PainReliefPT is the physical therapy practice of Ulrike "Ulli" Naresh, PT. As our name indicates, we provide individualized, skilled, hands-on treatments, custom-tailored to your particular needs after a thorough evaluation of your condition. We believe no two patients are identical, so their therapies shouldn't be either.
Our treatment approach is based upon Myofascial Release, a scientifically validated and evidence-based set of techniques pioneered by John F. Barnes, PT, designed to affect and release the muscles ("myo") and tissue ("fascia") that hold all bodily structures in place. This release reduces pain and relieves the symptoms associated with a wide range of chronic conditions affecting people of all ages, including neck & back pain, knee pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and many more. Using these techniques, and with the patient's active participation, mind and body work together to produce lasting relief.
Ulli Naresh is a Louisiana-licensed physical therapist who worked in Germany, England and Chicago before coming to New Orleans. She has 25+ years of experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals and private practices, and is skilled in the use of the full range of physical therapy techniques, including in particular McKenzie and MFR. She is McKenzie certified and an Advanced practitioner of MFR. The addition of MFR to Ulli's toolbox of techniques in her work as a Physical Therapist has contributed enormously to successful outcomes for her patients, and to the enthusiasm with which she works.
Outside her work as a therapist, Ulli enjoys cooking from scratch, using local ingredients to sample far-flung cuisines, and traveling with her husband and other family members to explore places far and near. For the last 9 years, and much to their own surprise, she and her husband have participated in Bike MS (a 150 mile bike ride fundraiser to aid in the research and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis).
In 2016 they did their first long distance hike in the north of England of just over 100 miles in 8 days. That was followed in 2017 by hiking in Northern (Green) Spain, and in 2018 by a 6-day hike in the Harz mountains in Northern Germany. They plan many more such trips and to live to tell the tale