Climbing to the Top Despite the Pain
“I am far overdue in thanking you for the PT you provided from a back surgery I had in February 2018. At that time, I was also at one of the most challenging points in my life. It took until February 2019 for me to realize I needed to make a change both mentally and physically if I was going to feel better. The positivity and courage you worked to instill continually bombarded my mind and gave me the courage to heal. I changed my diet, worked to be more positive (always a struggle) and started moving. It was a slow and frustrating process as I always want results to be immediate. I took up swimming (my least favorite activity), as I needed to start somewhere. When it became warmer outside, I began walking. Both activities brought pain for a long time, but I continued and stayed rigid on diet (a diet that actually turned into a whole lifestyle change for how I eat). I couldn’t get out of my mind the concept that ‘movement is medicine’, an extremely powerful concept (crazy!), especially repeating it over and over again. I was fed up with letting the prior injury define me. I was not going to let it win. Two weeks ago, I climbed my first 14er in Colorado (Quandary Peak – pure joy!) and completed the Manitou Incline (twice). I can’t say I felt perfect either day, but that didn’t matter (once I started, I felt great!). You instilled in me that not every day is going to be perfect – and just because it’s not, doesn’t mean I’m broken. For this, I am grateful. If I’m extra sore one day, I get up and move (crazy how much this helps!). When I was standing at the top of the mountain all I could think was: ‘The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have gotten’. I can’t believe how far I’ve made it and can’t thank you and your team enough. No one has ever helped me heal the way your team did nor has had such a lasting impact. Thank you for being the voice of positivity long after I completed therapy. Thank you for believing that I could get better and pushing me every day that mentality is the most powerful thing. Thank you for everything!” – Ashley
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