“I went to Allison after having had major back surgery about two years prior, followed by a year of sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. I was getting by, but I had SI joint pain everyday. Any kind of bending was particularly difficult. For instance, it was painful getting up and down in any sitting position.
At our first appointment, Allison gave me four simple movements to do everyday. These movements took me maybe ten minutes each day. They were simple and quick. At our next appointment, she gave me a couple more movements. With each appointment, we slowly expanded the number of different movements I was to do. Allison would also follow-up with me after each appointment to find out how I was doing. She has always been very engaged in my progress.
Shortly after our third session, I experienced my first pain free day. I was still stiff but I was no longer feeling that SI joint pain every time I had to bend. There is a big difference between pain and stiffness.
I have continued with the movements for almost 4 months now. Lately, we have begun working on my walking. Over the years my walking had become stiff and is more like a shuffle. Allison has given me a number of movements to work on that are specifically designed to improve my walking. I continue to work on these as well.
It has been an amazing experience working with Allison. I used to have maybe one or two hours a day to get anything done. After that, I would have to rest. I can now go about my business all day and not really think about my back. I have my days back! And, since I am retired, those days have been good days.“ — Thomas Norton