I found Functional Patterns when I was 26 years old and
barely able to scale a set of stairs without experiencing severe
pain which lasted for several days afterwards. Even walking short
distances on level ground caused me notable pain. My pelvis was
unstable, my spine was stuck in a scoliotic curve, and my left arm
had shooting pain at random times. A perfect storm of factors
contributed to my problems. My right leg is structurally longer
than the left; my body had not yet recovered from an extremely
taxing pregnancy and labor; and I’d begun to practice yoga, which I
loved, but it stressed my joints and caused instability.
Before finding Functional Patterns, I spent time
working with a physical therapist to no avail. Some areas of pain
plateaued, others became worse, and a new pain cropped up in my
upper back. I knew that all of these issues were somehow connected,
but my PT had no answers for me.
A friend suggested Functional Patterns. By that point I
was willing to try anything. I was sick and tired of living a
desperate, pain ridden life. I walked into an FP class with no idea
what I was getting myself into. It was intensely challenging, but
at the end of the class I felt better than I had in a long time. I
started doing Functional Patterns four times a week with MFR every
day, and within two months I was able to do moderate hiking in Utah
with minimal pain.
I became a certified Functional Patterns practitioner
the following year. There is no greater joy than helping someone
through the same problems I used to deal with. To those who feel
stuck, who feel as though their pain is ruining their life, who
feel as though nothing is going to change—Functional Patterns is
here to help you take your life back!