After years of being told, “don’t push it” and, “let’s see what happens”, BEFORE I got back into a normal exercise routine I was so afraid I would never be able to exercise the way I wanted to again. Amy opened my eyes to understanding the body is MADE to be used and I am stronger than my diagnosis made me feel. I can decide how much pain is ok, and that I decide how much I can move on any given day.
Part of regaining the ability to move is recognizing the thoughts and beliefs that are holding us back. . She helped calm a lot of my anxiety by expressing many times we paralyze ourselves with fear and stop moving for years, which causes more pain.
I recommend talking to Amy for those like me that are frustrated, and have put physical movement on hold due to being told at one point we had to be careful doing so. Talking to Amy gave me peace and confidence I needed to realize I have the ability to take control back into my life.
Chrissy G. - El Paso, Texas
I have talked to Amy many times throughout my ups and downs concerning my journey with pain. There are so many things/decisions she has helped me with. She is well-educated about the topics I needed to discuss, research-oriented and has great problem-solving skills. She is compassionate, full of empathy, kindness and patience. She is non-judgmental, discreet, encouraging and a fantastic listener. (Better than any of the doctors I’ve seen, and that is MANY).
She will listen for as long as I need someone to listen. When she speaks, she is open minded and honest.
She has helped me discern many things concerning where to go to get further help or made me realize what to stop seeking that is not helping my situation.
She has helped every time and no matter how upset I am, she will make me laugh and smile at some point. Her personality and sense of humor are awesome. By the time we are done talking, I have a much more clear plan of what I am going to do to help my situation and I am more calm about it all.
She has many skills, but the “cherry on the top” for me, is that Amy is self aware. I think she is the only person I have talked to that has experienced the debilitating and breath-taking pain that I have experienced and never knew existed until I felt it. If you need someone to talk to/cry to, help you make decisions on which avenue to go down next or to help you understand pain better, I highly recommend speaking to Amy and letting her help you out. You'll be glad you did.
Katherine R. - Atlanta, Georgia