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Dr. Damian Ortelli
"Words cannot explain how GRATEFUL I am for the family wellness crew! I believe people perish for lack of knowledge and boy was that my case! Dr. O and his staff educated me from visit one (they involved me in my treatment rather than simply tell me what to do), they worked with my schedule and my needs (and man oh man! did I have a lot of needs!) I went from not being able to go to the bathroom, being in physical pain, mental stress and tired ALL THE TIME to feeling like SUPERWOMAN in a matter of 4 weeks!! Years of pain and struggle subsided in ONLY 4 WEEKS! I mean HOLY COW! Is that progress or what?! I still have a long way to go but between Dr. O, Ashley, Rebecca and Kasi my life is THAT MUCH BETTER! I love you guys!"
"After a lifetime of good chiropractic care, Dr. Ortelli has helped me achieve a more pain-free status than I have experienced for many, many decades (I'm 62). Not only am I extremely grateful, but my daughter and her two daughters are satisfied patients as well."
"Before I started getting adjusted on a regular basis, I was experiencing neck pains and lower back pains. However, after only 6-8 sessions, I noticed significant changes in terms of less pain, better sleep and more energy overall."
"My 21 month old son has been treated by Dr. Ortelli since he was 4 months old and we have seen some amazing results. Most recently, he had a cold which developed into a croupe cough and difficult breathing that woke us all during the night. We brought him the next day for an adjustment and a few hours later his cough was mild and normal sounding. He had a runny nose the following day and only coughed after waking from his nap. The next day he was as if he had not been ill."
"I came to Dr. Ortelli feeling horrible - both healtha nd mental state. Since beginning treatment in January, I have been able to rid myself of: hip and back pain, all prescription drugs except for flovent (used to take tons) and Hydrochlothoizide, no infections since last fall, posture has improved tremendously, my mind is far more open and clear, headaches were daily - have reduced by a significant amount, I have a spirit now that at one time was clogged up and seemed non-existent, I can see clearly that there is a direction for me, mind and body. Thank you Dr. Ortelli."
"Before I came to this clinic, I felt unbalanced and was fatigued more often. After the first visit, I thought 'what was the point of that?' I didn't feel any difference. But as the weeks went on, I felt much better. I looked forward to the visits. Now I feel as if I can take on the world!"
"I have been coming here about six months with much pain on my back, shoulders and neck. Dr. Damian and Ashley helped me a lot. Now I can say that I am much improved. Now the pain is on and off with the support of them. Dr. D. makes me feel comfortable and willing to help with all of my problems. I even talk to him about other health problems and he always has an answer for me. I really enjoy coming in to the chiropractor."
"Since I have started receiving chiropractic care my lower back symptoms have improved. I find myself able to move around, be active and maintain the normal life of a young adult."
"Since I've started coming to see Dr. Ortelli my back pain and motion have improved by about 80%. I can bend, stretch and move much better than I had in months. I will continue my treatment as long as I can. Dr. Ortelli and Ashley are great people, warm, kind, caring and funny."
"My collar bone has been feeling better, doesn't hurt much. My back doesn't feel as sore as it used to when I would finish playing sports. I feel like I have more energy to run my daily activities. I also feel quicker when playing sports."
"On a physical basis, my body is in better balance. Due to Dr. Ortelli bringing my hips to an even level, my low back, neck and left shoulder issues, long tikme chronic problems, are greatly reduced and maintained to a tolerable level. On a psychic basis, Dr. Ortelli's calm demeanor goes a long way toward alleviating the psycho-emotional stresses concurrent with the physical ailment."
"Throughout the day, any given day, my back would always bother me anywhere from my shoulders to my lower back or just my neck. After seeing Dr. Ortelli for only about 3 weeks or less now, I feel ten times better on a regular basis than I used to. I have fewer issues throughout the day and less pain when my back does bother me. Thanks Doc!"
"Since coming to see Dr. Ortelli, I've noticed a big improvement in my overall well being. I have had less anxiety and my mood has been better. My chronic tiredness has also improved."
"Dr. Ortelli keeps all of us moving easily and pain-free. From the busy-ness of everyday life to the bangs and bruises of childhood we are all better off for being patients of his practice. Regular maintenance visits combined with the care and attention we receive from both Dr. Ortelli and Ashley keep us at our best."
"Due to my care at Dr. Ortelli's office, I have fewer tension headaches. My adjustments have also helped with an ear infection and with my pregnancy."
"Having regular adjustments has helped in many ways. The cleanse process is something I didn't believe in before, even though I hadn't tried it before. With the combination of adjustments and the Isagenix products I feel stronger and more positive, I've started to lose weight, I'm sleeping better and at times, my back has felt better than it has in years."
"When I first came by about four months ago, I was in severe pain, my neck and back were killing me. After a few treatments with Dr. Ortelli I felt better, slept better and was on my way to being pain free. I can't remember a single day before coming here that I did not have pain. They are very knowledgeable and the staff is friendly. I am so pleased with the results!"
"Dr. Ortelli's chiropractic treatment has helped me get back to the things I love to do... standing up straight, working, exercising and taking care of the business of life. During my initial consultation, in pain, I began to recover my ability to function normally. I believe I will be ninety percent, or better. As a healthcare provider, I could not ask for more than Dr. Ortelli's knowledgeable, personable approach in practice. He is communicative and enthusiastic. After careful attention to my description he takes the time to discuss the possible causes of my discomfort, all the while adjusting my spine to its healthful condition. I'm in the preferred patient program that includes office visits, a digestive cleanse, and the opportunity to learn about home-care. Now that I have my busy schedule back, SI appreciate the wellness education I'm gaining as a patient of Dr. Ortelli. And unlike other doctors' offices, I've never had to wait for an appointment."
"When I first came, I was looking for a quick fix. I thought I had thrown something out of alignment and it could have been adjusted in one office visit. Boy was I mistaken. After realizing I've been out of alignment for quite some time, it wouldn't be a quick fix. I decided I wanted long term results. These past nine months have been the most amazing. I did not get a cold. My allergies were the mildest ever. And I haven't taken a prevacid for my acid reflux the entire time. I am back to doing the "acrobatics" that landed me here in the first place without any problems now. Thanks Doc - you are the best!"
"I walked into Ortelli Chiropractic bent over and in constant pain. Three adjustments later I could stand up straight. Three adjustments after that there was no more pain. What better testimony can a person give than to say they are now a smiling, productive, active individual thanks only to the highly competent cure and healing hands of Dr. Ortelli. The office manager/doctor's assistant is one of the most caring and supportive people you will ever have the opportunity to meet. The positive atmosphere she creates makes every visit a pleasure. And lucky for us - she trains her assistant to show the same traits."
"Being a non believer in chiropractic treatment I came to Dr. Ortelli as a last resort. I was in constant pain. Chronic lower back pain for over twenty years with constant neck and knee pain. I could only walk up or down stairs one at a time due to the pain. My body has responded to chiropractic treatment tremendously. I am literally pain free after very few months of treatment. Not only is my body responding well, I have obtained a lot of knowledge of how the body works from Dr. Ortelli. Chiropractic treatment has given me a a true sense of wellness and well being. Thank you Dr. Ortelli for bringing new life into my body."
"Prior to starting my care at Dr. Ortelli's office I didn't fully understand the benefits of going to a chiropractor. I always thought it was for fixing problems caused from accidents. I started to come after getting tension buildup in my back from long work hours of sitting behind a computer and stress. The tension is gone and I've decided to continue with preventative maintenance. My back feels incredible and I've noticed I'm keeping my back a lot straighter all the time (no huncying). Even my mood is happier. The staff here is very friendly and you're always greeted with a smile! I highly recommend Dr. Ortelli. He's extremely knowledgeable and always tries to share it with his patients. I truely feel he puts his patients first. This is a doctor I can't wait to see for my weekly visits."
"When I came into Dr. Ortelli's office it was shortly after losing my husband which was a highly traumatic event in my life. My neck and back pain was significant. He started me on a three day a week program and today I feel like a different person. Thank you so much for your help and support which has allowed me to move forward with my life. You are the best!"
"As I've been consistently coming to this office, Dr. Ortelli has really helped me with my pinched nerve in my neck and helped me with my pain in my hand from a car accident. Now when I come in for my adjustments I get this tingle from my neck down to my arm to my fingers and it relieves the pain I have, waking up the nerves. Allowing everything to function correctly. I now don't have these problems I was having. I.e. I can now hold a pen/pencil to write and I also don't need to reposition my hand while driving. I do get pain once in a while, but not near where it stops me from completing my day. Thank you Dr. Ortelli!"
"My strength in my right knee has gotten much better! At work I have been able to stand a lot longer without needing to sit. My sciatica has gotten much much better. My lower back pain is gone, I rarely have any more lower back pain. The tingling has gone away for the most part. I have had excellent experience with Dr. Ortelli and his staff."
"Dr. Ortelli has helped me a great deal. I have to say that I have been able to sleep better, haven't been sick and I've SAVED money by not going to medical doctors. He's also helped me with my knee issues, so I've saved time and money, and also pain. After being in a car accident back in June 2009, he's helped me a lot with my hand, fingers, arm, neck, knees and back. Whenever I'm in pain or feel as if I'm getting symptoms of getting sick, he and his staff are always willing to try to squeeze me in to get me in that same day."
"For many years, I've been experiencing lower back problems. Many times I wouldn't be able to stand on my feet for long periods of time and I would even try to relieve the pain myself. Through a friend I decided to check out Dr. Ortelli and I was hooked from the first adjustment. I've come a long way since my first appointment and I can last on my feet for hours and don't have the urge to crack my back myself anymore. I've never felt this good and it is without a doubt all because of Dr. Ortelli's care."
"Before coming here I used to see someone else and it was only when I was hurting. Upon coming here, I feel much bettter and find that I don't hurt as much. And he is really good with my three children."
"When I first came to Dr. Ortelli nearly two years ago I was in so much pain I could barely move my neck. I hadn't been injured - just stress and every day life. Dr. O carefully and gradually completely cured this neck pain, and since then he has helped me through two years of stress and different injuries. Each time I came I would leave feeling better and recovering. I cannot imagine now living with the pain I had for months before I started treatment here. Ashley is also terrific - she is always welcoming and handles the bureaucratic details wonderfully. They also take care of my children. My whole family is more WELL now. Thank you Dr. OI and Ashley!"
"Over the past 15 months that I've been under Dr. Ortelli's care, I feel that my general health and physical well being have immensely improved. The pain and tightness in my lower back which I chronically experience in the morning have significantly reduced and the stiffness in my neck is no longer evident. Other muscle and joint related aches and soreness (usually caused by sports activities) tend not to linger after receiving treatment by Dr. Ortelli. I appreciate his holistic approach to good health. For example, the 11-day diet/stomach cleanse program he put me through not only achieved my weight reduction goal but most importantly I've been able to MAINTAIN the weight loss!"
"Before I came in I was in constant pain and my health was declining. After only one month I feel healthier, I have less pain and I'm able to enjoy hobbies I wasn't able to before. I didn't expect to see results so quickly, but they started right after my first adjustment. I feel so much better thanks to Dr. Ortelli and his practice."
"What a difference Dr. Ortelli has made in my life! I was reluctant at first to continue therapy because of my busy work schedule as a Registered Nurse. I began to enjoy the nice compliments I was receiving from my friends, relatives and colleagues. Wow! I didn't know you were so tall!! My mother-in-law stated 'You seem to be standing straighter!' Thank you Dr. Ortelli and Ashley for the insight into the chiropractic world. The medical doctors stated to me 'You could have been paralyzed if you hadn't gone to Dr. Ortelli.' Bravo to the chiropractic physicians. We do believe in them."
"I first had a bad back and shoulder pain from a fall. Since I have been coming here I feel a big improvement."
"It was only two months ago when I was suffering from uncontrollable severe lower back pains and didn't know what to do. I took a risk and tried the chiropractic approach and this was definitely one of the best decisions in my life. My back pain has reduced from every day level 8/9 to only a few times a week and level 1/2. Today is only my 15th adjustment and I already feel significantly better, not only in my back but in my overall health and my mood has improved. Now I believe that chiropractic approach to all health issues is the way to go! Good luck to all Dr. Ortelli's patients!"
" Receiving regular adjustments from Dr. Ortelli has improved my general health and has significantly improved my ability to "listen" to what my body is telling me. I now know how it feels to be pain free, whether I'm running half a marathon, sitting at my desk, driving my car or lying down."
"On the way to school one evening I collided with another car. My car went in for repairs and so did I... to Dr. Ortelli's Family Wellness Center. I have been a patient for months. But this was different. My shoulders, neck and back were out of alignment. As shaken as I was physically, I was beset with concerns over how my pain would affect my daily functioning. I just wasn't myself. Immediately upon telling of the accident, Dr. Ortelli ordered an evaluation. My movement was noticeably limited. He ordered a new prescription of treatment. I felt an instant sense of relief. I didn't need to worry about a thing. My functioning that had so much improved from my initial consultation would continue to be attended to properly. I wouldn't be compromised by an accident that could have happened to anyone. Dr. Ortelli has reviewed my progress with me and I'm nothing less than in good shape. I have every confidence that I'm in the right care at the right time."
"I had such severe pain in my back, neck, and hips about a year ago. Since I have been coming to Dr. Ortelli I am able to work and concentrate. Before all I thought about was the pain. The staff is great and very accommodating with my hectic schedule. Five stars to them!
"I play a lot of sports and find after playing them I feel out of wack. I come very week to Dr. Ortelli and he has helped me by keeping me adjusted. I have sports induced asthma and since coming here I haven't had to use my inhaler while playing sports. He has helped me greatly."
"I have scoliosis. Everyday for most of my life my back has bothered me. I have never been able to just forget that I have scoliosis because the pain has always been there as a reminder. I started chiropractic care with Dr. Ortelli about four months ago and I have never felt better. It has been such a relief! Now I can truly forget that I have scoliosis almost every day. I wasn't too sure about chiropractics before, but I am 100% convinced!"
"I first visited Dr. Ortelli in November 2009 when I was in constant pain which emanated from my lower back. The lower back had always been a weak spot for me, yet I had been able to pursue many activities. In fact, in an attempt to battle both increasing weight gain and a diminishing energy level throughout my fifties, I was determined to step up my physical activities. Swimming laps felt like a safe form of exercise and it had the added benefit of a meditative break from a stressful professional life. However, in October while swimming laps I felt a sudden and wrenching pain. I did not return to the pool until mid-February. In the intervening four months, Dr. Ortelli took me on a life altering journey. Through him and Ashley, I learned that my back pain and lethargy were merely symptoms of an overall dysfunction that originated from poor alignment of the spine and a toxic load in my system. Ashley and Dr. Ortelli were promoting "optimum health" and spent what seemed to be an inordinate amount of time educating me on the role of chiropractic medicine in correcting myriad symptoms of dysfunctional health. I was skeptical- I believed I knew a great deal about healthful living. However, after a few months of regular adjustments, I no longer feared that strenuous exercise would set me back to a state of constant severe pain and I hit the pool. I was not only back to a cherished activity, I felt better than ever. After a typical swim, I had been so tired that I could barely stand in the shower. I felt that my cells were depleted and no amount of food or rest would restore my equilibrium. On this day, I was indefatigable in the pool and had energy to spare after my swim. With the moral support of Ashley I was able to endure a detoxification prescribed by Dr. Ortelli. I have friends who have attempted similar programs but were not able to persevere because they had not been educated regarding it's purpose and benefits- and there can be no exaggerating the need for moral support during the process. Following the detox I embarked on a self imposed regimen that eliminated most of the toxic elements of my diet. I thought that I could not live without caffeine, sweets or bacon, but my cravings for food that are difficult for my body to process have vanished. I do not feel deprived- I am full with less and the fat that was so stubborn has begun to melt. The most important benefit is the increase in my energy level and general sense of well being. My regular visit with the endocrinologist is coming up in a few weeks and I am eager to see the new test results for my cholesterol, thyroid and other chronic dysfunctions. "
"First time I came to Dr. Ortelli's office I experienced stiffness in my neck which caused me headache several times and disturbed me during and after exercising. My blood pressure was 139/92 (!!) being fit and eating healthy (??). After six week of visits three times a week my stiffness is gone, I felt and am still feeling better and my blood pressure is normal now- 123/80 without any prescription!"
"As a direct result of Dr. Damien Ortelli's care, I have noticed improvement in my mind, my body and my spirit, the whole of me. I sense that Dr. Ortelli's commitment to my having basic and working knowledge of my brain, my spinal cord, my nervous system, etc., is invaluable information that I need in order to be a part of "our team". I am greatly impressed with his ongoing teaching method, especially his use of visuals and manipulative. With Ashley's review of that knowledge, I feel confident that I am more than aware of the wellness process. Improvement for me became noticeable after four adjustments and by the sixth adjustment, I left the office feeling not only joyful, but deeply grateful as well. I know that when Dr. Ortelli and Ashley ask me how I am feeling, my response is "heard". Spiritually, I am exactly where I am supposed to be."
"I've been under Dr. Ortelli's care since May 25th 2010. Since I've started treatment three times a week I am experiencing less pain, that is a miracle. My first day here the pain level was in the 8-10 level. At present its in the 4-6 level and mostly the 4 level. I believe my success has to with Dr. Ortelli's staff's health and wellness approach. Their sincere, compassionate, heartfelt concern for helping and healing individuals who are hurting and as most of us have been hurting a long time. God Bless all of you!"
"I saw my doctor in April for a physical. My blood tests showed that my thyroid was not functioning properly; at the same time I started receiving regular adjustments at the Stamford Family Wellness Foundation. My P.C.P referred me to an endocrinologist in June. The Endocrinologist wanted to start me on Synthyroid but wanted another blood level. Results came back perfectly normal. She was surprised and I was spared a lifetime medication regimen of Synthyroid. "
"Since I have started my care here at Dr. Ortelli's office, I have been able to deal with my stress much better. My range of motion has improved ten-fold. With the help of the B vitamins I've been talking, I feel more equipped to take on the stresses of life, and as if I have in my body my own anti-stress army on my side, backing me up. I can't say enough about the kindness of the people that work here. Their sincerity and compassion and dedication to helping people have made all the difference to me."
"My life has improved both physically and mentally! Since I began in May 2010, my body has loosened up in so many ways. For example, stretching has helped relieve pain from receiving consistent adjustments from Dr. Ortelli. Also, my headaches have vanished! I used to wake up every morning with a headache as well as constant knee pain; now I feel great every morning! Mentally, I feel more clear about daily routines and making plans for the week. My mind is no longer foggy or constantly throbbing. Thank you for everything!"
"I started to see Dr. Ortelli about three months ago. I was suffering with a lot of pain in my back, legs, and head after my first visit. I was able to sleep like a baby that night. I feel like a brand new person. So I continue to visit him and my whole life style has changed. Things that I was unable to do I can do now, especially around the house. I do appreciate warmth and friendly care of the wellness center."
"When I started with Dr. Ortelli I was tired all of the time. I could barely get through the day. I fell asleep the moment I arrived home. I was in pain all over- limping on the right side, constant neck and shoulder pain. This physical pain caused depression and anxiety. I have been coming here about five months and my energy level is phenomenal. My mobility is awesome (getting up off of a lower beach chair with no effort!) I can walk 2-3 miles with no hip pain. My neck has no pain at all. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I wish I had done it years ago. And I'm done 17 pounds!!"
"Before getting adjusted I was going through some very stressful events that really took a toll on my body. I wasn't sleeping, I had awful joint pain and a bad knee and hip that hurt all the time and I'm only twenty one! I felt like I was 90! Since coming to Dr. Ortelli my sleeping is consistent and I get 7-8 hours every night. My knee has been much better and my joints haven't been bothering me as much. With the adjustments from Dr. Ortelli and the ionic cleansing foot baths from Ashley I finally feel like a 21 year old is supposed to- young and healthy!"