We value our patients' experience at Koslowski Chiropractic Inc PC. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Dr. Dennis Koslowski
Your Minneapolis Chiropractor
Susan B. - Repetitive Stress Injury
Since 2001 I have suffered from repetitive stress injury in my arms, shoulders and upper back because of years spent at a computer terminal. The constant pain disrupted my sleep and made it impossible for me to work, do basic household chores or pursue my hobbies. I spent thousands of dollars going to physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists. Although I sometimes found temporary relief, nothing lasted. The pain got so bad that I was taking 2400 mg of ibuprofen each day until it started causing stomach ulcers. My doctor finally gave me a prescription for Celebrex, but that just took the edge off, it didn't do away with the pain. Then in March 2006, I discovered ART and Dr. Koslowski. He assessed my condition and told me he could make the pain go away. I wanted to believe him, but after all the previous disappointments, I was skeptical. Well, he proved me wrong. I began treatment with two weekly sessions and I'm now (in mid-July) down to one session every other week. I'm not yet completely pain free, but now my worst days are better than my best days used to be, bad days are infrequent and I'm completely off medication. Best of all, I have my life back. Thank you, Dr. Koslowski.
Carolyn S. H. - Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
I came to Dr. Koslowski complaining of shoulder pain and stiffness, a problem which had continued to worsen even after a year of massage and myofascial release treatments. Active Release Therapy was recommended to me by a friend who had found relief from this method for a similar complaint. A brief web search led me to Dr. Koslowski and after a few months of treatment with him, I have found not only great relief from the pain, but also much greater freedom of movement throughout my shoulders and neck. I continue to see him on an occasional basis, perform the exercises that he has provided, and am enjoying more comfort than I've had for years.
Patricia C., Triathlete - Iliotibial Band Syndrome
I injured my iliotibial (IT) band in June of 2000 during my first triathlon. When attempting to run two days after the race, I experienced excruciating pain on the outside of my knee. I could barely walk, let alone think about running. My favorite activity, my stress reliever, my joie de vivre was now put to a stop because of this debilitating injury. I was determined to return to running as soon as possible. Someone recommended acupuncture. I dutifully drove many miles to the recommended acupuncture clinic twice a week. Needles were inserted into my knee, and small jolts of electricity were pumped through. It was not painful, but after two months of out-of-pocket expenses and no improvement, I gave up. In the meantime, I applied every known gel and sport cream to the afflicted knee. My new cologne was minty-fresh BenGay. Next I tried physical therapy. They advised a Protonic device. This was a rather large and cumbersome leg brace that had to be worn several hours a day. I had to perform about 30 minutes of exercise a day using the device. The goal was to straighten my pelvis, which would then magically cure my IT problems. In the winter time, the device actually froze when I attempted to walk outside, so I could not bend the injured leg. I was quite a sight, walking/limping around the University of Minnesota campus. Cars actually stopped for me in the crosswalk. After several months of Protonic therapy, I was able to return to running (about 7 months after the injury). Unfortunately I was still experiencing pain. My physical therapist prescribed a number of exercises with thera-bands for me to do at home. I performed these exercises twice a day, but they took up a lot of time. I had also joined an "IT band injury" discussion group through Yahoo groups on-line. A number of people kept mentioning ART. I was curious, so I decided to find a provider in my area. My first appointment was June of 2002. I went in twice a week for three months. Soon after starting therapy, I was able to run pain-free and I also increased my mileage. I decided to sign up for my first marathon — the New York City marathon. This marathon is a lottery system so you are not guaranteed entry — your name has to be chosen. I got in! I began training for the November race in August after my last triathlon of the season. I continued ART once a week up until the marathon. I was able to complete my marathon in under 4 hours. I would not have been able to cross that finish line if it weren't for my weekly ART sessions with Dr. Koslowski. I continue to receive ART about once every other week to maintain my active lifestyle.
Richard P., Bowler - Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
I have been an avid bowler for 51 years. In August of 2000 I fell off the top step of a ladder while working above ceiling tile in my bowling alley. On reflex, I grabbed a conduit pipe and hung by one hand until the ladder was replaced. About six weeks later my shoulder started hurting. After anti-inflammatory, cortisone, x-rays and MRI scan, it was determined that I had bone spurs. In January 2001 I had arthroscopic surgery to remove the bone spurs. Extensive physical therapy was extended twice. I still experienced pain with extended movements. I didn't sleep well and my shoulder ached a lot of the time. Various sports cremes — blue stuff — gave temporary relief. My bowling average dropped 13 pins to 201. I felt like I had a knife on the top of my shoulder. My sons laughed at how I short-armed my follow through. In February 2003 I started ART with Dr. Koslowski and felt immediate relief. I started bowling in Amateur Bowlers Tour tournaments in May 2003. I won 2 tournaments for the first time in 3 years. At age 65 my average has increased 10+ pins. I have a better pendulum swing and follow through without pain. I shall continue ART to maintain a pain-free arm swing while bowling.
Mike B., Powerlifter - Shoulder Surgery
After years of shoulder problems and multiple attempts to improve the condition, including surgery in 2001, I continued to struggle with poor range of motion and pain. I began reading about ART and decided it was worth a try. I was astounded by the positive results after the first treatment with Dr. Koslowski. I have seen significant improvements in my weight lifting goals and overall shoulder performance. I highly recommend Dr. Koslowski and ART.
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Whether you're suffering from pain as a result of a car accident, work or sports injury, repetitive motion or just hard living, Dr. Koslowski can help. ART treats the causes of pain and discomfort, resulting in lasting relief.