I am completely moved to write a shining review for this place. Nine months of pain and frustration (posterior tibial tendonitis pain which was originally misdiagnosed as scar tissue in my arch, which Dr. Nurse re-Dx as a knot in my calf/tibia) completely GONE in 45 minutes. GONE. I have never been so happy. I feel like I have my life back. I scheduled a 2nd appointment for next week too. Most importantly: I felt safe here. And when he said "You're going to be fine", I actually believed it! I PR'd my 5K time during a training run the next morning. I am a little shocked, to be honest! If you have any kind of pain - please go see this guy! Go go go!
- Nicole W.
I’ve been struggling with chronic tendonopathy issues in my knee for over a year. As a competitive cyclist in cyclocross and mountain biking, my frustration level was high when I finally met Dr. Nurse. I’d seen several providers including orthopedics, PTs, massage therapists and a few other ART therapists, as far away as Boulder, CO without a lot of success. Dr. Nurse has been really vital in my path back to competition. His aggressive treatments are what I needed to get my knee back on the bike and cycling the way I’m used to again. He gets what it’s like to be injured and to be highly competitive, which I find really important in a sports medicine provider. Recently, I’ve been logging more hours on my bike per week than I have in the last 2 years.
- Emily R.
As a member of the Crossfit Southie community, prior to joining the box, the #1 fear I had (like most Crossfitters) was getting injured. That is why for the past 6 months I have been seeing Dr. Ian Nurse on a weekly basis to help my body recover from a tough week of working towards my fitness goals. Dr. Nurse has been an engaging, qualified, and caring practitioner of A.R.T., which has helped my avoid any major injuries since I started Crossfit and has helped my mobility immensely! I now feel more limber and supple in tackling the grueling day-to-day schedule that is Crossfit. I continue to feel confident in performing all lifting movements without fear of tears or strains to my body. I would highly recommend the services of Dr. Nurse for those athletes in the Crossfit community seeking to take their performance to the next level!
- Matthew W.
I am an avid distance runner, running every day somewhere between 7 and 12 miles. So, when I am injured, I am not a happy camper. Unfortunately I am also injury prone and throughout my running career I have had to take time off again and again for tendonitis, bursitis, stress fractures, etc. I have worked with countless physical therapists, orthopedic doctors, and chiropractors to try to treat these injuries through the years with varied success. When I started working with Ian Nurse I finally found a doctor who could consistently narrow in on my specific ailment and efficiently treat me and get me back running in weeks or even days depending on the injury. When I became pregnant, Ian worked on my hips regularly to keep me loose and pain free, running well into my third trimester. There is no one else I trust more with my running legs and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for injury relief.
- Sarah K.
I knew there would be hell to pay for cycling over forty miles with acute knee pain. Three months later, after weeks of physical therapy, strengthening exercises, and foam rolling, I could barely manage to cycle 5 miles before the pain returned. Dr. Nurse identified the IT Band as the culprit and provided the much-needed ART and Graston therapy. Within a few weeks, I was back on the bike, cycling 20-30 miles. Within a few months, I was cycling centuries faster than ever. Now, Dr. Nurse is my first stop for any sport-related injury.
- M. G.
I'm a creaky, middle-aged athlete with the flexibility of a robot trying to run a fast 5k. I've also been running competitively for many years, and follow treatment outcomes data relatively closely. In other words, not exactly an ideal patient. That said, I've worked with the good folks at WIMB and had great results. I recently broke my adult 5k PR, and am zeroing in on my lifetime (high school) PR. I'm successfully putting in 50-70 mile weeks, where before I came to WIMB I would succumb to hamstring, hip, or patellar tendon issues trying to sustain 20 mile weeks. I work most closely with Dr. Wisneski, whom I see regularly, but benefit from the coaching, massage, and yoga offerings associated with the practice. Dr. Wisneski's pragmatic and systematic treatments strike me as crucial to my ongoing running health.
- Charlie B.
WIMB helps rebuild Boston's athletes - from professionals to weekend warriors. Dr. Chandra provided me with exceptional care, and addressed the root of my foot pain. Through treatment and prescribed home exercises, I have been able to see real improvements. You will not find a better doctor.
- Esteban M
A longtime runner now in my 60s, I began developing painful overuse injuries of varying severity a couple of years ago, especially during winter. My coach recommended Wellness in Motion Boston and I made an appointment with Dr. Chandra Wisneski; it was one of the smartest things I’ve done. Chandra listened to my vague complaints (my upper left leg hurts and I can't run!) and my concerns (I have races coming up!), took a history, did a thorough physical evaluation, and went to work. I've had a total of 9 sessions and every one of them helped reduce my pain a little more, sometimes a lot more. I was running again with much less discomfort in 4 weeks, training in 8, racing successfully in 12. In addition to hands-on therapy, after most sessions Chandra also gave me good advice on stretches and other exercises to reduce the muscle tightness and imbalances that caused my pain to begin with. I am now completely pain-free, a condition I’ve not felt in several years. Thank you, Chandra!
Finally deciding to get some treatment for my lower back pain and going to see Dr. Wisneski was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I had previously tried personal training in an attempt to help strengthen and help my back but it wasn’t until I started seeing Dr. Wisneski that I began to really feel the results. On top of that she is a pleasure to meet with so I highly recommend giving her and Wellness in Motion a try!