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Craig's Testimonial

GaryI am 55 years old and have been driving race cars since I was 20. In the last 3-4 years I have been experiencing extreme back and neck pain at the beginning of each session. The pain was intolerable. It made me think that my racing days were numbered. My original problem came from being rear-ended several times in my personal car.

My race car is an NHRA legal Top Dragster. The G forces at the launch are near 3 Gs. That means that your body weighs 3 times its normal weight. That force caused me great pain, to the point that I had tears in my eyes. The car covers the quarter mile in less than 7.5 seconds at speeds over 180 mph.

This year I have been seeing Dr. Lubcke for adjustments. When I attended my first race of this season {2009} I was already dreading the pain. To my surprise, I had no pain. I know the reason was because Dr. Lubcke had my back correctly aligned.

It looks like my driving career will survive a few more years. I commend Dr. Lubcke and his great staff for all they have done for me.

Gary F.

Dr. Lubcke has helped me regain and maintain my excellent health for many years! I suffer from low and middle back and neck pain as a result of work related injuries sustained many years ago. With the assistance of Dr. Lubcke’s periodic chiropractic adjustments and by performing the various exercises he has suggested, I have minimal pain and I am able to engage in any physical activities that interest me! I really appreciate that Dr. Lubcke has kept me relatively pain free without the use of prescription drugs! I have always been impressed with Dr. Lubcke’s multifaceted approach to health care and have recommended him to many family members and friends. Currently my wife and two adult daughters see him on a regular or “as needed” basis.

The staff members at Health Touch Chiropractic with whom I deal have always impressed me with their professionalism and friendliness. It is a testimony to the great working environment at this clinic that so many of the staff members have been employed here for such a long time. My experience with other chiropractors has been that employee turnover is rapid! Not so at Health Touch. This staff always seems ready, willing, and able to accomodate any request I have, especially rescheduling my appointments solely for my convenience!

Steve D.

When we first came to Dr. Lubcke, my wife and I had been in a car accident and had undergone unsuccessful treatment for those injuries. I’d also suffered a knee injury that made things even more complicated. Although I’d been healthy and active my whole life before the car accident, in a matter of months I’d become almost immobilized.

Dr. Lubcke’s approach was a breath of fresh air. He listened – really listened – to our concerns and made sure he was addressing everything that was keeping us from being well. With Dr. Lubcke and all the staff at Health Touch, you know you’re being attended to by people who believe in and care about your health in the fullest sense of the word.

Thanks in significant part to these wonderful folks, I am now healthier than ever, and recently was able to run the Portland Marathon as a result. There’s no way I could have done it without Health Touch. If you’ve been looking for a better way to get healthy and live healthy, get in to see Dr. Lubcke. You’ll be glad you did!

Trent W.

I just want to say how great I feel this week after my adjustment. Chiropractic care and the addition of the [Take Shape For Life] program has allowed me to lose over 35 lbs. in just 8 short weeks. It has been a life changing experience for me! THANK YOU to everyone at Health Touch Chiropractic for your support and guidance, this year’s picnic is going to be something special!

Wayne C.

The Health Touch staff is always warm, friendly and helpful. They have become my friends. My body is very much better. I started to have serious back pain when I was 15 and was in a bad 5-car pileup accident; and there were no seat belts. Without their care, I had difficulty in doing just about everything including sleeping. Because of their care, I can function, accomplish things, do housework, drive comfortably and sleep. All these benefits in spite of 6 spinal surgeries including an implanted steel rod from L2 to and including L5. Therefore all the stress is on my SI joint. I would have had a difficult, painful life. Also, I have learned “tons” about how to take care of my body. I will be 71 years old this year.

Trudy R.

The big day had finally arrived after three years of training the day of my blackbelt test. I was so excited because I had everything down pat, and just knew it should be a breeze. When we got there and started warming up, I noticed that I was very nervous. So I did my best to get the butterflies out, and keep going. Then the test started, and a few minutes into it, my blood sugar began to crash from not eating carefully enough. As tired as I was, and as poor as it made my test look, somehow I managed to at least have a chance at still passing the test. The time care for my break; 4 boards with a sidekick. I had been able to do that break for almost two years, so I should have been able to do it no problem! I got in position, stepped forward, brought my knee up and kicked, and there was absolutely no power in my kick, and horrible form at that. I tried again; my second and last try with the same outcome.

After having not passed my test, I showed up at class again like normal to try and practice my break. Now a kick that I had been doing for over two years I could no longer do. No matter how hard I tried, I could not get myself to break those boards. It didn’t make sense!

That is when we told our chiropractor Dr. Lubcke, and he wasn’t at all surprised. He talked to us about the BEST program, and then had me watch a video [on it]. We started the BEST program, and after a couple of weeks, I was hitting harder, and after a month I was starting to break again.

Then after three months of the BEST program, it was time to test again. I went into my test confident, and this time with no butterflies. I soared through my patterns and sparring, without getting tired or nervous. Then the moment came, the break… My teacher came up to me and said “All in a days work, right?” So I set up, stepped forward, brought my knee up and kicked. The boards just shattered, almost as if they were never there to begin with.

John H.

In three months I’ll be 70 years old. This November morning I took off on my bicycle in the rain to join a group for a 30 mile bike ride (40 for me since I rode to the starting point and back as well).

About 14 years ago, when I was 56, Dr. Lubcke took Xrays of my hands and back/pelvis. I had been in a great deal of pain when walking, even around the block, and I was having a hard time holding a book to read.

Dr. Lubcke looked at the Xrays and reported back to me: I can take care of the pain, but I can’t reverse the considerable degeneration in the lumbar area that has already occurred.

I remember saying, ‘But I’m only 56!’ I loved being outside, hiking, backpacking, bicycling. I also enjoyed sewing and reading. How could I be ‘falling apart’ already! I didn’t want to give these things up.

So we began to work. You know the drill. Numerous and regular adjustments to make as much progress as possible in the very beginning. Lots of homework with exercises and stretches to deal with every affected area.

And I was an exemplary patient. I did everything asked of me, diligently and conscientiously. That’s an important part of the recovery that you mustn’t forget!

In the intervening years Dr. Lubcke and his staff have safely rescued me from severe falls while skiing, numerous falls on my bike (once I broke my helmet!), and the rigors of being ‘thrown around’ on the dance floor.

Their humor and optimism and the friendly atmosphere are also important aspects of the healing they offer. Dr. Lubcke does occasionally give me reason to pause when he consults with Dr. Witherspoon as if I weren’t in the room. He says things like, “When you look at her xrays she shouldn’t be able to walk”. Thanks Dr. Lubcke – so inspiring!

Rachel L.

Dr. Lubcke, Dr. Witherspoon, and the entire staff of Health Touch Chiropractic have restored my faith in the medical field. I have faced health problems for several years and my situation continued to get progressively worse with poor medical advice. This long-term chronic problem became multidimensional and very taxing on my mind and body, which required holistic medical treatment from Dr. Lubcke and the Health Touch staff. Dr. Lubcke and staff were able to look at my body and mind as a whole instead of individual parts. This holistic approach has produced great improvements that I had never achieved with other medical experts. Dr. Lubcke and staff have been able to help correct years of improper body balance and incorrect medical advice. I believe Dr. Lubcke has knowledge beyond simple chiropractic and I would trust his advice on medical problems beyond the scope of chiropractic. Dr. Lubcke and staff are also very positive and encouraging in regards to health and rehabilitation. This positive attitude along with an emphasis on corrective exercises has proved invaluable to me in my recovery. I still have a way to go on my medical journey but I feel confident that I am in the right hands with Dr. Lubcke and the Health Touch Chiropractic Staff. I would recommend Health Touch Chiropractic to anyone who wants to achieve optimum health and happiness in their daily lives.

Nic T.

Prior to going to Health Touch Chiropractic, after waking up in the morning, I would get a few things done for the day, soon to be followed by a 2 hour nap. I was able to accomplish minimal tasks in the afternoon, only to return to bed by 8:00 p.m. Sleeping became the primary part of my routine, with light chores in between. The few times I would work hard was always followed by 2-3 days of not being able to do anything, due to exhaustion.

Since my involvement with Health Touch, I can routinely go through my week without naps. In fact, I prefer not to take them anymore. I prepare more meals for my family and accomplish more non-essential tasks than ever before. I have learned to incorporate exercises into my daily schedule that help me with my general wellness. As I have become more self aware of my body’s needs, I am able to modify what I do, through change in eating, exercises, or simply how I do a specific thing before me.

The staff at Health Touch make coming to the office a pleasant experience, no matter the circumstance. The are always quick to answer questions or concerns. Through the time of receiving chiropractic care, I have come to truly appreciate the value of it for wellness throughout my life. I know that I am significantly healthier than I was before beginning my journey with Health Touch, and look forward to continued improvement in my health as I get older.

Karen H.

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