I first came to New Dimensions I had no hope of running
because I had injured my Achillies' Tendon and had
been in intense pain for several years. Rebecca identified
that there was a problem with my foot mechanics causing
strain to my Achillies' tendon. She recommended that
I try orthotics and after I began running with the
orthotics she designed, I was able to train and run
injury free for a whole year. Recently, I re-injured
my Achillies' again because I raced without my orthotics.
That made me even more sure that it was these devices
that made the difference for me I am amazed at how
well Rebecca understands the body and is able to find
a solution to every problem. She has been able to
instill joy and hope in me whenever I have been injured.
Making orthotics is what Rebecca is known for but
her skill also lies in rehabilitating injuries. There
have been times when I have come in with an intense
pain in my hamstring and she was able to relieve in
less than an hour. She is an amazing physical therapist
and I would recommend her to any friend. She does
what she does because she truly comes from the heart
and wants to help people.
Kern Steiner has been my physical therapist, as I
have moved through my eighth decade of life. She arrives
with an aura of energy and life emanating from her.
Even on days I resist exercising, I find myself infused
with her enthusiasm as she takes me through the series
of moves that help to strengthen me and alleviate
the aches of arthritis, and yes old age! I admire
Rebecca's professionalism and think of her as a friend.
Lady Bird Johnson
I came to New Dimensions, my pain was so intense that
the repeated advice I received was to take anti-inflammatories
and reduce my physical activity. Doing a triathlon
was the farthest possibility from my mind. I felt
like a fragile old man at the age of 39.
The personalized care, treatment, and education that
I received at New Dimensions was amazing. I now feel
like I'll be 39 forever and am thankful to have regained
my physical potential. My body dramatically improved
in alignment, strength, endurance, and decreased
pain. And it was this experience with these therapists
that inspired me to create and complete the Trilogy
Vice President, Trilogy Software
two difficult spinal injuries ? first an extremely
debilitating lumbar disc herniation and then
a painful whiplash after being rear-ended by
a drunk driver --I've relied on the wonderful therapists
at New Dimensions to jump-start my recovery and help
get me back to a normal level of functioning. And
they haven't let me down yet.
people are so highly skilled and experienced. Sometimes
I'm just amazed at all the things they know how to
do to help you get better fast. Even after the first
session, I felt results that made a real difference
in the quality of my life. Plus, everybody at New
Dimensions is so friendly and supportive, you feel
like you have the whole team behind you in addition
to your own terrific one-on-one therapist.
I'm able to work, play, and take care of my family
with strength and vitality that wouldn't have been
possible without the excellent care I've received
at New Dimensions. Would I recommend them? Absolutely!
They certainly worked wonders for me!
1995, I have not been able to run more than 12 miles
without injury. Determined to run the 2001 Motorola
Marathon, I chose to receive physical therapy treatments
at New Dimensions as I was building up my mileage.
I began therapy five months prior to the marathon
and throughout my training. Without the physical
therapy I received at New Dimensions, I
am convinced I would not have been successful in
training for and completing the marathon. Unlike
many physical therapy clinics, the physical therapists
at New Dimensions provide one-on-one therapy sessions.
In addition to their superior knowledge base, they
show genuine empathy for their clients and concern
for their welfare.
I found that I had to have knee surgery, I
chose New Dimensions for the follow- up physical therapy.
The staff at New Dimensions is not only professional
and effective, but also caring and mindful. An added
bonus was their location at The Hills, one of the
best fitness centers in Austin. My therapist Kathryn
Smathers has access to the pool there for some wonderful
aquatic therapy. I have been very happy with my
choice, and my knee is doing very well.
been a runner for 17 years and training for my first
marathon, I began to experience debilitating pain
in my right foot. I went to New Dimensions Physical
Therapy expecting them to confirm my suspicion that
I would have to give up my goal. However, after video
taping my running and analyzing my technique, one
of the therapists was able to identify a nueroma and
treated the area, which immediately relieved the source
of pain. She also prescribed exercises and gave helpful
information to keep from getting a repeat injury.
Being a runner herself she was empathetic of my desire
to reach my goal and was very encouraging of my attempts.
I was extremely impressed with the staff's attentiveness
and effectiveness in treating my injury. I was
able to run the marathon pain free. Thank you
first therapy session at New Dimensions followed a
prolonged period of constant pain, caused
by sciatica. I was distressed, but also skeptical
about any possibility of release from my misery. Very
shorty, I started to turn the corner, with my therapy
having a high impact on my condition. A combination
of work by my therapist and following an individually
prescribed set of exercises, resulted in the pure
and simple pleasure of a pain-free lifestyle. Not
only was I cured, I also have a greatly enhanced awareness
of my physical self, which is an enduring gift."
year I completed three Ironman triathlons and couldn't
afford downtime due to injuries. I relied
on the expertise of the theorists at New Dimensions
and found them to have extensive knowledge, especially
of sports-related biomechanics. Consequently I learned
how to use my body more efficiently and to correct
imbalances when they occurred. My completion times
were better than I ever expected, and I remained injury-free
both in training and the events. I attribute these
results largely to the efforts of the New Dimensions
staff. They want you to achieve your goals, regardless
of whether it is to be pain-free or to finish an Ironman.
New Dimensions Physical Therapy can help you get there.
Thank you, Rebecca, for getting me injury-free to and through
April 8, 2001 I finished Ironman Australia in 9 hours
and 47 minutes. I then qualified for the Ironman World
Championships in Kona, Hawaii. This was my 8th Ironman,
the first one since 1994. Last fall, when I decided
to train for Ironman Australia, I started seeing Rebecca
Kern Steiner from New Dimensions Physical Therapy.
"Many things can make or break a successful Ironman
training program. One of the most important aspects
is to stay healthy and injury-free. I had problems
with injuries when training for Ironman races in the
past. The reason why I did not have any problems
at all this year, when training for Australia, is
Rebecca from New Dimensions. She has been fantastic,
she analyzed my mechanical weaknesses and set up an
exercise plan to strengthen the weak areas. Not
only have I stayed injury-free the whole year, I also
believe that I can continue to improve my Ironman
performance through her program. Thank you again,
suffered agonizing back pain for two years
before seeking physical therapy. I was under the assumption
nobody could fully recover from a back injury. New
Dimensions proved that assumption false. In just one
short year, I have gone from a state of daily pain
to being almost fully recovered. The real proof
of how strong my back has become came six months after
I began my therapy, when I was in a serious car accident.
My back was not hurt. New Dimensions intense dedication
to every patient's health and well being is rare in
today's world. I've never met anyone who is more in
love with their job than my therapist. New Dimensions
made me feel like family, not just a patient.
am 44 years old and have been running regularly since
high school. About 2 years ago I developed a problem
in my right calf. After running for about 20 minutes,
the muscle would give out and I'd limp home. After
a very frustrating 6 months of this, I went to New
Dimensions. I was filmed running on a treadmill and
the problem was diagnosed literally, in seconds. My
therapist made a small adjustment in my running stride
and suggested some muscle strengthening exercises.
Since then, I've been running, up to 9 miles
a day, pain free. I've been so pleased that I
recommend New Dimensions constantly to friends who
also suffer from running injuries.
more than six years, I have been a patient of New
Dimensions. Over the years, my therapist never gave
up on me. I was slow on the uptake, but now after
following her suggestions for years, I am at least
80% free of chronic pain I'd had for about 35
years. Her persistence reflects a deep understanding
of her own profession, of human nature, and most of
all individual need. In great measure, I owe my
active life to New Dimensions.
Judy Hamlin Ph. D.
have been competing in triathlons for about three
years, but last fall I began to have problems with
my knee. I just couldn't continue running without
pain. New Dimensions designed a program for me, and
over several physical therapy sessions, my therapist
modified the program in response to my progress. After
working hard at all of my new exercises, I was
able to return to running without pain, and completed
the Danskin Triathlon in June.
- Jeanne Broussard
*National Champion, 7 Times
*All American, 12 Times
*2002 Winner of Capitol 10,000
*2002 Winner of Distance Challenge
*Texas Monthly Magazine, feature article
"I've been so pleased that I recommend New Dimensions constantly to friends who also suffer from running injuries."