My chronic pain started as a 17 year old when I was playing competitive netball and I got to the point where I heard constant clicking and limping and I couldn’t keep going. From there I slowly stopped doing all activities including horse riding, golf, all falling by the wayside. After having kids, the hip pain got a lot worse and started spreading to my knees and back leaving me with severely restricted movement and constant pain. I was at the point where I stayed home, less activity and putting on weight. I started pilates and being doing it for 10 years, wishing for something else to give me more movement and less pain, but no one could give me the answers. Pilates was good but wasn’t enough to get me back to normal daily activities like walking my boys to school.
I wish I could find a professional who knew what they were talking about.
I found myself at Tailored Health as recommended by a new GP and this was one of those GO past GO moments, collect your $200 and don’t look back. I started the 30 day Back Moving challenge. I was surprised how quickly my pain started to reduce as I had been given exercises that worked directly on my source of pain which has allowed me to get back moving pain free. I now walk my boys to school which was my initial goal and I play kick to kick with the football all without fear of re-injuring myself. I feel stronger and I can lift stuff! I relocated a plant the other day and my husband was in shock because I did it all alone without any discomfort. My headspace is a lot clearer and I am now looking forward to getting back to the activities that I gave up 20 years ago. I actually feel euphoric when leaving group exercise class- puts a skip in my step and smile on my face. And the beauty of the group exercises and appointments is the accountability to come each week, it keeps me on track even when there are setbacks and I have a small flare up, I always leave with a smile.