"After my first competitive CrossFit season complete with a trip to the 2013 Games with Team Invictus, I started experiencing lower back pain that didn't go away after a few weeks. I tried ART, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and PT over the course of the next several months w/no relief. I was so frustrated! An MRI showed a disc bulge in my lower back. I committed to 8 more weeks of not flexing or loading the spine. During this time, Dave Lipson and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, who had gone through similar back injuries, suggested that I contact Lee. I sent him an email not really expecting a response, but he replied to me within an hour! He asked a few questions about my pain, and then set up a time for us to talk via phone to diagnose what was going on with my back and determine the best course of action based on my symptoms. It seemed so simple. He taught me how to treat myself daily and stayed in contact with me over the next few weeks. After just 2-3 weeks, I noticed a difference in my pain level. He encouraged me to start loading my spine (very gradually), while still doing my home program. This slowly built up my confidence. Another few weeks went by and I was still feeling great and able to start building back up in my lifts. Lee kept in touch throughout this whole time! I did come back stronger and I've PRd my back squat, front squat, clean and jerk, and snatch since I started lifting again in January. Now, a few months later in the middle of the 2014 Open, my back is feeling strong. I still continue my back home program, and I am very conscious of keeping my back in a good position during all of my lifts which has improved my movement significantly! I am so appreciative of Lee's expertise and eagerness to help. It truly made a difference in the health of my back and I am headed into the 2014 season with confidence. Thank you Lee!" – Heather Hippensteel
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