The Gym That Fixes People In Pain
Align’s founder, Matthew Lister, is intimately acquainted with chronic pain and the world of symptom management.
He founded Align after a decade of struggling with severe chronic back pain from injuries that included three fractured vertebrae, a torn disc, two bulging discs, and damage to his L5 nerve root.
Lots of pain. Lots of doctors. Lots of “solutions” that involved surgeries, pain pills, muscle relaxers, cortisone injections, more physical therapy, another surgery and so on (read Matthew’s full story here).
There is another way!
We have researched, developed, and proven a process we call The Align Method. We have walked with hundreds of people just like you and helped them identify and fix the root causes of their pain, not just aimlessly and endlessly treat the symptoms.
The Align Method is a way of looking at your unique pain problem, taking your whole-being into account, and walking through a logical, step-by-step, method of fixing the underlying drivers of your pain. Skeptical? We understand, so we have lots of stories to share with you.
The Align Method
The Align Method is a framework for identifying and correcting your unique pain generators.
The Align Method is NOT a quick fix formula, a symptom-chasing treatment, or a haphazard and harmful pill, injection, or surgery. It is a way of looking at your unique pain problem, taking your whole-being into account, and walking through a logical, step-by-step, method of fixing the underlying drivers of your pain.
The PainSmart Principles
The PainSmart Principles are the foundation of The Align Method. These principles are timeless, unavoidable, and essential to understand if you are going to walk with wisdom in the area of pain.
The wise know joint dysfunction creates joint degeneration.
The wise know chronic pain is a collectively caused experience, not singular.
The wise focus on identifying and fixing the underlying root causes of their pain problems.
The wise know in order to live a pain free life, muscle and joint mobility, stability, and strength, and a healthy, regulated inflammatory and nervous system are ALL required.
The wise know The Basics of Joint Function and own The Basic Joint Maintenance Toolkit in order to maintain them.
People who are PainSmart, and walking with wisdom, feel empowered, knowledgeable, and fearless.
They know where they are at and they know their next steps. People who are lost in their pain journey,
and who are ignorant of the PainSmart Principles, feel victimized by the symptom-management system and
their doctors. They feel confused, fearful, and hopeless.
We want to teach YOU to be PainSmart.