About your books and DVD:
Fibromyalgia pain left me unable to work more than 20 years ago. With the advent of osteoarthritis in the past few years, as well as lumbar spine pathology I was persuaded that I was doomed. Pathology in my lumbar spine was “extensive. My right hip had osteoarthritis, as did both knees and more. I am a 66 years old female who still loves to exercise and move.
Two things happened which may account for the 95% reduction in my pain. I was diagnosed with a severe vitamin D deficiency and I began supplementing 50,000 units per week of vitamin D3 which put my level after one year of supplementing at 55. I managed to secure and study your texts and the DVD and used your principles and exercises which I adapted for use in a warm water pool. I have been around tracks, gyms and pools for 40 years, so it was not impossible for me to understand put to use your approach and suggestions.
There is a warm water pool near Chinatown in Manhattan where I swam and exercised for 1.5 hours daily. Any exercise on dry land was too painful. I adapted your principles to water.
After a year and half I am practically pain free, even though I am sure that my herniated disk is still present along with the remaining extensive spinal pathology. The right hip with osteoarthritis still rubs when I walk but the pain is gone and the limp has almost disappeared.
It’s possible that both the Vitamin D and your physical therapy were both necessary for the improvement which I experienced gradually over the course of 18 months.
The above is an anecdote, of course. Evidenced-based scientists will always point out that the plural of anecdote is not data! Still, I thought you might want to know about one happy outcome!
I do need to express my gratitude to you!