TMJ/TMD Testimonial from Kris F.

“After years of trying every kind of “cure” for my TMJ (botox, night guards, high priced specialty mouth wear, TMJ specialists, physical therapy, etc.), Nicole finally found me some relief. She absolutely knows what she’s doing and finds the root of the problem. Highly recommend.”

Inoperable Sports Injury Testimonial from Paula P.

“Nicole Ftacnik is simply the best medical massage therapist. Her magic fingers keep me painless and mobile. I have an inoperable sports injury in my neck/shoulder area. Nicole just knows exactly how to treat that. I do not need to give her any advice. She knows her thing. I recommend her to anyone needing medical massage. Also, she is funny, easy to talk with, and caring.”

Nicole K. Ftacnik, LMT, CPNMT Receives 2016 Best of Cincinnati Award

Nicole K. Ftacnik, LMT, CPNMT, receives 2016 Best of Cincinnati Award

Press Release


Nicole K. Ftacnik, LMT, CPNMT Receives 2016 Best of Cincinnati Award

Cincinnati Award Program Honors the Achievement

CINCINNATI December 8, 2016 — Nicole K. Ftacnik, LMT, CPNMT has been selected for the 2016 Best of Cincinnati Award in the Massage Therapist category by the Cincinnati Award Program.

Each year, the Cincinnati Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cincinnati area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Cincinnati Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cincinnati Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Cincinnati Award Program

The Cincinnati Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cincinnati area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Cincinnati Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Cincinnati Award Program

Cincinnati Award Program

Muscle Spasm Testimonial from Dr. Larry S.

“After several months of back spasms and related pain, my physician recommended that I see Nicole Ftacnik. She is a Certified Precision Neuromuscular Therapist, and I made an appointment with her. She began by LISTENING to my description of my symptoms, and then carefully developed a specific treatment of the affected areas. She then modified treatment as she saw my response to each appointment.

Unlike many therapists, she did not plug me into a “one-size-fits-all” regimen. After several weeks, my symptoms have gradually diminished, and my daily muscle spasms have stopped occurring. I have been most impressed by her thoughtful approach to treatment, and her genuine concern for a quick resolution to my problems. An enthusiastic 5-star recommendation – if you are having chronic muscle pain, see her as soon as you can.”

Kids and Sports: How Much Is Too Much? | Psychology Today

Kids and sports: “Are kids being over-coached?”

I decided to do some research this morning, hence me sharing this article, after recently pondering that my 15-year old daughter is quite possibly doing too much lacrosse. I’m a big believer that there needs to be balance… And unfortunately, it seems her dad and I are slowly-but-surely losing sight of this. As with everything in life, balance is important!

Even though my daughter has not yet sustained any sports-related injuries, it blows my mind the amount of young clients I’ve seen in my office over the past eight years of practice. Many of them come to me now for maintenance, but most originally first came in for somewhat debilitating repetitive-use injuries (some straight up debilitating); usually affecting the hips, legs, low back, and/or shoulders.

“Kids’ sports have gotten out of control.”

As an example, a client of mine had to quit playing high school softball after exploratory surgery found a labrum tear. Without going into detail, her coach definitely over-coached her. It was my understanding she was expecting to get a scholarship for college, but that quickly became a pipe dream and it was devastating for her. So sad.

At 41, I simply do not remember this sort of thing being an issue during my childhood years. And at what point is enough enough?

Check out the source link below, and let’s try to remember…

“… maintaining a healthy body and a clear perspective is key. Encourage kids and teens to strive for balance.”

At any rate, I know it’s time for me to start setting limits for my teenager. Fingers crossed it all goes well!

As always, I hope you find this information informative!

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“Neutral balance alignment is key to becoming pain free!”™ ~ Me

Source: Kids and Sports: How Much Is Too Much? | Psychology Today