“Time and time again, Shira proved to be a most gentle and caring person.”
Over a period of time, I have often found myself in the need of physical therapy. Through the years, I was fortunate enough to meet Shira Mosbacher. Time and time again, Shira proved to be a most gentle and caring person. Her understanding of the human body and it's intricate functioning served me very well and much of her advice and appropriate exercise, helped me to heal with comfort and ease. Not always found in this profession, we are lucky to have such a knowledgeable, compassionate and devoted person!
"It is clear Shira has an unparalleled understanding of how the human body articulates."
As a pediatric dentist my profession necessitates a relatively poor posture. Recently I developed pain in my neck and shoulder. Shira worked with me and helped my loosen my tight muscles. Later, she helped me with a problematic knee. With her attention to the exercises and methods, it is clear Shira has an unparalleled understanding of how the human body articulates. Her knowledge is impressive, and I was able to completely rely on her judgement and recommendations.
“Shira had an amazing approach...”
Last January, I had a total knee replacement and was shocked as to how quickly and easily I healed in physical therapy. Shira had an amazing approach in helping me stretch and strengthen and I am able to hike and garden and do everything I want to. I would highly recommend Shira as an expert physical therapist.
“I am able to run my daily 5 miles without pain!”
I am a marathon runner and biker. When I tore my ACL, I was told that the rehab process would be extremely long and I wouldn’t be able to run for at least 14 months. It was a long process but Shira pushed me to limits that involved working my core and hip muscles. It is one year since my surgery and I am able to run my 5 miles daily without pain!
"I was able to work at my own pace."
The term “physical therapy” may not conjure up pleasant thoughts as it is associated with recovery from pain and discomfort. When hearing I needed physical therapy, I often associate it with going to the dentist. I know I have to go, but I dread it. This was not the case after I had rotator cuff surgery. I met my physical therapist, Shira Mosbacher, for a consultation. I was pleasantly surprised by her compassion in understanding my fear of her twisting and manipulating my shoulder as if I was in a wrestling match. She calmly explained exactly what was going to happen and when I could expect to feel better. I was very impressed about her approach. Her voice was soothing and reassuring. She explained that it wasn’t just that my shoulder needed therapy, but more important was that I take a positive approach to feeling better, proper exercise, diet, and an overall sense of feeling good about myself. Instead of dreading going to physical therapy, I looked forward to going. Some days my progress was slow, but Shira was always positive and reassuring. I was able to work at my own pace. Shira treated all her patients individually. No two patients had the same problems, attitudes or work ethics. She adjusted to everyone’s needs. There wasn’t one session that I attended that I did not feel the positive vibes that Shira projected. I am working on applying the philosophy that Shira presented to care about one’s wholeness, physically, emotionally and spiritually to overcome whatever problems one might have. I hope there is not a need for me to go to physical therapy, but if I need to, Shira is the one who will guide me to better and pain free health. I cannot thank her enough for what she has done for me.