After a lot of pain and two unsuccessful rounds of cortisone shots in my knee, I was frustrated with the lack of improvement and resigning myself to getting surgery for a torn meniscus. I thought I was out of other options until I met Dr. Chris at Heroes Journey Crossfit right here in Parsippany.You may have already heard Dr. Christopher Stepien’s name. He’s been interviewed on News 12 NJ, and is gaining a local following of people like me who wanted a better fitness regimen, but were afraid that existing injuries would make working out impossible. Dr. Chris is committed to helping his patients live their best lives. He’s not just interested in helping you lose weight or build big muscles – he wants you to be able to play with your grandkids or go for the long walks that you love again.Heroes Journey and Chris’s Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic share a space because they share a unified mission of whole body health for clients of all ages and abilities. I first came to the facility because I’d heard about their innovative Crossfit Lite classes which could work around my bad knee, but I didn’t know that I’d find real healing for my pain right next door.Dr. Chris is passionate about exercise and spends part of his day teaching crossfit, but I soon learned that he’s also a skilled chiropractor and the only local practitioner of the Active Release Technique. The way he explained it to me is that Active Release targets soft tissue injuries which have resulted in scar tissue build-up. Soft tissue injuries to our ligaments, tendons & muscles are one of the most common causes of chronic pain & limited mobility, but they often go undiagnosed or unsuccessfully treated.Before I tried it, I asked Dr. Chris why he decided to practice Active Release and he told me “I like results. I like the best tool for the problem I’m dealing with. When I’m cooking I want the sharpest knife to make my job as easy as possible.”
He wasn’t joking about the effectiveness of this technique. What makes Active Release special is that it directly targets the affected area to break down scar adhesion fast – giving relief in as few as 1-5 visits. I got relief after my first visit, and between these treatments and the increased strength I’ve gained from crossfit, my knee feels better than it has in ages. I’m so grateful to have found someone who could really help me.
And that’s Dr. Chris’s mission. When I first met him, he told me that “If people are in mental, spiritual or physical pain, they don’t have to live like that. I want to help people understand and control their pain.”
Whether you’re looking for a workout that can be customized according to your abilities, a comprehensive nutritional plan, pain relief, or the whole package, you’ll find help from Dr. Chris and the amazing staff at Barefoot Rehabilitation and Heroes Journey. I’ve never met more kind. caring people and, thanks to Dr. Chris, I trust my doctor again.
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