LIVE AN ACTIVE LIFE FREE FROM PAIN
High quality, consistent, and individualized care is the foundation of our company, and what we pride ourselves on the most.
Meet Our Therapists
Dr. Eric Vargas, PT, DPT
Dr. Eric Vargas is a physical therapist and founder of TrueFix Physical Therapy. He is a Kansas City native, born and raised. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Kansas State University. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Since graduating with his doctorate, he’s enjoyed working with a vast variety of patient’s suffering from pain and dysfunction. If there’s one thing he learned, it’s that pain is complex. That’s what led him to create TrueFix Physical Therapy. A space where he can give his clients the time and attention they need to not only relieve their pain, but keep it from coming back.
Eric is a proud first generation American. His father, from Peru, and mother, from Colombia, raised him with the values of hard work and compassion for others. He’s proud to be bilingual, allowing him to break through the language barrier that often leads to decreased quality of care for those who speak Spanish.
When he’s not working, Eric enjoys staying active, traveling, and cooking (eating).
Post graduate training and special interests include:
- Functional Dry Needling
- Total Spine Thrust Manipulation
- Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Management
- Extremity Syndrome Management
- Chronic/Persistent Pain
- Blood Flow Restriction Training
- Functional Nutrition for Pain
Dr. Dave McNiel, PT, DPT
Dr. Dave McNiel is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has worked in outpatient physical therapy clinics for over a decade, and he was the Clinic Director of a high-volume clinic for 5 years. He had a calling to do things differently and left the corporate setting to join Eric in 2022, with the goal of providing the best patient care experience in the Kansas City area.
Dave enjoys working with a variety of patients and diagnoses, especially orthopedic and sports-related conditions. He is interested in biomechanics and uncovering the root cause of his patients’ conditions, in order to help them feel and move better. He takes a functional approach to physical therapy, with the goal of helping his patients better understand their condition and empowering them to take control.
Dave strives to lead an active lifestyle, particularly enjoying activities that include his wife and three daughters.
Special training & areas of interest:
- Manual Therapy – soft tissue and joint mobilization/manipulation
- Injury Prevention & Management
- Runners & Fitness Athletes
- Functional Movement Screen
- Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
- Dry Needling
Who We Help At TrueFix Physical Therapy
At TrueFix Physical Therapy, we understand that every single person’s pain is unique, which is why our first step is to get a deep understanding of what is happening to your body, and how it is effecting your life so we can create a plan that focuses on YOU and your goals.
Through our extensive training and experience, we are aware that the location of your pain may not reflect the actual cause of your discomfort. Not only that, but we want to identify and target any weak areas to help bullet proof the rest of the body and decrease the likelihood of sustaining injuries in the future.
THE TRUEFIX PHYSICAL THERAPY DIFFERENCE
Our payment model allows you to work 1 on 1 for a full hour with your doctor of physical therapy. No aides. No time wasted on ice or heat. 1 hour of full attention from your PT to work towards your goals.
Having more time with you and being fully present during your appointments allows us to get results faster, while also educating you and giving you the tools to continue progressing outside of your appointments. The plan of care that is set will be based on what you and your PT decide is best for you.
PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES
Patients have trusted us to provide an exceptional and effective approach to physical therapy.
Eric Vargas was my PT. He was incredibly knowledgeable, went through exercises and stretches with me, not only telling me what to do but also what muscle groups were being targeted and why. He truly was a miracle worker.
I’ve been dealing with knee pain for over a year and a half, to the point where at its worst, I didn’t want to move. I went to countless doctors appointments, had two MRI’s, went to multiple physical therapists, and got my knee injected way more than I’d ever want to. I had resigned myself to no more. No more long walks. No workouts with impact. But today I finally ran a full mile without pain and it’s all thanks to Eric. I could not have done it without him. He truly is one of the best physical therapist around!!
I was having pretty substantial lower back pain at work for several months, and as a dentist it was difficult to work. I tried going to a chiropractor several times but they only provided short term relief and the pain never fully went away. I went to Dr. Vargas once a week for a month and did my at home physical therapy and my back pain is completely gone. Highly recommend Dr. Vargas.
Dr. Vargas has been a life saver for me!
I came to physical therapy looking for relief from arthritis, degenerative disk and fibromyalgia. I had been to various doctors, pain specialists, chiropractors, massage, and practiced various exercise routines that either didn’t help at all or only made the pain worse. I had major depression and a major lack of motivation.
At 65, instead of feeling as if all I had to look forward to was more pain, Dr. Vargas empowered me to take control of my body through learning the correct exercises and how to keep myself motivated.
Thank you, Dr. Vargas!