Rick and his team have been wonderful. They listen and always seem to get to the problem. Rick explains all treatment and makes sure you are doing your exercises at home properly. My shoulder recovery has come along perfectly and I know my recovery would not have been as successful without Body In Balance.
I first met Rick Olderman at Body in Balance several years ago. My doctor sent me to him because I had been suffering with sciatica for several weeks, not sleeping, and unable to walk.
My husband pushed my wheelchair into Rick’s office. Rick smiled, looked into my eyes, and said, “Nancy, we can fix this. This pain will soon be gone.”
In one visit, Rick diagnosed the problem and sent me home with exercises to strengthen weak muscles and remain pain free. I pushed my wheelchair out! I returned a few times to make sure I was healing. The sciatica never returned.
I appreciated the quiet, gentle, caring and professional courtesy of all the staff at Body in Balance. They never fail to be respectful!
Over the years I have returned several times for help with injuries or movement issues. Every time, Rick has been able to evaluate the problem and set me on the path of healing.
I have sent several friends to Body in Balance PT and not one has ever been disappointed.
Mrs. N.G. of Denver, CO
Rick’s analysis was extremely thorough. For the first time, someone was not only confident that they could take the pain away, but explained why the pain was there. As it turned out, the answers were in places no one had suggested before. After the first visit, the pain was significantly improved.
The most impressive thing about my treatment was that instead of just manually fixing me, he gave me exercises to fix the problem. With a little commitment, I now have the tools to be pain free forever. That is a breath of fresh air. I can’t recommend Rick’s services enough…
I cannot thank you enough for the individualized treatment that you provided to manage my neck and back issues.
Your innovative therapy was surprisingly effective to treat acutely the common problems related to bad posture and musculoskeletal pain.
I hope your novel techniques can be spread to others in your area so they can also learn how to apply them to their patients.
Fernando J. Kim, MD, FACS
Chief of Urology, DHMC
Director of Minimally Invasive Urological Oncology,
Tony Grampsas Cancer Center, UCHSC.
Associate Professor of Surgery/Urology, UCHSC.
I have broken many bones and had 9 surgeries by the time I was 27. Needless to say, I have worked with many physical therapists; none of them comes close to the greatness of Rick Olderman. He genuinely cares about fixing your pain and helping you to better understand your body.
I have had chronic neck and shoulder tension for almost 7 years. I went to chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, etc, but nothing completely relieved it, and some suggestions, like strength training, made it worse. Rick, based on my description of symptoms sent by email, suggested somatics, which I did, but while it proved useful in relieving tension, I still knew something was missing because why did I have chronic tension in the first place? I would also often get up in the morning with neck pain.
In a skype session with Rick, he noticed things that were wrong with my posture that were affecting my neck and shoulders. He suggested a very simple modification in my posture and in a few days, after constantly reminding myself to maintain this posture, I noticed much less neck and shoulder pain. I also do not get up with neck pain even when I sleep in a position other than on my back at night.
He has an amazing ability to determine how your biomechanics and movement patterns cause pain and above all, knows how to give simple directions to fix the issue. It amazes me that I have used hundreds of yoga and pilates videos that constantly tell you what to do with your stomach and shoulders, but it turns out none of those directions were right, or useful for me.
My name is Yuko W.,
I was born with a severe right hip deformity and one 3cm shorter leg. In 2004, my left side hip wore out due to extensive compensation for my deformed right hip and had my 1st hip replacement surgery. In 2008, my problematic right hip finally wore out as well and had my 2nd hip replacement surgery.
After both surgeries, I did experience some pain but nothing like the horrible pain that I was experiencing which started in December 2004. I’ve seen 3 doctors who are all known as orthopedic experts including my own surgeon who has operated my right hip. I was disappointed that none of them tried to touch my legs or even look at them. All they did was look at the test results on the paper and told me there is absolutely nothing wrong with me.
Numerous tests conducted included: X-rays, MRI, Bone scan, Blood test…etc. everything came out negative and normal. I went to see a pain specialist who told me it is caused by my diabetes and if I don’t bring my A1C down this pain will never go away. I’ve used up my insurance coverage for physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments so I had to pay all treatments out of my own pocket. Taking powerful pain medication multiple times a day, every day started to worry me for possible damage to my internal organs. But if I didn’t take them I could not even move and would be screaming in pain.
One day, a good friend of mine introduced me to Rick’s book and told me that he believes Rick is the one who can help me with my condition. I immediately started to read the book and even before finishing the book, I emailed Rick for an appointment. I was so excited when Rick immediately replied me back and booked me to see him. He said 3 appointments will do. I thought “what just 3? Really? How?” A miracle happened on the very 1st appointment day. Rick figured out what my problems were even without looking at the X-ray. My pain was actually tolerable after Rick’s treatment all evening without any pain meds for the very first time in 9 months. It was unreal. I have been suffering with this crazy pain for NINE long months every day, every hour and every second.
Rick told me how I was not walking properly and using wrong muscles probably for my entire life. He showed me how to walk by using the correct muscles, strengthen my weak legs and exercises that help target where my problems are.
I have been PAIN MEDICATION FREE for weeks now. My pain is under control. I do my exercise every day and plan on continuing it forever!
Rick has given my life back. Thank you so very much Rick!! From the bottom of my heart.
Rick has been the most significant provider in a long journey toward healing my physical ailments. He was able to help me after multiple other providers were not . I felt like giving up, but luckily didn’t and reached out to the right person, Rick, who has been my champion, tirelessly supporting with positivity and encouragement, while challenging me to overcome negative habits of using/misusing my body and pushing me when it was needed to be consistent with my strength training.
What also made a difference is that Rick has an extremely impressive knowledge and the most up-to-date understanding of the body. His techniques are vast and highly progressive. In fact his vast repertoire, keen observational ability, and invaluable insights are what made him stand out among other providers where they all were eventually stymied. He took my puzzling condition as an exciting challenge to figure out. He was targeted and quick in his assessments, and in a fairly short period of time, he was able to identify and effectively treat what had been a previously mysterious condition.
He is always present, prompt, and thoughtful—a fantastic communicator and listener, working collaboratively while inspiring/motivating with endless positivity.
My treatment experience has been amazing in every way and I am painfree, stronger, and feeling better than I thought was possible. I can now enjoy activities that haven’t been able to in years and never feel weighed down by physical issues.
I am eternally grateful to Rick and recommend him and his clinic to anyone, but especially those with chronic challenging issues.
I tore my lateral meniscus over Christmas break. I could barely walk. I saw an orthopedic surgeon and he suggested I see a PT instead of surgery. I saw Rick and after the first appointment I felt so much better. I slowly recovered, doing the exercises Rick gave me. He not only helped me heal from my injury but addressed old patterns in my posture and walking that caused the injury. I feel great and would recommend Body in Balance whole heartedly!
My experience has been great. Coming off of a labrum surgery I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to do some of the things I did before. However, I was back to 100% in about 3 months and was able to feel more confident in my shoulder than ever before.
Jordan Norwood (Denver Broncos Superbowl Champion 2016)
When I came to Rick Olderman, I had been suffering with elbow pain for about 8 or 9 months. I thought I would get better through rest. My progress was very slow. Rick gave me stretching and exercise routines that gave me dramatic improvement in the reduction of my elbow pain. He also incorporated dry needling, which was another key to my recovery.
During my elbow recovery, I injured my hip. He incorporated the routines to help my hip recover in just a few weeks.
I feel extremely thankful for his therapy and genuine concern for my well being. I know if I had not come to see him, I would still be dealing with significant pain.
Before coming to see Rick, my shoulder pain was easily an 8 on a scale of 10 almost everyday. And that is a level that is pretty unbearable. I didn’t want to do my daily activities like bike ride, yoga, weight lift.
It is mind boggling that such unbearable pain can be managed with a fairly simple strengthening exercise. And amazing how hard that simple exercise is for my body to do when I do so many harder thing in the gym. Just shows how much I need it!
Rick is incredibly helpful and I know he can help me every time—he is the only one I’ve been to that can fix this for me.
Last 3 to 4 years, I was suffering severe pain around my upper rib cage area. I myself had broke a rib in the past but my upper rib cage pain was much severe last 3 years. So I took 1400 -2100 mg Ibuprofen (IB), 500 mg Tylenol, and IB PM every day. Sometimes I took 3000 mg IB a day, but I still had pain.
3 weeks ago my doctor Maureen sent me here, then Rick Olderman found my trapezius muscle had zero function, I couldn’t even move my shoulder blades. Then Rick and Tayler gave me several exercises to recover that muscle and other exercises to strengthen muscles so as stretching. I learned postures were so important.
Last 3 weeks I don’t take any pain pills, I am really happy now. I am going back to boxing at the gym. Thank you very much.
My nine-year-old daughter sustained a left knee bone bruise following a fall in gym class at school. This injury also caused her muscles to tighten up around her left knee. Torri was scared and frustrated, unable to participate in her active lifestyle full of bike riding, walking, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and gymnastics. Torri began physical therapy with Rick in March 2019 with high hopes of healing. Her and Rick worked very hard together. He guided Torri in a calm and confident manner. Torri learned that she was going to heal fully if she continued to put forth great effort at home with the exercises Rick assigned. She did! Torri is so proud of herself. I (her mother) am so proud of her and so happy with the guidance Rick gave her to get to this point. Torri is back kat all her typical activities all thanks to Rick’s hard work and Torri’s determination.