I was given my first recommendation for PT from an Orthopedic doctor in 2012, to help ease the pain of multiple bulging discs in my lower back. At the time, I thought that PT was too expensive to fit in my budget. So, I put it off and figured I would manage the pain with the meds that the doctors gave me, and that would be enough to get me through the issues I was having.
Years went by and I kept putting it off and kept dealing with the pain, and I told myself that I would just stop doing the things that caused me pain. So, I stopped going out dancing, and I stopped going on outings with my friends if it meant I would have to stand for too long. And when I was required to do physical activity that pushed me beyond my pain limits, I would be laid out for days at a time, unable to move without sharp, excruciating pain.
In 2017 I had one of my worse flare-ups, I don’t remember what caused it, but one morning I woke up and was unable to get out of bed on my own, and then when I finally got up, I couldn’t stand up all the way. I had to take several days off of work and go to see a doctor for anti-inflammatory medication. Once I was “back to normal” I still had a lot of trouble with mundane activities; like standing at the mirror doing my makeup in the morning, or holding my nieces and nephews for more than a few minutes. I would always have to make sure I had a place to sit down when my back inevitably started to hurt. PT gave me my life back. Not only were our sessions FUN, but they were extremely beneficial. We learned all sorts of stretches to do, to keep the pain at bay, and also how to help ourselves when we had flare-ups. Now I can dance at my friends’ weddings and go on adventures with my boyfriend and my dogs. I can pick up my nieces and nephews and fly them around the house.
I am so grateful to Revive. The staff is warm and welcoming, and you can tell that they really care about their patients. I also love Saeed and Dayna’s passion for their business. It comes through in the work that they produce and how they show you that with a few simple stretches and some monster walks, you can truly lower your pain levels.