My story begins in my earlier years when I was involved with many sports and activities.
Through my involvement in competitive situations, I eventually adopted a sports attitude – play hard; play to win, win at all costs. Needless to say it was long before minor injuries started to develop and play a big role in how I succeeded. In that process, my body took a back seat in order to get the job done.
Growing into my adult years I was able to use that same attitude to formulate my road to success. “Work hard – Play Hard”. Well at the age of 47 with an attitude like that, my body started experiencing lots of aches and pains. It was matter of fighting through the pain or help it with a superficial pain reliever. With the stress I put on myself, I ignored the signals my body was trying to tell me, I used my strong determination to carry on. And I see now that my body was perfect at compensating for any weakness I developed.
Eventually a year ago I faced the most unfortunate event of my life. I survived from a stroke and lost the complete use and sensation of the left side of my body. This is where my story transpires into my testimonial to how I met Carrie and her unique and beneficial techniques that have helped me. I spent 3 months in a rehabilitation facility helping to regain important everyday functional movements working with many very good therapists. In March 2016 I was able to return home to Whitehorse. Just to be at home was a huge step physiologically; I am very thankful for “my second chance. “
My initial meeting with Carrie was to discuss and identify some of my chronic pains and my lack of ability to move certain ways. I remember that meeting to be relaxed and informative. Her explanations and descriptions of how we would proceed were very professional. It was very easy to build trust and start my therapy immediately.
I had a pain that I could only explain to be as painful as sciatica pain. It was very deep in my pelvic area that it was hard to pinpoint and explain exactly what was the cause or location. I had tried to resolve the issue with countless therapists but there was never was never much change.
In my first meeting with Carrie, she taught me pelvic mobilizing movement supported by correct breathing, and gave that to me in my first home program. By my third visit, I could actually feel that deep unexplainable pain dissipate. To date the pain is gone and has not returned.
She has helped me reconnect my brain to movements that seemed to be unnatural on my left side, making them more fluid and natural. I have also learned to connect deeply with and be aware of my body through yoga nidra.
I know that everybody’s story is not the same as mine but I can bet that there are a lot of people that wake up in the morning and wonder why they have pain and if that is normal.
I love the fact that I am back enjoying the things I love with a new and healthy attitude, awareness and increased mobility and function.
This therapy is much better than medication for dealing with those nagging pains that come and go. I wish I had met Carrie earlier. She has helped me considerably and I am positive she can come up with a helpful plan for you.