Things you will learn and improvements you can expect to see
The word expert is thrown around too much in the fitness industry. Neil, however, is a lower back pain expert with the qualifications, personal experience and professional results, making this a unique opportunity for you to fix your lower back issues and develop and deeper understanding of how to live a pain free life.
Lower Back Pain CLient
After suffering a bad fall which resulted in broken vertebrae and compacted discs I really struggled to live a normal life. I had physio and tried swimming and joined a gym, but nothing helped the back pain and with lack of exercise I put on weight. This went on for nearly two years until I was recommended to Neil at Podfit. He has turned my life around, he is not only a superb personal trainer, he knows first hand about back pain and nutrition. Since my first appointment three months ago I have lost almost one and a half stone but more importantly, I am 99% pain free. I can now go out and walk for hours instead of looking for seats every ten minutes. He has supported me totally and I feel he has given me my life back. I can recommend him for anyone who needs to be fitter.
The three phases are thoroughly planned, and have been
When I was a teenager, all I ever wanted to do was play professional football and I signed for York City Football club at 13. About a month after signing, I broke my leg playing for my school, Thirsk, in an away fixture at Stokesley. Its one of those moments I can recall like it was yesterday and it was to be one that shaped my life and indeed my spine. I broke both the bones in my lower left leg and the tibia was fractured on the growth plate. I had surgery to put the bones back into alignment and I was told that the leg might not grow properly because of the position of the fracture. However, 5 months later I was playing for York City's youth team, I had a bright future ahead of me and I forgot about my leg, which had healed perfectly.....
Each one progressively more painful, resulting in more time off work than the previous one and by the time my left leg was officially diagnosed as being over 2 inches shorter than the right, I was in a lot of pain on a daily basis. Playing football of any kind was a distant memory. Eventually I had problems in my lower back and my neck and this resulted in a spinal fusion (see right). The fusion fixed my neck, but I still had lots of lower back pain and it was making my life difficult to enjoy to the full.
I was cared for by a great surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary, Gerry Towns, who told me to develop a strong core and began to research what this meant. Over a decade later, I have developed a comprehensive professional library for spinal health ranging from rehabilitation to strength, including a wealth of priceless core strengthening exercises and tips and strategies for mobilising the spine at work.
"Amazing, professional and friendly place. Brilliant Personal Trainers who know what they are doing and it really works, with huge amount of support. Would recommend 100%."
I am 72 with some Neurpathic problems which require careful understanding relative to exercise and training. Neil thoroughly understood my requirements and he is highly recommended.
lower back pain
The support combined with realistic challenge from the trainers is second to none - personalised to individual circumstances, relevant to need and aspiration.
Back and Hip Issues
Neil has gone the extra mile for me to help with the injuries I have. Helping me fix things to be able to carry on training.
If your back pain is costing you more than money, then you should do something about it. Your health is the most important aspect of your life and if you are suffering with back pain, you will already know, that you can't enjoy life fully without it
What is your backpain costing you? What impact will it continue to have on your life if you don't fix it?
Weight gain is a typical issue for peopoe suffering with back pain, which adds more pressure to the spine, causing more pain.
Lack of mobility becomes a bigger issue and if you don't learn how to mobilise the spine, it will become so stiff that it fuses, permanaently.
Activities of daily living