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by Mike Matthew
special to The Laker
Peggy Boyd, owner of Surgical Alternative, has found a way to end pain without costly and traumatic surgical procedures. “My work goes far beyond massage therapy,” says Peggy. “A better term for my work would be structural therapy.”
She graduated from massage therapy school in 1998 and started out doing sports massage. Her work moved to a whole new level as she began to learn neuromuscular methods. She saw significant results as she focused on rehabilitative massage.
“I began to see lasting changes in people’s bodies, in their posture and in their attitude toward their daily life,” says Peggy. “Their quality of life improved as their pain was gone as a result of our work.”
“I want to help people eliminate pain, not just temporarily as is often what happens with standard massage therapy,” says Peggy. “I want to get to the source of the problem and rehabilitate it. Then the pain will go away long-term.”
“We want people to know this type of therapy exists,” says Peggy. “We can help people avoid extreme physical actions like surgery. This type of therapy also works well in conjunction with other non-invasive therapies like chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc.”
The therapy as Surgical Alternative is designed to help people before they need surgery. They also recognize that sometimes surgery is necessary. This therapy can help clients recuperate faster, reduce their pain after surgery and help them get back to a normal range of motion pain-free.
“My focus is on rehabilitative work, helping people with injuries, and with those who want to prevent problems,” says Peggy. “We pride ourselves on educating our clients about their bodies and helping them to see how their routines may be contributing to their painful conditions.”
Repetitive use injuries is a big problem they see all the time. The therapists at Surgical Alternative help their clients understand where the source of their pain really is coming from. The cause of their pain is not necessarily where the symptoms show up.
“We take the time to understand our clients lifestyle and work routines which often contribute greatly to their condition,” says Peggy. “We can reverse many conditions without surgery.”
“Call us and make us explain to you how we can help release your pain,” says Peggy.
“We also see clients who fall between the cracks,” says Peggy. “The doctor can’t find anything wrong, but the pain is real. We can help clients find the source of the problem and release the pain long term rather than simply masking it with unnecessary medications.” An example of this is hip pain. Many times it is tightened muscles that are keeping a person’s structure out of balance. This improper alignment can cause uneven wearing at the joints resulting in pain.
Surgical Alternative offers packages as well as a monthly maintenance program for those who want to keep their body balanced. Their typical session is 90 minutes and cost $120. Peggy has been in business for 12 years and at her current location for a little under 4 years. They have clients as young as 6 years of age and some well into their 90’s. “We see everyone from triathletes with plantar fasciitis, to the person whom has lost range of motion and thinks that their body should not feel like this,” says Peggy.
Peggy and her staff want to help people get beyond merely existing and into truly living.
They’re having an open house on Saturday, August 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. They will also be celebrating the grand opening of their new store, Upward Spiral, where they’ll be offering products to support health and healing. They’ll have product samples for you and giveaways too.
Surgical Alternative is located at 17886 N. US Highway 41 in Lutz. You can reach them by phone at 813-948-6300 or visit their website at www.SurgicalAlternative.com to learn more or schedule an appointment.