My back is progressing slowly, but still progressing, which is something that I couldn’t say before the assessment. I am doing my best to stay away from my pain triggers, I fail sometimes in moments of carelessness, but for the most part, I am staying away from them, which has helped me progress. I perform the Big 3 every day and have also progressed on to some of the other exercises, I am not able to perform the bridge pain-free, I have checked and double-checked my form but still have pain so I have put that on the shelf until a later date. The single leg stand/squat and airplane are coming along nicely and I have progressed to a 19 min. walk without compressive pain building up. Thank you.
Dr. Tiltmann did a thorough examination of my past pain history and provided a comprehensive coaching session to help me move pain-free. During the examination, Dr. Tiltmann was able to identify my specific pain triggers as well as pinpoint positions that allow me to alleviate the pain that comes with flare-ups.
I was able to learn more about my back and how it functions and why I am experiencing pain. Dr. Tiltmann was also able to help me understand why I can’t do things because of my anatomy that others can pain-free (i.e. deep squat, deadlift, Olympic lift, etc.). This understanding has completely changed how I am going to approach training in the future when I am pain-free.
Dr. Tiltmann was clear and concise and used terminology that a layperson such as myself could easily understand.
I would definitely recommend an assessment to someone that is suffering chronic low-back pain. Initially, I was worried that I would not get the value from an assessment that I was looking for, especially after buying and studying “Back Mechanic”; however after the assessment I realized the things I learned are going to make a huge difference in my recovery, and that it was well worth the cost.