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Bob K.


On Feb. 5th, 2016 I had a spinal fusion in my lower back. On March 1, 2016 I started the first of 20 therapy sessino with Josh at Pack PT. When I first started, my lower back was still sore and inflexible from the surgery. I was very limited in terms of range of motion, and unsure of what i could and could not do in terms of exercise. I also had some residual numbness in my right foot from my sciatic nerve being pinched so badly for so long. Josh started me out with 4-5 exercises that kept my lower back neutral, but began to strengthen my abs, and stretch my piriformis, calf and other muscles. He also began to work very diligently on “freeing up” the scar tissue from the surgery. This made motion easier, increased my general comfort in that area and also greatly reduced the scar’s negative appearance. As the weeks progressed Josh continued to add other exercises to improve my core strength further, my balance when standing, my lifting technique, and my muscle flexibility especially my hip flexors and my hamstrings. Towards the end of the 20 sessions Josh added some exercisesthat improved my upper body strength while being aware that my lower back was still early in its healing process. By the end of the 20 sessions I not only had the best abs I have had in many years, but my flexibility and balance were greatly improved and my overall ability to move around and do normal daily activities was back to normal and in some ways better than before the surgery. Most if not all of the numbness in my right foot was gone. The surgery scar was hardly noticeable. Josh also educated me on how my muscles worked and why I was doing several of the exercises. Needless to say, I intend to continue the exercises that I have been doing in an attempt to keep my aging body in the best shape I can return to skiing, scuba diving, golfing, household tasks, etc. I am thankful to Josh for all he has done for me to help me quickly recover from a major surgery. He is personable, but serious about his work as well as very observant that what he wants done is done properly. I would recommend him to anyone attempting to physically recover from a major surgery, but only if that person is willing and disciplined enough to do what Josh says.

May 9, 2016

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