifth private session and already can see results beyond those I can feel. I am stronger and my pain has decreased by at least 50%. After a pilates session with Ranada I feel like my body is one cohesive unit instead of feeling like my skin is the only thing holding my joints together and it is such an empowering feeling because it is allowing me to find joy in activities that had become too painful to enjoy.
I highly recommend booking a session; my only regret is waiting as long as I did to start my pilates journey with Ranada!
"My friend and therapist Nikki Dority is without a doubt the most well trained and gifted physical therapist I have encountered anywhere. I am a lifelong skier and active older mom and grandmom. I have spent years of skiing and racing everywhere and using primitive (1940s) equipment to what we have today. I suffered several injuries adding up to the need for surgery and therapy. I found Nikki about 8 years ago and she made my life so much better. She worked with her hands and then taught me to care for my body and reach each day for better posture, better breathing and a better attitude about aging. She teaches that therapy is preventative, not treatment with drugs, surgery and imaging. When we need the surgeon, therapy is a must after healing and she knows how to deliver it. It has been a journey watching her create a loving family and balance her work and her environment. Nikki Dority is a wonder! "
"Thank God for Candice! The surgeon repaired the injury, but Candice made me feel better and allowed me to regain functionality. I worked with a different physical therapist for 6 weeks before working with Candice. My improvement during the first 6 weeks was negligible; after working with Candice, my scar tissue issues were resolved, my mobility and strength improved, and my pain has become more manageable . My recovery has accelerated after working with Candice and I strongly recommend her to anyone experiencing pain or recovering from a surgical procedure. "
"Nikki Dority is to me one of the most amazing people. We meet when I was in physical therapy with another therapist and she would sub. I was so happy when I needed therapy again that they recommend her. They thought I needed surgery, but this was a last stitch effort. Wow was I thankful, Nikki knew what the problem was, not related to it, gotta love that referred pain. She is so knowledgeable and does not waste time getting you back and well! TOTALLY TRUST NIKKI 110%"
"Candice's skill, keen insights, coupled with her in depth knowledge of body mechanic has truly helped me with a number of arthritic issues. Adding exercises for small muscles has given me more relief in my neck issues than the previous several decades of other types of physical therapy. Her use of the reformer coupled with other treatment modalities has helped me rehab two knees after replacements. However, above and beyond her skill is her caring manner."
"I have been seeing Dr Dority for 10 years now for various ailments and each time she has been able to diagnose the problem and treat it accordingly. Her ability to ask the right questions and diagnose is phenomenal all while making you feel comfortable in her exam room. "
"I have made so much progress since beginning Pilates with Ranada. She takes the principles that I have in physical therapy and uses those to build strength in the areas that I need to support my back. Ranada is excellent at providing a supportive atmosphere that is custom made to fit my current abilities. Since starting Pilates with Ranada I am stronger and can function better in all aspects of my life including being fit enough to parent an active toddler more effectively! I cannot say enough about how much of a blessing her classes have been in my life!"
"When I came to see Nikki, I had been suffering persistent pain in my hip for about a year. Prior to the onset of the pain, I was extremely active in a number of physical activities, but the pain had rendered me unable to walk even a block and caused me to gain over thirty pounds. I had been to a chiropractor, an orthopedist, and another physical therapist, had x-rays, an MRI, and cortisone injections, none of which successfully diagnosed or relieved the problem. I had a history of endometriosis, and my hypothesis that my hip pain might be related to that led me to Nikki because of her expertise in women's health.
I immediately knew that I was dealing with someone with a tremendous amount of knowledge, not just of her own area of specialty but holistic knowledge of how all the body's systems work together. At my first appointment, she was able to assess the actual roots of my pain (there were several interrelated issues, most prominently a pelvic floor spasm) and come up with a treatment plan. Within three months, my day-to-day pain level was greatly reduced, and I was able to begin exercising again. As my treatment continued, my pain gradually disappeared completely, and I was eventually able to stop all pain medication. A year after I began seeing Nikki, I had lost all the weight I gained while I was inactive.
But Nikki's incredible diagnostic and treatment skills are only part of the story. My medical history, the nature of my problem, and the impact it had had on my life had brought me to a very low point emotionally by the time I came to see Nikki. She not only treated my physical health but listened to me and provided amazing emotional support through a treatment program that was often extremely painful. She respected my own knowledge and intuition about my body, and truly made me feel like a partner in my treatment and not just a patient. Despite the pain, I always looked forward to my visits to her office just for the support she provided.
In short, Nikki is the absolute best medical practitioner I have ever worked with. Words cannot express how grateful I am to her for giving me back my life, my self-esteem, and so many of the things I love to do. I consider myself unbelievably lucky to have found her when I did."
I feel the need to compare the care that I received from Dr. Winslow's office to previous services that I was given for the same injury because the difference is so striking.
Anyone who has had a significant musculoskeletal injury will tell you the pain is bad enough. Salt on the open wound is when you seek medical help and leave the office more frustrated than when you came.
I was referred to his office because I was struggling with back pain for several months. I had already received 16 physical therapy sessions, 8 massage therapy sessions, and 16 chiropractor/accupuncture sessions. I was doing home exercises, stretching and walking everyday. I can now tell you that all the effort in the world does not get you where you want if you are headed in the wrong direction.
It was a breath of fresh air to be seen by Dr. Winslow and his team of skilled therapists. After a thorough evaluation I was provided with comprehensive treatment. I was given their undivided attention at every visit. Every treatment included massage therapy, education about healthier movement patterns, and osteopathic adjustments from a medical doctor. I also received incredible 1:1 physical therapy from Candace. She helped me modify how I lift, reach, and use my body everyday (home and at work).
Rocky Mountain Osteopathic Medicine provided medical expertise and compassionate care that gave me hope at a time that I needed it desperately. I am so thankful that I was referred to their office. I would recommend their office to my closest family members and friends without reservation.
I was looking for a massage therapist who could provide therapeutic expertise and a stress relieving experience. On my first visit with Ranada Erickson, I knew I had found a "massage home". Ranada was authentic, interested and attentive. With her, I found that perfect balance of therapy and relaxation. She eased my chronic neck and shoulder pain and brought a healing touch to a knee with osteoarthritis and one that had been replaced. Over the last several months, I have seen Ranada regularly and cannot say enough about her personal approach to massage. I never feel like I am receiving a generic massage. Every time I see her, I feel like she is responding to what my body needs in that moment. She is truly gifted in her ability to provide a personalized experience.
Currently, I see Ranada for both massage and Pilates. I started taking individual Pilates sessions to compliment the benefits of massage and to help with recovery from a knee replacement. I find Ranada to be a gifted teacher. She is knowledgable, energetic, and brings a sense of joy and fun to our work together. She hits that perfect balance of pushing me without taking it too far. And she offers tips and advice on how to integrate proper movement techniques into my daily life. I am realizing a dramatic increase in strength and flexibility. I feel more centered, energetic and in less pain because I am regularly stretching and becoming aware of how to move. She brings skill, enthusiasm and variety to her individualized work with me and I thoroughly enjoy my Pilates time. With every session, I feel stronger, more aligned and more aware of my body. Because I see Ranada for both Pilates and massage, she is able to provide an integrated approach that is tailored to the needs of my body. She knows me and what I need to maximize the benefits of both massage and Pilates.
Initially I questioned the cost of regular massage and individual Pilates sessions, but I no longer question the investment I am making. Ranada provides guidance and personalized caring support that has allowed me to become stronger and move without pain. I can truly say that she has enhanced the quality of my life.
As a Colorado athlete continually trying to keep up with my mentors and peers at the ski areas, on the trails, in the mountains and all around the state, I finally realized that I have to take care of my body. My Physical Therapist got me on the right track by diagnosing my problems and recommending exercises, but I needed more.
When I first met Ranada, outside of the office, she listened to my concerns and immediately said that we could dig deeper into my knee problems. She believed that my PT was just scratching the surface of my issues.
At the first session, she listened as I went over everything that I had learned so far. She listened, asked questions, wrote things down, was very patient and was very confident that she could help. The Confidence that she exudes made me know that the knee issues would be disappearing shortly.
We went over many exercises in great detail. She made sure that the foundation of the exercise was correct before we started, made sure my spine was in perfect alignment, she corrected bad habits, corrected bad form and so much more.
What I really appreciated was that she explained the purpose of each exercise, so I was mentally able to understand the process. There was no guessing and once again, she patiently answered all of my questions.
It's up to me to follow through, but Ranada has me on the right track. I recently Trekked through Peru, pain free. Thanks Ranada! See you at the next session. Self Care is a Life Time Journey!