I am an active, energetic person who enjoys long, intense walks that provide me with a workout.
After several weeks of completing daily, 12 km walks, my sciatica developed and resulted in shooting nerve pain, down my right leg, all the way to the top of my foot.
My daily tasks, once simple, became near impossible. I experienced excruciating pain and limited range of motion.
Standing itself, caused severe pain. I could barely put on my pants or socks. It was brutal. I found myself, requiring pauses to sit and rest while attempting to brush my teeth and shave.
Walking up and down the stairs required being completely bent over and holding onto the railing. As the cook of the family, I was no longer able to stand and work at the kitchen counter.
As far as sleeping and getting any level of rest, I was only able to sleep on my left side. The pain was a 9 out of 10.
I chose to make an appointment with Greg, even though I had never been treated by a physiotherapist. The first thing he told me was that he was literally going to repair me From the Ground Up.
He slowly and methodically examined my posture, my hips, my feet, my balance and showed me exercises that began to take effect about a week into treatment.
The pain started to subside and my range of motion increased day by day.
The first breakthrough was my ability to stand upright and to walk to the bathroom pain free. Eventually I was able to stand while brushing my teeth.
After 4 sessions I was on my way to recovery and by the 6th I was back to walking comfortably.
I have continued to follow Greg’s exercise plan and I am back to walking 10-12 km/daily.
It has been 6 months since I last experienced pain and I am appreciative of all that Greg accomplished in helping me get back to myself.