I was injured in my military career and for 29 years, have managed through neck and spine pain that was caused from it. It became unbearable with numbness in my fingers and inability to sleep, sit or work. I have never had nerve pain like I did and when I saw Dr. Nocek, he sent me for an X-ray then MRI to determine what was happening. While waiting for results, he sent me to physical therapy and to Dr. Heftler, a physiatrist, for an injection to help relieve the symptoms until we could determine what to do. Bottom line, I needed spine surgery. I saw ONS neurosurgeon Dr. Fiore, who got me right into surgery, repaired 3 discs, and cleaned up the problems. Immediately, and that’s no joke, immediately, I could tell I was on the mend. I’ve had chronic pain for 29 years and now, almost three months out, the constant ache and nerve pain isn’t there. I had lost feeling in part of my had and fingers which has since returned. Best part of my ONS experience was that everything is onsite and getting to the bottom of this just took a few short days. Everyone works like a team. They are specialists, unlike my experience at the VA. Meanwhile, they helped me manage the pain. I have never experienced this before and I’m very pleased with the results. If you need a neurosurgeon, specialized orthopedist, physiatrist or physical therapy, I totally recommend ONS. ( RateMD)
They are top notch and treat everyone with respect an friendliness from security, doctors, and especially the PT group are super friendly and amazing. Highly recommend them!!! (CCP)
I had the best post op instructions and follow up care I’ve ever had & ONS Physical Therapy was brilliant. I feel very fortunate to have been under his care and have made a full recovery. My knee feels awesome! I’m very grateful to Dr. Kowalsky, his team and my PT Bethany Deer for all of their help and most of all for truly caring about my recovery. THANK YOU!! (5 Star Review on Healthgrades)
Dear Dr. Ennis – I can’t thank you enough for giving me a new knee so I can hop around more quickly after my 2 year old grandson that I take care of three days a week. You are a truly brilliant surgeon. I also appreciate your accepting medicare assignment. I know since I was a former medical office manager that you only receive a fraction of what you truly deserve…also, your terrific physical therapy group, (especially Betsy) accepted medicare because you did surgery on me. (NB)
I thought it was important to send a note to someone at ONS about Dr. Greene and Alicia Hirscht, DPT. I have been treating with Dr. Greene for a torn abductor tendon and other hip issues since December. I started PT in Stamford under Alicia Hirscht. I would easily recommend either practitioner to a family member.
Dr. Greene’s communication was clear and concise when weighing treatment options. PT Hirscht made room in her schedule for me and took the time and effort to get me up and playing tennis again. They are both true professionals and showed an incredible amount of patience working with me to recover from my chronic injuries.
Keep up the excellent work and hiring practices. (note from patient Peter Y.)
“Having recently completed four months of treatment at ONS, I wanted to share my positive experience as too many times this recognition may not be communicated. Suffering from an old injury of a herniated disc, David Nocek, MD determined it had developed into sciatica. Early physical therapy sessions with Fey Adamarola, DPT, had temporary relief, so I was referred to Jeffrey Heftler, MD to get my pain to lower levels to pave the way for an aggressive PT regimen. It was Fey’s positive outlook that gave me the confidence to stay the course and lead to a very positive outcome. I am grateful to the full team at ONS.” (EH)
Alicia Hirscht is an absolutely top-notch physical therapist! As a physician who cares for patients myself, it was so wonderful to experience the kindhearted, knowledgeable, compassionate, and encouraging approach that Alicia took while treating my shoulder problem. She guided me through an intensive 12-week program of physical therapy during which time I started out with a frozen shoulder and ended up with virtually full range of motion. She managed my expectations beautifully, and she gave me terrific guidance with home therapy exercises. I cannot recommend her highly enough! (Note from patient F.S.)
The whole staff at ONS PT unit was really nice, especially Besnik Mucovic, great physical therapy and Dyango.
The ONS Doctors and staff and PT department are all very professional and courteous. They take time to ask questions and listen to the answers. Patients are treated very well. Thank you
Great service by all staff! (patient comment on survey)
Service was excellent and Tatyana was very compassionate.
I appreciate that the therapists listen and observe. Physical and mental attitudes are included in the therapy. As an athlete it is refreshing to work with therapists that know when to push and when to back off.
My prompt recovery was greatly influenced by my therapist and the clear instructions provided by her. Furthermore, the therapist was very cordial, knowledgeable with the utmost professionalism
Pete and Nick have been instrumental in my continued recovery. Thanks ONS (Anonymous)
I had a full tissue tear of my rotator cuff. Dr. Delos examined me and pointed out the alternatives and how we could approach the injury. He explained his plan and operated to repair the damage at the ambulatory center. The experience was very good and they called me the next day to see how I was doing.
I needed physical therapy 3 days a week for the first few weeks, then twice a week and now I so much better six months later. Continue reading “Physical Therapy”
I slipped on the snow and ice and ended up with multiple fractures in my right femur. I’ve never experienced that kind of pain, it was horrible and traumatic. They took me to Stamford Hospital and I got in touch with Demetris Delos, MD. I was moved to Greenwich Hospital and the very next morning at 7 a.m., Dr. Delos was there to operate on my leg.
Before the surgery, Dr. Delos explained everything I needed to know about my condition and how he was hoping to repair the damage in a minimally invasive way of inserting a rod into the bone. He informed me that there may be a chance he would have to do a little more invasive surgery and that would involve a steel plate but, that he would not know until he was actually in to see the damage. Dr. Delos made me feel very comfortable with his level of confidence before the surgery and after and the fact that he answered all of my questions so I knew what the outcomes would be.
After the surgery the terrible pain I had when I arrived, was gone. I stayed at the hospital a few days and very shortly after, almost all of the post-op pain was gone.
For two weeks I had physical therapy at home then I came to ONS for where PT’s, Nik (Besnik) and Tanya (Tatyana), worked with me to get back to normal activities. They were great and now I am 4 months out with little to no pain. I can’t believe that I’m back to spin class, palates and feel great considering the severity of my injury.
Throughout this process, Dr. Delos has been a great communicator. He was available when I called, he took the time and listened to my concerns personally and would tell me to come in if I felt he should evaluate any of my concerns. I have two small scars which is great when you consider how bad the injury was.
Dr. Miller– I had a shoulder replacement and the whole process was made as easy as possible for me from the doctor to the administrators and followup. The Physical Therapy Department is the absolute best. It is my belief that my progress is mostly due to an excellent surgeon and a brilliant, gentle physical therapist. (Anonymous)
Great experience here after a poor one elsewhere. The healing process starts with the facility which is airy and spacious with tons of natural light. Therapists and assistants are thorough, attentive, friendly, and professional. They carefully create and implement effective treatment plans and follow through with individualized attention throughout sessions (not leaving you on your own while they look after others). Cleanliness is top notch and the equipment is great too. (5 Star review on Google from S.S.)
Fey and ONS PT Staff – Thank you for being such an important part of my recovery. I could not have done it without your help and support. You are such a nice and supportive group of professionals. From the warm and friendly greeting the moment you enter the door to the smiles and conversations by everyone at ONS (even if you are not interacting with that person on that specific day) to the excellent care and attention by you Fey, and the other physical therapists I have worked with. I am so glad I came to ONS for my recovery. Thank you for everything. (PP)
I have had a chronic tennis elbow problem for several years. I recently decided to finally fix my problem and had an appointment with an ONS doctor who prescribed PT. My experience at ONS PT in Stamford has been nothing short of outstanding. The environment is beautiful (you look out onto trees as you work out) and the skill of the therapists is a 10. Tara, has done a great job with me. After just 3 weeks, I am already seeing significant improvements. I would highly recommend ONS PT. (5 Star review on Google from Bill F.)
The whole staff at ONS PT unit was really nice, especially Besnik Mucovic, great PT & Dyango. (patient comment from survey)
I would like to take this opportunity to formally compliment one of your employees at ONS Physical Therapy in your Greenwich, CT office. Ms. Tanya Kalyuzhny has been providing physical therapy to my right arm due to tennis strain for more than three months. Since her first evaluation, I feel that my quick recovery is due to Tanya’s individualized physical therapy programs and expertise.
Encouraging, knowledgeable and professional are the words that immediately come to mind to describe Tanya as a physical therapist. She intuitively knows how to push me beyond what I thought I could do without going overboard. Her insightful facts, statistics and knowledge of the human body are remarkable. She is extremely knowledgeable in orthopedic injuries by including both traditional types of exercise along with newer methods that improve functionality and movement while also reducing pain.
I believe Ms. Kalyuzhny is a key asset to ONS and is part of the reason why many others and I will continue to recommend ONS for any physical therapy treatment. (Letter written by Felicity K., Old Greenwich, CT)