I worked with Allison Hoestermann when I injured my shoulder while weight training. I thought I was done for sure when my shoulder popped while bench pressing. I didn’t hold out much hope of getting back to where I was when I went In for Physical Therapy. Allison explained to me what the situation was and what we were going to do to heal it. Her depth of Knowledge and caring manner really put me at ease and made me feel confident that I could overcome the Injury. Allison introduced me to the training exercises and showed me the correct form and movement. We worked hard, and in the end I was fully healed and ready for weight training again! I could not have done it without her.
I developed pretty severe vertigo, and after suffering on and off for quite a while, I decided to do something about it. My Doctor advised me to have Physical therapy. I did not have much confidence that physical therapy could help with my Dizziness. I worked with Amy Barbasch and Julie Wolfley and they assured me that Physical therapy could give me relief. They explained the causes of my vertigo and made me understand that it didn’t just come from out of the blue, there was a reason for it. That made me feel quite relieved. They put me through a series of tests to determine the source and severity of my vertigo. Then they performed specific movements of my head and neck. They also provided me with exercises to do at home. I was amazed at how fast I had relief. Both Amy and Julie are true professionals. I’m so glad I went to them for help!
I am a Registered Nurse, having worked 42 years until I retired 5 years ago. I started having arthritic pain in both of my knees at about the same time. The pain got progressively worse. I sought treatment with an orthopedic surgeon hoping to delay the inevitable knee replacement, trying a series of steroid injections. I was scheduled for surgery last April 2020, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. Concerned that I was becoming less active due to the pain over the next several months, I decided to do something proactive about my knees and general physical condition before having surgery. I called for an appointment with Dr. Amy Barbasch, a Physical Therapist with Natural Physical Therapy. For approximately 2 months Amy worked with me to strengthen my leg muscles, balance, and generally get me ready for surgery. I was very anxious about having my first surgery at the at age of 68, not to mention in the middle of a pandemic.
To help prepare me I was given ‘homework’ after every appointment. Every day after doing my exercises, I could feel myself feeling better and actually looked forward to the next appointment.
Late in September I had a left total knee replacement at a local hospital and was able to go home the same day! The PT’s who came to my bedside in the hospital to evaluate me said I was well prepared-as I was able (2 hours after surgery) to walk down the hall and climb stairs before I went home that evening.
The next day, Amy came to my home to begin my post op PT regimen. She was kind, reassuring but firm with her expectations. She returned 2 more times to the house until I could drive myself (about 10 days after surgery) to see her in her office. I continued PT for 2 months. I feel so much better now, and know that Amy will be there when I decide the time is right to have my right knee replaced.
I would highly recommend Amy Barbasch and all of the providers at Natural PT of East Amherst. I have been consistently going to PT for a chronic issue since this past summer and have had so much improvement overall! I love the one-on-one individualized care that I receive in a space that is calm and inviting. I have never had to wait for my appointment times and can schedule with ease each week. It is so great to have continuity of care with the same provider, because consistency is definitely a huge factor with PT. Definitely consider the ladies at Natural PT of East Amherst for all of your physical therapy needs—you truly will not be disappointed with your overall experience and results!
Had a great experience with Natural Physical Therapy of East Amherst! Worked with Dr. Julie Wolfley on some knee and hip issues, and she did an incredible job getting me back to running at full speed! Julie was great to work with, and extremely knowledgeable with all strengthening and stretching techniques, and provided excellent personal care. She did a great job from start to finish, and I’d suggest Julie and the rest of her team at Natural Physical Therapy of East Amherst to anyone looking to recover from any kind of injury!
I went to see Amy Barbasch for back pain - too much sitting, not enough activity. Each PT session was one on one. The personal attention allowed me to ask questions and make sure I really understood how I was supposed to be doing my exercises. And she even checked in on me between visits! My back pain is gone, and I feel terrific. I am so excited for the summer!
I had the pleasure of working with Allison Hoestermann PT, DPT. The first thing I noted, and appreciated, was how attentive to detail, cleanliness and CDC/NYS guidelines this practice is related to COVID guidelines. Big bottle of sanitizer immediately upon entering. Masks worn, and PT table cleaned between clients. In addition to her knowledge of muscular and body mechanics, Allison has exceptional relational skills and brings HIHGLY creative and unique modifications to exercises provided. She is encouraging, patient with all relevant questions, and instills hope. The practice optimizes use of technology and all exercises discussed and prescribed and sent to members thought a patient portal for home practice. If you are seeking a skillful practitioner and well designed PT studio I can highly recommend Allison and Natural Physical Therapy of East Amherst.
Julie is phenomenal at what she does. I’ve been working with her for several months to rehab my hip. I’m a runner, and so is Julie, so she’s able to customize exercises for my needs and understand my injury. Julie is constantly coming up with new ways to treat my hip. She’s very thoughtful and methodical and she’s extremely responsive via text and email. I would highly recommend Julie. She’s a very talented PT and amazing person!
Julie was wonderful to work with and really took the time to get to understand what my issues were. She knew exactly what I needed to do to get better and was able to create a realistic plan for me while fully understanding my goals and limitations. Having one-on-one time with her definitely helped my healing process and it allowed us to use the entire time to work on my issue and to make sure I was doing the exercises correctly.
I suddenly started having severe, debilitating vertigo. I had never had it before and I had no idea what to do. During this time of quarantine, I did not want to risk going to the doctors office. A friend referred me to Natural Physical Therapy of East Amherst. I called and was seen via Telehealth that same day. Telehealth was easy and effective. I felt so much relief after the first session. I was given a series of simple exercises. After only a few Telehealth sessions I experienced nearly complete resolution of my symptoms! I am happy to recommend Natural Physical Therapy of East Amherst to anyone going through vertigo!
Julie has helped me improve my endurance through the work day and I saw results almost immediately with her well structured personalized plan. She does a thorough assessment of your spinal alignment, posture, and strength. Just remember to stick to your routine!
I Would recommend Dr. Amy (and team) at NPT of East Amherst to all young and old. Expert/individual treatment for injuries, chronic pain, or just plain wellness. Co-located in great facility (@ Platinum Fitness) that allows access to weight & fitness machines to round out any treatment program.
Allison and the other therapists are really knowledgeable and know exactly how to zero in on your issues. I would highly recommend visiting them and find out for yourself. It’s like no other physical therapy. One patient at a time so they can really focus in on you!
Allison and her colleagues are all wonderful, she listens, understand, cares, and has created a plan specifically for me, that I feel has put me on a path to quick recovery.
Working with Julie was great! She is kind and patient and very knowledgeable in her profession. I appreciated her help in alleviating my pain and working with me through my ups and downs over many months of back pain. She was able to help me read my body and I now know exactly what will work to stem the pain and what activities to avoid aggravating it further. Because of Julie's help I am hopeful that I will be able to avoid future pain outbreaks and keep everything at a minimum. I truly appreciated Julie's help and will return to her if I ever have another bad flare up. I highly recommend her as a PT.
I have been a patient of Allison Hostermann for about ten years now. I am 65 years old, I workout every day, I bike and kayak, so there have been numerous times that I have needed physical therapy. In December of 2014 my back seized up to the point that I could hardly walk. This happened four days before I was leaving Buffalo to fly to Portland for my nephew’s wedding. It is only because of Allison’s knowledge and dedication to her patients that I was able to
get on that plane and attend that wedding. She even gave me tips to help me keep my back loose before I got on the plane and during the long flight. I can’t thank her and Amy enough for all they have done for me to maintain the active lifestyle that I enjoy. They are the BEST in their field and I have recommend them to a lot of my friends and family
members who are also patients.
l can not say enough positive things about my therapist Amy Barbasch. I am thankful for my full recovery from my knee replacement surgery and l know it is due to Amy being an amazing therapist. From her flexibility on how and where she provided my initial therapy, to her continual encouragement accompanied with her understanding of what my recovery required, designing specific exercises and approaches to help me heal. She simply is the best and made such a difference to my knee feeling and working like new.
Working with Julie for 5 weeks kept me on the golf course all summer!
A 30 minute tune up works wonders for my back pain.
What can I say, 20 years experience is invaluable when diagnosing the problem.
She puts an exercise program together to address the specific pain.
Julie is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and Is capable of helping people of all ages.
Allison is an extremely knowledgeable therapist. She is able to quickly zero in on the problem and immediately implements a plan of action. Within just a few sessions you feel relief from whatever brought you in
Her dedication to helping each and every patient comes shining through as you witness her working.
I would highly recommend her as your next physical therapist.
I was in a rough spot after having 2 c-sections and a weak core. I found myself in an incredible amount of back pain. I came to Allison for help. She put me through a physical therapy program to strength my core and legs. She also taught me different lifestyle changes to ease pressure on my back. Physical Therapy is not only a career for Allison but it is a passion. She is truly dedicated to helping people live a pain free life. She has not only helped me but most of my family as well.
I always feel better after my appointment. A first class experience. Thanks!!