I have significant lumbar spine disease, both disc herniation, protrusion, and spinal stenosis. I have had epidural injections and lumbar laminectomy. However, I still had persistent lifestyle-limiting symptoms and was directed to Jon’s clinic by the Physiatrist at Chapel Hill. Jon has given me the most effective pain relief of any health care provider since I became symptomatic. More importantly, his “bedside manner” is one of relentless optimism and a willingness to tackle each new symptom with a “we will fix this” attitude. This is at least as important as his skill as a physical therapist. Along with that, he is a genuinely talented therapist who often relieved acute pain in a single visit. He stuck with me for months, and I have returned to many activities I thought were going to be beyond me, including biking, hiking, and sailing.