I had a hip arthroscopy to repair a torn labrum and fix a hip impingement. I was engaged in rehab for about 3-4 months and everything was going well – no more pain which was awesome after living for months with pain! After those four months, I started having lower back pain (different than what it was like before) and tailbone pain. At first it started occasionally and through rehab it was able to go away, but over the course of a few weeks it became an ongoing every day pain where no relief was available.
I was referred to a chiropractor and then to a spine specialist. What I learned is that years ago, I had broken my tailbone (without knowing) and the pain was because of it being dislocated. Pain became once again a part of my life – not being able to walk, nor able to stand or sit for more than 10 minutes.
I think that having gone through a situation of ongoing pain once before, then having that remedied with surgery, then back to the painful life made things hard both physically and emotionally for me. I was not having any relief and the options that were suggested involved injections and possibly surgery. Luckily my PT suggested that seeing a pelvic physical therapist might help and explained to me what that is. I honestly wasn’t too keen on the idea, but at that point I was in pain and I would have done anything! Amy Robinson was one of the therapists suggested to me by my hip surgeon’s office, so I immediately started searching the internet and found Restore Your Core. While it was almost 45 minutes from where I live and work, I found reassurance in that her website and Facebook page was up to date and had articles or testimonials that were close to what I went through.
I called Amy’s office and heard back from her that same day. She was so kind and understanding, as well as willing to get me in as soon as possible. I believe it was only after a few sessions (maybe two weeks) that I found some relief from pain – which was awesome! After working with her further, found myself back to a point of no pain. She was kind and knowledgeable and completing comforting, especially for what type of physical therapy she was doing.
Not only was she able to help with the physicality part, but she was also a counselor of sorts. Helping me to understand what was going on with my body, when not really anyone else could. She gave me advice on what I could do to help, exercises to do at home, and also helped me emotionally though this process of having hope when the pain is so overwhelming.
I would definitely recommend seeing her if this is the place that you are in your life. I actually carry her business cards in my wallet, so that I can pass them on to anyone I might see or meet in the same situation I was. She can help you get back to where you were before and share her knowledge so that you can live a pain-free life. She is a rock star in my eyes! Thank you Amy!