Todd Hooks is an absolutely amazing physical therapist, and I would strongly recommend him to anyone I am and over 50 and regularly do cross-fit. A few years ago I tore my right rotator cuff and I was recommended to see Todd prior to undergoing surgery. Todd worked on me for several weeks – including rehab exercises, stretches, and dry needling. His work was so good that my doctor determined I might not need to have surgery. After three months working with Todd I was back working out, and I’ve since regained full strength and mobility in that shoulder. A few years later I experienced a major injury to my left shoulder and Todd, once again, rehabilitated me within a matter of a few months. Again – no surgery needed due to his treatment and my left shoulder feels better than ever. Todd’s knowledge, experience, and dedication is truly second to none. I would recommend anyone needing physical therapy work – either in response to an injury or to just preserve mobility and stay out of the doctor’s office – to see Todd. His work is beyond exceptional.
I was going to go to the PT closest to my home after my surgery to repair torn ACL & Meniscus. But my husband suggested I ask my surgeon who he wanted me to see for the best recovery/results; and he said Todd Hooks. My recovery was terrific. It was hard work, but I’m still skiing and riding horses today, 6 years later.
After multiple unsuccessful Chiropractic visits to treat my acute neck/shoulder pain (from an old injury), my very accomplished Chiropractor recommended that I try deep tissue massage or dry needling. Again, after multiple, very painful and still unsuccessful visits for deep tissue massage therapy, I remained in pain. I turned to Todd Hooks for Dry Needling. Dry Needling sounds awful, but it is the only thing that helped me. The therapy was intense, and it took several visits for complete relief. Todd is very skilled and intentional, and I did finally and thankfully, achieve complete pain relief.
FIVE STARS for OPTIMA Physical Therapy!!!
“After multiple shoulder and knee surgeries, I was referred to Todd for Physical Therapy. Post-surgery is always tough, but my appointments with him were HANDS-DOWN the BEST therapy experiences. I had seen other therapists in the past, but they would always seem “too busy” working with so many different people at once and they’d hand me off to a tech. With Todd, I always get one-on-one attention and feedback to make sure I am doing things correctly in order to heal. I love the environment and the fact that I never feel like I’m “just a number”. I trust him completely and HIGHLY RECOMMEND Todd and Optima PT whether you’re recovering from an injury, or proactively training for an event.”
I have been having complaints of shoulder and elbow pain for the past few years and I have seen everybody and tried everything with little to no improvement. Recently, a friend told me that I should go see Todd Hooks and I have been completely blown away. His understanding of the human body and his ability to connect the dots and determine what was actually causing my pain was something that no one had been able to do.
After my shoulder surgery I had 6 weeks of Physical Therapy with a different therapist in town with continued complaints of pain and stiffness. I went back to see my doctor and he told me that I would have to have another surgery despite doing everything my therapist told me to. After my second surgery I thought it best to try and new PT, after my second week I saw a major improvement. My arm has never felt better, go see Todd he knows his stuff!!!!
I cannot recommend Todd Hooks highly enough. After working with several other Physical Therapists over the course of two knee surgeries, i decided to go a new route. Thankfully, Todd had just started his practice in Mountain Brook the same week that I was needing a new PT.
On that very first visit, Todd got to the root cause of my ongoing issues that were related, but no one knew how to fix or even diagnose. I could not be more grateful for his perception, knowledge and experience that gave me the answers and help that I had been searching for but not been able to find.
Todd is simply the best and Birmingham is very lucky to have this kind of talent here!