Charlie’s Story- Back and Shoulder Pain Journey

Charlie Fishing

I love the consistent accountability. Coach David started me with basics, getting the right muscles to do what they are supposed to do and has moved me to doing more than I had believed I could still possibly do. My wife and I both do Align and we look at it and prioritize it in our budget as a maintenance expense that we will continue to do to maintain a quality of life that we highly value.

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Shannon’s Story- Back and Leg Pain Journey

Shannon at Boston University where she graduated with her masters in social work

I love working out. Over time, my quad became very painful. I tried to blindly follow workout instructions without much body knowledge, as well as avoid pain. I ended up over-emphasizing certain muscle groups and neglected others to the point it became dysfunctional. I remember trying to sit down one day and just tearing my quad.

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Deanna’s Story- Back and Neck Pain Journey

Deanna next to a waterfall in Hawaii

Then my life changed in a split second. I was in a major car accident, rear ended by someone going 60 mph. It was a traumatic experience. I could barely move or walk. The entire right side of my body was tweaked. I had multiple fractures in my right hand from the airbags, along with whiplash and a concussion. This was devastating to me.

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Marc’s Story- Back Pain Journey

Marc smiling sitting against a brick wall

The other week Marc finished his workout and when walking out of the gym he started flapping his arms like wings of a bird. I laughed and he said “This is how I feel!” I think that’s such a powerful image of what it’s like to be free from chronic pain.

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Jeen’s Story- Low Back Pain Journey

Jeen sitting on her patio

“On a grander scale my low back improvements with Align have re-established my trust level. I can now make travel plans with no particular concern for slipping into a back spasm. One of the most important and meaningful areas of my life is traveling to spend time with my out-of-town family. My successful Align journey thus far has significantly improved the quality of my life, both outwardly and inwardly.”

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Carrie’s Story- Low Back Pain Journey

Carrie on a spin bike

“What I’ve learned is that I was fit, but not strong. Most of us know about our major muscles but give little thought to all the little ones behind the scenes. Without those, we are lopsided and compensated, which causes all sorts of pain problems.”

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Lori’s Story- Leg & Back Pain Journey

Lori walking her dog

Before Align my life was completely controlled by constant searing sciatic pain through my low back and down through my entire left side. I could not sit or stand, and was not able to lie on my back or my left side without searing pain.

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Vickie’s Story- Low Back Pain Journey

Vickie with a huge smile on her face

We watched over time as her entrance into the gym turned from tears buried in crippling pain to a smile and laughter with radiant joy. She trusted the process of changing her muscle tissue and joint position one step at a time.

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Cheryl’s Story- Back Pain Journey

Cheryl and her dog

“Exercise and Cheryl were never in the same sentence! Seeing I am able to move again as I once did is thrilling! I have my life back and I’m looking forward to getting more!”

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