Alliance Rehabilitation

Written Patient Testimonials

What Patients are Saying About Our Practice…

Due to a back injury in 2005, I made an appointment at Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center. I was seen that morning by Dr. Cook who diagnosed the cause and corrected the problem resulting in immediate relief. Monthly adjustments have allowed me to maintain proper alignment.

As a result, my husband began seeing Dr. Cook as he suffered with back issues for several years due to degenerated disc and sciatic nerve issues.

Dr. Cook devised a treatment plan which not only allowed him to avoid surgery; he has been pain free over 10 years.

In this span of 14 years, we have relied on Dr. Cook’s expertise with issues not associated with chiropractic needs.

Through acupuncture significant positive results were experienced with Morton’s Neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis.

The level of care and genuine concern Dr. Cook demonstrates to his patients is clearly evident, and we highly recommend Peninsula Pain and Rehab Center for your chiropractic, health and wellness needs.

Hal & Barbara Swiatek


Dr. Cook is one of only a few Chiropractors who uses the Toftness method to adjust the spine. He tests the joints to determine if I am out of alignment. If there is no misalignment and need for an adjustment, there is no charge. There may be other causes for my back pain other than an alignment issue. Most Chiropractors always adjust your spine on every visit and rarely say you don’t need an adjustment. I also enjoy the Gua Sha treatment and the water table massage to get my circulation going.



I would like to thank Dr. Cook and at the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation for the relief of my neck and back pain that has been going on for the last five years. After just three treatments my pain is going away and I am able to sleep better at night. I would recommend these services to other people in need of neck and back pain relief.

Mac H.


Allow me to speak from a female perspective. For the many women who are experiencing chronic pain and don’t understand why, never accept the answer that it is all in your head, it is truly in your body. The pain is very real. If you are experiencing chronic pain with many limitations, I encourage you to seek professional help very soon.

I am a fibromyalgia patient and my condition is not imaginary. However, some doctors are not equipped to recognize this condition. I feel very fortunate that two years ago the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center was highly recommended by a medical doctor who wasn’t quite sure of my condition. Having been in pain for many years, I was in search of relief. After calling the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center to make an appointment, I was able to see the doctor within a few days. While making the appointment, I found the voice of the receptionist to be pleasant and accommodating. Upon arriving for my appointment I found the staff equally as pleasant. The gym and facilities were inviting, which I now continue to use and enjoy. After meeting with Dr. Cook I knew I was in the proper atmosphere. Dr. Cook has always been willing to listen and to treat my condition. For the last two years I have been free from the pain medications that I had been taking for years. Here at the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center I am being treated through acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and therapeutic exercises. I am satisfied and remain grateful for the personal care that I continue to receive through this pain center.

For those who desire to receive pain relief, I encourage you to obtain as much information about your condition as possible. The key is to seek professional help and choose a pain clinic where the doctors will listen and work with you. I did and it was clearly the right decision for me.



I have chronic pain issues from my fibromyalgia and TMJ. Before coming to the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center, the pain was a daily problem that prohibited and exhausted me from doing many things. The chiropractic adjustments and therapy exercises have decreased the pain levels and increased my ability to complete daily tasks. It has also given me the tools to employ when I am having an episode of increased pain. I credit my success to the multidisciplinary approach Peninsula Pain uses, as well as the caring attitudes of their employees.

Marybeth Y.


What do you do when you have chronic pain, a breakdown in your spine and you are allergic to prescription drugs? I literally prayed for a miracle and thank God for Dr. Michael Cook and his staff at Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center. I have been a patient of Dr. Cook for 10 years. What impresses me the most about Dr. Cook is he really cares about his patients and I feel confident in referring a patient to his clinic because he is always studying and bettering himself in his field of study. I sincerely feel without acupuncture and adjustments I would have been in a wheelchair ten years ago. Acupuncture gives me energy, a better nights’ sleep and I can function. It disappoints me that the insurance companies will not pay for alternative treatments like these but will give you medications and other things that will do absolutely nothing for you. I believe more people need to check into alternative medicine and leave the drugs alone; you have to take care of your health. Everyone at Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation is great! Give them a try!

Judy S.


I am a 58-year-old woman who has more medical problems than most people could ever imagine. Just to mention a few- I have high blood pressure, tremendous problems with depression and have been taking anti-depressants and sleeping aid medications for stress because of panic attacks. I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis and also have had two knee replacements. Doctors have told me all sort of horror stories about how things will be in the future- not a pretty picture they painted. I have been working with Dr. Michael Cook since he started his practice in 1993. He started with basic chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. I’m on a monthly adjustment schedule now and presently using a product that Dr. Cook recommended a few years ago called MSM. He has totally given me back my life. I am doing things that medical doctors told me I would never be doing. I am feeling good about myself, feeling healthy and mentally the best I’ve ever been. I have only Dr. Michael Cook to thank.

Andre W.


I have been receiving treatment from the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center for at least four years. Although my condition is not curable, I am impressed with the caring and understanding approach of the team. I would recommend this team to anyone I happen to meet that is in need of the medical and chiropractic approach to treatment.

Gloria H.


Dr. Cook has given me acupuncture treatments with electrical stimulation for weight loss and it was highly successful. His predictions on how the weight loss would occur were highly accurate.

Paul D.


I have suffered with chronic pain due to fibromyalgia for quite some time. In the fall of 2003, I started visiting Dr. Cook and became engaged in a treatment program recommended by him, which was designed to help alleviate all of my problems. He and his staff have worked diligently with me using various means at their disposal in getting my pain manageable. I have benefited through the use of acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy sessions. I continue to strive towards pain-free living and appreciate Dr. Cook and his staff’s guidance.



Two years ago when I started coming to Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation, I was not sure what to expect, but soon found out that the doctors and staff are very friendly and enjoyable to be around when you are there for your appointment. Whenever I go in for an appointment with Dr. Cook he is always willing to answer any questions that I may have concerning what he will be doing during the treatment. I recommend this office to my friends and co-workers due to the fact that the staff is very friendly and always happy to help you out anyway that they can.

Erin G.


My husband John and I have been patients of the Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center since 1998, and have found Dr. Cook and his staff to be very competent, capable and caring professionals. His office is stocked with all of the necessary, state of the art equipment. Treatments received are effective and address our needs. We rely on Dr. Cook and his staff for all our chiropractic and acupuncture health care needs.

Dottie G., R.N.


I was having terrible headaches and neck pain for years. I had tried virtually everything. The combination of acupuncture and chiropractic has helped so much; my searching for an answer has stopped. Thank you Dr. Cook.

Kellie B.


My main reason for wanting to try acupuncture was to avoid knee replacement surgery. It’s helped my TMJ, foot pain from Morton’s Neuroma and also my hip and shoulder pain. As a bonus, I’ve lost 20lbs. I started October 25, 2004 seeing Dr. Cook.



After talking with Dr Cook I was very skeptical of an acupuncture staple in my ear to aid in weight loss. I figured I had nothing to lose and gave it a try. It’s now been slightly over two months with the staple inserted and I’ve shed 23lbs. without changing much else in my lifestyle. Thanks Dr. Cook!

Glen N.


I have been a patient at Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center for about four years. I came to them with a number of conditions including a cervical fusion, lumbar strain and fibromyalgia. I like the therapeutic team approach that the center practices. I have received physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and when necessary, medications. I know I will never be pain free but the doctors have put together a treatment plan that allows me to live a fairly normal independent lifestyle. I look forward to continuing treatment at the center and encourage anyone to give it a try before deciding on surgery.

Cory C.


I began with Dr. Cook December 2003 for back adjustments. After several months of care, I now come in once a month and my back feels young again. This past January 2001 -2010 I started with Acupuncture and after the first treatment I couldn’t believe the improvement in my hands and back with my arthritis. The best thing that has happened to me was my sister bringing me to Dr. Cook. I also drive two hours each way to be here.

Linda K.


Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center has taken great care of me over the years. I had terrible headaches that I rarely have any longer and I attribute this to Dr. Cook and his wonderful staff.

Brenda P.


After several years of medical treatment for fibromyalgia, my doctor recommended acupuncture. I contacted Dr. Cook and he has helped in relieving my pain. He is a very professional and compassionate doctor.

Carolyn C.


In the early 90’s, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I instinctively knew I wanted to explore natural solutions for pain relief and to get to the cause. A friend recommended Dr. Cook. Spinal adjustments, along with massage, water aerobics, mild muscle strengthening and supplements lowered the pain level. Last summer I decided to add acupuncture and to my delight I have increased energy and days without pain. I am grateful to Dr. Cook. He is professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and encouraging.

N.P. Smith


I started seeing Dr. Cook after five years of living with the pain of migraines. At the time I was taking several prescription drugs and suffering the side effects of those drugs, such as weight gain, and getting lost on my way to work. The enduring headaches sent me to the emergency room 2 to 3 times a month. I started seeing Dr. Cook for acupuncture about 2 years ago. He quickly got things under control. I had one headache episode that first week after I saw him, and after that there were no major headaches and I was off the prescription drugs. Now I am on maintenance and I feel I have my life back, a quality of life I had almost given up on before my acupuncture treatments. I am very happy with the results, and my family is thrilled to have me back in the flow of things. Thank you, Dr. Cook

Nancy M.


I am a registered nurse and I have been a chiropractic patient for many years for chronic neck and low back problems from an injury. When I moved to this area from Atlanta, I was quite concerned I wouldn’t find a chiropractor as good as I had in Atlanta. Dr. Cook is one of the few doctors that utilize the same technique (Toftness-light pressure) as my previous chiropractor. Dr. Cook has FAR exceeded my expectations. He has treated me with nothing but kindness, professionalism and great skill. I feel better than ever. I recommend Dr. Cook and his staff very highly.

Carol C., RN


I have fibromyalgia and have been a patient of both Dr. Cook. I have received medical advice and direction from the doctor concerning my condition and have always been treated in a kind and compassionate way. Dr. Cook has administered acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to me since January of 2003 and my health is greatly improved. I was also seen by the physical therapists as well as a personal trainer and have gotten stronger as a result. I so believe that everyone associated with Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center truly care about their patients and see the best methods in dealing with that individuals’ health concerns. They treat people in a caring and kind way including any and all problems. The staff at the reception desk are very personable and make the client feel at ease.

Connie K.


I came to Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation Center for relief from severe leg and back pain. Walking and any activity that involved my lower back were agony. Ten years ago, I had spine surgery. I was looking for relief without having another surgery. Dr. Cook diagnosed the cause of my pain as sciatica and degenerative disc disease. My treatments included acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments. My skepticism of acupuncture was quickly dispelled when after only three treatments, I was able to walk comfortably. I continued my treatments for several months and my pain gradually diminished and my legs got stronger. Dr. Cook’s knowledge, skill and enthusiasm and the patient support from his staff contributed greatly to the success of my treatment. Thank you for your care.

Lucy S.


When I first came to Peninsula Pain and Rehabilitation center I was suffering from head to toe with Fibromyalgia, and a frozen shoulder. After thorough examination I was put on a regimen of physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture. Dr. Cook and his staff did wonders to get my life on track. The acupuncture also helped me to sleep better, and improved my general well being. I strongly recommend this clinic to anyone who is suffering from any joint or muscle pain. The staff’s pleasant attitude made it a pleasure to come for treatments.

Debbie S.


My back was completely dysfunctional. I could not walk for days at a time. I sent my MRI’s all around the world. The consensus from Florida to Paris, France was “your back is ruined”. MRI’s showed severe damage to my entire lumbar spine. Dr. Cook and his associates were the only people who could help. My back is 1,000 % better, Spinal Decompression works!

Gary. S.

I have been seeing Dr. Cook for chiropractic adjustments since September 1996. Since then I have acquired the ability to sleep on my back on a super hard bed ALL NIGHT waking up rested and pain free. I have always been able to walk to relieve pain but now I can walk and enjoy the trip. Sitting has always been a problem for me but with the adjustments, the roller table and a special car seat I designed, I can ride in a car all the way to Ohio. I have an adjustment just once a month. My husband and I are grateful to have Dr. Cook in our lives.

Bedi S.


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