My daughter Kathleen had just turned 4 years old when we first came to see Dr. Linda Knowski. Katie had been suffering since she was 2 years old with continuous episodes of a chronic cough, a continuous sniffle, fatigue and breathing problems. She would have two week episodes of a terrible cough with no other symptoms followed by a several week intermission at which time it returned. This cough would keep her, and us, up at night. She was tired all of the time. By the time she started pre-school, even her teachers noticed a problem. Katie could not engage in gym class or physical activity without coughing and getting severely tired. The medical doctors we had been taking her to treated Katie for 2 years with continuous antibiotic therapy along with steroids and other asthma/allergy related medications. Nothing worked and we were not getting anywhere with the pediatricians or allergists We began to be dismissed and told there was no problem. In November we visited Dr. Linda Knowski completely frustrated and worn out. Dr. Knowski informed us of several different areas that Katie could be having problems with which would be causing her condition. Dr. Knowski started Katie on a nutritional program on a Thursday. The following Sunday we were taking a family drive when my husband and I realized that Katie was not coughing and, most of all, not sniffling. For the first time in 2 years we did not hear the annoying constant sniffle that haunted us daily. We were practically in tears.
The remaining results were not as immediate but came with great relief. Katie continued the nutritional program and we were able to determine a food allergy that she had. Dr. Knowski advised us on how to treat this food allergy. In addition, Katie received weekly manipulations which contributed to her increased energy levels and overall better disposition. Within several months Katie was becoming more and more like all of the other children. Her teachers noticed a difference in school, her gym teacher informed us that Katie was now an active participant in gym class. Friends and family noticed that Katie was a happier child. Her coughing episodes almost disappeared. Episodes that came on for two weeks and disappeared for one week only to come back again, were now almost non existent. Katie went 3 months without an episode. Currently Katie has gone 6 months with only one episode. She continues to have her normal energy level and can engage in all physical activities that other children do without coughing and having breathing problems. Katie continues to have chiropractic manipulations twice monthly. The treatments, both chiropractic and nutritional, provided by Dr. Linda Knowski have not been difficult for Katie at all. It has been relatively easy for Katie and Dr. Knowski has made sure that Katie understood everything along the way. If it was not for Dr. Linda Knowski, this family would still be having many sleepless nights and a daughter who just wanted to be like the other kids. I am sure we would still have had Katie on all of the useless medications that the pediatricians and specialists had her on that never worked. We would not have answers nor any change in Katie’s condition. Dr. Linda Knowski took the time to actually care about my daughter. She spent endless hours discussing the conditions and treatments with my husband and I and answering all of our questions. We were an active part of our daughters care from beginning to end. Both of my daughters now receive regular chiropractic manipulations and take daily supplements. They are both healthier than they have ever been. They do not get the illness that other children get. Colds, flu’s and other viral infections seem to have difficulty catching my daughters. I am convinced that this is due to the maintenance therapy Dr. Knowski provides. This family owes a great deal to Dr. Linda Knowski. She is a doctor who cares enough to find the answers and treat the problems.