Why TrueFix Physical Therapy

Dr. Eric Vargas 

Founder and Owner

TrueFix Physical Therapy

Dr. Eric Vargas

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

Owner

TrueFix Physical Therapy

Dr. Dave McNiel

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
    • Kinesiotape

Why Should I Pay Out Of Pocket With TrueFix When The Therapy Clinic Down The Road Will Take My Insurance?

It comes down to expecting something different than what you are used to. More time and attention will be spent with you when you are with TrueFix Physical Therapy. Being one-on-one with. a knowledgable and highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy for EVERY session is rare. Our patients who put a high priority on high-level performance and fast results soon understand the difference between TrueFix and your traditional physical therapy clinic.

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About TrueFix Physical Therapy In Kansas City…

20+ 5 Star Reviews!

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!!

Katie H.

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.

Austin R.

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.

Then I was referred to physical therapy. From the first visit I could tell that Dr. Vargas sincerely cared about helping me and with each visit I saw improvement. I learned which exercises were helpful and how to work through the pain – and to just keep moving! I had an increase in energy and I actually felt like a door had opened for me. I could finally vacuum an entire floor of my house when before I was lucky to vacuum one room! I could do so many activities that had been lost to me for years! Most importantly, I have more quality time with my family and more confidence in myself. 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!

Judith L.

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10561 Barkley St. Suite 104, Overland Park, KS 66212

(913) 391-7288

eric@truefixpt.com