Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT
“Dr. Allen Letgolts worked a miracle for me. It is because of him that I have any range of motion on the left side of my neck and shoulder. He is a fantastic physical therapist and I would recommend him enthusiastically to anyone.”
Carolyn Berger, Dancer
After more than 15 years of treatment and failure I found Dr. Letgolts. Within an hour he had accurately diagnosed my problem, began treatment and gave me specific instructions on what I could do on my own. All of which resulted in noticeable IMPROVEMENT. Dr. Letgolts is a thorough thinker whose explanations and instructions are clear, concise and easy to follow. Way t’go, Dr. L. You’re a class act!
Christina Pickles, Actor
I arrived at Dr. Letgolts office in very severe pain. My neck was pounding and this recurring condition was worse than usual. I am now entirely pain FREE and have improved my posture/movement. This has given me a very welcome freedom in my work. My only wish is that I had begun working with Dr. Letgolts earlier.
I strongly recommend Dr. Letgolts. I researched Dr. Letgolts before I saw him, and found his background intriguing – he has formal training in physiology, math and dance; so three difference perspectives on the human body in motion. My experience with him is that these perspectives give him a powerful and maybe unique ability to diagnosis and fix. I went to see Dr. Letgolts concerned about pain in my hips, weakness in my right leg, and residual flare-ups from a year-old lower back problem. I also had chronic, moderate pain in my neck which I had been living with for several decades – but wasn\’t really looking for any solution to that. He immediately identified some root causes to my condition (differing leg lengths, incomplete PT/recovery from prior leg surgery, hip alignment, etc.) – and jumped right into resolving the root causes (rather than my direct symptoms). I was a pretty compliant patient, and noticed positive results in weeks. Within months, all my concerns had been addressed – including (to my surprise) the neck pain I had neglected to mention. I really could not be happier, and I don\’t think I would have had a comparable result if I had gone to someone else.
I am currently having my second series of treatments with Dr. Letgolts, this time for joint replacement. I can simply say that he is absolutely a focused healer. His mind is like an encyclopedia of the human anatomy. His eyes are like xrays that see straight through to the root of your injury. His hands have the strength to repair even the deepest most stubborn problems, and in my case pain that was caused by severe injuries I incurred 20 years ago. I am sure that even Kryptonite could not block him from his mission. He has a strong presence but is also quite sensitive, and he listens carefully at every visit adjusting his routine to the current weaknesses and pain you are experiencing. He remembers every issue from every visit. His staff is professional and so friendly and his facility is clean, comfortable and most importantly efficient. He will be my PT for life or for as long as he keeps working!
My name is Doron Menna, I have been a professional Massage Therapist for over 15 years. Four years ago, I woke up with numbness in my right leg and I was in shock. I went to chiropractors and other professionals for assistance. Only 60% of the numbness/pain went away with their assistance. Eventually, one of my clients referred me to Dr Letgolts. I was amazed with his level of knowledge and his ability to diagnose physical problems. I ended up with an orthotic that he recommended which I constantly use. I am no longer in pain. Since Dr. Letgolts was so successful in helping me, I have referred all my clients who have needed help to him. All of them are completely satisfied with his service and are thankful for their improving physical conditions. Over time I learned that a large percentage of orthotic providers do not have the necessary knowledge to treat people correctly. They do not provide the right orthotics, leaving the patients with leg and lower back pains. Dr Letgolts is different.
Eileen Ehmann, Certified Personal Trainer
Several years ago, I was referred to Dr. Letgolts for treatment of a long-term back problem that puzzled many chiropractors and health practitioners. Upon my first visit, he swiftly diagnosed the problem and treated the area. I felt an immediate shift and improvement. Since then, Dr. Letgolts has provided hands-on instruction for additional strengthening and stretching, and I’ve been able to accelerate my exercise routines and perform well without pain. Professionally, I highly recommend Dr. Letgolts to all of the personal training clients that come to me with pain or movement limitations. I know he will treat them with the highest level of expertise, kindness and great patience.
A former ballet dancer, I was always told that my injuries were permanent and the damage irreparable. Dr. Letgolts has taught me how to be more in tune with my body and what to focus on with respect to strength and conditioning. Not only do I feel better, but I’m enjoying the flexibility and balance I had when I was in my late teens and early twenties. Thank you, Dr.
Hi Dr. Letgolts, It was nice to hear that you are expanding your practice. It also gives me an opportunity to give you a belated but sincere thank you for helping me when I was visiting my son in LA. My left tilting posture was becoming more pronounced and walking was very uncomfortable; to say the least. I am an RN and should have known better then to have ignored this for so long. Your expertise with manipulation and knowledge of muscle anatomy and movement combined with being familiar with orthodics and a temporary lift in my shoe (until measured orthodics came in) enabled me to walk and enjoy my visit with my son. I have also followed your advice and have followed up with PT. Thanks again!
Dr. Letgolts is by far the most knowledgable and effective physical therapist I know. His athletic background, coupled with an astute grasp of scientific and medical theory makes him a real lifesaver. Quite honestly, I don\’t know what I\’d do without him. Even better, I\’ve had to make very few visits to his office in the last two years!
“I credit Dr. Letgolts with enabling me to run marathons and consider him the “Best (DPT) in the West”. While training for the 2002 Los Angeles Marathon, I experienced severe pain that would not allow me to go the distance. Doc immediately diagnosed the source of my pain and began treatment that yielded excellent results. I completed that marathon exhilarated and uninjured, thus launching my marathon career and a passion for endurance running. He’s my hero.” . . . . .Habiba
Harold Ravins, D.D.S.
In appreciaton to Dr. Allen Letgolts. Thank you for giving me my life back.
I came to Dr. Letgolts with issues of leg pain and difficulty walking. His treatments have helped me immeasurably. He has been able to diagnose and focus on the physical causes of my problems and directly treat those areas. He has been instrumental in teaching me how to alleviate the pain with a regimen that I have been able to adopt on my own. I have been able to benefit both from his treatments and the supplemental exercises I have practiced in between sessions. Also of importance, the physical therapy office is run efficiently by a particularly pleasant staff anxious to accommodate one\’s personal schedule. I believe Dr. Letgolts to be extremely knowledgeable, extremely capable, and extremely caring – all this with a sense of humor. That helps, too.
J.P. & Andrea
Dr. Allen Letgolts worked a miracle for me. It is because of him that I have any range of motion on the left side of my neck and shoulder. He is a fantastic physical therapist and I would recommend him enthusiastically to anyone.
This man really knows what he\’s doing. Suffered from severe calf cramps. Much, much improved. Thanks Doc.
I have been a serious athlete all my life and have been a fitness trainer since 1990. After attending CU Boulder and living the skiing & mountain biking lifestyle in Vail, CO, I moved to LA where I met Dr. Letgolts in 2000. Over my 12 seasons of moguls, cliffs, and steep rocky trails I had fractured my spine, fracture/dislocated my shoulder/collar bone, herniated a disc in my lower back and had had a full ACL reconstruction. Dr. Letgolts was the only health professional that was able to help greatly relieve my constant pain. Today at age 40, I can still do handstand pushups and I also ski, climb, lift, run and mountain bike with intensity 5 – 7 days a week (an average of 12 hours). I send 100% of my clients with orthopedic pain to Dr, Letgolts first. Dr. Letgolts does not want any patient to become a \’regular\’. He rarely sees any of my clients more than four times total. He teaches as he heals; and, as a result, today I have become one of the best trainers because I have now learned more than I ever expected… the hard way. I owe Dr. Letgolts my life as I know it. Today, I am still in athletic-chronological denial: I successfully ski moguls like I did when I was 25…pain free!
I am a personal trainer, holistic life coach, and biomechanics specialists. I have collaboratively worked with many physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons to improve my clients recovery, structural alignment, and general health. Of all the people I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Letgolts blows all of them away. So much, that I have referred all my clients to him and I am now one of his patients. If you are truly looking to get to the root of the problem and fix it, then start with him. It will save you time, money and tons of heart ache. Most PT\’s are trying to fix the symptom which causes them to chase the pain. Dr. Letgolts delves deeper and discovers the true underlying cause. It might be a leg length difference, an old childhood injury, or even structural foot problems. He will investigate all of it. I had recurring back pain and my knees were developing patellar tendonitis from all the sports, activities and training that I was doing. Within one appointment Dr. Letgolts had determined that I had a significant leg length difference, which completely changed the function of my feet and hips as well as the rest of my body. After correcting my imbalances, with proper orthotics (about 90% of them are made incorrectly) I was pain free and back to my activities. However, the funny thing was, as happy as I was about my recovery, I think Dr. Letgolts was even more excited. He is truly passionate about helping people and really getting them fixed. This isn\’t a PT place where they just try to get you to book more and more appointments. Dr. Letgolts fixes you once and for all.
Thanks so much for helping me eliminate my chronic tennis elbow and shoulder pain so I can enjoy playing competitive tennis again. You are truly a master engineer of the human body, which is why I continue to send my many aging, yet athletic friends to you for help.
Kathleen Stovel, CFP. ING Financial Advisors
Four years ago I had my lumbar spine fused at three levels, one year after having had a total right knee replacement. When I awoke from the back surgery my left leg was paralyzed. For the next three years, I had intensive physical therapy but I was still in a great deal of pain most of the time. My personal trainer kept telling me that I needed to visit this marvelous physical therapist and I finally got around to doing as he suggested. I’m so glad I listened to him because it has made all the difference for me. Until I met Dr. Letgolts, I didn’t realize that my previous treatment had been focused on dealing with my symptoms, not on the underlying causes of my pain. What Dr. Letgolts has achieved for me over the last several months has been nothing short of miraculous! The process is not without its own painful moments but it’s all worthwhile. I’m learning how to walk correctly, for starters, and slowly but surely, my pain issues are being addressed and eliminated, one by one. It is not an exaggeration to say that he has truly changed my life for the better. And on top of everything else, he’s a truly wonderful guy!
Dr. Allen Letgolts is AWESOME! For 15 Years I lived with severely inhibited range of motion in my ankle that eventually also started causing problems with my knee, restricting my activities because of pain and swelling. I\’m a very athletic person, and having to cut back on things like tennis and running was starting to become depressing. I had been told by two different orthopedic surgeons there was nothing they could do, and saw three other physical therapists that had very little impact. From the first visit when Dr. Letgolts said with confidence that he could indeed \”fix\” me, I started seeing results. While experiencing amazing and immediate changes, I cried tears of joy in his office twice. Within literally one month I have almost gained back full range of motion! It\’s like a miracle to me! His intuition, creativity, dedication and unique approach made all the difference. I have the utmost respect and confidence in his abilities and highly recommend him!
Dr. Allen Letgolts has provided excellent professional diagnostic and therapeutic help with a chronic neck nerve problem. He is a brilliant and methodical physical therapist. I recommend him with utmost confidence.
I have worked with Dr. Allen Letgolts professionally and as a patient for the last 13 years. As a personal trainer who specializes in post-rehabilitation training and working with special populations, e.g. people with various orthopedic conditions, I am very discriminating about who I send my clients to for treatment. With a background in not only high level physical therapy, but also engineering, applied math and computer science, as well as competitive athletics and dance, he has a highly analytical mind. It allows him to look at a whole patient, rather than just a small part that\’s hurting. The cause of pain is often somewhere completely different and he is a master at diagnosing. This holistic approach has made him very successful at treating difficult conditions that others were unable to treat. In case of chronic conditions, where regular treatments are necessary, he is one of the best at keeping his patients as pain free as … Allen Letgolts professionally and as a patient for the last 13 years. As a personal trainer who specializes in post-rehabilitation training and working with special populations, e.g. people with various orthopedic conditions, I am very discriminating about who I send my clients to for treatment. With a background in not only high level physical therapy, but also engineering, applied math and computer science, as well as competitive athletics and dance, he has a highly analytical mind. It allows him to look at a whole patient, rather than just a small part that\’s hurting. The cause of pain is often somewhere completely different and he is a master at diagnosing. This holistic approach has made him very successful at treating difficult conditions that others were unable to treat. In case of chronic conditions, where regular treatments are necessary, he is one of the best at keeping his patients as pain free as possible. He is very committed to his profession and his passion shows in the way he deals with his patients. If you have gone to different physical therapists but your problems still have not been resolved and you are walking around in pain, I recommend him highly. Monika Tarkowska-Carter, CPT, LWMC, HLC 2
A couple of months after having joint replacement surgery I was prescribed physical therapy. I ended up wasting one of my 12 yearly visits at another local physical therapist. I found Dr. Letgolts on my providers website. On my initial visit he spent a half hour talking to me one on one, getting a complete understanding of my history. He also thoroughly reviewed my posture, stance and ability to walk. He does not overbook, so he was not running from room to room tending to other patients…it was truly one on one PT. Dr. Letgolts then went to work on my leg really getting into the muscles and stretching everything. He has been helping me relearn to walk, and train my muscle to start firing again…my glutes have been a problem as my incision from surgery affected my glutes muscles. He also corrected my stance and posture…he created orthodics for my shoes and within a week and a half I am walking normally again. I am having another surgery in a few month…I plan on starting physical therapy with him one week after surgery.
Rick Edwards, Attorney at Law
On 3 occasions over the last 10 years conservative, capable, and accomplished surgeons have told me that, although I could try physical therapy briefly, dire consequences were possible if I delayed surgery. On each occasion, and for 3 separate conditions, Dr. Letgolts obtained results that put me at the top of the recovery statistics. I have used no one but Dr. Letgolts since.
Robert A. Krauch
As an Octogenarian, with long-term problems, I am confident in recommending the treatments and healing abilities of Dr. Allen Letgolts– The therapy I have received from the doctor has, and continues to be, extremely helpful. The many year’s-long stiffness in my neck, and lack of “range or motion,” has been greatly-reduced. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who suffers serious muscle/tendon problems — especially to those who have gained little help from other, lesser-trained, therapists.
I wholeheartedly recommend physical therapist Allen Letgolts. I am a 58-year-old dancer who, until the age of 53, had never suffered chronic or serious physical problems. Then I began experiencing paralyzing upper back and neck pain. I found myself subject to an array of ineffective doctors, an experience in which I’m sure I’m not alone. Luckily, I found Allen through a friend’s recommendation. Amazingly, he was able to correctly diagnose my problem during the first visit, and treat it with a minimum of subsequent visits. He possesses a unique talent for diagnosis that is based on his keen intellect, his inherent intuition, along with the dogged determination of a good detective, and an impressive body of medical knowledge. Importantly, he’s able to think creatively and not afraid to think “outside the box”. Dr. Letgolts is generously giving of his time, and forthcoming with information. His patient’s best interests come first; a rarity these days. I am still dancing, and I cannot thank him enough.
For over a year I have had trouble walking due to arthritis and hip pain. I had been told by my orthopedist and a consultant that nothing could be done but the pain to walk was unbearable, Dr. Letgolts did an extensive assessment of my pain, walk and arm movement. He told me that the orthodics I was wearing were not doing the job and that I needed an orthodic that was a whole sole long. Just using a temporary insole that he modified meant that I walked without pain for the first time in months. He is just a master who really listens and then treats. I have had just four sessions with him and already my life has changed – not running yet but walking well.
Jeff Archibald, ACE & NASM Certified Trainer
I am a 44 year old fitness trainer, physical therapy aide, and aging athlete with many past injuries: ACL reconstruction, herniated lumbar & cervical discs, dislocated/fractured shoulder, compression fractures of the thoracic vetebrae, and the list goes on. I have spent over $60,000 on surgeons, chiropractors, and (3 dozen) physical therapists all over the country. So, I speak with as much experience as any professional athlete with a lifetime of injuries and over-used body parts.
Dr. Letgolts is easily one of the best therapists in the country if not the world. He has an extensive knowledge of pain related issues; muscle/scar adhesions, nerve impingements, myofascial interactions, etc. and his cause & effect treatments & exercises work wonders. I have sent 100’s of people in his direction including my mother. Many had seen other types of health professionals to no avail. After just a few appts. all of them have thanked me for referring them to ‘Allen’.
If it were not for Dr. Letgolts I am certain I would not be as healthy, active and pain free as I am today. I have learned a great deal from his treatments and I consult with him regularly for treating my clients (many of whom are also his patients).
I am totally happy with Dr. Letgolts and Anna. My husband originally came here a year ago for nagging back problems which Dr. Letgolts was able to correct, and now he does Pilates and 3 minutes of exercise every day and he’s doing great. The amazing story, though, is what Dr. Letgolts and Anna have been able to accomplish with my children. First, my daughter, who is special needs and has been diagnosed with a degenerative neuropathy and wears plastic DAFOS’s to walk, which she could barely do. After 1 month of intensive physical therapy, my daughter is out of her plastic braces, and walking better than she has in YEARS! Kudos to the caring and talented Anna who patiently has been reteaching my daughter to walk, after years of relying on plastic braces. We are excited to see how far we can go with this therapy, but it is exciting to see my daughter’s legs begin to work for the first time in years!!!. Suffice it to say it has been a real gift from God to our family. Thank you Dr. Letgolts and Anna and staff. My adult son wants to write his own review of how much Dr. Letgolts has helped him with his poor posture and recovery from two concussions.