After abdominal surgery and 2 months off work, I was nervous to start exercising again. I made an appointment with Chews Health as a friend had recommended them and I’m so glad I did! Honestly, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Mark took the time to go through the assessment and suggestions step by step and was incredibly knowledgable, which put me at ease. He guided me on what activities and exercises I should do to build back my strength, as well as suggesting what to avoid in the short term with sensible timeframes for when to return.
My biggest concerns were lifting and contracting my abs and unlike what I’d been advised before, that’s what we focussed on! It made sense because flexing in standing is what I needed to get back to for hockey and abdominal strength is vital for riding.
Before my surgery I was regularly working with a personal trainer and had fitness and weight loss goals ahead of my wedding later this year. It was worrying for me that I would have to take it so easy that I’d lose my momentum and confidence. Mark was reassuring and understanding, so we worked together on a phased return to work, riding, hockey and personal training with clear signs of what to look out for and how to back off a little if I needed to.
Within no time I was back playing hockey and riding without the fear and pain that was slowing me down!!
Brilliant care, brilliant facility and brilliant service!
Session 75 – Flippin Pain and Public Health Messaging with Felicity Thow, Richard Pell, Cormac Ryan and Lorimer Moseley
The Flippin’ Pain Initiative is a public health campaign run by Connect Health and is a project that aims to bring contemporary pain understanding to the Lincolnshire community. In
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