WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY INJURY THAT YOU DON’T KNOW YET
The happy ending: A year ago, I couldn’t walk, sit or sleep but today I’m pain-FREE again!
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT TREATING YOUR LOWER BACK, HIP, NECK OR SHOULDER PAIN BEFORE READING THIS!
My name is Stefan Aschan, M.Sc, Integrative Movement Specialist ™, CPT, CSC and founder of Strength 123’s “Natural Movement, Form & Fitness“.
Are you currently experiencing pain in your back, neck, shoulder, hip or knee? Have you tried numerous remedies or treatments that haven’t helped?
Are you sick and tired of being exhausted and in pain? If so,
I’m looking for you!
Typically, I work with clients who have a pain level of 9 (using a scale of 0 to 10; with 10 representing the highest pain and 0, pain-free). Many are not able to stand upright, sit or walk pain-free. Others can’t work out without being in pain the following day.
I am able to resolve pain issues in 3 days, or about 5 1/2 hours of treatment.
I do not use surgery, shots or pain medication.
Surely, you’re thinking: This is a completely an outrageous statement. But hear me out…
I have been active my entire life: Track and field competitions, skiing, running, sprinting, ballet, martial arts, adventure races and so forth. As an adult, I continued to learn new activities to keep me interested and in shape. Volleyball was one.
Now I know that volleyball is one of the sports that carries a very high risk for injury, because there are six people are on the court who need to coordinate and communicate to spike the ball to the other side after 3 contacts with the ball.
“ I got it” was the only thing that I remember. I was in the air, in a full rotation, ready to hit a ball, when a team member ran in front of me to take this ball that was set to me.
About to spike, I was pushed backwards and fell on the floor in full rotation. I had fallen before, so I stood up to continue play. But one step to the side and my eyes filled with stars. I had to move off-court to lie on the floor.
I wasn’t able to walk upright and pain free.
The next day, I made an appointment with a chiropractor, although as a movement professional, I did not fully believe in adjustments on the bones. Why? Because the muscles attached to those bones will simply pull those bones out of alignment if the muscle tension is not adjusted or released. But I was desperate.
Immediately after the adjustment, I felt better.
3 hours later, I wasn’t able to walk at all.
I was an idiot and went back for more treatments. Why? I was in emergency mode to get out of pain.
5 days later I still wasn’t able to walk.
Emergency mode drove me to the back surgeon, who thought I had a ruptured disc. Still in great pain, I got an MRI.
6 days later I still couldn’t walk, stand or sit.
The only comfortable position was on my hands and knees. I made another doctor’s appointment and decided to take the bus. I got on the bus (barely) but the first time the driver hit the brakes, I screamed in pain. “Get me off the bus!” Instead I took a taxi and went into the back seat on all fours.
Conventional medical care wasn’t helping me much. Then my naturopathic training kicked in. I needed to deal with the symptoms of swelling. Taking enzymes were the first step to reduce the inflammation in my lower back.
A massage therapist helped me to move the inflammatory fluids from my back and we drained the fluids though the lymphatic system so that I gained back some mobility.
10 days later, still not mobile
10 days later, however, I was still locked into a rotational position with a slippage of the L4 and L5 discs. (L stands for lumbar, so this was all in my lower back.)
Upright walking was impossible. And sleeping through the night was out of the question.
I needed help but I knew surgery, epidural shots, pain medication and chiropractic adjustments were not the solution, because they would only address the symptoms and not the root cause of my pain.
Suddenly, it hit me. I need neurological adjustment; I needed to calm the nerves that were tensing and contracting my muscles.
11 days later, a glimmer of hope
Nearly two pain-filled weeks after my volleyball injury, I made my first appointment with an integrative movement specialist.
One hour later I was able to walk upright! And almost pain-free. I was so relieved.
12 days later, progress!
On the 12th day, the integrative movement specialist performed more neurological adjustments. I was on the path to reconditioning the movement patterns disrupted by my fall.
The 13th day, starting again
On the 13th day, I started a new movement program geared towards my neurological imbalances.
One year later…
I am back on the court playing competitive volleyball again.
I swore to myself that no one should go though an experience like mine.
My experience changed the direction of work that I do, and I repeat: I never want anyone to experience the “care” that I received the first 7 days after my injury, with no results, increased pain, and the inability to move.
My “Natural Movement, Form & Fitness“ system is a natural for lower back, hip, knee and shoulder pain.
Here is what you can expect:
- Immediate pain reduction without surgery or medication
- New stability strategies for your body to start the process to move pain free again
- New movement principles and movement methods to prevent future pain
- Practical approaches to help you sit pain-free
- Neurological adjustments – we don’t change the hardware; rather, we change the software so that you function better and avoid pain
- Improved core/lower back stability via “Thoracic-Pelvic” alignment
- Effective alignment strategies for your back and neck as well your ankle, knee and hip joint
- Release of tight upper neck and shoulders
- Increased mobility in hip joints
- Pain-free range of motion in shoulder joints
- Nutritional programs for optimum healing
Since every injury has a unique cause, this is a highly personalized program. The time frame also varies; some injuries are acute while others are the result of years of dysfunctional movement patterns.
If you have been though an experience like mine, we’d like to speak to you and see if our “Natural Movement, Form & Fitness“ system is a solution for you.
Stop being in pain.
I know how tiring pain can be and how it can drag you down.
Don’t accept pain as your new normal.
Contact Stefan Aschan & Associates at 212 750 3696 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you.
M.Sc., IMS, CPT, CSC,
Integrative Movement Specialist ™