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Over the last eight years, the therapists at Beyond Physical Therapy have earned a reputation for excellence in Knoxville. We can tell you the services we provide, but nothing we say could communicate how we'll make you feel. Take a moment to read the words of our former patients and learn how individuals suffering problems like your own have benefited from visiting our PT clinic.
"As an ex-CEO of a large medical center and having been associated with many in the physical therapy field, I can personally say that Tomasz and Andrew are among the very best. Their number one goal is to improve your quality of life!"
"WOW, WOW and WOW- What can I say about your services and staff- You ARE the best as I tried several PT places before finding BPT. Andrew, Tomasz and staff are the most concerned about your health & wellness, no doubt about that. It's shown in each visit by their concern for your pain level & progress in therapy. I walked into the office mid-May on a cane & walked out 6 weeks later completely free of pain. Thank you guys so much!"
“As a former UT football player, I have had back pain for years. Medical and chiropractic treatments have only given temporary relief. Andrew Cieslik’s techniques in physical therapy have truly gone ‘beyond’ in terms of long lasting results. When I arrived at his office, I could not bend over without pain. I had tightness in the thoracic portion of my back and stiffness in my neck. I also had a history of numbness in my hands from degeneration of the cervical spine. Although the cage and ropes looked unusual at first, I quickly found it was the most effective therapy practice I had ever seen. I would recommend Andrew and Tomasz to anyone with similar back and neck problems.”
"I personally had a great experience with you guys. I believe you guys are doing wonderful. I had a wrist open fracture with a dislocated elbow, and nobody gave me hope that I could get my elbow the way I had it before. This was only until I came to Beyond Physical Therapy where the Team provided me with great service. They treated my elbow like their own. I want to thank you ALL for this. Now I can enjoy my hand just like before"
"We cannot give enough gratitude for how successful our treatment was! We both began therapy in wheelchairs. Through lots of long work we are now out of our wheelchairs, off our walkers and canes. What they did for us was an absolute miracle! Because of this therapy, we are now functioning well in everyday life's activities. We cannot recommend them highly enough!!!"
-Kaye and John Gross
"I could not ask for or expect better care than what I received during my time with you guys. You all are so very professional and yet so very personable; I actually looked forward to going to therapy because of such friendly atmosphere and knowing I was going to be treated with such professionalism plus care and concern. The prescribed treatment of specific exercises, soft-tissue massage, electric stimulation and whirlpool were just what I needed to get back up and out riding the Gold Wing once again... I would gladly point anyone in need of physical therapy to the top-notched team at Beyond Physical Therapy."
-C. Thomas Young
"I entered into therapy at Beyond Physical Therapy about four weeks after I had total knee replacement surgery. I have had serious issues with arthritis for several years and at various times I have sought help for shoulder, back, and knee problems at other physical therapy groups. My experience at Beyond Physical Therapy was by far the most helpful and successful experience I have had. The entire staff was highly professional, sensitive, and very attentive to my needs as a patient. I highly recommend this facility to anyone needing serious physical therapy after TKR surgery. I will certainly call on them again if I experience any other problems which would benefit from physical therapy."
"Beyond Physical Therapy is amazing. This is my 4th visit over the past 7 years. I have been treated for my neck, shoulder, knee and now foot. The treatment has been excellent, but beyond treatment, the staff is friendly and makes you feel like family. I went for therapy at another facility one time and I learned that it was not comparable. I will always choose Beyond as number one in my book... You definitely make people want to come back again."
-Deb Bouvia, "The Cake Lady"
"It is very obvious that all the staff at Beyond Physical Therapy truly care for all their patients. When I am having issues with my mobility and require physical therapy, it's the hug that means so much and the caring, the laughter, the music too. In my opinion, your services are excellent. Thank you all fo your services, caring, kindness and patience during my care."
"Your staff is really friendly + helpful. Andrew started out with me and showed me some tips on how to make my pain in my shoulder better, while working to relieve stress and make me relax throughout the day while at work. My pain was pretty bad when I started and in just these short weeks I felt 100% better. I learned what I needed to do to safeguard my shoulder and how to help strengthen it to where it felt better. Would highly recommend them if anyone is needing physical therapy"
"I have nothing but good to say about the clinic. They take you into therapy right on time. The girls are all very pleasant to work with and the therapists are very knowledgeable about their work. I will not hesitate going back in a minute when I need to. Hopefully not in the near future. Thanks for everything."
"The entire staff is very congenial, personable, compassionate and knowledgeable. They were especially considerate of my wife and her dementia. While it was hard for her to follow directions she has been to them before and came back with me when I had therapy. She had 4 surgeries. "
"I recently had the opportunity to have some treatments at Beyond Physical Therapy facility in West Knoxville. Over the years, I have had treatments at several Knoxville therapy centers. I found Beyond Physical Therapy to be a state-of-the-art facility with exercise cages, which were easily adapted to each patient's needs. The experienced staff was friendly, pleasant, and each visit was an unique experience. I received one-on-one, personally supervised attention from the therapists. Patient comfort was high on their priority list, and I believe their goal was to improve my quality of life. My experience was enjoyable and not dreaded. I can highly recommend the Beyond Physical Therapy facility."
"I have been in physical therapy several times, and I didn’t want to go through it again. From the minute you enter the office at Beyond Physical Therapy, you are greeted by all of the staff as a very special person. The atmosphere is cheerful and pleasant. Personal attention to detail, supervision, interest, and caring all make Beyond Physical Therapy a different experience. You feel as if the therapy has been tailored to your specific problem, and it is personally supervised. It has been a unique experience. Of course, the best part of all is that it relieves pain and makes you feel like a new person, and the massages are enough to keep you coming back for more.”
"I have had shots in my knees, x-rays of my knees, and assurances that at my age (or before) this is what a person can expect. NOT TRUE!!!! We think that as we grow older, the body breaks down and person is less likely to be able to do the things he or she could do at a younger age. You cannot resign yourself to a wheelchair and sit all day long! KEEPING ACTIVE IS THE KEY AND USING YOUR MUSCLES AND DEPENDING ON THEM IS ESSENTIAL!!! Beyond Physical Therapy has put this idea to work and has helped people do just that. At 80, I realize I will never have the body of a 25 year old, but I do want to be able to go places - do things - and enjoy life!!! Beyond Physical Therapy has helped me along the path to realizing these goals."
"My first experience was when receptionist called to set up my appointment; at that point I knew this was going to be a special place. She was very warm, compassionate, and welcoming. The day of my first visit (and everyday after that), I was greeted with a friendly smile and a warm 'Hello'. I've never felt so welcome, or like I really belonged somewhere (other than church) in my life. Tomasz and Andrew treat you like family, not patients; and Johnny - he can brighten up a dark and cloudy day with just his presence and a smile. "
-Traci L. Stevens
"The atmosphere at Beyond Physical Therapy is inviting and comfortable. Unlike larger therapy places, I have one-on-one time with my therapist, instead of being left alone to work on the exercises. Andrew and Tomasz and the receptionists are very friendly and make it enjoyable to go to physical therapy several days a week - instead of dreading it! I have already told friends about them and highly recommend Beyond Physical Therapy."
“Before coming to Beyond Physical Therapy, I thought the next thing for me was a wheelchair. I had a terrible time walking and I was afraid I would fall and break a hip. My family doctor said that I had neuropathy and sent me to Beyond Physical Therapy. Through some exercises (three machines, weight bearing, hot/cold water contrast baths, Anodyne, foot massage), now I can walk without fear of falling. The workers at BPT are professionals at their work - friendly, patient, caring, and courteous. This has been a very happy enjoyable experience for me. A great chapter added to my life.”
“Thank you, Andrew, for making me a new woman. It’s such a joy to no longer have back pain and to have the strength and stamina to get things accomplished, which I desired to do so for a long time. I have had quite a lot of physical therapy in the past few years, due to 3 spinal fractures, caused from osteoporosis. Your approach to physical therapy is so unique, pain free and rehabilitating compared to any I have had elsewhere in the past. May God bless you and Tomasz in your quest to help all who frequent your services.”
"After home therapy, I was doing well but my strength and endurance were not very good. However, after therapy at Beyond Physical Therapy for three weeks, I did a lot better and had more strength. They are good therapists and work very hard to make everyone better. I would recommend them to anyone."
“I have lived with lower back pain for 2 years. The last 6 months have been terrible. In the 2 weeks visiting Andrew, he has helped to take my pain level of 10 down to 2 or 3. Riding in a car was almost impossible, and now it isn’t a problem. I did not think therapy would help; however, I have been very impressed with the progress I have made. This staff is very professional and caring. They all work together, and that is something you don’t find in many offices. I highly recommend Beyond Physical Therapy to anyone - you will be amazed at the outcome, and you won’t regret the work! They are fantastic!
"I have had great results from my therapy. I went from having lots of pain in my back to having hardly any. They have all gotten me more mobile. They have helped me a lot."
"Beyond Physical Therapy has helped me so much. I could tell a big difference after the first visit. I am now able to do things I haven't done in three years. They are very kind and gentle and ready to make you feel better all over."
“Beyond Physical Therapy lives up to its name. They go beyond. I came to ‘Beyond’ with a severe back problem that flared up from a previous injury many years ago. When I came to 'Beyond', I barely could walk or stand without the use of a cane. After about 2 weeks of physical therapy at ‘Beyond’, I was able to continue my active lifestyle without a cane: hiking, gardening, and going to the gym to work out. I still use caution when active and I am cautious when doing the exercises Andrew and Tomasz showed me. I found that both Andrew and Tomasz are pro's and they, along with the staff, are sincere about their patient’s needs and recovery. Yes, I would recommend Beyond Physical Therapy.”
"After beginning physical therapy with Andrew, I have been gaining more confidence in ambulation and balance. My leg muscles feel stronger and my walking is increasing in stability. Previously, I thought I was losing my ambulatory ability. I have had physical therapy with two other organizations and 1) did not feel like I was accomplishing anything; and 2) was exhausted for more than a day afterwards. My stamina has now improved with only short term tiredness."
"I have enjoyed coming to physical therapy at Beyond Physical Therapy. Andrew Cieslik was my therapist and really gave me a good work out every time I came. I felt so much better when I left than when I arrived. I would recommend Beyond Physical Therapy to anyone that has a physical problem. I will miss my three sessions a week. Thank you, Andrew Cieslik and Tomasz Grass, for making me better after my knee replacement surgery."
"I want to say it is hard to express in writing how I have improved. I could hardly walk with help, and now I can with with a walker. I want to thank Andrew and Tomasz. I would recommend you all to anyone. Thanks for your kindness and your help. God Bless you all."
-Chlo Ann Smith
"I am very pleased with the results of my therapy. I had doubts about my recovery, until I visited and received therapy here. Now I feel like I will be fully recovered. Thank you Andrew, Tomasz, and Johnny. You are all very professional and made my therapy pleasant along with good hard work."
"My experience at Beyond Physical Therapy was pleasing. The staff was very professional and very aware of each individual's needs. They took time to explain each step of the exercises. I would recommend anyone that has to do therapy to go to Beyond Physical Therapy. The name is fitting; you not only receive quality and professional care, but you are also made to feel very special. I left feeling very accomplished in my goals."
"The therapists at Beyond Physical Therapy were the best that have ever worked with me. There was no pain involved in their treatments. I no longer have pain and can walk again since they have finished. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs physical therapy."
"To the Beyond Physical Therapy staff and especially Tomasz, who was in charge of my therapy: Thank you very much for being so dedicated and professional in your care. Also, I thank Tomasz for giving me a set of exercises to do on my own. I have been doing them, and I can report that I am getting stronger everyday. My hip feels quite well, and I have no more trouble going up the stairs at home. I also enjoyed the cozy atmosphere at your well-kept, very clean facility. I wish you all the best."
- Ilana Siman-Tov
"Beyond Physical Therapy is a very professional and caring office. They made me feel like they really cared about my well-being. I would recommend them to anyone looking for special care for themselves or for a loved one."
"I have greatly improved in range of motion and strength at Beyond Physical Therapy, and I have nothing but praise for Tomasz and Andrew. The atmosphere of friendliness and the willingness to work with the client is very impressive."
-John Wayne Clark
"I am so thankful my doctor sent me to these wonderful therapists. Andrew was my PT and he did so much to help me feel better. I came a long way since when I first came. Everyone was so kind and helpful. I have faith in the care that Andrew gave."
-Lois I. Smith
"It is amazing how big the difference is in the treatment here and where I went before. Andrew seems to care about his patients' feelings and comfort. He is very encouraging and gives me hope that I won't be in this much pain for the rest of my life. I have only been here four times, but I can already see a difference in the way I feel. Thanks."
"I feel fortunate to have found Andrew and Tomasz. After a recent fall which resulted in a broken hip, I was having a great deal of difficulty walking. Due to the care and expertise of these two therapists, my leg is much stronger and I am walking better. Beyond Physical Therapy is a caring and proficient facility."
"I would highly recommend Beyond Physical Therapy to anyone in need of such services. I have found everyone in this practice to be highly professional, courteous, and friendly in every instance. I was not looking forward to PT, yet while they had me working hard each and every visit, they made me feel better and stronger. These are really committed caring professionals."
"Everyone who works here is attentive, thorough and friendly. My shoulder is much better after their treatments, which are both unique and effective. This is by far the best therapy place I have been to. It's so good to feel better, and I am lucky to have found physical therapists that do such a fantastic job of getting me better fast."
"I arrived at Beyond Physical Therapy for a new patient evaluation with a great pain in my right hip. I thought I was going to be in pain forever, but when I arrived at Beyond Physical Therapy, there were 5 angels waiting with open arms and smiles on their faces. All of them treated me with respect, honesty, and privacy. I am grateful that a place like Beyond Physical Therapy still exists. Today I am pain free. Thank you all."
- Augustina Salas (Tina)
"The name Beyond Physical Therapy aptly describes the quality therapy received there. The treatment is exceptional and executed by warm, caring therapists. Each patient feels special and the time spent there is pleasant and fun. Shelia and Jean Marie greet you with a smile on arrival, and Andrew, Tomasz, Pris, and Johnny are intent on helping everyone feel better. Not only do I feel 100% better, I also feel I have made new friends."
"I submit this success report of physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises with great pleasure. The therapy applied by Andrew and Tomasz with their assistants reduced my pain considerably in the time after my hip replacement surgery. This recovery was estimated to be 1 year because, simultaneously, I am 77 years old and battling with Parkinson's Disease. I was about to give up when 'Beyond' went to work. After 2 months of therapy at 'Beyond' and 20 sessions, I'm starting to walk without assistance about 10 months ahead of schedule!!! It may not be a miracle, but it is a success story."
"When I came in for therapy, I felt like I was going into orbit when I went to bed. I would have to sit for a while in the morning before I left the bedside. If I looked high or low, I would be so dizzy I had to rise slowly from sitting position. I fell backward very often. After many weeks, I came in for therapy. I have had no problems after the first treatment. I continued for four more treatments with no problem."
"Thanks to all of you! Being able to raise your arm is very important. With the help of Beyond Physical Therapy, I now have the mobility in my right shoulder. Things I could not do as simple as putting dishes in a cabinet, now I can do. The staff there are wonderful, friendly, and know what they are doing, and I am thankful for them."
"You all are amazing! I feel so much better. The staff is amazing!"
"Love the atmosphere. Thank you. I walk much better."
"Andrew assessed the situation and explained his plan to help me achieve my goal to walk again. Andrew and his staff targeted all my weak areas and gradually strengthened my legs to the point where I could stand on my own feet, then a walker, and most recently, the use of crutches. Positive results commenced after my tenth week of physical therapy. Not only am I, but also my doctors, family, and friends, impressed with the progress I made at Beyond Physical Therapy."
-Leonard Torres, Jr.
"I came to BPT with extreme stiffness, lack of mobility and pain in my right hip. X-rays, MRI's, and CT scans had not disclosed the cause. Tomasz Grass evaluated my condition and worked in reducing the inflammation. After 12 sessions, I am nearly without pain. Plus, he discovered the true source of the pain - the lumbar area of my spine. Tomasz is very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him and the staff of BPT to anyone in need of these services."
"For me, the result of Physical Therapy (modalities, spinal mobilization, specific exercises) has reduced my daily pain level from 8-9 to 2-3. In fact, some days the pain level is 0! Also, the pain does not prevent my falling asleep, nor does it awaken me during the night. BRAVO! Beyond Physical Therapy."
Neuropathy Treatment Testimonials
“Before I came to Beyond Physical Therapy it was ‘Abandon all hope,’ and only pain pills will work! Now, after my treatments I don’t think of pain pills. My neuropathy and fibromyalgia are tolerable. This therapy has truly gone beyond all my hopes and dreams. Thank you Dr. Ritchey for suggesting Beyond Physical Therapy. They truly are ‘beyond my wildest dreams!’ Thank you, thank you! God bless! May you continue to do what you do so well!”
-Celestine M. Wilbry
“When I started this therapy I had little feeling in one foot and none in the other foot. Now after the new style of therapy, I have regained feeling in both feet and legs. The style of new physical therapy has given me new hope for a better future. They are very attentive and helpful. They are always treating everyone like family members. My legs and feet are a lot stronger than they have been in the last 5 years or longer.”
-Linda D. Giraldi
“I am a Type II Diabetic and as a result I have neuropathy in my feet and legs: lack of sensitivity in the feet, which affects balance. Also a recent hip operation has left me with weak hip muscles. As a result my doctor referred me to the Beyond Physical Therapy center for help in overcoming these disabilities. For treatment on the strengthening of hip muscles I laid on one of their exercise tables with one leg suspended from an overhead cable and weights suspended from another cable attached to the leg to apply resistance as I moved my leg to the side. Their use of infrared Anodyne treatment on my feet and legs, followed by a hot and then cold water foot bath, improved the sensitivity in my feet. Although I didn’t achieve the complete recovery of the sensitivity in my feet, the overall improvement gave me the ability to feel the pressure of the floor on my feet and to stand without holding onto a support.
The two principal owners and therapists, Andrew Cieslik and Tomasz Grass, and their staff have exceptional personalities. They are well qualified and have unique equipment for almost any therapeutic need. After my therapy experiences over the last four years at different therapy centers, I found Beyond Physical Therapy to go truly “beyond” the standard of care and offer the most complete treatment of any other therapy care.”
“When I first started Anodyne Therapy on my feet, I was very skeptical of it. I have neuropathy in my feet. They were so numb; they were constantly throbbing and hurting. I hadn’t had any feeling in them for years. Being a Diabetic, I was terrified of the thought of losing my feet. My feet are so much better now. They have gone from Borderline Loss of Protective Sensation and Deep Pressure Sensation (5-6 pain level) to Normal Sensation (1-2 pain level). I owe my recovery to the Anodyne Therapy treatments. But most of all, the care and concern of the staff at Beyond Physical Therapy has made my stay worthwhile. I highly recommend this group to anyone who is serious about achieving their therapy goals.”
“The therapists at Beyond Physical Therapy were the best that have ever worked on me. There was no pain involved in their treatments. I no longer have pain and can walk again since they have finished. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who needs physical therapy.”
“My foot doctor sent me to Beyond Physical Therapy because my feet hurt for several years. Sometimes they were cold; sometimes they were
hot. They would tingle, burn, and cramp. They would only feel better when I rested. Dr. Ritchey wanted me to try Beyond Physical Therapy. They have improved my condition considerably. I’ll probably be back within a year, but I feel pretty good for right now.”
-Gordon L. Hatcher
“Several years ago, after prolonged walking or standing, I experienced a burning, painful sensation in my feet. Slowly the pain became sharper and more frequent. Tests were conducted at a local hospital, at the Vanderbilt Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic. The diagnosis from each was: ‘non-diabetic neuropathy caused by an unknown toxin.’ The costs and side effects from the drugs were awful. My wife heard a radio advertisement about Anodyne treatment; so, I drove to Maryville three times a week to receive such treatment given by Tomasz Grass. After two months I was able to enjoy a two mile walk! After being off the treatment for a year, the pain returned and no ‘trial medication’ was helpful. I searched and located Tomasz Grass here in Knoxville at Beyond Physical Therapy. After a month of treatment the pain has been eased; the spread of the neuropathy seems to have halted; and I am pursuing the possibility of buying an Anodyne machine to treat myself at home-under the professional and caring supervision of Tomasz and his partner Andrew!”
-Rev. Dr. G. Carswell Hughs
“My foot doctor sent me to Beyond Physical Therapy because I have peripheral neuropathy, and have had much pain in my feet when walking, etc. After my first few visits with the Anodyne Therapy, I could tell an immediate difference in how my feet felt when walking and getting about. I was able to walk longer distances than I had before and had more feeling in my toes, which made walking easier. I believe working in the cages, doing the Gazelle, and riding the bike helped with my overall strength. I would strongly advise anyone with peripheral neuropathy to give Andrew and Tomasz a try and see how much they can help.”
“I have waited a little while to write this letter to make sure this treatment was going to work for my feet. I am very happy to say that I am glad that Dr. Kendale Ritchey sent me to Beyond Physical Therapy for my foot Diabetic neuropathy. After the first treatment, I had a good feeling that this treatment might help me. After 18 treatments it has made a world of difference. Before I went, it hurt to walk and now I am walking a lot better. I can also stand on my feet longer now. The Anodyne Therapy system increased my circulation and reduced my pain. The atmosphere at Beyond Physical Therapy is great. The therapists were very friendly, but also very professional and dedicated to improve your quality of life. During my treatments, I met many people taking various types of physical therapy at the same time I was there. I tell a lot of people about the type of therapy I had, but I get a puzzled look when I mention the cage. I enjoy explaining the treatment and letting them know there is help out there for people with foot neuropathy.”
“When I first started at BPT, I was skeptical as to how the treatment was going to help my neuropathy. After only two weeks I had improved in 13 out of 18 [areas]. After four weeks, again I improved 12 out of 18 [areas]. I feel the therapists really know their skills. They truly care about helping people recover. It was a tough six weeks. The therapy was not hard but the drive was exhausting (about 150 miles). If I ever need physical therapy again I would definitely use BPT. They are the ones who made the hard work more enjoyable and helped me accomplish my goals. Thanks to Andrew, Tomasz, and Johnny. You truly are the best! Thanks to the office staff, who really care also!”
“Before coming to Beyond Physical Therapy, I thought the next thing for me was a wheelchair. I had a terrible time walking and I was afraid I would fall and break a hip. My family doctor said that I had neuropathy and sent me to Beyond Physical Therapy. Through exercises (three machines, weight bearing, hot/cold water contrast baths, Anodyne, foot massage). Now I can walk without fear of falling. The workers at BPT are professionals at their work- friendly, patient, caring, and courteous. This has been a very happy enjoyable experience for me. A great chapter added to my life.”
“When Dr. Ritchey sent me to Beyond Physical Therapy, I was having much pain and discomfort in my feet and had difficulty walking at times. I was very unsure that anything would give me relief. Feeling sensations in my feet were very weak. Andrew, my therapist, explained the therapy methods which made me feel more at ease. The treatment for neuropathy has greatly improved the feeling in my feet and I can walk more normally. The caring atmosphere at Beyond Physical Therapy makes therapy more enjoyable. All the staff makes every effort to make the sessions pleasant for the patient and family who might accompany them. My wife and I both recommend Beyond Physical Therapy to anyone who is in need of help.”
-Billy J. Howell