Thomas J DuBois LMT NCTMB practices skilled bodywork and Active Isolated Stretching/ strenthening in the treatment of injuries, chronic pain and helping athletes improve physical performance.
Thomas has over a decade of experience and has presented at massage schools nationwide.
I love being a detective and figuring out what is not functioning correctlybody and what needs to be done to help it function correctly.
First off, 5 stars truly isn't enough stars to associate with how effective AIS was for me and to describe how truly gifted a therapist Thomas DuBois is. My journey began nearly 3 ago. After months of lower pain back and several appointments with my medical doctor i was diagnosed with a disc herniation between by L5/S1. I also had sciatic pain in my right leg as well as extreme nerve pain. I was first given Morphine for pain, then muscles relaxers as the initial diagnosis was muscle spasms. Once i finally had a MRI scheduled and the herniation was discovered, i was then referred to a spine specialist for possible back surgery. My pain continued while I waited a month for the appointment. During that time i visited my chiropractor office and explained my course of treatment which really was ineffective and more of a waiting game to that point. At that time, i was referred to Thomas and immediately after a short physical examination was told "We can help you". It was the first time I’d ever heard those words and had hope. Thomas and I began 1hr AIS sessions twice a week. During the days and weeks ahead, I quickly realized the following: AIS was becoming a journey of self-discovery about how my body works, it’s also a way of life and not a quick fix. The most important thing I learned is that in order to get better I had to follow the treatment plan laid out by Thomas, (meaning showing up even when it hurt), listening to my body and trusting this treatment. After a few weeks of AIS therapy, I began to feel better until the pain went away completely. I have been able to literally walk through life not in constant pain and more importantly I no longer required back surgery. I can’t express enough how Thomas and AIS saved my life. There were days I wanted to not leave my bed due to pain and depression. I showed up because I developed trust for Thomas and he encouraged and pushed me on days when I felt like the only strength I had was to just get in my car and just walk in his clinic door. Two years later, I feel the best I have in several years. Not just because I have no more back pain, but most importantly through AIS I learned new ways of living that have lifelong results. There aren’t enough thank you’s to Thomas I could to give express the impact he has had on my life and the gift I was given was far more than treatment, if was life changing.
Having used Thomas personally as a client I can't say enough great things about his expertise, attention to detail, and care for his patients as a practitioner. The stretching techniques he shared have been a huge help both in terms of flexibility and strength. Thomas is AMAZING!!!-
Assessment in included in the first visit