Finding relief from rotator cuff soreness and carpal tunnel pain

I came to Dr. Shmuel Tatz’s office after spending 14 months trying numerous remedies for rotator cuff soreness and carpal tunnel pain.

I had tried acupuncture, massage, Chinese cupping, chiropractic, and nothing had worked yet, and the problem was getting worse. I was ready to begin physical therapy.

Upon entering Dr. Tatz’s welcoming office and reading the glowing testimonials on the wall, I felt that this would be the place where I would find a successful remedy for my injuries. The rotator cuff damage came from yoga and the carpal tunnel pain from working on a computer too many hours a day.

Dr. Tatz’s reception staff is hospitable and polite. I felt welcomed the moment I walked in. The office is filled with photos of former patients, many of them professional musicians and actors. The office background music was a string quartet playing Mozart, which was very pleasant.

It is Dr. Tatz himself who performs the real magic. It was wonderful to be greeted by such a friendly happy practitioner.  He is full of energy and performed standing exercises with me for 20 minutes. I also learned how to walk properly and how to stand correctly. Lift the heels and swing the arms forward and back. Dr. Tatz looks at the whole body. He was smiling the entire time and we were both swinging our arms and bending our knees. He was a joyful good mood that was infectious. I felt confident that my problems would be solved with Dr. Tatz’s guidance.

Next I went into the treatment room where he did deep tissue massage on my neck and shoulders, which I found to be very relaxing. He urged me to practice the exercises throughout the day, whenever I had the time, and to take breaks from typing after 50 minutes.

By Heather White