Patient Testimonials

A satisfaction survey was sent to 511 patients after being discharged from physical therapy. All patients were evaluated and treated by Steve Kraus PT.

The objective of the survey was to determine the effectiveness of physical therapy for TMD patients referred to physical therapy by the dental profession. The results of the survey will be published in the future.

Comments were optional for patients receiving the survey. The following are their testimonials.

"I felt that the physical therapy I received was "right on" what I needed. All my symptoms disappeared and the TMJ subsided. I am very careful because of Steve's comments that I can choose foods that will not trigger my TMJ again. If it does re-occur I would not hesitate to seek Steve Kraus services again. Thank You Pattie"
  Pattie   63 13 weeks post discharge 8 visits

"Overall experience was very good. Steve took the time to understand my problem and taught me things I could do on my own as well as helped me progress with each session. I use to chew a pack of gum a day and I trusted Steve enough to stop all together when he told me it would help. Haven't had a piece of gum since. Thanks. Sincerely, Zach."
  Zach   24 28 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"My experience with Mr. Kraus was very positive. He gave me a lot of useful advise, especially in regards to the night guard which really helped decrease the grinding."
  Joy   25 36 weeks post discharge 16 visits

"He gave me a lot of information on my jaw. Once I started doing his techniques, I felt I had the answers I needed."
  Rebecca   51 18 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"I'm better, but I'll return if my jaw pain returns. You do a great job Steve."
  Priscilla   67 12 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"Steve's therapy was amazing. Niki can open her mouth now and is not in pain. Once her problem was fixed we quit coming. We really appreciate working her in a few times. This really helped to get things started and having Niki feel better. Thanks so much. (Could not wear appliance because did not fit in mouth and caused too much pain."
  Nicole   16 16 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"Steve, Thanks so much for effective therapy and the follow-up. I really appreciate it. I am very sorry that I am not able to keep up with the therapy due to lot of time constraints on my part. If I were to require more physical therapy for my TMD, you know who I will turn to. Thanks Again."
  Padmiavathi   35 15 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"You helped me a great deal - I deeply appreciate it! About 1 1/2 months later it started bothering me, but nothing like it did before coming to see you. It is not continuous. I was diagnosed with arthritis, so I realize I will have to live with it. I take Advil when it bothers me & have a little TEN electrode combo system that helps. I hope to never go through that again but if it gets that bad again I will be coming back to see you."
  Tina   40 17 weeks post discharge 11 visits

"Sought PT to teach me how to better equip myself in living with this condition."
  Susan   45 13 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Symptoms reduced with home exercise program per Steve Kraus."
  Beverly   60 14 weeks post discharge 2 visits

"I felt much better after my treatment with Steve Kraus. Excellent service and treatment."
  Pamela   42 14 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Problem resolved; therapy / treatment successful. Thank you for being there and providing the services."
  Evangeline   74 13 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"Treatment ended and was successful."
  Kelsey   11 15 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"One treatment was all I needed at the time."
  Vonnell   80 14 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Still pops but no pain. Thanks to Steve, I am absolutely pain free. I no longer wear my mouth appliance, and if the symptoms ever came back, I'll be sure to call."
  Jennifer   36 24 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"I have been doing better."
  Charlotte   69 12 weeks post discharge 15 visits

"I only went once but I'm sure it would have helped more."
  Kaila   22 16 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Thank you so much for your help Steve. I still have pain but you have taught me ways to reduce it. Thanks!"
  Amanda   28 12 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"I have fibromyalgia which also causes problems with neck - will never go away but is better / Take medications that can cause this also - dizziness / Had top & bottom retainers before, after therapy got actual splint for top / Your location was very convenient to my work, your staff was very courteous and efficient. Steve was Great!"
  Major   55 14 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"I did not fully realize how greatly physiotherapy helped my condition until I had moved to NC and unable to go to a therapist. Thank You!"
  Amber   22 16 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"I would absolutely return to this office even though I live about 50 miles away. The treatment I received from Steve Kraus PT helped more than all the meds I have ever taken for my jaw pain. The staff was also friendly and helpful in scheduling my appointments. Thanks."
  Carol   48 16 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Steve completed his mission. He showed me the appropriate exercises and recommended the appropriate equipment. I am much better equipped to deal with my TMD after being under Steve's care. Thanks and well done!"
  Joe, US Navy   53 14 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"Mr. Kraus - Thank you for all your help! Your therapy was very helpful and you were a great PT!"
  Jennifer   21 32 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"Very Good."
  Minnie   75 14 weeks post discharge 10 visits

"No further treatment needed, successful."
  Pamela   36 15 weeks post discharge 7 visits

"Believed symptoms had improved, using mouth appliance also which is helping significantly."
  Jeffrey   35 15 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"If necessary, I would definitely come back."
  Greta   68 21 weeks post discharge 16 visits

"It seemed to really help and hit a plateau."
  Garth   36 23 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"PT did more than mouth piece. The drive was far. However, Steve took care of this problem that I have had for 10 years. His diagnosis and treatment was just right. I would probably make the drive again if I had problems."
  Joann   45 20 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Steve - is really a great therapist and really helped with my symptoms! Will come back if symptoms return. Hopefully they won't Thanks!"
  Susan   32 12 weeks post discharge 13 visits

"Achieved relief. Continue with exercises at home and pillows at night."
  Jane   54 18 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"Steve was great! I can't believe the difference in my pain (lack of now)! And range of motion. I feel much better and would definitely go back if necessary. Thanks so much!"
  Annmarie   39 12 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"Problem Resolved."
  Stephanie   37 20 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Mr. Kraus was absolutely wonderful to my son. With his expertise and assistance, he is now much better. Thanks so much for all of your help with him. If ever needed in the future, you will ALWAYS be used as our physical therapist."
  Jeff   13 32 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"The treatment I received was excellent and the attitude of the staff was wonderful. I would definitely return if needed in the future after finding employment again."
  Joseph   40 20 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Steve, Thanks so much for your help. I'm doing much better now and only wearing my appliance at night. It was a pleasure meeting you and thanks again for all of of your help."
  Angie   46 20 weeks post discharge 13 visits

"I was completely grateful for all the work."
  Brittany   21 24 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"The neck stretches have been a life safer. They have helped with my overall feeling of well-being and without them I notice strain coming back in the jaw until I resume."
  Sheri   40 23 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"You were great. You helped me a lot with my neck and jaw pain."
  Daina   54 13 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Ear ringing and dizziness are ongoing problems for me and have been for quite a number of years. It's believed to be from my acute hearing loss. Therapy has made me more comfortable."
  June   70 32 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"I benefited greatly from Steve Kraus' treatment. I am currently maintaining my jaw pain."
  Joyce   66 13 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"I thought the treatment I had was very helpful and I plan to come back some time in the future."
  Julia   67 19 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"The therapy was great; staff was great Steve was excellent."
  Cheryl   51 36 weeks post discharge 7 visits

"Problems for which I sought therapy were addressed. I did not require further therapy."
  Pilgrim   45 42 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"Steve understood the problem and was willing to work with our difficult schedule. The treatment was helpful but the ultimate answer was an appliance. Thank you Steve."
  Leah   20 36 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"PT helped temporarily - symptoms came back in 24 hrs. Unfortunately there has been no resolution to date - so I will just keep coping w/ TMJ. But Steve was a delight to work with! If I need PT in the future, I would definitely come to see him again!"
  Julia   31 32 weeks post discharge 10 visits

"Great experience and very helpful. Steve showed me how to reposition myself during sleep and daily activities in order to alleviate strain and stress on my neck, shoulders, and back. I still do the exercises he showed me to help stretch my jaw muscles and continue to be pain free. My jaw hasn't locked since physical therapy and having my splint made. I couldn't be happier with my experience and will certainly return if my symptoms or pain occurs again."
  Rachael   22 48 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"Got much better with physical therapy."
  Debra   46 42 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"PT from Steve plus exercises I do at home (that he gave me) have caused my TMJ symptoms to subside. My TMJ is now manageable if I do the ex."
  Patricia   52 32 weeks post discharge 14 visits

"I came to you for a consultation. You talked with my physical therapist to help him better treat me. I am a college student and it was to far of a drive or I would have loved to continue my treatment with you. Thank you for all your help."
  Lindsey   19 52 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"The therapy helps me to open my mouth wide enough for an appliance the appliance did help some. Nothing did much good until surgery. Since surgery I have had complete relief! Thanks."
  Vickie   48 52 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Steve did his Job!"
  Vince   42 58 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Solved my problem. All Better."
  Kyle   44 50 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"I love the therapy - I'd like to come back again - maybe a plan could be made for cash clients. Thank you for asking my opinion - Happy New Year!"
  Susan   43 48 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"Improvement in Symptoms."
  Ruth   53 60 weeks post discharge 1 visit

"PT worked! I now sleep without a mouth piece and no longer have pain."
  Kelly   39 48 weeks post discharge 8 visits

"After each visit, I did feel some relief. I did so appreciate the time and care you gave me."
  Julie   39 64 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"I hope this helps you Steve. Thank you for trying to help me before surgery."
  Donna   39 68 weeks post discharge 2 visits

"My main concern when beginning PT was limited ability to open my mouth. After just a couple of visits, that problem was completely resolved. PT definitely helped and did exactly what Steve said it would do."
  Heather   28 68 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"It helped a lot, but I felt like I didn't need it anymore."
  Alexandra   15 40 weeks post discharge 10 visits

"I was wearing an appliance 24/7 when I started PT. PT allowed me to start wearing it only at night, which I still do. I also do all the exercises as well as the hometrac on a daily basis. Steve encouraged me to start walking, which I do most days. He is a great physical therapist for whom I am very thankful. You did such a good job you worked yourself out of a job!"
  Marjorie   64 32 weeks post discharge 35 visits

"My primary problem related to clenching my teeth was reduced through the technique of gently moving my lower jaw as suggested by Steve Kraus."
  Elaina   31 64 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"After a few sessions post surgery, I reached a point where I could manage the exercises and heat therapy myself at home."
  Gail   56 56 weeks post discharge 8 visits

"Thought that my damage was permanent and I was wasting time. Loved your practice - If I ever need to heal - I'll come to you."
  Denise   45 64 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"Steve was an exemplary PT guy. Informative, insightful, resourceful. He connected me to the right therapy and best doctor."
  Paul   42 60 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"I did feel better somewhat during therapy. It helped me understand the way my muscles were contributing my pain. I still have muscle pain but least am aware of what to do to make it go away now. I am exercising and increasing my upper body strength and regularly relaxing my muscles - it is a struggle but am feeling better. However nights are still not that great for me overall and although muscles are doing better, there is neck pain and crunching sounds when I turn my head to the side and arm pain as of late. These are most troublesome currently."
  Angel   34 72 weeks post discharge 8 visits

"It helped a lot but as this is a reaction to stress, I think I need to replace popping my jaw by another behavior."
  Paige   35 60 weeks post discharge 8 visits

"Finished treatment / no further problems."
  Kimberly   24 72 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Thanks Steve."
  Timothy   50 72 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"Treatment complete - Problem Solved."
  Jonathan   60 72 weeks post discharge 2 visits

"Although PT gave me some relief, I can not say it was the sole cause of the pain going away."
  Lyoia   46 56 weeks post discharge 16 visits

"Steve cured me 100% - never had another problem."
  Brent   57 68 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"I came for neck, shoulder, upper arm pain caused by repetitive typing on a lap top keyboard. Several exercises were provided that helped as well as a new key board. So far so good. Thank you Steve."
  Lisa   54 80 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"I went through chiropractic therapy (SOT) through a different dental office with a different appliance (was not working). One year prior to changing to a new dentist, new appliance, and new PT (Steve Kraus). I improved even after the first PT session and increasingly with each session (marked improvement) thereafter. Steve's preventive information (positioning/posture/exercises) helped me at work and night. I don't think I would have improved as much without Steve's therapy."
  Kim   43 32 weeks post discharge 43 visits

"PT was a great help."
  Terry   63 72 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"Pain went away or at least got a lot better."
  Leah   23 68 weeks post discharge 9 visits

"Completed Post - Surgery Therapy with Steve."
  Wendy   27 76 weeks post discharge 16 visits

"Physical Therapy cured me!"
  Margaret   80 76 weeks post discharge 6 visits

"Insurance benefits ran out for the year / out of pocket. Significantly improved & after sessions H/A / neck tension improved which seems to have direct effect on jaw improvement."
  Stephanie   38 76 weeks post discharge 3 visits

"I was finished. Steve and his staff did an excellent job treating my TMD. I haven't had any recurring symptoms. Thank you."
  Stephen   51 80 weeks post discharge 9 visits

"Was laid off from job but did also experienced improvements from therapy. I still do the stretches I was shown."
  Jacqueline   39 80 weeks post discharge 13 visits

"Time and jaw exercises secondary to much prayer and I'm very thankful."
  Maria   60 76 weeks post discharge 5 visits

"Almost 1 yr from the date that my jaw problem started 10-06 it went away 10-07. I'm assuming stress may have been the cause. I don't know. Thank you for your time & research to better understand what we go through - it was not fun! Hope all is going OK."
  Laura   54 84 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"The oral medicine doctor determined the number of treatments. The therapy did help. Have a great and healthy new year. Thank you."
  Mildred   61 88 weeks post discharge 13 visits

"You told me to place a pillow behind my lumbar spine. I don't know exactly how, but that helped my neck, jaw, and shoulders a lot. You told me to get an acrylic mouth piece rather than a soft one. That helped a lot. Thank you for your help and your work."
  Stacy   29 36 weeks post discharge 4 visits

"The therapy has allowed me to function without unbearable pain. I am continuing jaw exercises at home, and I wear my appliance each night."
  Linda   61 12 weeks post discharge 9 visits

"Since the therapy I hardly ever have pain day or night. And I love my neck pillow!"
  Audrey   79 12 weeks post discharge 7 visits

"Mr. Kraus and his staff were always wonderful. My experience in your office was very pleasant. My jaw got better. "
  Willie   45 40 weeks post discharge 1 visits

"Steve - You were incredibly helpful!! I hope I won't have to see you anytime soon but, would have absolutely returned if needed. Thanks and Happy New Year."
  Rose   64 35 weeks post discharge 9 visits

"Steve - you did an excellent job. After the first of the year, if symptoms persist, I will be seeing DR X for the appliance and perhaps more PT. The most improvement was in neck and shoulder pain. - For that I am truly grateful. Thanks for all!"
  Judy   53 12 weeks post discharge 12 visits

"When I came to see you in January I was having severe pain in my left jaw with locking. I was only able to see you once due to the fact that I live in XXX and it was a good distance from my home and driving out to your office a few days a week would mean taking a lot of time off from work. When I came to your office I was greeted by a very nice staff! When I met you I immediately felt comfortable. You took the time to listen to all of my questions and took the time to explain options to me. While we were talking I mentioned to you that I had an appointment set up to see an oral surgeon if therapy did not work, you told me that you thought he was a wonderful doctor. You even talked to me about the different types of surgeries since I did not know anything about them. When I told you where I lived you said you would find me a physical therapist in my area. Before I left your office you had made phone calls and found someone in XXX that I could go to for therapy."
  Jessica   27 18 weeks post discharge 1 visit

 
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