As a high-level, competitive soccer player, my daughter lived and breathed the game. From adolescence she had regularly suffered from headaches, but at the age of 15 began having debilitating migraines. About that same time she suffered a mild concussion during a game. She was examined by a doctor, placed on injured reserve for a month and eventually returned to play. Soon after she began encountering exercised-induced dizziness and nausea that became so frequent that she was unable to play. She was seen by well-respected physicians – including a neurologist and a sports concussion specialist. Fortunately all tests, including an MRI of her brain, showed no problems. The headaches and exercise-induced issues persisted and even worsened. The conclusion was that she would most likely “grow out of it." Meanwhile her headaches seemed to occur more frequently. Finally, while at her six-month dental exam, Dr. Tompkins asked several questions about her overall health. He listened carefully and then indicated that perhaps all her symptoms, all the worry, all the downtime – could be eliminated with a custom orthotic.
Within just days of wearing it, she was a different kid. NO HEADACHES – AT ALL!!!! Within a short while she returned to the field and did not experience any of the dizziness or nausea that had been so debilitating. I cannot sing Dr. Tompkins’ praises enough – and that of Marlene and his entire staff. He is the only dentist I could ever imagine caring for my family! He is extremely caring, gentle, incredibly educated and truly genuine. We are fortunate to have such a talented and caring professional in our community.