Steven serves in the US Air Force and has been stationed here in the UK since 2008. He has been actively involved in a wide variety of sport his whole life, playing American Football and Basketball, as well as general fitness activities and weightlifting. For over fifteen years he has dedicated his time and body to competitive Body Building, which has involved a systematic process of intense exercise, gaining and losing weight and has put tremendous strain upon his ‘not insubstantial’ muscles and body frame. As a result, particularly during last five years, this has taken a toll on his back and shoulders and caused a fair degree of discomfort and pain.
When the military referred Steven to the Pea Green Physio he was initially a little dubious, having had treatment at some of the leading places in the USA, but he went along anyway and had a thorough assessment. And from the very first meeting he felt certain that he was in safe hands, Steven said, “they are all really lovely people, and as someone who already has a good understanding of my own muscle system I was astonished at the phenomenal knowledge that Steph and her team have”
He agreed to a 12 week initial program but the results were noticeable within the first few sessions and the level of flexibility and motion that he got back was quite simply astounding. Steven says, “I can only describe my visits to Pea Green as a life-changing experience – it is as though they have returned my back to the condition it was in 12-15 years ago”. He explains that through an intensive program of deep massage and manipulation the team have managed to realign his back and return his mobility back to normal.
Steven continues to have regular maintenance visits at Pea Green to ensure that he stays in peak condition; and he is now able to enjoy all of his sporting interests to the same level as before whilst also carrying out a very demanding job in the US Air Force.