My Story: I was an active adult mother of 4 children before I started working out seriously with a trainer at the age of 38. I got heavy into cardio – mainly running and weight training. I did this about 3 times a week until I hit 40 and increased it to 4 to 5 times a week with a partner for about a year. I left working out with a trainer or partner and maintained a more reasonable work out until my injuring my shoulder. I was told I had a rotator cuff tear, but nothing every showed up on x-rays or a MRI. I was treated with steroid injections for about 2 years. I went back to working out, but with pain. I quit and saw a new doctor who did surgery. After I recovered from this very slow healing process, which took about 17 months, I blew a disk in my neck, which required immediate surgery. This restored a lot of my range of motion for my shoulder – more than physical therapy ever did.
Stretch and Massage: That is when I started seeing Lori Walter and I did not return to physical therapy. I am now 48 and have a strong desire to stay active. However, I have started being clumsy and falling. My muscles feel tight and I have problems with my feet, knee and vision, besides being hormone deficient. I am currently sporadic about working out, but forever hopeful to getting back fully.
July 8, 2015