Thank you Dr. Defino for your amazing expertise in nutrition and the work that we have done together. I was having digestive problems combined with challenges in losing weight. The nutrition program that you set up for me helped me eliminate foods that were not strengthening my body and identified foods that contributed to a healthy digestive system combined which provided healthy elimination essential for vital living. Your work is commendable and I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me.
As I have aged I realized that my muscles in my pelvic area were losing strength and I would have embarrassing leaking of urine when I sneezed, coughed or for that matter laughed too hard. I did not want to take medication for this and was actually embarrassed when I shared this condition with Dr. Defino. He stated that he has worked with many patients with this situation and with the work that he did with me in Quantum Neurology I am thrilled to say that this plight no longer plagues me. Michael treated me with simple exercises and specific Quantum Neurology methods that have contributed to my well being and confidence.
I have seen Dr. Defino for over 20 years. I sought out his help because many friends and family recommended him stating he was a true healer. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 22 and was hospitalized for 2 weeks because I was unable to walk. When I left the hospital my doctor said that surgery was definitely a possibility for me to consider. My grandmother suggested chiropractic care stating it was a weekly practice that she did to keep herself vital and healthy. Dr. Defino’s “gentle-touch” chiropractic care has kept my back healthy and has allowed me to live a pain-free life and I have not had to have spinal surgery. Dr. Defino also works closely with me in encouraging me to practice good self-care to promote and maintain my healthy spine and enjoy life as I age.
Nutritional and Chiropractic Patient
I have been seeing Dr. DeFino for several years now mostly for lower back pain or tennis elbow or neck pain or…..
I have always felt Dr. DeFino’s approach was thorough and beyond the focus of the one issue for which I came. He always seemed willing to treat me holistically, suggesting I bring in my shoes or tennis racquet to see if my toes were spread correctly or how my serve affected my shoulder and back. I find it also reassuring there is a wide range of nutritional supplements to complement his services right in his office. It’s obvious Dr. DeFino really understands the body and is passionate about his work. I highly recommend him.
I came to see Dr. DeFino with a “short” leg about 7 years ago. I had been to different chiropractors but never learned what was happening or got a treatment that lasted. Over the years, the problem got worse and I had a lot of discomfort, especially at night. Dr. DeFino treated me using Quantum Neurology and this longstanding problem was gone within a couple of visits. He showed me exercises to do so I am not dependent on ongoing treatment. Also, for my work I end up sitting too much and may have developed a pinched nerve in my low back because of it. He has helped me so much with this one issue alone that I will be eternally grateful. I have also gotten valuable nutrition guidance and advice about diet. I have learned so much from Dr. DeFino that I am sure I would not have learned otherwise. I trust him and know I am much healthier than I would be without his treatment. In fact, I expect I will also be much more comfortable in my old age because of Dr. DeFino and what I am learning from him now. Dr. Defino is my first stop whenever I have a physical problem that does not resolve itself. And besides all that, he is very kind and has a great sense of humor.
Nutritional and Chiropractic Patient
I came to Michael for immune strengthening prior to having hip replacement surgery.
He did muscle testing, nutritional counseling and made several recommendations to reduce anxiety and give me the strength to face a stressful situation.
This counseling and support, along with supplements changed my life. I now have a framework to use in my daily life and when faced by adversity. I have been strengthened by Michael physically and emotionally.
He is an intuitive, gentle and fun loving person who makes the world a better place.
Dr. Defino literally saved my daughter’s life. She is almost 15 and was diagnosed with Lyme Disease at the age of 10. While bedridden for almost 4 years, she was on every medication and combination of medications the Lyme doctors prescribed. While I do believe they helped kill off the Lyme and the 3-co-infections she had – she was still bedridden, depressed, very lonely and not able to go to school until we were led to Dr. DeFino.
My daughter and I knew the minute he came out to greet us that this was going to work. The combination of the office, Nora, and the Dr. have an energy that is different than anywhere else we had gone. My daughter felt cared about for the first time. Dr. DeFino proceeded to do his work and was so good with her that she was inspired to do exactly what he asked of her as far as diet was concerned and wanted to take every supplement he gave her. Within 2 weeks my daughter was out of bed on a regular basis. We could hardly believe how quickly it was working. We began in May and by July she could visit her father in NJ and was able to do everything they had planned-NY, the shore, the lake, etc. She returned to California and by the end of August was ale to go to high school and wake up at 6:50 a.m. and go to sleep at 10:30 and hasn’t been tired at all. Dr. DeFino gave us both our lives back. We are eternally grateful and recommend him to anyone for any reason.
Thank you Dr. DeFino and Nora
Mother of nutritional patient
Three years ago, I was in so much pain and needing a cane to walk. My left leg was getting weaker, atrophy was setting in.I work in the medical field in Imaging so I am very familiar with CAT Scans and MRIs…both had been done but nothing ever showed up besides arthritis, degenerative dics disease and narrow disc space..That was not new and I know what that type of pain is like,but this NEW pain was excruiting…it would wake me up and feel like someone had a chisel to my hip.
I had already tried chiropractors, massages, acupuncture but a very good friend recommended Dr DeFino…he even paid for my first visit.
Wow, finally some relief…the first good night sleep in months…I kept traveling two hours each way to see him once or twice a week.
Without Dr DeFino’s relief, I was headed into a deep depression and didn’t want to live…He gave me hope and sound advise…. Dr DeFino could have continued to have me come in and continue with his treatments but instead did what was best for me…he felt there was something more going on…Dr Defino recommended I get a repeat MRI with contrast…again, the Radiologist mis-read the images….BUT this time, I hand carried my films to a NeuroSurgeon in San Francisco and he found a tumor wrapped around a nerve and into my spinal cord…
After my surgery to have the tumor (Schwannoma) removed, I was instantly cured…overnight!! Of course, I get the regular low back ache but nothing like the extreme pain I had suffered….
I will always be grateful to Dr DeFino for his advice and for the relief he gave me…
Dr Defino has been my network chiropractor for about 10 years. In that time I have gone through automobile accidents, financial stress, and a divorce. Through it all, Dr Defino’s gentle hands, and kindness have served to make my life easier and more complete.
For this he has my undying gratitude.
Dr Defino is a magician… I have been seeing him over a few years for mainly lower back and neck problems… When I come, all is fine. He lines everything up, does his magic and presto … I feel amazing. He is a calm, peaceful and wonderful person to heal any pain. I wish I could be on his table daily. Then life would be perfect! Thank you Michael!
Nutritional and Chiropractic Patient