Dr. Michael Rehl is a “wizard” of a body detective
He LISTENS (that’s a rare and wonderful thing among healers of ALL sorts), but to THAT (listening well) he adds his training in physiology, body mechanics and kinesiology. In particular, his use of kinesiological “muscle testing” to direct and fine-tune his chiropractic adjustments is quite amazing to experience. Dr. Rehl also seems to have a much broader repertoire of “adjustments” than that of any other chiropractors (or other bodywork people) I’ve seen before (all of whom, by the way, were quite good in their areas of expertise).
I’m generally in very good health, with a strong constitution, but had had long-term chronic skeletal distortion, caused by one very flat foot plus an old knee injury and my body’s gradual accommodation to THAT. This “skeletal distortion” was not only visible as a torqued and slightly leaning upper body, but also generated intermittent often quite intense “rib out” pain, neck-and-shoulder pain, and occasional lower back pain. This condition did not slow me down a lot, but then, I discovered after being in Dr. Rehl’s care how much I had “gotten used to” and was accommodating (working around) constant, low-level pain.
The alignment of my body has greatly improved – in part from Dr. Rehl’s direct corrective work on it, and in part because he diagnosed part of my chronic body “twist” from my having asymmetrical problems with my genetically flat feet. Dr. Rehl experimented with various types and amounts of shoe-lifts. This was VERY inexpensive and almost ridiculously effective. Now my body looks STRAIGHT in the mirror, I don’t have the ribs on my upper left side “out” and painful all the time, and finally I am REALLY comfortable hitting the gym regularly (which always hurt too much to do before).
After my knee injury (10 years ago), I went to three different physical therapists, all of whom did NOT help the knee, but DID seem to accelerate my body misalignment moving into my lower and upper back. I’ve had a great chiropractor (in another state) who could TEMPORARILY relieve some of my skeletal issues, but never seemed to really “fix” them. After a few months of seeing Dr. Rehl (every 2 to 4 weeks, for just 20-30 minutes), I am a different guy, with a body that is REALLY comfortable to live in. A real gift at age 62!