- K.J.

When other doctors told me I couldn't run anymore based on injuries I had and should just stop doing the sport I loved, I came to see Dr. G to get his opinion. I wanted to see Dr. G based on so many recommendations of friends. He took the time to get to know me, evaluate my pain, and thoroughly explain what I needed to do to heal properly. He really worked on my arch, my calf pain, my achilles pain, and my heel pain. He didn't just get me back to running when others said I wouldn't be able to continue running, he had me running more efficiently and with a quicker return than anticipated. Since our first visit several years ago, I haven't had any serious injuries since. I do come see him before races when I can feel the mileage adding up and fatigue setting in for him to prepare me for a race. He works through muscle tissue and loosens me up with ART so that I can remain proactive and not get injured. Anytime I feel a slight sharpness in my hip, or IT band, or hamstring getting tight, I make an appointment and he can take care of it in no time so it doesn't ever turn into anything bigger. I always appreciate his attention to detail and his knowledge as an athlete himself to know what I'm going through. He listens and wants to keep you active and that's so valuable to me. Patient for life!

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-Todd T

I've been seeing Dr. Gingell for about 6 months since having a recurrence of pain due to a cervical disk herniation. I've had the herniation for over a decade and occasionally the pain it causes flairs up. During these times, I feel some pain in the neck but mostly down my left arm. Normally I just "deal with it," but this time it was severe and was showing no sign of going away. I was even thinking surgery might finally be needed.

A friend of mine who, along with his wife, is an avid athlete and sees Dr. Gingell. He recommended him without reservation, so I made an appointment. Since then, Dr. Gingell has been treating me conservatively with adjustments, traction and exercises. It took about 3 weeks, but it did the trick. Sure, the pain might have subsided without treatment, but I believe Dr. Gingell's treatments accelerated the recovery. Moreover, he was often able to reduce the pain almost immediately by relieving pressure from the disk on the nerve.

Dr. Gingell is a true professional but also quite personable. He listens well and genuinely cares. And if you're into sports, he's a veritable expert...he could host his own radio program! I enjoy my visits with him. And his staff is terrific...very professional and expedient.

Funny story: I was driving into his parking lot a couple of weeks ago and I got a very strong cramp in my right pectoral (or somewhere nearby)...one of those that makes it difficult to take a deep breath. No big deal, but when I told Dr. Gingell, he took my arm to my chest, rolled me onto my back on the table, and did a slight adjustment. The pain was immediately gone and I could take a full, deep breath. So it was a little bonus for the day!

BTW I don't describe myself as an athlete. I know he works with a lot of athletes, but if you're not, don't hesitate to see him. In fact, I cannot comment on his work with athletes other than to echo my friend's recommendation.

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-A.S.

Ashley is great at what she does! Her enthusiasm and positivity are contagious, and you can't help leaving your session feeling your best. Working with Ashley has helped my daughter be more confident in her sport and as a result, she is now performing at a higher level. Ashley works on building the athlete's (and parents) toolbox of mental skills based on the athlete's current needs, from preparing for competition or identifying and overcoming negative thoughts. What she teaches can be applied at difficult moments during practice, at competition, or life in general. One of the best decisions was to begin working with Ashley. 

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-Tennis Parent

I wanted to thank you so much for the help and guidance you have given my daughter. I have seen so much improvement and I am so glad we followed up. I was so proud of her getting her tools ready because anxiety was coming on but she knew how to get ahead of it. It's a joy for us to see her enjoy her sport more and not beat herself up. Awesome job!

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-Michelle

My daughter has seen amazing benefits from Ashley Eckermann's Sports Psychology coaching. Her mental toughness in gymnastics has improved significantly, and her impressive ability to focus mentally is something she has gained with Ashley's assistance. Ashley provided my daughter with the ability to overcome mental blocks and to maintain a positive attitude through each event. Taking my daughter to Ashley was one of the best decisions we ever made for her gymnastics career!

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-Ashlyn R.

I have been seeing my sports psychology coach for almost a year now and she has changed my life. She has coached me through countless struggles like being a perfectionist, playing in the moment, and seeing bad situations in a new light. I finally began to appreciate my talent and ability to play volleyball. I am in control of my mind on and off the court.

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-Gymnast Parent

Our daughter has seen Ashley for about a year. Our daughter had a fall/injury out of a back tuck in gymnastics, so we originally started seeing Ashley to help our daughter build back her confidence in herself, as she prepared for her upcoming gymnastics season. However, the time our daughter has spent with Ashley has grown into something more than just that. The skills she has and is learning are also giving our daughter the skills and confidence she needs to survive the junior high years as well as anything she does in life. I feel like we spend so much time developing our kids academic and athletic skills, but not nearly enough time is spent developing the mental skills they will need for life. Our world has changed and continues to change significantly with social media being a key difference. Thus, the time our daughter has spent with Ashley we see as a true investment in her success in life no matter what she does. Thanks Ashley!!

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-HB

Ashley is amazing! As my daughter and I were leaving her first appointment, she glanced back to make sure no one was around and then turned to me and said, “I LOVE HER!” 
Ashley’s techniques are driven by science and her personality allows for a connection that fosters trust. We are truly blessed to have her as part of our daughter’s team.

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-Swimmer Parent

My daughter has worked with Ashley for around eight months now and the mental transformation that has taken place is tremendous. She started out extremely negative without an ounce of belief in herself to saying just the other day that she was “proud of herself” in how she had performed. Ashley is unbelievably caring and intuitive. She truly understands competitive sports and the mental challenges that come with competing. She has a remarkable ability to relate to the issues at hand and offer solutions that are applicable and practical. Not only does she have invaluable insight into sports and training techniques, but has also offered advice and mental training for everyday life application. I cannot say enough for all the she has taught my daughter and the relationship that they have formed. Ashley has a remarkable heart and talent for what she does.

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-Marian M

When cheer is your child's life and a mental block happens utter confusion and despair will not only grip them but you as a parent. Ashley Eckermann not only provided the tools to help my daughter overcome her mental block but gave her lessons that she can use to conquer any future obstacles in cheer and or life. To many times athletes only train physically, Ashley is the missing link that helps them train mentally which in the end brings the best prepared athlete to the mat.

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-MV

I can't say enough great things about Ashley. She really helped my daughter when she was going through a really difficult period in gymnastics. She equipped her with "tools" she can use throughout her lifetime. My daughter is shy and really opened up to Ashley because she put her at ease immediately through her positive, animated style. I highly recommend Ashley to anyone with an athlete struggling with coaching, injuries, self worth, etc... she is AWESEOME!!!

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