I was recommended to contact George at Team Breakthrough when I unexpectedly developed a painful back which persisted over eight months, despite copious amounts of strong medication, acupuncture, physiotherapy…..
Since then, I’ve been working with George regularly. He has always been professional, friendly and enthusiastic, skilful and encouraging. I was quite worried that things could get worse but he has been very patient and gentle in his approach, grading the exercises carefully, teaching me when to stop and watching for any sign of unwanted pain. So he has been able to work out what was causing my problem, the specific exercises and stretches that would help, and he has taught me how to move and lift differently after a lifetime of doing it wrongly. My part has been to do what he told me, practice my exercises and get used to doing everyday things differently.
My back is now stable, pain-free and I can again do all the things I need and want to do – gardening, walking, lifting my grandson, moving house. I just need to do it in the ways George has taught me and make 20 minutes of exercise part of my life. It’s not a magic cure – it’s the combination of George’s expertise and my decision to do the exercise. But I don’t think I could have recovered so well without his help.
I’m very grateful, George, you do a great job and I have no hesitation in recommending Team Breakthrough to anyone suffering with a bad back. The gym is not intimidating and all the staff I’ve met have been a pleasure to work with.