|Address:||1150 Glenlivet Dr, Allentown, PA 18106, USA|
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I had a horrible experience with "Dr." Sheaffer. I recommend you go well, anywhere else. The tl;dr version: In May of 2014 I developed a mild case of costochondritis and was refered for physical therapy. Based on the previous reviewers good review and his fairly close proximity to my home, I decided to use Dr. Sheaffer for physical therapy. I was actually fairly impressed with how together his office seemed, his receptionist had no trouble processing my insurance, and took my credit card number to bill for anything that wasnt covered. There was not much of a wait and Dr. Sheaffer made a good first impression. It was slightly after this point when things started to go wrong. The manipulations he was attempting werent doing what he expected, so he tried something new. It ended up causing sever additional pain in my chest and my sternum to cracking and popping, something it had never done before. The pain was bad enough that I thought about going into the ER. I ended up being able to get in to see the pain specialist I had gone orginally the next day instead. When I questioned him about it, he yelled at me and threw me out of his office. He then proceed to bill me for services he never performed. I confirmed this with his office, they then billed me again anyways. They had agreed to charge my credit card (which was on file) for any additional fees that werent covered by my insurance. Instead they sent me to collections. Worst experience with a physical therapist for me to date.
I have been living with a single knee problem for 15 years. Most of the cartilage only on the inner side of my left knee was gone over 10 years ago. The first orthopedic physician (MD) that reviewed my situation wanted to perform arthroscopic surgery to clean a tear. I refused and sought a second opinion. The second orthopedic physician (MD) shot me up with cortisone, then hyaluronic acid lubricant, then fitted me with an awkward knee brace that I was told was to be with me for the rest of my life. At my first visit to Dr. Sheaffer for a different minor issue, I was wearing shorts and Dr. Sheaffer asked why I was wearing the brace. I relayed the history and was told that I could throw away the brace with the right treatment. Of course, I was very skeptical because I had a vacation scheduled to Alaska requiring a fair bit of hiking. After the treatment by Dr. Sheaffer, I did go to Alaska without the brace and proceeded to hike a trail that took me up 500 vertical feet with no problems. Since then I backpacked and hiked the Grand Canyon from rim to rim at the age of 61 and the brace is still on my closet shelf as a reminder. Since those first visits, I will go to no other physical therapist and have referred others who have had excellent results. There is no one better in the Lehigh Valley.
Dr. Karl Sheaffer is the best physical therapist Ive ever been too, and Ive had knee and back problems since I was in middle school. He is always very thorough when evaluating a new condition, and is often able to pinpoint the problem within a very short time and correct the issue quickly. In addition on more complex cases, Karl will think outside the standard practices to ensure the patient is able to improve. I had a total knee replacement due to sever trauma when I wad 30 years old, and had significant scar tissue as a result of the trauma and surgery. He worked with me 5 days a week to ensure the my knee healed properly and I am now able to walk without a limp or cane. He even worked with my primary care physician to identify and treat hyper nerve sensitivities as a result of the surgeries and trauma to my knee. Ive never had a physical therapist so hands on and concerned with my well being and I dont think I would be walking without a cane if it wasnt for his physical therapy.
I am VERY pleased with the care my family received from Orthopedic Specialists. First, about two years ago, my daughter (a dancer) was referred to them for physical therapy for shin splints. At the very first appt, the doctor examined her legs, asked many questions and then studied her walk. He then turned to us and said she didnt need physical therapy she just had a gait issue and needed orthotics. As soon as she got the orthotics, the shin splints went away and she has not had them again since. Then recently, I went to him because I had been having a great deal of knee pain from instructing Zumba. He checked out my legs and within minutes told me the bones were out of alignment. Right then and there, he adjusted them both and the pain was gone. In just one visit both issues were resolved. I would highly recommend anyone having similar issues be examined by Dr. Shaeffer before proceeding any further. It could save you a lot of time and headache.
If you want the best PT treatment in the Lehigh Valley, come here! This is a 1 on 1 clinic, (not a meat factory for the surgeons as I call the big hospital/PT clinics). I always recommend Dr. Sheaffer, he is without a doubt, the best in the area. Personable and Friendly. I trust Dr. Sheaffer, my family & I have been coming here since he opened. He has FIXED our shoulders, knees, feet, neck and backs! NO SURGERY! So before going for surgery, let Dr. Sheaffer evaluate your symptoms, a minor tear doesnt always require surgery, just PT. If you do require surgery, TELL your surgeon where you are going for P.T. and Dont let them tell or sway you otherwise, You do have a CHOICE in your healthcare. They always "recommend" their own in house P.T. factory, not the best Physical Therapist.
Dr Karl Schaeffer is a superior Physical Therapist who takes his job seriously and really knows his specialty. He has treated me & my children for a variety of injuries/issues over many years. Dr Karl is always spot-on with his diagnosis and treatments. His wife Cindy is cheery & keeps the front office running smoothly. I highly recommend this practice if youre in need of some PT magic!
went in for an ankle sprain and their was only him in the office which was a little weird because I am only 18. He then asked me a couple questions and then popped my ankle. I asked him to give me exercises and he gave me 2. The session lasted a total of 15 minutes and was a complete scam.
Best physical therapy option around. Dr. Sheaffer offers a level of patient care beyond other providers.