Patient Testimonials

  • Jill, words cannot express my gratitude for your exceptional care. From my very first appointment with you, I immediately knew you were someone I wanted in my corner. Your knowledge on Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome is far superior to anyone else I’ve met, including the physician that diagnosed me. You immediately established a holistic plan of care, not just one specific to one area of my body.

    Over the last five years, I’ve been suffering from a New Daily Persistent Headache, which countless physicians, neurologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and psychologists could not determine the cause. It wasn’t until recently, with your help, my neurologist was able to conclude the headache is caused by the hypermobility in my neck due to Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome. Without you, this diagnosis probably wouldn’t have ever been made.

    Over the past year of being in your care, I’ve learned so much about this connective tissue disorder and how to appropriately train, eat, rest, and take care of my body. I swear, every single visit, I learn something new from you. The most important thing you’ve taught me is that I am different, and I cannot train and partake in the rigorous activities like my peers. I continue to improve every day because of your vast knowledge, guidance, and continued support.

    Before I was under your care, I was in and out of physical therapy for 10 years from what I thought to be random injuries, but that physical therapist did not treat me as a whole, he simply looked at that one injury; therefore, allowing me to continue to train improperly, damage myself further, and continue to be misdiagnosed. You, on the other hand, understand my condition affects every part of me, physically and psychologically.

    I cannot thank you enough for your expertise, outstanding holistic patient care, and for being the only medical professional in my corner to consistently advocate for me and my best interest. You are a god sent.

    Emily P.

  • Hi, I’m Mike Franco, President of Pure Green Lawn & Tree Professionals. I went to go visit Peak Performance Physical Therapy with Jill Marlan and her staff. I found the experience was fantastic. You have to go and you have to visit them if you have an ailment they’re going to be straight with you, they’re going to be honest, they’re going to tell you what you can do, what you can’t do, but they’re going to also push you and that’s what I needed. I needed to be pushed because I really thought I wasn’t going to be able to throw again.

    Playing sports all my life I was probably in denial thinking it’s just old age. I hurt myself. I have made it this far without having a major injury but now I have it so maybe you know my baseball days are over with. I’m back playing again. I’m playing at full strength. I’m having probably my best season I’ve had in years. I don’t feel pain. As a matter of fact, I’ve had an injury on my left arm that happened 20 years ago and she’s worked that out. I never went and saw a therapist for that but she worked on it. I probably could have had surgery years ago for it but now I’m at a point where it’s worked. So not only did she fix my one problem, she fixed the other problem.

    I’ve recommended people to go see her. People that have sprained ankles or a hurt shoulder or even kids that have had injuries through some of the sports that I’m associated with. I recommend Peak Performance for anybody and not just because of Jill, again she knows how to hire great people and her staff is unbelievable so the whole experience was absolutely more than what ever thought it would be. So, anything ever happens again, if I get hurt again she’s the first person I am calling.

    Mike F. of Pure Green Lawn & Tree Professionals

  • Really what sold me on Peak Performance though is their consistent quality from the time when you walk in the front door, to work with Jill or work with any of her other associates, and I have worked with a lot of them over the last year. I have a busy schedule and they are very accommodating, so sometimes when I can’t get Jill, I can get Matt or someone else to work with and they are all great.

    From a business perspective, I looked and said this is a well-run business. They are efficient, flexible, and well run. The other thing was when you are here and working with Jill and her team, you’re working. And some really make you work. I’ve been to others where it was a little bit of a cattle call where you are there for an hour and they give you 20 minutes of stuff to do and you waited for the next 20 minutes for the next exercise. It is well organized, you’ve got a goal, you’ve got exercises, Jill checks on your homework. “Are you doing what need to do in between visits to keep you current?” When I’ve asked for samples off the website or off the internet for exercises to keep me maintaining busy and I can’t get in for a couple of weeks they are very accommodating.

    I have nothing but good things to say. I’ve recommended several people to Jill already. We’ve got several people from our firm that use Peak Performance for a variety of needs. We’ve all been really, really happy. I would tell anybody if they are in the greater Lansing area and they have any physical therapy needs, I would pick up the phone, I’d call Peak Performance, ask for Jill, and if she’s not there I’d ask for one of her team members. Partner, Maner Costerisan

    Bruce D. of Maner Costerisan

  • I started seeing Matt at Peak Performance for lower back pain that I had been having for close to 10 months. I had been through virtually all types of conservative treatment, including physical therapy at a different place, which had all been unsuccessful and I was fearing surgery might be my only option in order to feel any relief. After only a few sessions with Matt he was able to diagnose my problem and put me on a path to recovery. I had been to numerous specialists and none of them were able to tell me what Matt did. He has truly changed my life as I was virtually debilitated with no hope for recovery. Matt is very knowledgeable, conscientious and different than other physical therapists I’ve been to in that he truly cares about your situation and is dedicated to help discover a solution and see it through until you are back to 100%. I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering physical therapy.

    Blake S.

  • I chose Peak Performance because as an athlete I felt like I had a pretty specific reason for coming in for physical therapy. I was different than some other patients you see. I think what really did it for me is that I bounced around a couple different places and they gave me care, but they didn’t have all the skills that I needed to work with my specific injury. Being a back problem, their specialty care didn’t work with young athletes who have injuries like the one I did.

    And so what I really liked about Peak Performance is that I came in and they tailored programs specifically to my injury, and they really had done what I wanted them to do, rather than just what was protocol. Just the combination of the stretching and the manipulative side of things I think really sped up the process that a lot of other place couldn’t offer through just the exercises and the stretching. I really liked that about coming here.

    T.K.

  • Dear Matt and Jill, I have never written to thank a Physical Therapist before but I just had to stop and let you know how impressed I am with your level of human caring and personal service. What you have done for my patients is amazing! Thanks for taking care of the patients whom I care so deeply about!

    Iris Z. of Lansing Rheumatology

  • Jill was my physical therapist following my last two knee surgeries. Since I have had four knee surgeries on my right knee I have had multiple physical therapists over the past twenty years. She is undoubtedly the best! Jill is very knowledgeable. She has pursued higher level degrees and teaches university classes for physical therapy students. Jill is an ongoing mentor to students who apprentice at Peak Performance during their MSU preparatory classes. Her modeling, teaching and guidance to each of them is invaluable. Jill always begins with an intensive evaluation which gives her detailed information about each person’s unique physical condition. Based on her findings she applies her knowledge and insight and begins an individual plan of action. I so appreciated Jill’s explanations and willingness to answer my questions regarding my therapy since her methods did not always parallel my previous experiences. Before long she specifically instructed me to begin exercising at home and always followed up with me as to my ability to perform those exercises and pain level. Jill exhibits a clear focus and determination, yet is flexible when she realizes her client may need extra motivation or an altered plan. I was involved in physical therapy for twelve weeks with Jill last spring and by the last few weeks she had me doing things I could not imagine I would ever begin to accomplish. I have shared about Jill’s high standards and accomplishments with my doctor, and have recommended her to two of my friends who have a need for physical therapy. If I ever have need for physical therapy again I will definitely choose Jill!

    N.W.

  • I have had Physical Therapy at several different facilities in the past 15 years, most recently at Peak Performance. The entire staff at Peak Performance makes you feel welcome and part of the group. They are flexible with scheduling and the environment is open and upbeat which is different from other facilities I have attended. I want to take the time to thank you for all that you have done for my neck and shoulder. When I first came to you , I had pretty bad neck pain, tightness, and limited range of motion. My neck was wearing on my quality of life for several months. I am so grateful that I found Jill Marlan. She came highly recommended and I can see why. I am in awe of how knowledgeable, informed, and proficient she is. The techniques Jill performed on my neck and shoulder have helped tremendously. I am simply amazed with all she has done for me. I am now able to turn my neck from side to side. Jill helped increase my range of motion and greatly decreased the tightness and pain. My quality of life is so much better now. I want to thank Jill, Matt, and the rest of the staff for providing such a great place to receive Physical Therapy and helping me reach my Peak Performance.

    L.A.

  • Cek out peakperformanceompt.com. Alot of fun exersizes to get ware you whant to be with Jill and Mat. from age 6 to 100. and do what you want to do for your life adn make way for life. and no more broken bones. So you can be Good for your life. wen you are done you will fele like you have never felt in your life. and when you leave make sher you say thank you. *This testimonial is written exactly as it was given to us.

    7 year old, M.S.

  • Matt and Jill, your welcome to patients and your visible empathy and commitment to help is all so obvious to me every time I’m there. That builds such a foundation of trust, and, though I know only a few patients conversationally, it makes a huge difference in our confidence to attain our best outcomes. Matt, it is just not possible for me to thank you enough for all that you have given me. Not just for the physical therapy which has kept me functional through a hell of a lot, and still does, but for holding fast to a process of progress for me and not allowing my own head to get in our way. I appreciate so much every time you bring your skills and knowledge to send me home feeling better. I do thank you, immensely. Jill, you have established a “house of healing,” if you will, that brings in people who need more than therapeutic hands, but also an embracing openness to what really matters, people who care and stand by your efforts to get better. Know that I am grateful for your input in my care and your generosity over this long haul.

    C.M.