I have had a protruding disc in my lower back for years, but in February 2015 the problem suddenly became unbearable. I could not stand up straight; one of my
hips was higher than the other; I could not stand or walk for very long without experiencing excruciating pain. Walking from my bedroom to the kitchen was terrible, and spending all day at work or going to the grocery store was absolutely unbearable. Since my neurosurgeon told me surgery wasn’t an option, I asked for physical therapy; that’s when I came to Gianna.
I was grumpy and scared my first day, but Gianna was so nice to me despite my mood. After she evaluated me and gave me my first session, I went home feeling a little better. In fact, I would feel a little better after each time I saw Gianna. I quickly became well enough to go through a day of work without wanting to drive myself to the ER. It was only a matter of time until my sessions with her became almost unnecessary because my back was completely healed.
Now, a year later, I am weightlifting and doing cardio more than I ever have. Gianna helped inspire me to do things I couldn’t do before. Not only did she make my life worth living again, but she told me I’m an athlete—something I’d never been called before. Since Gianna healed my lower back, I have been pushing myself to do things I never thought were possible. If I had never met Gianna, I would not be doing any of the things I do today. She is truly amazing, and I’ll never be able to thank her enough!