When I first met Dr. Vukelic it was right after I had to withdraw from school because I was on the verge of failing. My brain wasn’t working to the level I needed it to be to pass my classes and I had no idea why. I had always been a Dean’s List student and then all of a sudden, I was failing. So, what was going on? Between always being tired, having night sweats, cognition issues, constant headaches and mood swings, to name a few, I was miserable. After ordering bloodwork and seeing the results it was determined that I had CIRS. I then started to follow the CIRS treatment protocol, while Dr. Vukelic educated me on this new syndrome that I had no prior knowledge of. After a few months I began to feel much better and more like myself! Now I am in the process of reapplying to school to further my education and future career. I would have never got to this point without the help of Dr. Vukelic. She truly invests her time into her patients and wants the best for each and every one of them!
-medical student, age 24
I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Vukelic. She is one of the most intelligent, caring and competent professionals that I have ever met. She truly listened to me and what my body needed. She treated me like a person, not just another patient and worked hard to relieve my pain. Her individualized approach is safe, gentle but highly effective. It is a wonderful alternative to chiropractic services!
The frequency and intensity of my migraines improved significantly. They were reduced from daily to 1-2 times in a 10 day period. The pain in my arm, elbow and shoulder almost disappeared. And, my back pain no longer prevented me from sleeping.
I tried several medications for my migraines and ended up in the emergency room after having a severe reaction to both a beta blocker and Topamax (prescribed from a neurology office). Other OTC and prescription medications only work slightly to relieve the pain. So, I was left with Botox as my only real option until I tried osteopathy. I declined Botox due to the potentially horrible side-effects like paralysis on one side of your face. Osteopathy was a blessing. I didn't have to worry about having an allergic reaction and I saw improvement quicker than with traditional physical therapy and chiropractic services.
-psychologist, age 52
A friend sent me a picture from her wedding around the same time this one was taken (picture not shown). It was probably about a decade into living with my TMJ. My sloped shoulders are painfully obvious in the photo. The many symptoms I've suffered from as a result had set in as some kind of new normal, that I ignored, what else could I do? No one offered any plausible solution. Last December, I met a doctor who from her first treatment changed everything. All I can compare it to is heeding attention to what works in my nest. The closet solution of repositioning shelves and dowels that turned out to be more tenable these days. She has mad skills in paying attention to what isn't functioning properly, with a simple and gentle touch, with a little nudging, I remarkably feel immediate shifts. Every month a new layer is peeled. Every time mechanics are manipulated to naturally settle into proper position for function and healthy growth. It's definitely the start of something. Comfort in shifts each month. Worth. Every. Penny.
-writer and professional organizer, age 44
My Osteopathic treatment with Dr. Vukelic was a huge success. I was having a lot of stress/tension in my head, she pinpointed where I was having tension and the treatment proved to relieve a lot of cranial pain. I immediately felt a huge difference and experienced a clear head, the next day I could feel the tension leaving my head and body which otherwise I could not fully detox through meditation or yoga. Looking in the mirror I was shocked to see the alignment in my face was straightened. I felt more focused and able to absorb new information. I was extremely grateful to have the cranial tension gone, Dr. Vukelic is very talented in her osteopathic work with her focus and ability to take on such intensive work she does not cut corners. The treatment was an amazing life-changing experience and I would recommend anyone to be treated by her.
-artist, age 27
My son is an active teen who has been highly involved in football and wrestling for nearly a decade. Recently, he suffered a shoulder injury that left his shoulder completely locked. He was unable to lift his arm above 90 degrees. He has been under the care of a chiropractor for a few years, which has provided some temporary relief, but not long term solutions.
At the initial appointment with Dr. Vukelic I watched in amazement as she pinpointed not only issues leading to his shoulder being locked, but she performed a head to toe "unlocking and unwinding" of many issues within his body. Prior to the appointment, his rib cage appeared uneven to the naked eye, his hips were tight and uneven, and he even had a tooth out of place. Dr. Vukelic gently and amazingly used her God given gifts to put my son back in line. His range of motion and level of comfort from head to toe after this appointment was miraculous in nature. I give Dr. Vukelic my highest recommendation!
-guidance councillor, age 42