Many thanks to Samantha Schmidt, one of our star physical therapists at Alpine Physical Therapy, for recounting this fantastic story of success experienced by one of her patients who was previously hampered by years and years of low back pain.
When Tami first came to Alpine Physical Therapy in April 2010, she had been a member at the Peak Health and Wellness Center for quite some time. Yet she wasn’t using her membership because her body hurt, especially her low back. She had a 20-year battle with intermittent low back pain, and it seemed that every time she tried to get a fresh start with exercise, her back pain would limit her progress and foil her commitment. Tami related how her low back pain not only limited her exercise but led to increased weight gain over the years. She came to Alpine with the goal of getting control of her low back pain and learning how to safely return to fitness.
Over a span of six months, Tami was able to resume mat Pilates classes at the Peak, started in a yoga classes, and got vigilant about watching her daily calorie intake. By the time she returned to her doctor for her annual physical, she’d lost 40 pounds, was half an inch taller, and dropped three pant sizes. Best of all, she’d gotten her back pain under control!
Tami now attends a group fitness class at the Peak at least four times a week, sees a massage therapists at the Spa at the Peak without guilt, and enjoys the benefits of investing in semi-private Pilates reformer classes at the Peak Studio. Tami still returns to Alpine Physical Therapy for a tune up now and then, but she knows it’s what she needs to do to keep on a steady track to a healthier young life.
Tami’s success is a testament that back pain needn’t halt your dream to get back to a healthier you in 2012.
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