My Physical Therapy was from August to October 2013, for a Herniated Disc and arthritis in my lower back. In the beginning of this whole process, I started out with regular shooting back pain in my lower back due to a herniated disc. Any overexertion would only result in days of pain and sleepless nights. Kevin at Joint Effort Physical Therapy created a personalized exercise regime that allowed me to build the strength in my lower back as well as the rest of my body in order to support those back muscles. In the 2 months of physical therapy, I was able to bring my pain level down significantly, learn exercises and techniques that help in supporting my lower back so I don’t put more strain on it than needed. A week before my physical therapy was supposed to end, I was scheduled to move to a new house. I actually stated, “All of this work is going to go out the window when I do this move.” In using the techniques that I learned from Kevin, as well as the fact that the program he designed from me strengthened my core muscles, my move was successful and I recovered from my move with minimal pain, minus the typical soreness of muscles afterwards. Within a day after my move, my pain was gone and I was proven wrong. All of the work we had done did not go out the window; instead, it prepared my body for the stresses placed on it throughout the move. Throughout my therapy, Kevin went out of his way to make sure that I was able to obtain other medical treatments that would help me to relieve even more stress on my back and keep my pain level to a minimum. My condition will provide me with a lifetime gift of pain and aches, but with Kevin’s help, I now have a way to be able to minimize the number of major pain flare ups and possible further injury. While I’ll miss the massage therapy and the ultrasounds, I would have to say that my physical therapy was quite successful. Thanks Kevin!
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I am so glad I came to this office! While being senior at palmer high I was doing my research on military branches like the Air Force and Navy and went to see recruiters in both branches. I wanted to join either the Navy or the Air Force, but was not treated well during my visits with them. At the Navy, they were trying to force me into a job that I did not want and at the Air Force, my recruiter was actually trying to enlist into the Army and passed me off to someone else. I took his admission about wanting to be a Soldier as a sign I should check out the Army. I mean really if their own recruiters are trying to join another service, there has got to be something to it! I went to the Army office on Powers in Colorado Springs and the Recruiters were straight forward and honest about everything. I especially liked how the Army’s job selection process worked. Unlike the other branches to include the Marines and Coast Guard, I was able to reserve the job I wanted before going all the way to Denver MEPS and being pressured into a job they wanted me to take. (Which was the exact sales practices that the Navy tried doing to me)! After enlisting the Powers Recruiting Station has this great training program that got me ready for Basic Training. They hooked up with a non-profit company called LifeQuest that developed an individual training program for me that helped me get physically fit before going to Basic. It most definitely helped me a lot when I went to training and saw everyone else around me struggling to get in shape…I was already there. Now that I have graduated training, I am ready to use my college scholarship they gave me to go to school. Going to the Army and the recruiters at the Powers Office was the best decision I could have made.
Best decision of my life! Seriously! I joined the Army for a better future for myself and to prepare for a family later on in life and to live the same life as my father who was a Petroleum Supply Specialist, the same job I chose, and grandfather who was Military Police. Once I came into Powers Army Recruiting station I saw how the Recruiters treated everyone with respect and gave the proper information they needed to make the right decision. I think the branch of service I picked is better the others like the Air Force, Navy, USMC, Coast Guard. I heard a few different people talk about how they went to different branches and their decisions felt harder than ever, and they even told me that they didn't have the chance to pick their own MOS....the other branches picked it for them!....With the Army the choice was all mine. So once I heard that I knew I was dealing with a good group of Sergeants who are very knowledgeable about the Army and the things the Army has to offer as far as college scholarships, sports, etc. Even though my original recruiter is no longer at this station I recommend whoever is planning on joining the military to come to Colorado Springs to the Powers Army Recruiting Station located at 1580 Space Center Dr. Just to see what I am saying, go to their office at 4:00 and participate in their future soldiers workout at LifeQuest and get a little taste of how the Army and the people getting ready to ship out to basic get in shape. All it cost is a little sweat and hard work! I did and am glad I made the decision to come to the Army and particularly through this office.
The Best Recruiting Station that i had the pleasure of going through. I came in with many concerns and questions and all of the recruiters were very knowlagable,honest and helpful. I had tried to contact the Airforce, to have some of my questions answered, and they were very rude and told me that it would be a year wait to start my training. As soon as that phone call was done, i had known that the USAF was not for me. I have some friends and family that are in the Navy and Marines, and after hearing all of their stories about the process to get in, I didn't even want to bother with either one of them. So i decided to come into the Army recruiting station, where i was met by the friendliest recruiters, they took care of all my concerns and helped me pick a job that properly suited me, instead of just getting me to sign up whether i thought i would enjoy the job or not. The recruiters also stay in touch after you enlist up to the day that you leave to make sure that you are taken care of in every aspect that they can help in. They have a one of a kind training program, that is like no other excercise program I have ever done, that gets you physically fit and prepares you for basic training. Even after I left to begin my training, the recruiters were very helpful with my wife, and any question or problem that she may of had. If I had to do it all again i would definetly come here knowing that i was in good hands.
When I first thought about joining the Army, I had no idea where to even begin. My now wife and I talked about me joining, and she thought it was a good decision. Before joining, my life you could say really was nothing. I was attending College America for an associates in graphic arts and I knew I really wasn't going to go anywhere with that. I also didn't have a HS diploma, only my GED. So one day I came into the Powers Army office with hopes of joining the Army. At first I thought it would be a really quick procedure and I would be leaving for basic within days. I then learned that there was actually a procedure to it. I'm glad that I didn't leave as fast as I had thought because I was not in tip top shape prior to leaving. Luckily, Powers Army office took me to a place called LifeQuest that helps train Future Soldiers. My first day at LifeQuest made me realize how out of shape I truly was. If I didn't have the opportunity to attend LifeQuest and also the future soldier events with Powers Army office, then I think basic training would have been a much greater challenge for me. LifeQuest and the Recruiters at Powers got me into good shape and helped me prepare for what was to come. I think that every recruiting office should have these kinds of programs for future soldiers. Whether you are considering Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard this should be the first place you look for recruiting!
Powers Army Recruiting Station has helped me to become what I always wanted to be... a soldier in the greatest nation in the world. It started with a phone call and I told my recruiter what I was interested in and he helped me find what I was looking for. I talked with an Air Force recruiter and he was nice and friendly to me. He wanted me to come into the station and talk and I told him I would like to do that. I also wanted to be a warrior and a member of a team which I didn't feel the Air force could provide, so I decided the Army was the only way to go. I took advantage of the Future Soldier Training Program that was available to me at Powers. The physical training and the classes really facilitated my transition into a soldier. When I arrived at my basic training I really was proud. I was one of few that actually had the opportunity to get promoted and prepare physically before hand. Without the FSTP at Powers I don't think that I would have had the motivation to ready myself for the rigors ahead. I think it is great that the army provides college scholarships and I plan on using my benefits to better my life. I enjoyed my experience at Powers and I would recommend it to anyone looking into the Military regardless if they are looking at the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines (USMC), or even the Coast Guard.
I looked into all the branches of the military and spoke with several recruiters from many different stations in each branch. I chose to enlist with the army mainly because of the staff here at this recruiting station. They are friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. The main thing that set this recruiting station apart from all the others is the recruiters here aren't just trying to fill a quota at the end of each month. They legitimately care about getting you started down the right road on your Army career. They ensure you will get the job you want and prepare you for military life before you go to basic. When I arrived at basic I was already ahead of the curve because of the future soldier training I got here. Not only do the staff care about setting you up for success they are also honest. Honesty is one thing I found other recruiting stations were lacking. It seemed they would tell you anything just to get you to sign on the dotted line. Not here. Whether the news be good or bad you can plan on getting it straight from the recruiters here so you aren't going to be walking into anything blindfolded. I would recommend this recruiting station to anyone looking to start an Army career. You can't go wrong with this station.
The greatest choice I've made! As a female, joining the Army seemed like a difficult task. The Army recruiting stations and other branches of the military I called just seemed to make everything sound so complex. Finally I called the Powers Army recruiting station in Colorado Springs and my recruiter knew every step that needed to be taken and made every task direct and simple. As a Future Soldier they also helped me prepare for army life by enrolling me in a physical fitness program with LifeQuest Transitions so I could get physically fit before I went to training. During that program they taught us some of the physical demands that the military expected of us as well as some of the mental ones. My goal was to become the best active duty soldier I could be so I attended every session possible and it really paid off. My college gave me rank but my recruiter helped create me into an American soldier. So whether you are looking to go Army, Navy Air force, Marines, Reserve, National Guard or Coast Guard, talk to the guys at Powers recruiting office first. You might find what they have to say more appealing. They are clearly professionals and I highly recommend them!
To start off by saying, I personally really didnt know what I was going to do after I finished high school let alone think about the Military. Until I was brought to the Powers Army Recruiting Station march of last year. After doing so, I gained a new respect for the Army as well as for the guys who helped push me and guided me in the right direction. So, with that said, I would like to say that I recommend the Powers Recruiting Station to anyone who is ready to start a new life and give back to thier country. Also in conclusion, I would like to thank everyone back at the Recruiting station for doing such a outstanding job on making sure I was ready to make my choice. Also, I'd like to say that sometimes recruiters have a stereotype that implies they lie to get people in the military. That was not the case with this Recruiting Office. They were honest and straight forward with me about everything.
I highly recommend this office! Working two jobs, balancing a family with 4 kids was not providing the quality of life that I wanted for my family. I had called other recruiting stations to get information, but this office was quick to follow up and begin to answer the many questions I had. At 35, I was far from the ideal weight I needed to be at. This recruiting station provided a physical fitness program, an outlet to prepare me for Basic Training. They are great at follow up and here you are more than a number. Weekly I would have questions/concerns and always my recruiter would return my calls/texts with accurate/honest answers. When it came time to find a job that I would be happy with, both SFC Almodovar & SFC Gloss worked together to find my job which I just returned from my training on. Here I am a proud Hispanic, mother of 4, wife & SOLDIER/ DENTAL SPECIALIST.