#79 Mitch White, NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
My name is Mitch White and I am a retired professional football player. I played for 5 seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The very last play that I played in the NFL was unfortunately the play that changed my life. I sustained a severe concussion and tore my long thoracic nerve in my neck, and my life has never been the same. As I entered this insane world of modern day medicine, I began to see how modern day medicine does not fix the problem. After tirelessly searching far and wide, while spending tons of money on various therapies and treatments, I heard about this therapist named Steven through a close friend, and from all of my research about him, I believed he was actually healing people and fixing their bodies through his very unique practices.
One thing that I had consistently pursued was massage therapy, but I just could not find a therapist that was capable of helping my body heal, while not doing too much, which would always make me feel worse. So I bounced around from therapist to therapist and then something amazing happened. I made my first appointment with Steven. After my first session with Steven, I knew I had found something profoundly special. If there is one thing that has actually worked and given me a noticeable improvement in my body, not only in my self but in the way I interact with other people and most drastically with my wife and children, it would be sessions with Steven. Thank you, Steven, for putting me on the road to having my life back.
Gary “Fingers” Fineske, 5 Seasons Dallas Burn Soccer (now FC Dallas)
Steven Valenzuela is the therapist that I go to when I’m injured, need realignment or need to confer about a player or client with a certain injury. He has been very instrumental in my success as the Sports Massage Therapist for the Dallas Mavericks for the past 14 seasons and the 7 years that I worked on the Ironman competitors in Louisville, Kentucky. It is his logical techniques and procedures that I have used all 14 seasons to not only help players with muscular soreness and injury but to also help to re-educate their minds and bodies and enhance their speedy recovery to competition.
Honestly wish that I would have had this knowledge from Steven when I worked on the WorldCup referees in 1996 and the 5 seasons I worked with the Dallas Burn soccer (now FC Dallas).
Therapeutic Sports Massage Therapist
14 Seasons Dallas Mavericks
5 Seasons Dallas Burn Soccer (now FC Dallas)
1996 Dallas Massage Therapist to WorldCup Referees
Matt Jones, Fitness & Military Professional
I have been going to Steven for the past three years for back and hip pain. My career is in fitness and the military that involves extremely strenuous workouts multiples times a day that leaves my back and body in noticeable pain. Before I found Steven I tried dozens of chiropractors who would spend a total of five minutes on me. With a couple pops to the back and no noticeable time invested to help/fix my problem I was extremely unhappy with the results. Steven Spends a solid hour on your body making sure you can move again pain-free. He is the first chiropractor/physical therapist that spends time (fixing) the problem and getting to the immediate issue by spending quality time assessing and correcting the malfunction.
Personally, if I did not train every day multiple times a day he would fix me permanently. However, I am destroying my body for my job and the only thing that keeps me injury free and moving is Steven’s work. Aside from his work, Steven is an extremely nice guy and greatly cares about the betterment of his patients mentally and physically. Makes for great conversations and painless back joints upon leaving his office. I highly recommend Steven with the highest regards. Instead of hardly being able to sit down and tie my shoes due to extreme back and hip pain. I can move freely and train harder to accomplish my goals in life.
Thank you so much for the work you have done on my hips and pelvis. Thanks to you I no longer need to use a pillow under my legs when lying down. I am so much more comfortable on my back that I can actually sleep that way and I no longer struggle to turn over. My improved hip flexibility is also helping my yoga practice and I’m exploring poses that were previously uncomfortable. I would strongly recommend your services to anyone interested in releasing tension, adding flexibility and exploring new possibilities.
Both my husband and I sometimes make very good and wise decisions and taking the advice of our good friend and making an appointment with Steven was one of those very smart decisions. From the minute we entered his treatment room, we felt that we made the right decision.
Fred and I had been in a very bad automobile accident several years ago and had been thru Physical Therapy for 6 months, Fred to be able to walk again and me to regain use of my right arm. I call Physical Therapy “Painful Torture” so to go back into what I perceived as a similar situation was very frightening to me. Steven was very professional yet very kind and he listened, really listened to what we had to say about our pain.
Steven is a quiet but very charismatic man. He has small hands but they are very strong and soon found out that those hands work miracles. We were both impressed by him both physically and psychologically for he worked wonders on our very damaged body parts. In the whole time that we have been going to him, we haven’t had any pain associated with his treatment. He treats us with respect and is cognizant of our feelings of fear and very quietly talks us thru the treatments.
After just one treatment, I walked without a limp and had no pain radiating down my leg. He also worked diligently on my very injuried right arm and neck. I had a migraine at one treatment and when I left it was gone. I was in tears because I suffered from migraines after the accident and was sooo happy to not have any pain from the migraine.
Fred has nerve damage on his one leg with pelvis and hip pain from the accident. His legs would swell badly and I worried about possible lymphodemia. He is now able to walk much better and longer period of time. His legs no longer swell and his nerves in his affected leg have come alive, improving the circulation 100% in the affected leg.
There is no way to thank Steven enough for his success with us other than to spread the good word of his philosophy and dedication to his belief of being able to help his fellow man/woman which he has and will if you only let him.
My medical doctor had prescribed medications, ordered scans and MRI images, physical therapy and more drugs. I have chronic scoliosis and had convinced my self that my back pain was something that I would continue to experience. The term “pain management” translated in my head, “Mrs. Nelson, we suggest you learn to live with the pain”.
My chiropractic adjustments were the only thing keeping me going. We all know that a healthy lifestyle includes walking and good nutrition. For some people that is easier said than done! I found that when I would start a walking regiment that it last for about three days before pain set into my lower back! I would tell myself that this was a good excuse to quit! The pain was occurring in what is called the SI-joint. Stretching, walking and exercise would help to relieve the pain. However getting past the pain was impossible for me.
After one session with Steven I stood up and felt no pain. It had been 15 years since I stood up and didn’t feel discomfort or pain in my hips and that was after just one session!! No drugs, no injections and the result was no pain! That was 2 months ago and still no pain. After living with discomfort on a daily basis this is a surprisingly wonderful feeling.
Steven’s technique and experience plus compassion for his clients is a refreshing relief (literally) in today’s health dilemma. I can’t thank him enough. He has given me the greatest gift of all, the gift of health. This gift of health is meant to be shared and it is a pleasure to pass that along.
Please feel free to have anyone call me who like to have a first-hand report on the pragmatic and practical results that you provide. Among other things, you are a good coach in reminding people the need for balance in their lives, in all areas of their lives.
Steven is a Rock Star in my book!