2015 is to be a year of change, both for myself personally and for Restart! Recently, an opportunity arose to embark on a complete lifestyle
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At the suggestion of my GP I contacted Luke at Restart and asked what he had to offer: lots I found out.
Luke spent much time going over the history of my problem, medications and what has and hasn’t helped me, also helping me to set goals for my rehabilitation. When it was obvious that Stretching and mat based activities were causing more problems than help, he suggested hydrotherapy in the pool at Goodlife Carseldine. Luke took the time to listen to feedback my body was telling me and planned activities around this regularly adding something new. All was recorded as well as my feedback for future use. At times when I have struggled Luke has taken the time to ring me at home to check how things are working.
Now I can say I am getting closer to the goals we set, three in particular.
1 I have significantly reduced my reliance on medication to recover from everyday activities.
2 My confidence has grown and I enjoy and undertake more activities that previously meant several days of severe pain.
3 Family and friends have commented on improvements to my disposition and posture.
I now work with another staff member Tom who has carried on the excellent work that Luke did. If you have long term pain that affects your life then you have nothing to lose but heaps to gain by trying the services offered by Restart.
The trainers are very professional and understand what exercises are best for each individual person.
I am now 88 and my appointments have been reduced to once a week, as I have improved so much in my general movements and feel so much better health-wise.
A 10 week Balance Class, of which I am attending, is being held at the moment as an extra and I have found that it is really good for people of my age.
I would highly recommend the Restart Exercise Program to keep fit in your twilight years.
I needed someone who would listen to my pain and to show me how to exercise in a healing way since all exercise was causing more pain. Motivation was at a very low level but I knew how important it is to exercise.
Luke actively listened to me. He responded by moving me forward with baby steps that I could easily manage, along with releasing and stretching exercises – these improving my balance and gait. He ensured that I was able to achieve what he was asking me to do so that I experienced success along the way.
I am now able to manage my ‘sore bits’ and feel motivated to exercise regularly. And my HBA1C is fantastic at 6.1 proving exercise is definitely a significant key in managing Type 2 Diabetes.
Thank you Luke!