Dr. Brooke is excellent! The first time I made an appointment at the Blacksburg clinic, he did my consultation and explained exactly what he was seeing and what he recommended we do. Not only did he make the problem and solution clear, but he did so respectfully, without making me feel condescended to. After having struggled with almost 12 years of chronic back pain, a few months of seeing Dr. Brooke got me back on track and now, two years later, I haven’t struggled with those issues again.
Dr. Brooke is (and was) also intentional about getting to know me – my lifestyle, my habits, and my health goals – and keeping up with what’s going on in my life. Once, after a training run, I developed a significant knot in one of my calves. I had tried massaging it, putting heat on it, running it out, but nothing was working. I booked an appointment with Dr. Brooke, knowing that he is also an athlete and might have some advice. After asking me a few questions and palpating the area, he explained what was going on and used an implement to release the knot, explaining that without precise pressure, the knot would not have released on its own. My leg felt so much better on my next run and, again, I haven’t struggled with that issue after that appointment.
Because I do a lot of typing for my job and also enjoy cycling, my wrists can often feel sore or twingy. Every so often (once a quarter or so), I go in for some “routine maintenance” and have my wrists adjusted. This helps keep me pain-free and able to work and ride without fear of injury that might keep me from doing what I love.
I am so thankful for a doctor who is knowledgeable and excellent at what he does who has also actively worked to get to know me and to help me stay pain and injury-free. Dr. Brooke’s intentionality has kept us on the same page about what I’m doing, what’s important to me, and the steps I can take to stay healthy and active. Thanks Dr. Brooke and the Blacksburg team!
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