What People are Saying About Dr. Valachi's WellBody System for Dental Professionals
An Excellent Resource
Dr Bethany Valachi’s WellBody System video course was the answer to reducing upper back pain. Her resources are of great help and of paramount importance for a successful healthy dental career.
Best Exercises Targeted For Dental Professionals
After 20 years as a general dentist I developed chronic back pain, which drained my energy and desire to practice. From Dr. Valachi’s video courses, I learned that I had actually increased my pain and muscle imbalances with weight lifting that I had assumed would benefit me. I have also incorporated some of her ergonomic suggestions into practice, and I no longer have chronic back pain. Dr. Valachi understands specifically what dental professionals need for preventing pain.
I Feel Better
I have been an RDH for over 28 years…neck pain and shoulder pain have been the norm. Countless hours of massage and chiropractor visits, only to have the pain eventually return. Since incorporating the WellBody System strategies into my work, I have not had the neck and shoulder pain that I normally get. Thanks to Dr. Valachi I now believe I won’t have to retire earlier that I thought. Worth every penny!!
Not Knowing What I Didn’t Know….
After watching Dr. Valachi describe some of the “hot spots” for dentists I found myself nodding my head in agreement. My eyes were opened when I started hearing her describe some of the exercises OK for most people but that can be risky for dentists because of the strain many of us already exhibit in typical muscle groups due to the nature of our business. I have already adjusted my exercise plan to include more of what I need, am feeling a difference, and am excited to continue through the rest of Dr. Valachi’s WellBody System. Thank you for sharing your expertise with me.
Thank You Dr. Valachi
I have been to many of this amazing speaker’s lectures, and have watched her WellBody System. Her first recommendation saved my practice! I cannot say enough about the importance of incorporating ergonomics into a dental practice. Dr. Valachi is the leader in her field!
No Pain Since Starting Your Routine
I ordered your complete ergonomics package and everything has been extremely helpful. I have no pain anymore since starting your routine.
Fantastic CE video course
The WellBody System was the best money I have spent. Finally had an explanation for the headaches and neck pain, as well as methods for strengthening/stretching, and improving ergonomics in the office. It is by far the most applicable ergonomics course I have taken related to the field of dentistry.
Saved me from retiring early
The WellBody System is a great video course and I am doing almost all her suggestions. I am a practicing dentist with most of the orthopedic problems associated with the profession, and since I have been using the info in the course, my ortho problems have gotten much better. Thank you for this targeted therapy for dentists that is saving me from having to retire early.
There is hope for those in pain
A well presented, evidenced based, comprehensive collection of actionable information. Just with the stretching and exercise program, I’m feeling better every day. There is hope for those in pain.
Now practicing pain-free!
I love the WellBody System video training series – it has helped my body be able to practice dentistry pain free!
Alleviates my discomfort
I have suffered from neck pain and stiffness for years. Even though I’ve attended Dr. Valachi’s seminars in the past which have been beneficial, I feel that the WellBody System has incredible merit. It helps me to focus on my problems at hand and reinforce the exercises which are crucial to alleviating my discomfort.
Well Body System — a great investment!
Don’t wait any longer-invest in your health with this system-your body will thank you! I struggled with chronic neck issues as a hygienist for 20 years and saw countless chiropractors, sports medicine/PT, had massages along the way. They didn’t understand a dental clinician’s operatory or movement. I was always working-out trying to fix the problem but ended up making it worse. The benefits were immediate with the WellBody System. I couldn’t believe the very specific exercises and adjustments I could change for instant relief. Finally someone understood my struggles and had answers..and the research and experience to stand behind it. So much more value than I had even hoped for…you will be more productive at your dental office and at home.
The WellBody System is excellent!
Dr. Valachi’s WellBody System has been so helpful and made me much more aware of my actions and positions during my work day. I really don’t have much pain anymore but when I do get some kinks here and there, I now know how to treat & resolve them. Dr. Valachi is excellent at what she does and I am so thankful for her sharing her knowledge!
What People are Saying About Dr. Valachi's Online Video CE Courses
Education That Can Add Years to Your Career
This exercise program contains training that can add years to your career and allow you to care for your patients optimally. Buying this program could be the most important investment you make in your career.
I like this education!
I like your education and find it very helpful—thank you again!
The Only Program that Helped My Chronic Back Problems
In 30 years of assisting, this is the only education that has helped with my chronic back problems.
Should be Taught in All Dental Schools.
This information should be taught in all the dental schools.
Must-have Education For Dental Professionals
In my humble opinion, this education is a ‘must’ for dental professionals in understanding, preventing and managing the musculoskeletal disorders which are the most common chronic pain and the primary cause of disability of dental professionals.
Dr. Bethany Valachi is a Genius
You are a genius! After suffering with headaches, neckaches, mandibular muscle pain and inner ear pain, I found that following your advice and treating the trigger points in my left upper trapezius staved off the pain. You explained this so well—the information was truly a blessing to me.
The Most Beneficial Course I’ve Ever Taken!!!
This was the most beneficial course I have ever taken and should be part of the dental hygiene curriculum.
I am a 53-year-old Dentist, in private practice for over 26 years. I’m also a distance biker, swimmer, and formally a power lifter. As many of you reading this know, dentistry gets harder after you’ve been doing it for 20+ years… Not technically, but physically.
Turns out my normal exercise routine has been simply exacerbating my neck and shoulder pain. After a short time on Bethany’s new program of muscle endurance exercises and stretching, I already see marked improvement.
My only regret is that I did not find this information sooner.
The Missing Piece to Any Dental Practice
This education should be an integral part of every dental school program, as well as every dental practice! Prevention of injuries in dentistry flies under the radar for most of us, until we have pain, and then it is an uphill battle. In spite of yoga, massage and chiropractors I still had pain until I got this education. Posturedontics was the missing piece!
My muscles are improving!
My muscles in the upper shoulder/neck area are improved. THANK YOU for spreading the word on this. This education should be in every dental and dental hygiene school.
This education was a lifesaver for me. The author’s practical knowledge of working in a dental operatory gives her the unique ability to tailor advice for dentists and dental staff. This will add years to my practice!
I believe that the help I’ve received from you has been more valuable than any of the other help I’ve received in my quest to be fit and pain-free.
Get This Education, And Use It!
This education should be required in all dental schools and once a year for all practitioners! Musculoskeletal imbalances are rampant in our profession, and chronic pain seems to be as well. This is the essential information to combat those issues.
With Dr. Valachi’s video courses, I was able to relieve my acute pain cycles, and stretch and strengthen the correct muscles. My career has been extended with her knowledge of ergonomics in the dental field and the proper exercises a dental hygienist needs.
Finally, something that helps!!
I started doing the exercises and have been noticing improvement in less than 1 week. In physical therapy they were having me do just about all the exercises you recommend that dentists should avoid. Now I can understand why the exercises were so painful. Finally, something that helps!!
Loupes that don’t cause neck pain.
I have used (brand X) barrel-type loupes for a ‘hundred years’ with nagging neck pain. I switched to the evidence-based, ‘truly ergonomic’ brands you recommended and my neck pain is MUCH better, so I’m thrilled. Thank you!
What People are Saying About Dr. Valachi's Lectures
Thank you for an excellent lecture. Yesterday was the first day in months that I have come home from work without pain!
Thanks for Making Us Shine!!
“We received nothing but the highest evaluation marks on your presentation and are looking forward to your return. You make us ‘shine’!!”
A Relevant and Useful Lecture
This was one of the most relevant and well received lectures in our 7 years as a study club. Bethany took a potentially dry topic and made it entertaining, educational, and practical. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!
It’s About Time!
Great course content, excellent instructor. It’s about time! This information has been badly needed in dentistry. Finally someone has pulled it all together.
No More Back Pain
I have had no back pain since your lecture for our dental society. I can’t tell you the number of congratulations I received for your seminar.
Excellent and Humorous Lecture
Your energetic lecture delivered with humor and honesty was excellent.
I was amazed at Bethany’s knowledge on operative microscopes and ways to make economical ergonomic modifications to them. She received the longest ovation of any speaker for our dental society. In addition, our translators greatly appreciated her articulate & concise delivery.
My lower back issues have disappeared!
I attended your seminar a few years ago in Tunica, MS. It was very helpful! I was unaware of the many aspects of ergonomics at the time and early adopted many of your recommendations. My lower back issues have disappeared.
Adjusted Posture and Positions Bring Success
Ever since attending your lecture at the Jamaica Dental Conference this year, I have adjusted my posture and seating positions with much positive success! It is all very much appreciated.
Everyone in dentistry should take this course.
This seminar had more practical advice than any previous course at this conference. Everyone in dentistry should take this course.
Dr. Bethany Valachi Understands Us
Someone understands us! Can’t wait to put this information to work.
“I have had no back pain since your lecture for our dental society. I can’t tell you the number of congratulations I received for your seminar.”
-Christopher Smith, DDS, Meeting Planner, Manhattan, KS
Information You Can Use Immediately
It is rare to attend a lecture that provides a lot of information that you can use immediately that is well delivered and have fun at the same time.
To a Long Career
Bethany, thank you for a fantastic program. This is something that none of us are really exposed to in dental school yet is so critical to a long career.
A Practical and Useful Course
In 25 years of hygiene practice, this is the most practical useful course I’ve ever taken.
A Very Educational Course
By far the most educational and career related course on ergonomics I have yet to attend. Thank you.
She Wows the Audience and Her Peers
Bethany showcased at our annual Speaking/Consulting Network Meeting and wowed the audience and her peers with her presentation. If you wish to hire a speaker who makes the meeting planner look good, this is the one.
So Many Helpful Tips
Best lecture at Midwinter in years!!! Many helpful tips I can apply every day.
Your presentation was excellent.
You Are A Blessing!
I’m already using the stretching and exercise methods. You are a blessing to dentistry!
Feeling Better and Better
Still feeling better and better….thanks to your lecture. It is a great thing not to be in pain every day. I believe you are spot-on with your program.
Excellent lecture! The speaker was full of information to help in and out of the operatory and presented it in a fun and interesting way.
I wish I had this course 20 years ago.
I wish I had this course 20 years ago. One of the most important courses I’ve ever attended.
Outstanding presentation—the feedback has been very positive.
You Need to Incorporate this Information
I teach ergonomics to freshman dental students and will definitely incorporate this information into our preclinical curriculum. Excellent course, very thorough, great presenter!
Your course has saved & extended my dental career. Rather than undergo surgery, I decided to take your seminar. Your advice has been golden. Thank you! Thank you!
What People are Saying About Dr. Valachi's Virtual Consultations
Saved My Career
Several years ago I had so much constant pain in my neck that I seriously considered retiring years before I expected. I tried physical therapists, massage, stretches, etc. It helped temporarily, but I was still constantly in pain. Then I heard about Dr. Valachi and had a Virtual Consultation. She made many recommendations including equipment changes, ergonomic changes in the office and home, and appropriate stretches and strengthening exercises. I now live pain free and still enjoy doing dentistry. Do yourself a big favor and use her materials and/or consultation to increase your professional and personal longevity and enjoyment.
Thank you so very much!!!
Thanks to your recommendations, I am now working with absolutely no pain and production is up 50% over what I was doing 2 years ago.” Thank you so very much!!
A Consultation that Changes Lives
I recently had a valuable ergonomic consultation with Bethany. She brings information to dentists that no other speaker at the ADA Annual Convention has imparted. Her information can change lives, decrease pain, increase longevity of careers and more.
I believe that the help I’ve received from you has been more valuable than any of the other help I’ve received in my quest to be fit and pain-free.
Results of Online Coaching
It is now several months after my online coaching sessions with Dr. Valachi.
Thanks to her expertise and excellent knowledge base, I now exercise between patients, understand patient positioning better than ever, practice with a BQE ergonomic chair with left arm support, and have added a 75mm Carr extender to my Global Surgical Operating Microscope. I’ve practiced with a Microscope for eleven years, but never knew about the Carr Extender until Dr. Valachi informed me about them.
As a consequence of all these advancements, most of the time, my posture is excellent and in fact, my neck, while treating patients, is in a more upright position than it is as I write this testimonial on my laptop!
Perhaps most important of all, I consulted Dr. Valachi before finalizing major renovations to my office and thanks to her input as to where to place major fixtures in the operatory, I now have one of the most ergonomic dental offices in the nation.
When I treat patients I feel like I’m sitting at a drum set–everything is within easy reach. I designed it–but Dr. Valachi guided that design.
Thank you Bethany!
My Back is Pain Free
Since I instituted Bethany’s recommendations, my back has been pain-free. I now feel I could practice comfortably for many more years.