Category archives: What Our Patients Say

Crossfit Phenom

Crossfit Superstar Opens Up About Injury and Recovery. Talayna Fortunato has been an athlete since she could walk.  Gymnastics since the age of four, a scholarship to Southern Utah University  and then a stint on the track and field team in her final year, Talayna is no stranger to hard work and dedication.  Upon graduating from PT school and landing her first job, Talayna began a new adventure, adding Crossfit […]

Sciatica Resolved!

Sciatica almost kept Steve out of the season… But after a few treatments at Vital Wellness Center his Sciatica is gone and he is back on the court! Stephen Lunsford has been a Nationally Ranked Top-Ten tennis player for the last eight years.  His 70 and over category is stacked with tough competition, but Steve is a perennial powerhouse and is currently ranked number seven in United States Singles.  So, […]

Swim Injury Can't Stop this Star

Sara is a superstar in so many ways… and we are so happy to have played a small part in her success thus far.  Swim Injuries can be tough because they are nearly always related to a bio-mechanical issue.  But when Sara showed up at Vital Wellness Center with a nagging hamstring swim injury, we knew she was serious about getting over it quickly.  And, that’s just what she did. […]

Low Back Pain Gone and Life Back!

After suffering for a year with Low Back Pain, Don felt relief after just a few visits… And now he has his life back.  Don is a very active retired man who enjoyed a very active lifestyle, until relentless low back pain seemed to sideline him for good.  Here’s Don’s story in his own words: “About a year ago, I hurt my back helping one of my kids move, a […]

Vital's Addie Wins Badwater Cape Fear Despite Ankle Injury

An ankle injury just days before puts the pressure on… “Last week I thought I might have had to drop out of Badwater Cape Fear.”  Addie admits that she gets “Taper Madness” but her ankle was hurting bad enough that she knew there was something wrong leading up to this race.  “Then Dr. Dan and Dr. Kurt [of Vital Wellness Center] worked on it and assured me that it would […]

World Championship Bound!

Mark Swart and Debra Daley are one amazing couple! For the second year in a row the two Treasure Coast triathletes are on their way to Las Vegas for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Vital Wellness Center, Stuart and Fort Pierce, Florida are very proud and honored to be a part of their training and preparation. With Functional Movement Systems and Active Release Techniques we are able to do our […]

Stuart Florida Ultra Runner Loves Vital Wellness Center

When Jay told me that he was feeling so much better after a few treatments at Vital Wellness Center at our offices in Stuart and Fort Pierce I was very happy.  But when he said he felt so good he was going to run an Ultramarathon (100 miles) just two weeks before attempting to qualify for The Boston Marathon, even I thought he was pushing it! “Just wanted to give a big […]

Italian Traithlete Experiences the Benefits of ART

As an accomplished Italian Triathlete and a high profile CEO in the Italian fashion industry Steafano Massa is accustomed to working hard and achieving success.  But,  when he experienced a painful leg injury just days before the 2012 Ironman 70.3 at Augusta he believed his hard work was not going to lead to success this time. Stefano met Stuart, Florida Chiropractor Dr. Dan Rukeyser at the Active Release Techniques’ treatment team site just […]

ART Helps Ironman Triathlete Succeed at Kona

I was a competitor in the Ford Ironman World Championships on Oct 8th.  I met [Stuart, Florida Chiropractor] Dr. Dan in the ART tent the week before the race…I had issues with both shoulders and my right foot.  Dan fixed me up so well I went back 2 more times just to see him about the issue.  I really appreciated what he did for me because it gave me back […]

Back to Normal After Treatment for an Auto Accident Injury

In January 2011 I was in an auto accident.  The car hit me from behind.  I didn’t even see it coming  I was paying attention to the road in front of me. The accident caused me a lot of neck pain and low back pain.  It was getting worse when I would lift or exercised with weights. The treatment I have received has helped me so much!  Of course I’ve gotten so much […]