Archive for the ‘Testimonials’ Category

A nice testimonial

I got a really nice email a few days back.  Here is the gist of it:
Hi Alex,
   I bought your e-book and video on Target Plantar Fasciitis, and it has helped me so much. I have had plantar fasciitis and anterior tibial tendon pain for quite some time. I am a distance runner, running up to 40 miles a week. For several months I had no pain while running (only sore after), but in June it became painful to run. Have spent the last three months trying all of the conservative treatments…night splint, icing, stretching calves several times a day, going to PT, massage therapy. I have been running at a reduced volume with no speedwork or trails, after taking off a few weeks. I started doing [the recommended exercises] 2 1/2 weeks ago, and taking [the recommended supplement], and the pain is gone!
– Sally Boyd

It’s always nice to receive an email like the one above, because it shows just how effective a scientifically-based treatment protocol can be, compared to stuff that’s done just because, well, it’s always been done.  

For example, there is no good reason to ice a tendon that’s been experiencing pain for more than a couple of weeks, because that tendon clearly does not have inflammation as its primary problem. Massage therapy is great for preventing tendon problems from occurring in the first place, but won’t help much once you have chronic pain.  Same thing goes for stretching.  (Actions that prevent problems from happening are not necessarily the same ones that will cure it once the problem is there.)  And I don’t know of any study that shows night splints to be effective for plantar fasciitis – although a lot of companies that make the splints insist that they are.

Yet doctors and other medical professionals continue to prescribe this sort of thing, not only for tendons and fascia but for other connective tissue as well. They’ll even try to shoot your achilles tendon up with cortisone, despite studies that have shown that this will make the tendon more likely to rupture than if it’s left alone.

It’s really a mystery. My guess is that the doctors are just so busy that they simply don’t have time to keep up with the latest research.

But the fact is, about ten years ago a Scandinavian team of scientists discovered that certain specific types of exercise were good for chronically painful tendons…and certain other types were very definitely not good for them.  Turns out that this same protocol can (and does) work for fascia as well.

This is why resting a tendon helps to alleviate the pain; you aren’t doing any of the bad kind of movement.  But of course you can’t just sit and rest forever, which is why you need a well-designed program of the good movements to actually heal the tendons, not just fail to injure them more.  And that’s what the Target Plantar Fasciitis and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis ebook+video package delivers.

Of course, not every method of treatment works for everyone.  If you want to find out whether my product can help you or not, I invite you to take the free, one-minute tendon and fascia test that you can find on this page.  It will tell you very quickly what sort of tendon or fascia pain you have, and what you can do to help get rid of it once and for all.

A different kind of testimonial

Hello my name is Alex Saadat and im a believer!  Your book has been of great help. I have recommended it to several people. Whether a disc golfer in golden gate park a checkout clerk at the supermarket and my self absorbed weightlifting older brother. Your system works…

It’s always nice to hear when someone uses my techniques to help rid themselves of tendon or fascia pain, but it’s doubly nice to find out that they got such fast and effective relief that they start recommending it to check-out clerks at the local supermarket!  That’s when they’ve gone from being a customer to a proselytizer, someone who’s so convinced that they’ve found something new and great that they’ll go out on a limb to tell others about it.

My two ebooks, Target Tendonitis (for the knees up) and Target Plantar Fasciitis (for the ankles and feet), have now sold over a thousand copies in more than forty different countries – and I haven’t paid a cent for advertising.  The program is effective enough that once people try it they start telling others, and word of mouth is always the best advertising.  Why spend money when people like Alex Sadaat are out there spreading the word for me?

If you’re reading this page, odds are that you’ve been diagnosed with either tendonitis or fasciitis. But let me give you something to think about: If you’ve had tendon or fascia pain for more than two weeks, the fact is that the chances of your condition really being tendonitis or fasciitis are less that five percent.  No matter what you’ve been told by a doctor or physical therapist, it’s much more likely that you have tendonosis or fasciosis – conditions that are (1) much more serious than an “~itis” and (2) will not respond to treatment that tries to combat inflammation.

I’ve written about this in more detail here (for tendons) and here (for fascia), so I won’t go through it again.  Just be aware that the reason my programs get such good word-of-mouth is that they are designed to treat the condition you really have, not the one everybody is telling you you have.  If you want to find out more about what your problem really is, take the test that you can find on this page.  It’s free, will only take a minute, and there’s absolutely nothing that you have to buy, opt into or anything else.  Just good information that you should have in order to make a good decision about your body.

Testimonial

I just received a new testimonial for achilles tendon pain in the mail.  Here’s the full, unedited text:

I found your e-book incredibly helpful!  The videos were great– I don’t think I would have been able to do the exercises properly [without them].  They have been a lifesaver.  I was diagnosed with achilles tendonosis back in 2010 and the doctor had basically told me to just rest it for awhile and then use an anti-inflammatory and ice it after I run.  (I do sprint distance triathlons and 10k runs.)  But it wasn’t helping at all.  I took a year off running and still didn’t get any relief.  In fact, sometimes it hurt horribly just to walk.  I was pretty desperate for some kind of help, anything, because I wanted to be able to run again.  Within two weeks of using your exercises I was completely pain free while walking.  I took up running again (though doing shorter distances) and I continue to use your exercises as “maintenance.”  I still have some pain, especially during and shortly after a run, but the exercises do help me to keep participating in my races, something I was afraid I would never be able to do again.

Thank you!!

Heidi Johnson

I get stories like this all the time.  A person starts to feel tendon pain, and they try to ignore it.  Eventually it gets so bad that they go to a doctor, and 99% of the time the prescription is the same: ice, rest, and some kind of anti-inflammatory medicine.  (In Heidi’s case, this was in spite of the fact that the diagnosis was tendonosis, not tendonitis.  Why use anti-inflammatories if there’s no inflammation?) Although I don’t consider myself an expert at internet marketing or anything like that, I have sold thousands of copies of my ebooks at this point. It’s for one reason: they work.

While no therapy is going to be 100% effective for every single person, the techniques given in Target Plantar Fasciitis and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis have a huge amount of both scientific and anecdotal evidence behind them.  Simply put, if you have long-term tendon or fascia pain that has not responded to conventional treatment, they are your best bet short of surgery.  I have also created a test that is free and will take you less than a minute to complete.  If you’re experiencing tendon or fascia pain that won’t go away, take a moment and fill it out.  It may just save you a lot of time and frustration.

Author: Alex Nordach

Another great testimonial

This is a testimonial that I received on my other site, Target Tendonitis. Although Bobbi wasn’t suffering from foot or ankle tendon pain, the techniques that she used are completely transferable and effective for the plantar fascia, and Achilles and posterior tibial tendons.

Dear Alex,

Thanks for checking in. Since my last email we’ve been traveling. You’re entitled to some much deserved kudos!!

I feel I made tremendous progress, despite the “pep talk” (not!) the ortho gave me when I told him I was going to follow your protocol. I started with virtually no range of motion and tremendous pain in the elbow & shoulder to full range of motion and completely pain free for normal day to day activity in two weeks. I haven’t started working out yet. When we get home I’ll test it out on some light weights. Of course, I’m a bit nervous. I am a little confused to what my new regime will be. I do enjoy cross fit and wish my gym environment and trainer would be more supportive of what I need to do to modify.

Now, that I understand the idea of healing and maintaining tendon health, I’m excited to work on other areas (knees, back). Although, I am confused about how to target the back…

When we get home, there are many people I’m looking forward to recommending your book. I’ve seen a couple of msg boards out their full of people who could use your help. It’s quite sad to realize how many people have really been suffering for a long time. I won’t give away the secret but will definitely send them in your direction.

Thanks so much! Besides the healing, you’ve also provided me w/a tremendous amount of empowerment.

Sincerely,
Bobbi Casellas

There really isn’t much to add here, except to point out how much more positive your outlook can be once you discover how to take control of your own tendon health. Bobbi is a 42-year-old weight trainer, crossfitter and generally very active. Congratulations to her for taking matters into her own hands and deciding to try something new–despite the advice of her orthopedist!

Author: Alex Nordach

A New Testimonial for Healing Achilles Tendonitis

I received the following testimonial the other day:

Dear Alex:

The book has been very beneficial… I have suffered from stubborn tendinosis three times. The first two ones were elbow tendinosis. I simply did too many pullups. These were not mere “tendinitis” . I aggravated the tendinitis because I didn`t rest enough. The point is I felt it in the morning only, but every morning was worse. So I had to quit pulling for months-well, more than a year-till I decided to perform [the recommended exercise].
I am currently curing from another one in my Achilles tendon. Now I´m better, but I had to stop running from last November to June. It was when I bought your book that I began doing [the recommended exercise], which improved my Achilles a lot.

To summarize : this stuff works and is very practical and easy to implement.

Thanks a lot, man. Tendinopathies really suck, and your book can help many people.

Santiago Ces Garcia

Kudos are due for Santiago, who decided to take control of his own recovery from both elbow and Achilles tendonosis. Congratulations!

The same techniques that helped him get back to working out and running can also help you if you might have plantar fasciitis or posterior tibial tendonitis. If you have either of these conditions, take a minute (really — less than ONE minute) to take the test that will tell you whether the techniques contained in my book will help or not. The test is free, there’s absolutely no opt-in or anything like that, and it might just change your life.

Author: Alex Nordach

Plantar Fasciosis Testimonial

I received a new testimonial from a woman in Texas a few days back. Her name is Alysia and she is the mother of four children and an avid runner. She developed plantar fascia pain after running a 5k last year, and despite getting fitted for orthotics, etc. was not able to cure her pain over the course of several months. Her doctor diagnosed it as “plantar fasciitis”, but since she had had the pain for such a long time I was confident that it was actually plantar fasciosis. She didn’t want to go the surgical route (next on the list of recommendations from her doctor) so she finally ordered my book. Here is her initial email (received on February 9th):

I am 32 years old and I first started to feel the pain in my feet in May of 2010 after running a 5K. I bought new shoes thinking I had just overused my old ones, but that didn’t help. It wasn’t until July or August that I was explaining my frustration to a friend and she told me I had plantar fasciitis (she had had it too). So I started to stretch my feet more often and iced them and took ibuprofen, I also started to tape them up before exercising. I stopped wearing dress shoes and pretty much wore my running shoes all the time, I even went to the Walmart and stood on the Dr. Scholls machine and got the recommended shoe inserts. All of these things helped for the moment but the pain never completely went away. All this time I had been exercising off and on depending on how my feet felt, but I always regretted it afterward. I finally went to a podiatrist in November and he recommended an NSAID and stretching and if those didn’t work then the next step was cortisone shots. I tried what he said with no lasting results, so in December I went to a different podiatrist and he gave me a cortisone shot in both feet and some over the counter shoe inserts that he adjusted to fit my feet. I felt great for about two weeks and then the pain came back with a vengeance in my left foot and I started to feel some tightness in my calf as well. My right foot felt pretty good, but some of the pain did come back. So, in January I got another cortisone shot in my left foot, the doctor told me it should last longer this time (like 2 months) but, alas, the pain came back after two weeks just like before. My podiatrist told me that the next step is the release procedure and although the relief of pain sounds great, I would REALLY like to avoid surgery, it just doesn’t feel right (in my gut).

Fast forward to the first week of April, and Alysia had this to say:

Hi, I thought I would just give you a quick update. My right foot is feeling great, I think that all the exercises have worked well for that foot. My left foot feels better, but is still painful usually at the end of the day if I have been on my feet a lot. I am going to continue the exercises and supplements, but I also made an appointment with my podiatrist to discuss my options for this blasted left foot. I wonder if it is so damaged that it can’t heal properly…I don’t know.

So, I just wanted to thank you for helping me out… I will forever recommend your book to anyone I come across with plantar fasciitis. Thanks!!! Alysia

Congratulations to Alysia for taking matters into her own hands and being willing to try a different solution (one that her doctor wasn’t aware of, but that is fully backed by science). If you have plantar fascia pain that you can’t get rid of, why not try the techniques outlined in my book? It has a 100% money-back guarantee and there is a companion video that goes along with it to show you exactly what to do to start curing your plantar fascia pain immediately.