Dr. Roman Gressel, DPT received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY.
His certifications include: Senior Strength Trainer (C.S.S.T.), Health Coach (CHC), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1 Practitioner, and Graston Technique Provider.
With specialties in rehabilitation and spinal conditions, Dr. Gressel has helped thousands of patients recover from injuries and illnesses. While working with his patients, Dr. Gressel saw the side effects of untreated chronic pain and the havoc it caused, not only on the sufferer, but for their friends, family, and intimate relationships. As a result, he created the Pain Mentor program.
As a concept, Pain Mentor began years before it officially launched. The “calling” came to Dr. Gressel when he sustained his first major injury and was left in pain for nearly nine months.
“I suffered from chronic pain myself,” Dr. Gressel says. “After fracturing my right ankle and taking a bad spill while using my crutches. I felt ashamed, weak, scared, and—most of all—like a burden to everyone around me.”
After spending years working in a dualistic medical system, he discovered the Biopsychosocial Model. This model gave him a new understanding of how to treat chronic pain. He found that a connection with the right person can drastically improve one's ability to achieve their goals.
Mentors have led the way for most high performers in the fields of sports, business, and the performing arts. In fact, mentoring is the best way to learn almost any new skill.
Pain Mentor provides you the same opportunity. Let’s face it, chronic pain is extremely difficult to manage on your own. That's why having a mentor help you along the way, is such a priceless opportunity. The current medical system is built on pain management through medications. There’s an opioid epidemic, and thousands of people lose their lives to suicide each year.
Our hope is that our program will not only relieve your pain, but help save lives along the way.
"Proper body mechanics meant nothing to me until I had an accident and could no longer move without pain. Exercising with pain seemed counterintuitive and impossible at times. I felt desperate to get my life back and was depressed with where I was. Roman helped me get my life back. It’s two years later and I continue to use the techniques I learned every day."
"To some, chronic pain is just a phrase. To those of us who experience it daily or weekly, we know better. Our pain drains us, can cause depression, and isolates us from family and friends. The fastest way to treat chronic pain is through proper education. Roman helped me understand how to create a better plan for myself, which completely changed my life. Now I start my days off with less pain, and that means the world to me!"
"I had the pleasure of working with Roman in an effort to lessen the chronic pain I had been experiencing. I have an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation throughout my body. I was living with daily joint, back, neck, and hip pain for years. Prescribed medications were not helping. Roman helped me begin a life journey of mindful eating, sleeping and exercising. The work I did with Roman opened the door to other avenues of mindful living. My quality of life has substantially improved."
Join us and start living a life with less pain!