Well I learned my lesson.
I hope anyone reading this learns my lesson as well.
Do not use any provider of any service without Googling them and checking them on Ripoffreport.com.
I looked AFTER my situation and found out what I wish I had known before I began.
After a few visits of Physical Therapy, each time being left in a room with a heat pack, on my naked skin, and watching Matt Clark PT aka Matthew Clark PT of Horizon Rehabilitation Physical Therapists, go from patient to patient without washing his hands or wearing gloves, not only did I get burnt, but I broke out in what I thought was a rash.
I showed it to him and he poo-pooed it saying it could not have come from him or his services.
Today I had boils break out on my back.
I went to my MD who told me that these heat packs are not in boiling water, but are in hot water, and are not hot enough to kill bacteria or viruses. Worse yet, my MD said the water is perfectly hot to grow bacteria and viruses!!!
And if these heat packs get used from patient to patient without being washed off with Sterole, (spelling?) an anti -microbial liquid that can kill HIV, and it takes 15 minutes for the substance to work, a patient can transfer his dermatologic disease from to another.
My MD is hoping I just have a topical skin infection from the non -sterile conditions and that the Keflex my MD gave me will cure it, but my MD said that the patterns of the blisters, which I wrongly called boils, could be SHINGLES!!!!
I never had shingles before and I am in pain, and it is caused by Herpes Zoster virus, and can be transmitted from one person to another!
So low and and behold while Googling Matthew Clark, PT and Matt Clark, PT, and Hilton Head Physical Therapists, and Horizon Rehabilitation Physical Therapists and Therapy, I came across other complaints of being left in the room alone, or being burned with heat packs, and being ignored, and having questions being rudely shoved aside.
For legal reasons I cannot state for certain that the cause of my problems are from the treatment as described above. My MD is very sure. So I am not accusing the above of malpractice at this point in time, or any wrong doing, at this point in time.
But what I am saying is please make sure you check references from many sources before going to doctors or allied health care workers, and just because one is 'nice' or donates to your local charity, is not a good reason to decide to visit one.
Thank you and I hope this doesn't happen to you.
Oh,,,,a horizon is an imaginary line that you think you see but you never can reach....quite an odd name for a place that is supposed to set a definite goal for your health and to get you better. One never reaches the horizon and has to keep going and going and going.
Another upset client of matthew clark, pt
Hilton Head, South Carolina