Enjoying wildlife, running and walking has always been a part of Eckhart’s life. As he got older, he found that the lower back pain he was experiencing grew increasingly more challenging to manage. This had an effect on his daily life and his ability to enjoy his hobbies.
Eventually this ended up in Eckhart experiencing chronic lower back pain that he needed to resolve.
“I carried on running, thinking that this would keep my back strong. I used an elastic back brace, slept on my side with a pillow between my knees and used Panado when necessary.”
Eckhart heard about Movewell and decided to see if they could assist him by assessing his back and helping him fix the constant pain that he was experiencing.
“When I arrived I knew I was in good hands”. He felt the lab setup to be excellent, well organised, well equipped and all staff knowledgeable and capable.
After his initial assessment, the biokineticist put together a rehabilitation programme for Eckhart.
He was given stretches and exercises to help to improve his posture and strengthen his core muscles. Eckhart believes that going to clinic sessions at Movewell every week imposed discipline and fostered confidence and trust in the biokineticists that worked with him.
“I now exercise twice a week at home using the exercises that they taught me in addition to walking and running.”
It really worked. In Eckhart’s words “It has changed the trajectory of my life. I was getting old and sore, now I think I can get older without pain and without unacceptable limitation to doing the things I love.”