I am a 55 year old woman. I exercise extensively by swimming and doing strength and weight training. I also practice a moderate form of yoga and I work diligently on stretching and balance.
It all started when I had a difficulty lifting my head off the pillow and turning my head right and left whilst driving. My lower spine was moving around making me feel uncomfortable. I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my neck and lower back. When I started physical therapy, I was told that I had weak muscles around my neck and back. I needed exercises that focused on posture and alignment to help alleviate the pain.
I worked with Marci for 8 weeks and she helped me build on the existing exercises I had previously learned. With her knowledge and experience she introduced me to more effective exercises helping me create a routine that suited my needs. By integrating her exercises and teaching me correct form, Marci gave me more understanding of why and what the exercises should be doing to help me. She reinforced positivity and encouraged me to do the exercises before each of our sessions.
I continue to practice all the various exercises I’ve learned from Marci and take the time to do them everyday. After 4 months of incorporating the physical therapy work I did with Marci, along with my extensive work out routine. I can move my neck and back with very little discomfort. Her help and encouragement has given me the confidence and understanding of the importance of helping myself. I believe learning from experienced people like Marci and combining it with my self discipline gave me the positive reinforcement to do the exercises consistently and regularly to heal my body.