Hi, my name is Oscar Calleja and I have been doing Pilates for the last 2.5 years, It has definitely become a way of life, thanks to the training and teaching provided by Liz Varga and her team.
Approximately 3 years@ ago, I permanently damaged my lower back whereby I was referred to a neurosurgeon at St Vincents Hospital because of a severe condition of stenosis of the lower back(L4 & L5). The prognosis was not good, the Professor at St Vincents clearly stated that I had permanently damaged my lower spine which dependent upon my pain threshold would require a major lower spinal operation.
I didn't want this surgery! So I asked him whether I could avoid the operation and he said, that the only possibility would be through potential pain control which could be achieved through swimming and/or pilates training. And that's what brought me to Revitalize which had after 6 months removed all of my lower back pain and now I have total control of my stenosis. Obviously the condition remains but thanks to Pilates I have for the last 2 years led a normal life whereby all of my sciatic pains traveling down my legs have completely gone away.
I strongly recommend anyone with back problems or wanting to improve their quality of life to take up Pilates. Even more so, if you are in the area, I strongly recommend that you come and speak to Liz Varga who will provide you with great advice and specialised training in either Pilates and/or Personal Training. And most importantly, have fun whilst you learn to master Pilates.