I felt relief and could move around a bit better after my first visit
I gave birth to our third beautiful girl in December 2013. I've had issues with my lower back for many years and during each of my pregnancies it always felt worse. With the third however she grew much closer to my spine and constantly pressed on my sciatic nerve. I felt the bones in my lower back shift as she got bigger and when it was finally time to have her I had the absolute worst back labour I could imagine. I chose not to have any drugs for any of my labours so I felt it all, it's definitely not something I would ever wish on anyone! It actually got to the point where my other half said "if you [your labour] would have been like this with the first I would have made sure we didn't have any more". When I finally delivered her the relief I felt was amazing! I was up and walking around right away. I felt so light on my feet and my back had almost no pain. Unfortunately I took advantage of that.
I'm use to being a fairly fit individual, I wanted my body back and I wanted to start finishing off the renovations and what not we had started in the house. As my body started to tighten up again and everything started going back into place the pain would come back off and on. I knew better, but I'm one of those people who sees something that needs to be done, isn't satisfied until it's done to my standards and always pushes my limit. I was lifting and moving things that I shouldn't have by myself, I would over do it when I exercised and wasn't getting nearly enough rest. Then one day I couldn't walk. I couldn't sit, lying down brought little relief, I couldn't pick up my kids (not even our new born), I couldn't play with them, I couldn't clean, I couldn't cook the list goes on and on. My everyday life came to a complete stop! It was horrible.
I finally ended up going to see a physiotherapist. This is where I can NOT say enough good things about it! She was able to pin point my issues right away (disc) and I felt relief and could move around a bit better after my first visit. Within 2 weeks I could walk around for as long as I wanted and within a few weeks I was able to pick up our new born again. My physiotherapist was absolutely phenomenal! Not only did she give me exercises that worked wonders, she did them with me and made sure I was comfortable with what I was doing before I left each visit. Now I go to the gym every day (I'm taking it slow!), I can pick up my kids, run around and play with them, help with the renovations in the house and do everything I couldn't before! I would HIGHLY recommend physiotherapy to any one and everyone. I had an amazing experience and owe everything to them. You don't how much you rely on something until you don't have it any more. Being able to pick up my kids and play with them is something I will never take for granted again. I can not thank her enough for helping me. My only regret is that I waited as long as I did to go see some one. Physiotherapy is definitely worth it, I could go on and on about my experience and how great it was but until you experience it yourself, there is no doing it justice! Do yourself a favour, call to ask about it or talk to some one about potential issues, it's something you won't regret doing!"