I knew my athletic days were numbered when I could no longer play soccer without paying dearly for it. Bending over to pick something up, brushing my teeth, sitting for more than a few seconds; even simple everyday tasks had become painful. I spent years visiting various doctors and body workers—chiropractors, physical therapists, MDs, physiatrists, DOs, massage therapists, acupuncturists—all with varying degrees of success.
Then I tried Rolfing.
In the very first session, I was reminded what it felt like to live without pain. Life was beautiful again, and I resolved not to live the rest of mine trapped in a hurting body.
Unfortunately, I had developed a set of habits and compensation patterns that would pull me right back into my misalignment and re-injury. It took the remainder of the 10 series and a bit more education to understand that I was hurting myself every day by doing simple, daily tasks improperly.
Once I got to the point where I could live without pain, I wanted to perform again—and found I still couldn’t.
That’s when I realized two things:
1) Breaking free from pain is not a good enough goal. It wasn’t where I really wanted to be: performing athletically at a high level again.
2) There were deeper nutritional issues preventing me from achieving what I wanted to achieve.
I completed my education on properly-prepared foods, supplementation, detoxification, and a host of other topics through the Nutritional Therapy Association. This enabled me to look back and see how sugar, processed food, a low-fat diet, and other poor lifestyle choices had led me down the path of destruction.
Now I use a two-fold approach to healing the body: I teach you what to put in it and how to use it.