I was on the verge of giving up hope of ever running again thanks to plantar fasciitis. Trevor was highly recommended by several friends. One friend swore that I could get back my feet/legs again if I just see Trevor but I was very doubtful that PT could change it. I went from having excruciating pain for a year to pain level of zero after several weeks with Trevor. My first day at PT, I came into his office with all my gadgets and gizmos that I had bought online from creams, braces, supports and rollers. I wanted to be clear that I had tried just about everything! He worked with me for several weeks as I continued to improve. Thanks to Trevor I can run again. I can even last an entire soccer or rugby game and even started training for a marathon last year. I returned to him when I had a knee injury and like magic within weeks I was back up and running. He is a pleasure to be around, a great listener, and always optimistic. He is my go-to-wizard for injuries.
Fara Captain – 30 y/o female
With my new hobby of running, the constant impact created pains in my leg. I tried running through the pain, but eventually it was too much and reluctantly went to visit a physician. I was told that arthritis in my knee and was given medication. I didn’t like that option, so I set up an appointment with Trevor. After a couple of weeks, Trevor and his team had not only eliminated the pain, but strengthen my leg better than before. Trevor and his team were great by explaining the issues while working with me so I could understand what was happening. I have recommended Trevor to the running groups, family, and friends.
As a lifelong soccer player, I have experienced my fair share of injuries, primarily to my knees. When I was beginning to experience knee pain as an adult and I knew I wanted to find a physical therapist who I could trust to provide excellent care and focused attention. I had only ever received PT at places where I rarely received therapy from my actual physical therapist. I was immediately put to ease when I worked with Trevor, as he provided HIS attention to getting my knee healed and stronger in order to return to the activities I loved. I cannot say enough how much it meant that he took the time to fully assess my knee, provide a plan for healing, and then worked directly with me throughout my recovery. He has provided the same great care to my husband and our family is so thankful we have someone like Trevor to turn to when we experience any type of injury or pain.
Lee O. – 31 y/o
I came in to see Trevor because of a bad pull in my hamstring. I pulled my hamstring during a race and kept running on it for months before deciding that it was finally time for me to see a Physical Therapist. I could tell that it was not getting better and only worse so I knew I needed to get some help. A close friend of mine was seeing Trevor for Physical Therapy and had so many wonderful things to say about him! The first time she was talking about the improvements she had made with Trevor through physical therapy, I realized that this was the same Trevor that I went to elementary school with!
I hesitated to go to Physical Therapy at first because of the time commitment as well as the fear that I would have to take time away to heal from something that I loved to do! I improved through Physical Therapy and was able to learn some exercises that I could do at home and at the gym as well to strengthen my hamstring muscles. Like many runners I still have “tight” hamstrings but do not experience the pain after running as I was before. I have been feeling great and enjoying my runs more than ever! I should also add that I am enjoying them cancer free now as well!
Katie H. – 35 y/o
Trevor is an excellent physical therapist who not only has a great rapport with his clients, but takes a personalized professional approach with each and every one of them. I have experience this first hand for the past six years as Trevor has help myself and several of my teammates recover quicker from injuries so we can continue to live our weekend warrior lifestyle. Specifically I had severe tightness and pain in my calf and hamstring. I was unable to run at all until I experienced Trevor’s treatments. He had me running in no time. Trevor balances cutting edge techniques with tried and true treatments to individually craft a plan to get his patients back to doing whatever they want to do no matter if it is recovering from an injury or simply just battling father time. I would highly recommend Trevor for any and all physical therapy needs!
C.C. – 42 y/o male rugby player
It was the first time in three months I felt relief from not one, but two frozen shoulders. Trevor and his style of PT was everything a co-worker had described. My doctor prescribed PT within his practice, so I hesitated to heed my friends advice. Mistake? Oh yeah… I always felt better after a session with Trevor. The types of PT Trevor used to get me through this difficult experience has literally given me my life back. From kayaking the Chicago River with my granddaughter to fishing every weekend. Would I recommend Trevor Ling to my family and friends? Yes, I would!
It was one of the most difficult experiences I’ve had to deal with it. I cried from the pain I received from my first experience with PT. I cried with relief after my first visit with you. I wish you and your wife all the best in your new venture. Make sure to let me know when and where, so I can continue to offer hope to those in need of a great Physical Therapist.
It has been over a year since I saw Dr. Ling for issues I was having with my leg. As an avid runner I began to have trouble with my hip and IT band. I was worried I would not be able to run long distance again but with Dr. Ling’s knowledge, encouragement and guidance I am happy to say I have run three marathons since I saw him. I became stronger and more flexible through the weekly PT sessions with him that included exercises, movements and stretches to build my core and leg strength. He also provided detailed exercises and stretches to perform at home. I have continued to use these in my daily life and have been pain free since. Dr. Ling is an exceptional Physical Therapist that I would recommend to anyone. He is very personable and really listens to his patients. Thank you for all of your help in getting me back to top running shape!
You honestly did help me get back to running shape and I will help you in anyway I can! I even ran the “dopey” in January… it is 4 straight days of running… 5k/10k/half marathon then a full marathon all in a row so 48.6 miles in 4 days. I could not have done that without the exercises and stretches you showed me!
A.B. – 36 y/o female runner
I am a runner and tend to have your typical running ailments… plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, muscle strains. I’ve worked with a PT for years to stay in good running shape. I’ve also suffered from a bulging disc in the past, which required PT as well as a broken ankle.
My husband started seeing Trevor many years ago and referred me to him. I was having low back pain from a bulging disc and had been fairly out of commission for many months. I was looking for someone with a fresh perspective who would spend time working with me. My job requires me to be active and I needed to find a PT who understood that keeping me on my feet while rehabbing was my only option.
I was excited to see someone new. No hesitations as Trevor came highly recommended. I really like that Trevor doesn’t only “fix” the problem but also looks for the root cause. I appreciate that he understands my lifestyle and will do his best to keep me on my feet, even if rehabbing an injury.
I have recommended Trevor to many friends and clients. I have found that Trevor is great at getting to bottom of the problem and working his way up rather than just finding a way to mask the current symptoms. I love that he’s progressive and whether I need manual manipulation, or exercises, or whatever it may be, he helps me figure it out.
S.R. – female runner, and running coach
This letter is in reference to Dr. Trevor Ling and his profession as a physical therapist. I am 42 years old and have been a patient of Dr. Ling’s since 2007 to treat problems resulting from multiple sports related injuries incurred over several decades (motorcycle racing, soccer, water sports, weight lifting). After multiple MRI’s I decided to pursue physical therapy before committing to any forms of surgery and was recommended to Dr. Ling as one of many resources in the Memphis area. I selected Dr. Ling, then he and staff took ample time to listen to me and understand my symptoms in order to isolate the problems I was experiencing, and then Dr. Ling was able to strategically formulate and communicate a plan for my rehabilitation. He has treated all of my sports related injuries: lower back troubles, plantar fasciitis, complex shoulder injuries and several others.
I am proud to write this letter of recommendation for Dr. Trevor Ling. His approach to physical therapy, I believe, is predicated on locating the source of discomfort/pain with each unique patient. Then he formulates a physical therapy treatment that is honest, logical and targeted to deliver timely, measurable results that the patient can easily understand and work with. My experience with Dr. Ling has been superior to any other physical therapy clinics in the Memphis area. He communicates his thoughts & action plans clearly, he sets attainable goals for the patient, and with determination I have found that both myself and other patients are back to 100% and can return to a normal, enjoyable lifestyle. Dr. Ling has returned my body to a pain free condition with non-invasive/non-surgical treatments, and I am grateful. I recommend my friends and family to Dr. Trevor Ling and look forward to his continued success with treating my active lifestyle.
Feel free to contact me directly if you wish to hear more.
J.H. – male, Germantown, TN
Last year, I injured myself working out and tore my hamstring. I’ve never done that before, but knew immediately given the pain and sound. I quickly realized that I was going to need help rehabilitating it and after a visit to the doctor, I called Trevor Ling whom I had known since high school.
I can’t speak highly enough of the well thought out rehabilitation care that Trevor and his staff gave to me over the course of time I was there. One of the first things I was most impressed with was that Trevor didn’t just jump right into therapy with me. He was very careful to take a solid baseline of the injury so that he and his staff were very aware of what they were working with over the coming months. Once we established that baseline during the first 1-2 sessions, each treatment was more progressive in getting me back to my normal life and that was Trevor’s ultimate goal. I can honestly say that each session helped my injury.
One of the great things about Trevor and his staff is that they all seemed to be on the exact same page. At times, Trevor may have been with another patient and one of his staff members would step in and work with me. They knew exactly where Trevor had left off and knew what to do. I didn’t have to spend anytime rehashing my range of motion or describing my injury with the other staff members and that saved a lot of time as I could just work on my injury. Along those same lines, Trevor runs a tight ship and I never had to sit in a waiting room. This was critical as I have a family, a full time job and very little time during the day to take care of myself. If I knew I would have to wait for Trevor or his staff, I probably would have stopped going to rehab and the injury would have never fully healed.
Trevor was also very creative, seemed to be very on top of the latest techniques and appropriately pushed me when I didn’t necessarily feel like I could do more. I can’t say enough positive things about his awareness, bedside manners and overall professionalism in his line of work. Without a doubt, I would recommend Trevor to anyone that needs physical therapy and will certainly go back to Trevor’s clinic should I ever need that type of care again.
R.B. – 36 y/o
My first experience ever with PT was in 2003. I saw an orthopod for right shoulder pain at a huge, very well known clinic in Memphis. I was assigned 6 wks of therapy. I rarely saw the same therapist and most often was a PT tech supervising shoulder exercises. I was no better. An MRI was done and it showed a complete tear of the supraspinatus (a rotator cuff tendon). The surgery was completed and I can’t recall how many weeks. of PT I was assigned. The whole experience was like a big “cattle call” with many, many patients and I rarely saw the same person twice, rarely a real physical therapist! I did have a full recovery, but there was nothing personal about the PT care I received.
2010 – I experienced the same type of shoulder pain in my other shoulder. I returned to the same surgeon. My MRI should the exact same tear in my left shoulder. The surgeon warned me that my recovery might not be as complete or with full range of motion since I was almost 60. I was by now acquainted with Trevor as several of my “older” friends had seen him for various maladies and with good out-comes. From the beginning of my therapy with Trevor, it was hands on and personal. While there is no doubt a protocol to follow after rotator cuff surgery, comparing my 1st and 2nd experience is like apples and organs. There is no substitute for a personal relationship with a single caring therapist! He takes his time and is always willing to answer questions and give suggestions even if it is regarding a different body part. For 30 plus years I often have a stabbing pain between my shoulder blades. I found out that this is a trigger point where I often “carry stress” and it knots up. Trevor was able to relieve this fairly instantly and he taught me how to do it for myself. Also, I turned 60 during my therapy time and I was proud to return to the surgeon with my full range of motion and pain free.
Another time I saw Trevor because I was “down in my back”. Many of my friends had used this term and I honestly didn’t know what they were talking about. I had helped a daughter lift a chair and carry it up stairs. I have always stayed “fit”, but this was a big mistake. I had instant severe lower back pain. I was out of town and had difficulty driving home. When I walked into Trevor’s office I was not up-right. When I left, I was able to walk out up-right relatively pain free. I went back for several more visits and he taught me how to keep this from happening again. This was the true essence of manual therapy. Be prepared for him to say “set your core!”
J.L. – 66 y/o female
I was first brought to physical therapy due to a work related injury to my back. I am a massage therapist and frequently injure myself while taking care of others. I was refereed to Trevor by another massage therapist, which highly recommended him. After just one visit I felt immediate relief both mentally and physically. Mentally because I finally found someone to take care of me and physically because he eased my pain and set me on the right path to healing. Since seeing Trevor my quality of life has improved which has allowed me to better take care of my clients.
I first saw Trevor for treatment in the summer of 2011 while I was in the thickest part of my preparation for Ironman Florida. I had been training very hard for several years without injury and I had a few issues about 3 months before the race. I was very worried as this was a very important race and milestone for me. I had heard of Trevor through my primary care provider and decided to give him a shot.
From the get go, Trevor was very inquisitive of my goals, history, training and capabilities. I really appreciated this concept because he understood what I was trying to do, and supported me, rather than trying to derail my plans. Everything Trevor did for treatment was in an effort to get me back on track of my training and racing.
I was extremely happy with the results given the situation. I came in to Trevor with a stress fracture in my sacrum, and a pretty significant hip muscle imbalance. I went from being able to running for 3.5 hours straight to barely being able to run around the block without pain. Trevor addressed the issue, worked on my core muscles, told me proper ways to increase strength while not impacting my hip issue and scheduled periodic performance checkups to see how the treatment plan was working.
While the hip injury was obviously a little longer lasting, after the treatment plan I was able to complete my race within my ability at the time without injury. Trevor took me from extreme pain to not much pain in a much shorter time period than I had thought. I honestly thought that my season was scrapped when my hip began to hurt initially, and had discussed with my coach on scrapping the event as a whole.
I would recommend Trevor to anyone, not just folks with an active life style. The approach he takes for treatment is equal parts logic and intelligence, mixed with a lot of professionalism. Trevor really does care, which is comforting to know.
I went to see Trevor after injuring my back playing soccer (side note probably should give that up after 30). Trevor took me through a series of sessions to help alleviate pain I was having in my back and upper legs. He took the time to listen to my concerns and came up with a plan that would get me pain free and back to running fairly quickly. If you are looking for a professional that works with you to reach your rehab goals, he is your man!
R.R. – 35 y/o male
My wife and I had seen several physical therapists for recurring pain, but the subsequent relief seemed to be short lived. The other therapists seemed to take a “one size fits all” approach which did not always work. Trevor Ling was referred to us and we both sought an assessment followed by a customized course of treatment. The result has been the longest last period without pain or recurrence of the issues that plagued us. We would recommend Trevor to anyone seeking a sustainable treatment plan for enjoying daily life.
L.M. and K.M.
I had major back surgery (L-3 and L-5) in late 1980 and spent 3 months in a wheelchair. Through extensive physical therapy, I was able to walk again, albeit with a limp. Over the years, I occasionally had lower back pain and would be out of alignment (did not stand straight). I went to various PT offices over time with moderate success.
In 2006 (Trevor, I am not sure of the date or year), I was experiencing more difficulty than before. Trevor Ling had returned to Memphis with his doctorate in Physical Therapy. I have know him all of his life. Many close friends had received excellent treatment from Trevor. I do not normally conduct business with friends or family since I am concerned that an unfavorable outcome might destroy that relationship. His office was very close to where I worked so I decided to give Trevor a try despite my friend/family hesitation.
My results were exceptional. I had 8 or so appointments and Trevor worked with me on each visit. He might have had another PT work with me for a few minutes but he always gave me direct attention. After completing those treatments, I have not needed to return for any follow-up treatments in years. I wish that I could say that I have continued the exercises that Trevor recommended but I have been pain free without exercise.
Obviously, Trevor helped me a great deal and I would recommend him to anyone needing physical therapy.
C.B.R. – 7/6/1947
I had heard Trevor’s name for years and what an incredible Physical Therapist he is! Many told me that they had tried several others and did not get near the results they did with Trevor.
I had a frozen shoulder and was in quite a bit of pain for months. I remembered the testimonials about Trevor and called up for an appointment. On the first session I knew I had made the right decision! Trevor is incredible! He manipulated my shoulder and gave me relief from pain for the first time in months! He is caring, thoughtful and gifted. I have recommended him many many times since!!
P.A.M. – 59 y/o female
I was experiencing severe lower back pain from over exertion. I was having trouble sleeping and difficulty walking upright without pain. A previous client suggested I go see Trevor, since he had suffered from the same issue, and had great success reducing his pain. Trevor gave me individual attention and made me feel like I was his only client. He customized a plan of attack to target the pain through various stretches and treatment options. He made it very easy to work with my insurance company as well as providing a referral to a local doctor when it became necessary for medication. I strongly recommend Trevor to anyone who is in need of physical therapy.
G.O. – 31 y/o male
To whom it may concern,
In order for one to understand the testimonial that I am about to provide both as a former classmate, former athlete, friend, and patient, it is crucial that I provide a bit of information about myself. I am 36 years old, played sports beginning at the age of 4 through my graduation of college. In high school, I wrestled, played recreational basketball and was a 4-year letterman in both football and track and field (I threw shot-put, discus and later on in college shot-put, discus, javelin, and the hammer and was a center on the offensive line in both high school and college). I was introduced to weightlifting at the age of 12 by my future high school coaches and moved into heavy weightlifting from my entrance into high school until I graduated from college. I began having issues with my lower spine by the time I was a junior in high school but never sought medical advice, having come from the old school “no pain, no gain” mentality. The issues continued through college where I had access to a professional training staff and they did what they could to treat my condition as if it were muscular.
I graduated college in 2001 at 260 lbs at approximately 8% body fat and was in the best shape of my life. I was an offensive lineman that was small in comparison to today’s standards but made up for it with a 4.85 40 time, 415 bench press and 645 lb squat. I knew as I lifted over 600 pounds and watched a solid stainless steel bar bend nearly in half that this could not be good for my spine and joints. No matter how big or strong you are, your spine is your spine, and your bones are your bones, it does not grow as your muscles do with weightlifting and training. These are things deep down I knew, but didn’t think about when I was being paid to do a job (scholarship) and was told this is what I needed to do, so I did, without thinking about the long term effects that all of this might have on my body.
Fast forward 10 years…a lot had changed in my life…I had a job working in my family’s business 60-80 hours a week on my feet every minute of those. I married a beautiful woman. We built a house together (not literally) and had two wonderful children. By this time my weight had gone up to 290 lbs and I can assure you the days of 8% body fat were long gone. It was at this point that the injuries that I sustained 15-20 years prior began to really rear their ugly heads. It started out about every three or four months, I would lean over to pick up a kid or anything else, and it happened, it was like someone pulled the plug from the waist down. I would hit the ground hard, and could not get back up as it felt like someone had a hot fireplace poker stuck into my lower back and down my leg. I called my primary physician, they told me to come in, took some X-Rays, found a bulging L3 and L4 and a ruptured L5. They sent me immediately to a back specialist and after CT scans and MRI’s, they came to the conclusion that I was suffering from severe disc degeneration caused by years of heavy weightlifting and confirmed what my primary physician had already seen in the X-Rays. In a nutshell, in between each part of the spine there is cushioning and fluid that allow for the movement of the spine in normal ways without bone on bone crushing together and possibly injuring the nerves contained inside the spine. With spinal ruptures, fragments of the discs can get into the spinal column and cause extremely intense pain and even paralysis if not repaired by a surgeon. At this point, I went for three separate opinions from three of the most well re-known back specialists in the region and was told by all that, surgery could help, but it might not, as my ruptured disc fragmented into a small region that was not in danger of hitting the nerves, but that the bulk of my pain was caused by the intense inflammation of the muscular structure around all of the areas of my back that were injured which in my case, was most everything below the neck. I was told to go to physical therapy. Having been to PT probably 25 times in my life, I never saw the good in it. I went a few times, and was let go with a handful of papers that described exercises that I was supposed to do. Well, I did them for a while and saw little or no results and stopped and felt like I was being ripped off. I thought, man I’m in the wrong profession, I can just print out some handouts of exercises, and with all the sports and injuries I’ve sustained I was fairly well versed on most subjects discussed, and send people on their way and charge a bucket of money. I followed up with my primary care physician and told her their recommendations and what my thoughts were about my previous experiences with PT. She came back with, there is a new clinic in town, I have sent many of my patients there and they have come back with fantastic results. I love my primary physician because she doesn’t mince words and tells me like it is, and that is what I need. She said, give it a try, and if you feel like it is the same old stuff we’ll do something else. Results Physiotherapy was the name of the clinic, and upon entering, I noticed that the guy heading up the clinic went to PT school and received his MBA concurrently from a prestigious school. That, my friends, is no small feat. So that, to me, gave him credibility because I knew he didn’t get his degree from some online school or work from home program. I like to know a little about the person that is about to start manipulating my body into positions that, if done incorrectly, could leave me in worse shape than when I walked in. Then I looked at his name, Trevor Ling, and thought to myself, is this the Trevor that I know? I know he would be intelligent enough for sure, but we lost touch after high school and Facebook and all that wasn’t really big at the time and you could call me a “late adopter” of that type of technology. As it turned out, it WAS Trevor, and boy was I relieved to have someone that knew half of my background as an athlete and just me as a person. I felt very confident talking to him about my issues and he felt like he could help me. After my first visit was over, I said, obviously you are not a traditional physical therapist, at least in the sense that I’ve ever experienced. He explained to me that manual manipulation, combined with physical therapy and other methods have a much higher success rate than standard PT and a much quicker response time, which is what keeps people coming back because they are feeling better. To me, there is nothing worse than to drop 80-100 dollars per session only to walk away with the same pain you left with, now you have that pain in your rear where your wallet was because it is empty. I had immediate results from the first day, and within six months, I was walking around, for the most part, pain free. His use of traditional methods of manual manipulation, heat, electrical stimulation, educating the patients on certain muscles that must be “re-taught” how to work again before any effective physical therapy would be pertinent, along with newer methods (even though some forms date back 5000 years to the ancient Chinese) such as dry needling, and resistance training all come together to provide the patient with a barrage of approaches to serve one purpose: to get your life back without pain. I plan on returning to Trevor in his new clinic and getting established as a new patient before he is discovered by all and fills up. I cannot say enough good things about his professionalism, talent, passion for his career path, willingness to listen and try new things, ability to think outside of the box to find effective solutions, and his drive to always be informed on the newest scientific research to aid his patients in their recovery. If I heard him say this once, I heard him say it a thousand times, “my goal Mr./Mrs. Whoever, is to get you out of here.” There response was always, “can we still come back by and say hello to you and your staff, they are like family to us.” That brief sentence, my friends, says more about Trevor than I can say in a million words. Thank you for your time, and I hope you all never have the need to see him, but if you do, you will be more than glad you did.
M.G. – 36 y/o
I began seeing Trevor for pain in my back, neck, and shoulders, based on recommendation from my husband. My primary hesitation in beginning any type of physical therapy was the time required. However, Trevor always worked with my schedule, and made sure that I was eventually able to get past the pain on my own, which made the time commitment a lot easier to deal with. I still use the pain management techniques that Trevor taught me, and appreciate having them in my “toolbox.” I loved working with Trevor because his techniques were effective, because he genuinely cared about me as a patient, and because he is enjoyable to be around. I would recommend Trevor to anyone – he is wonderful!
Tiffany B. – 34 y/o
I began seeing Trevor several years ago for ankle pain, after my ankle reconstruction. Following that, I have seen him for multiple issues over the years. He has helped me at different times with my lower back, knees, and elbow. I chose to see Trevor based on his experience, and his relationship with the rugby team. I continued to see Trevor through multiple issues because his treatments worked, and I enjoy his demeanor. If one of his treatments wasn’t working well enough, he always had ideas for an alternative. He gave me exercises to do at home as well, which were very helpful. Most importantly, his focus was always on eventually moving past therapy for a given issue – managing the pain to the point where appointments were no longer needed. I would recommend Trevor to anyone, and – because my work and hobbies are so rough on my body – foresee myself being a patient of Trevor’s for years to come.
D.B. – 45 y/o
I started seeing Trevor Ling over 4 years ago for pelvic pain that was not responding to medicine and other standard treatments.
My pelvic pain doctor referred me as a last ditch effort to locate the cause of my pelvic pain, and help mitigate the pain. At that point I had been suffering for about a year and this was my last shot before we went with a hysterectomy.
As a result of his top-notch care, I have been a regular client ever since. I am a massage therapist and I train hard in the gym. That combination leads to many varied tweaks and injuries. Thankfully, Trevor has been there to keep me functioning at the high levels I demand of my body.
I had been in pain so long, and we had not been able to pinpoint the source of the pain much less alleviate the pain. Trevor was able to diagnose and eliminate my problem in a very short period of time.
Trevor was upfront about the fact that I might be some short term negative effects in pursuit of the long-term goals and that helped me trust him more. He fit me in when the pain spiked, and reached out to me after hours to make sure I was OK.
Additionally, has never told me I needed to quit or change the way I workout, and while I may be extreme he always keeps me going.
Trevor is knowledgeable, and because he has an athletic background he understands the needs of athletes. Trevor is a wonderful diagnostician, and he has multiple tools (manual therapy, Astym, dry needling, etc.) at his disposal to get you back to fully functional as quickly as possible.
Trevor also works great with non-lifters. He has helped my daughter (hip injury), mother (pre and post back surgery), and mother-in-law (pre and post knee reconstruction).