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We'll help you eliminate your pain and get back to doing what you love.

Armando Cruz

I almost quit physical therapy.

When I started working as a physical therapist in 2005, I did not like the way the health care and insurance system was dictating what therapists were doing and why they were doing it. 

The wasted hours in paperwork therapists had to complete didn’t help the patient or the therapist. I observed the unfocused treatment therapists were giving that was more of a filler to be able to bill certain codes.

It seemed many physical therapists had become complacent taking patients from machine to machine never really putting their hands on their patients. Finally, I observed the lack of motivation the system had set up to get the patients better, quicker.

I found this unacceptable.

Before I continue, please understand that I don’t believe mainstream physical therapists are bad people.

On the contrary, like teachers they go into the profession with a heart of service. I don’t believe they have bad intentions, no, it’s just that they have been conditioned to treat patients in an inefficient way because of the system. Most don't even realize it so they just go with the flow.

My father always taught me that when you don’t like the way things are going, create the change you want. That is exactly what I did. After I graduated physical therapy school I worked in a great clinic with phenomenal therapists.  After 3 months I opened my own facility and began serving clients with the attention that I felt they deserved.

My wife, Christian Cruz, a chronic pain exercise physiologist, and I really set out to help our clients in the best way possible. We immersed ourselves in many continuing education courses that looked at health and rehabilitation from many different perspectives. We realized that there were some really effective approaches but no one had actually combined them to work in synergy to get a more holistic approach to eliminating pain and optimizing health.

So we set out to combine and align the science out there and put it under a system that gets lasting results, fast. Over the past 12 years my wife and I have continued to optimize our system to provide the most effective form of care to eliminate chronic pain and instead live pain-free.

What is Lifestyle Physical Therapy? 

Lifestyle Physical Therapy focuses on getting you back to your pain-free, active lifestyle as quickly as possible using a holistic and comprehensive approach to your pain, your body and your life. This allows us to tackle your pain from the actual cause or causes rather than the symptoms.

Coming from a personal training and strength coaching background, I decided to change the physical therapy model and transform it to more of a personal training model: a 1-to-1 hands-on-treatment that gives you the power to fire your therapist if you weren’t getting the results you wanted.

How would you like to be pain-free long term? 

As I mentioned before, my wife and I set out to combine and align the science out there and put it under a system to get you lasting results, fast. We created a comprehensive system that gets down to the root cause of the problem physically, neurologically, and emotionally to get you pain-free long-term allowing you to get back to doing what you love. We call our system "From Suffering to Unstoppable". 

To break it down further, our system focuses on pinpointing the cause (or causes), addressing it, educating you, empowering you to know what to do, and creating a sustainable plan to prevent it from coming back. Our system is a holistic approach that focuses on brain-based science to address the 6 key elements that cause pain and apply it to our R3 Method. This holistic system is not a band-aid solution but a genuine transformation to help you achieve lasting results faster.

In order to provide transformation to becoming PAIN FREE my wife and I created our effective and efficient process driven, framework called the R3 Method.

We begin an in-depth assessment. This is your real time indicator that allows you to know where your Brain/Nervous System is and how it is affecting your pain and your movement.

The R3 Method



This is where you essentially release the brakes off your nervous, lymphatic, energetic, and musculoskeletal systems to allow you to break free of pain.



This where your body learns to recognize the pain-free patterns and learns how to move more effectively and efficiently.



This is where you reinforce your brain how to move pain-free so that it becomes automatic. You will create lasting patterns that are predictable and pain-free.

I have been accused of having magical powers.

The beauty about the R3 Method is that once you go through it, your pain can be rapidly switched off, like a light switch, which often feels like magic.

Let me share a case study...

I had a client that was moving into a new house and he threw out his back. He came in to me in pain. He couldn't lean back without radiating pain shooting down his leg and he could only bend as far as his hands touching the middle of his thighs before he had stabbing pain on his back. The first step was to assess. I assessed him using our protocol that focuses on the 6 elements that cause pain (oxygenation, hydration, nutrition, relaxation, activation, and emotion). Two areas I found he needed addressed were oxygenation and activation. I had him do some breathing exercises and some light stroking just over his spine, barely touching him. When I asked him to reach for his toes he ended up going half way down his shins with no pain and was able to fully extend with no pain. You can imagine his surprise when his pain was gone in 7 minutes. He was speechless.

How could something so seemingly unrelated have such a profound effect on his pain and his pain-free range of motion?

I remember him being so grateful but completely confused. What I didn't tell you was that he was a neurologist. He feared the worst because the pain he was feeling he had seen on similar patients that needed surgery and he didn't want surgery.

This seemingly magical result is not actually magic at all, it's science-based. You see, the sensation of pain is actually a message that your brain creates and sends it to where you feel your pain.  Your brain only creates this pain message if it is not happy. We focus on giving your brain what keeps it happy so that your body does not experience pain.  If you provide the brain the support it needs meaning if you provide enough safety for the brain, it willingly stops creating and sending a pain message. Sometimes what your brain needs is the typical stretching, massage and exercise and sometimes it is something else.  We specialize in discovering what that is that your brain actually needs and give it that.

My magical powers are that I am curious and I listen. I am curious to keep searching until I find the cause and I listen to what your body is saying. By going to the source and working with the brain and nervous system, I am able to get you faster and longer-lasting results. In this approach, I customize treatment in real time, reading your body where it is in the healing process.

The R3 Method maximizes efficiency and removes any unnecessary fluff. It’s a listening-based system that focuses on communicating a simple message to your brain and nervous system: SAFETY.


Does this work with knee pain? Yes.

Does this work with foot pain? Yes.

Does this work with shoulder pain or neck pain? Yes and Yes.

As you saw with the example above it definitely works with back pain.

However, you may not qualify! (See below)

You are disqualified if...

  • You are looking for a therapist that takes insurance.
  • You need to go to surgery because of an acute injury or just got out of surgery. Example: Someone just tore their ACL. We can't fix that. After your surgery and initial physical therapy if you are still having pain then we can help you. 
  • You want to stay where you are. I know it sounds crazy but some people prefer to complain about their pain than actually do something about it.
  • You are not willing to immerse yourself in the healing process. This is a team effort and your focus and mindset around healing will influence your long-term results.

This is for you if...

  • You genuinely want to eliminate your pain and are willing to do what is necessary.
  • You still have hip, knee, shoulder, neck or back pain after having been to a traditional physical therapist, chiropractor, or doctor.
  • You are interested in lasting results.
  • You are frustrated with your current results and treatment of the current medical system.
  • You have any overuse injuries. A simple way to know it is an overuse injury is if it is reoccurring, like every time you walk your knee hurts or if you have a tendonitis of some sort.
  • You have an acute injury. Example: You went to reach for your sock or you sneezed and you threw out your back.

So, what's next? Let me walk you through the process.

  •  If you are frustrated with your pain and truly want relief make sure you fill out and submit the application with as much detail as possible so that I can better understand how I can serve you.
  • After you fill out your application, it will be sent to my office and I will personally review it.
  • If you get invited to the Consultation Call then you will receive a link that will give you access to my calendar with options for days and times available for our call.
  • If you did not fill it out completely and with detail, I will not not extend an invitation to get on the phone. Like I said, this only works with people who are committed to their success. I can't want it more than you.
  • On the interview call day I will personally call you precisely at the time indicated. On that call I will ask you more questions to really draw out more information to give us more clarity on what your best course of action will be. I encourage you to ask me any questions you'd like to help give you more clarity about the process and how I can eliminate your pain.
  • If I find we are a good fit, I will invite you to do an assessment with me. If you decide you want to try it out, my goal is to at the very least to reduce your pain and/or improve your movement by 80-90% in the first session. 

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What could your life be like without pain?

You don't have to wait to find out. Do your assessment and if you are not satisfied with your assessment ask for your money back. You have nothing to lose and freedom from pain to gain. I am committed to your success and nothing would make me happier than to serve you.

The time is now.

Make your appointment today.


Do you accept insurance?

No. Sticking to our belief that efficient and simple is the best route we decided to build a fee for service practice.

How can you eliminate my pain in 5 sessions or less when all the other therapy places I have been to say I need 6-8 weeks?

Many physical therapist work primarily with what I call "down stream processes". Meaning they are working on symptoms not causes. The reason I can get such rapid results is because of our unique and comprehensive "From Suffering to Unstoppable" System. I start by working at the highest level - the brain and nervous system. I have done lots of extra extensive coursework and studying to formulate this cutting edge approach. Just so we are clear this is a non-invasive and medication-free approach. This is a specialized hands on approach of me working with you.

What makes the "From Suffering to Unstoppable" System different than traditional physical therapy?

First our system is focused on pinpointing the cause, addressing it, educating to empower you to know what to do, and create a sustainable plan to practice. In our system we use a comprehensive approach that focuses on brain-based science to address the 6 key elements that cause pain and apply it to our R3 Method. This unique system allows us to get lasting results faster. 

Do I need a doctor's prescription before I can make an appointment?

You can get one if you choose but it is not necessary. Our focus is to help you get back to doing what you love pain-free. It is not to do paperwork. That being said we will work with your physician and any other health professional to make sure you get the best comprehensive service available.

What days and times are you open?

Because this is a private facility there are no walk-in appointments. All sessions are by appointment only. We do that to be more efficient and to control the environment in order to insure you are getting 100% of our attention.

I've been to my doctor, acupuncturist, chiropractor, and physical therapist but still have pain, can you still help? 

YES, our best clients are the ones who've seen other professionals. 

What kind of injuries do you specialize in?

We focus on orthopedic overuse injuries. The simplest way I can explain this is: You were doing something pain-free, then something happened that you are now experiencing pain. We want to help you be able to do it again pain-free.

Do you ONLY treat athletes?

No. In fact most of our clients are working professionals. The most important things are that we are a good fit, we communicate clearly, and you have a strong desire to become pain-free. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a sedentary individual, we want to give you the FREEDOM from pain you deserve.

Why so many steps to see you?

The answer is simple: TIME.

Once it is gone you can never retrieve it.

I don't want to waste your time or mine so I put these steps in place so that I can make sure I can transform your life by making it pain free. I am dedicated to helping you eliminate pain so that you can live a happier more vibrant pain free life doing the things you love. I am also a family man. I have a wife and 3 kids that I love very much and I am dedicated to spending as much time I can with them. As such my time only allows me to take on 5 new clients per month. That is why I am so selective. I want to make sure I can give you incredible results and help to transform your life.

If you are ready to commit to doing everything you can to experience FREEDOM from pain, click on the button below and fill out your application today.

At this point you should be clear whether this is an avenue you'd like to explore or not. If you ready to move forward, send us a text. If you are still unclear, still send us a text and we'll set up a call to answer your questions. At worst you gain more clarity. At best we give you the FREEDOM from your pain so you can go back and enjoy the activities you love absolutely PAIN-FREE.


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