In the Spring of 2011 I noticed that I could no longer sit cross legged, so I decided to see a physical therapists. She prescribed some exercises that immediately made me worse. It seemed the compensation my body had probably been doing for some time was over and now it was really letting me know.
Over the next 2 ½ years I would see two more physical therapists and two different chiropractors on my quest to get better. I was “diagnosed” with SI joint dysfunction. Each time I would see someone new it would help a little, but it was never the right fit. I either stopped going, or they stopped seeing me when my insurance coverage ended for the year, or they would recommend I try something else. By the fall of 2013, at 37 years old, I could not run, walk for more than a few minutes, sleep on my side, or pick up my kids without pain. I was in pain every day. Luckily, a friend referred me to Jordan Holwell with Higher Energy Massage, who was able to help with the pain through her incredible massage techniques. She referred me to Dr. Tony and Leo at Naperville Rehab Clinic.
It took 10 months of going to See Dr. Tony and Leo on a regular basis, but I do not have pain every day anymore. I have stomach muscles again, feel aligned, balanced and can sit at my desk and work without back pain. When I started seeing them I could not stand on one foot for more than three seconds, now I could do it for minutes. Leo’s straightening and strengthening on his machines, his physical therapy “boot camp” all combined with Dr. Tony’s loosening of my tight joints made a huge difference. Massages from Jordan really helped too as I had many fascia adhesions that had developed over my 2 + years of pain that needed to be broken up. Lastly, my dedication and work at home! I really needed it all to get better.
If you’re in pain, I would recommend Dr. Tony & Leo at Naperville Rehab 110%! I am so thankful to them for helping me get my life back! Now the kids no longer say, “Mom’s back hurts.” Thank You!