Testimonials Archive

Shari B.

I’m not sure where to begin this message other than saying thank you so, so much. It’s been a while since we last spoke but since our last visit and after buying the FAI Fix in December, my hip and glute pain has been tremendously better. The success came gradually, which is why I haven’t emailed you until now. For some reason I was waiting for this dramatic moment where I would suddenly be back to normal in the span of a few days. But it never happened. Instead, just a few things at a time starting getting better. The changes were so gradual I didn’t even realize how much I had improved until I caught myself mid-way through my yoga class going through all of the movements…completely pain-free (something that had never happened in the past. Yoga always caused me pain). I started tearing up at that moment during the class.

I still have days where my hip flexor pinches and when my glutes start firing painfully but it really only happens when I fail to stretch/foam roll after workouts or neglect my FAI fix routine. I still can’t do many exercises I’d like to do and I’m still a long way to go in regards to my flexibility goals, but one day I know it will be possible if I just keep working at it.

So I just want to say thank you so much to and your team for eliminating the doubts that were in my head – thinking that the only way I would get better is with surgery, and that I’d never be able to run again or do intense exercises with my hip condition. Your one-on-sessions and your program made me realize that it is possible, and for that I’m forever grateful.

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Bryce B.

I started having a “nagging” hip issue over three years ago. Soon, I spent all my time thinking, How far do I have to walk? How long do I have to stand? It was maddening. I’m 45 years old. I used to run, swim, bike, lift, and golf. Now, all I could think was, How far/long…?

One day, I was walking through the grocery store with my wife, using the cart as a crutch. Then, my hip just gave out and I almost ended up on the floor.

I finally went to the surgeon. After all the tests, I was diagnosed with FAI, a labral tear, and arthritis. The surgeon said, “You can keep trying all the stuff you’ve done up to this point, but you’ll be back here sooner or later for surgery.”

Up to that point, I had tried massages, A.R.T., going to a chiropractor, ice, heat, more exercise, and less exercise. But I still couldn’t find the silver bullet.

I finally decided on the surgery because I didn’t see any other option. At that point, I had never heard of the FAI Fix.

Sixteen weeks post-surgery, I was doing better but still experiencing significant pain. All I could think was, “Is this the best it’s going to be? Because it ain’t great.”

I was literally on the brink of calling my surgeon and asking about doing a full hip replacement. At that point, I thought, “Why not?”

Then, I found the FAI Fix. I felt I had absolutely nothing to lose by purchasing the program and giving it a try. Within two days of starting the program, I noticed results. After six weeks, I saw tremendous improvements.

The improvements haven’t always followed a straight line. Over the last six weeks, I’ve had ‘good days’ and ‘OK days.’ But I’ve had no bad days at all.

My progress seems to take a leap forward, then gently improve, and then take another leap forward. The FAI Fix will be a long-term part of my recovery process, and it will be a long-term part of my overall healthy lifestyle.

You may be wondering, “Is it worth it?” I cannot answer that question for anyone else, but for me it’s absolutely worth the investment.

A small investment to have a chance at improving my daily life…that was a no brainer.

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Jen L.

My problems with hip pain started 6 years ago after the birth of my 3rd child. Even walking and going up stairs was painful.

I saw a physical therapist who told me I had anterior pelvic tilt caused by a weak core from pregnancy. I worked with him on loosening my quads with basic stretching and massage and strengthening my core, and my hip pain went away. Now and then over the years the pain came back, but I could always handle it with taking a short break from working out and doing the exercises the physical therapist gave me.

About 6 months ago that stopped working. The hip pain was worse than it had ever been (walking, stairs, getting into my car, sleeping, even swimming) and my lower back was hurting too. I noticed that my clothes were getting all twisted on me and I could even see that my pelvis was twisted.

I tried a physical therapist again, and he did a lot of stretching with me that improved the twisted pelvis, but my hips were hurting more than ever. He referred me to an orthopedic surgeon where I was diagnosed with cam impingement, torn labrum, a large cyst, and thinning cartilage. The surgeon said I should try more physical therapy and if that didn’t work I could have surgery to fix my hip. I was unconvinced about the PT being effective since I was there because it had been making things worse. I was also very hesitant to go the surgery route. I didn’t understand why physical therapy had worked years ago for me when I had shoulder impingement related to competitive swimming, but it wasn’t working for hip impingement related to a very basic active lifestyle.

In my search for answers I found the FAI Fix online. The research really resonated with me. The muscle theory behind FAI made so much more sense than bone shapes and cartilage. (And I think I watched the video explaining why the “bad news” from my MRI wasn’t so bad after all at least 5 times, so thanks for that!) I was also blown away by all the testimonials from other people this program was working for.

I noticed immediate improvement after my very first workout, and I’ve been gradually improving since. The tissue work and reactivation have been really important for me, and every single time I’ve noticed something that feels wrong in my hip the Troubleshooting Guide has had the answer.

Before I started the FAI Fix I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to stay active with my kids and for a healthy lifestyle. Now I feel confident that not only am I fixing my hip problems, but I’m learning how to listen to and take better care of my body.

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Jeremy M.

Your program has helped me so much. I believe the vast majority of FAI patients should probably be doing your program instead of the doctor-prescribed treatments for FAI syndrome.

This experience has blown my mind, because I grew up believing I should always trust my doctor. Perhaps financial incentives are to blame for why so many orthopedic doctors prescribe surgery for so many patients who simply need to work on their soft tissues in order to heal.

BTW, I love the Hip Stick! It’s my go to piece of equipment for getting the knots out of my adductors. Thanks for everything!

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Justin H.

Justin sent this email to The FAI Fix:

Purchased the FAI fix back in April of this year. I’ll be honest, I read a bit about it, but it was basically a last-ditch effort to get my hips feeling better before a fairly demanding military course.

In the months that followed, I went from literally being unable to play floor hockey with my family over Christmas break without pain accompanied by limping for hours afterwards to being able to runmove laterally, and being able to sit relatively comfortable in the bottom of a squat.

I have tons of mobility and flexibility issues and I do occasionally have flare ups due to getting complacent and slacking on the program (not out of debt yet), but I have progressed to where I have added in crawls, movement training, and yoga to my traditional strength training and running.

On the previously mentioned course I rucked many kilometers with 70+lbs of gear on my back without issues. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, something that can be great for hip mobility, was just making things worse due to the hip pain and tightness being extreme and had to be stopped for a few months. Well, that is back on and I have had many say I am moving more smoothly than I ever have.

Muay Thai, something I thought was lost to me forever as I could not kick above the waist without terrible pain, is looking more and more like an inevitability, rather than a pipe dream. I was 29 and so much of my life has been defined by being an athlete. I was a competitive distance runner for years in high school and university then went from weighing 135lbs at 5′ 10″ and running a 17:26 5km to a 465lb deadlift and competing in powerlifting meets and even a bodybuilding show back in 2011. I have been training for 15 years. There is more to life than that, but it did define me a bit, you know? And it was being stolen from me.

Worse and worse over the years and I felt tighter, old beyond my years, and dejected with my training. I sometimes cried in the car on the way to work. What the hell was wrong with my hips?! Why were so many of these things I loved being taken from me? I felt helpless and was desperately searching for something. Met with an orthopedic surgeon and surgery was an option, but it just didn’t feel right. Physio was okay, but I didn’t feel progress, just a bit better after each treatment for a day or two. I don’t know you.

I watch your videos and you seem like a good dude who wants to help people. Maybe you just enjoy the money that comes in from this program. Maybe a combination of both? Like I said, I don’t know you, but I am telling you that you saved my life with this program. I guess this whole ramble has come down to me saying that, but also me saying thank you. If I ever see you on the street up in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, I will introduce myself as the guy who dropped a ridiculously long email and shake your hand.

Thank you

 

We were so inspired by Justin’s email we asked if he’d provide some more details:

Q: What were your problems like on a daily basis and what diagnoses did you get from health professionals?

A: Problems were: at lowest point couldn’t move my feet more than two feet apart after a light jog for a few km. Couldn’t play floor hockey with my family without limping for a few days afterwards. Driving became a bit uncomfortable. Diagnoses from health professionals were pretty spot on. Right away a MRI and X-ray were ordered up and a torn labrum with cam impingement was shown.

After that started with some physio, dry needling of the hip as well as some exercises to improve internal rotation (had 0 degrees of this compared with 40-45 of external). Not really helpful, so we progressed to stage two which was meeting with orthopaedic surgeon. This took a few months and by then had discovered the FAI fix and was making some progress. Met

with the surgeon and he was great. Advised me to keep going with the program as it was offering relief and to only book an appointment if I had exhausted that option, physio, etc. So that was positive. Definitely a lack of education from the physio side of things into what FAI is, although it seems like there is a shift from “bone issue” to “hip function/tissue quality problem”.

Q: What did you try to fix the problems?

A: As mentioned above, physio, etc. Tried some stretching and lacrosse ball work on my own, but was just throwing darts in the dark at this point.

Q: Were there any reasons you were hesitant to try the FAI Fix?

A: Money. I am always skeptical if anyone looking to make a buck off you, but Shane’s experience (the before and after of the overhead squat for example), the free content on YouTube that offered some relief, and honestly desperation at that point led me to spring for the program. Best decision.

Q: Why did you decide to try the FAI Fix and what has your experience been like (including your present state)?

A: Decided to try FAI as it seemed medical professionals were a mile wide and an inch deep. I am sure Shane knows more about the fitness world than just FAI issues, but he certainly seemed to be a mile deep in the problem that ailed me so I figured having a subject matter expert’s program designed for exactly where I was would be a good thing to try.

I noticed relief pretty quickly. I had to be careful to stay away from what bothered me; hip flexion, legs wide apart, and even standing up straight at the top of a deadlift caused pain.

Anything side to side aggravated me. Running, direction changing…that wasn’t possible without pain. So I did my exercises, tried to limit the trouble things mentioned above, and that brought progress. After a month or two hey…I can squat down almost parallel and don’t have that impingement pain.

Then whoa can go below parallel.

As the hip became more mobile I had to be careful adding things to it. It was also tough to distinguish between what bothered me and what was just the hip being sore from use again or new ranges of motion being weak and fragile, but I always kept an eye out for that telltale impingement feeling. Setbacks happened.

Got too eager and kicked a heavy bag, squatted too fast testing things out, moved poorly at jiu jitsu, etc., but progress isn’t always linear I suppose.

Where I am at now. I am pretty much out of rehab and onto training. My hip is probably functioning better than ever and my training has DRASTICALLY changed. I still have down days where it seems a bit off (due to lack of effort with the program) and periods where I think I regress. Just cleaned and front squatted for the first time in a year and a half basically. Have been deadlifting and squatting consistently for a few months.

Have incorporated movement training and yoga into my life and my warm up consists of crawl variations and movement flows that would have caused my hip to perhaps literally explode and shoot out like shrapnel into some unsuspecting gym goer. I make sure I incorporate some movement into each warm up as a way of solidifying and strengthening these new ranges of motions that I have. I never did mobility or stretching for years and years and it certainly caught up with me.

Now as I am training usually twice a day I do feel like my FAI specific work has fallen by the wayside due to complacency from being content with where I am at now. I feel I would really benefit from following the program again and it would take me to the “I can do most things again so this is fine” stage I am at now to something greater.

Q: Do you have anything you’d like to add?

A: Nope. I feel the program didn’t just give me things to follow, but it also helped educate me. I know more muscles, their function, lots of terminology and exercises, and most importantly greater concepts about the hip’s role and what can hold it back than I did beforehand. I went from having something that I loved feeling like it was literally stolen from me to having friends and strangers come up to me asking me how I move that way or how my hips can be mobile enough to do A or B.

It’s a great feeling and as I am writing this I am thinking back to how confused, frustrated, and just hopeless I felt. It was a really dark time in my life to at age 28 and 29 feel like you have…lost your body.

Especially when being physically active and training has been a big part of what makes you you since you were a child. And now here I am; 30 years old and feeling loose, free, more mobile than I have ever been, and like I have so much to learn and do and explore and play.

I really do owe much of that to this program, so thank you!

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Janet M.

Hi there!! My name is J. I’m 33 and an avid Mountain Biker.

I have always been a very active person. Almost 3 years ago I started experiencing this dull, stiff pain in my right hip. It started to interfere with my everyday life. Sleeping became difficult. Driving my car just pushing the accelerator didn’t feel natural anymore. My hip pain was all I could think about. It was taking over my life.

Finally I went to the Doctor to see what was going on. They suspected FAI hip impingement with labral Tear. They made an appointment for an MRI which confirmed both FAI and Labral tear. He told me I could try physical therapy, but that surgery was probably the only option. What???? Surgery is terrifying. Not to mention recovery time is minimum 6 months at least 2-3 months non weight bearing. I work in a garden center so that wouldn’t really allow me to be off my feet long at all.

I started doing research on my injury, YouTubing video after video about the surgery and honestly it sounded like it was going to do more harm than good. One day I ran across a YouTube video of Shane. Someone who had the same hip issues as me and didn’t have surgery. I began watching your videos on tissue work and stretching. I immediately felt relief.

I have been doing some kind of stretching or tissue work everyday for the last year and I have seen a major break through with the FAI Fix program and now the other Got ROM programs. I’m so grateful that you are sharing these techniques.

I can now use these tools to fix my body!! I have never had this much mobility in my life. I tell everyone about you. Seriously, Shane you rock!

Thank you for showing me how to free my hips! 

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Lauren H.

Hi, my name is Lauren and I am a 37-year- old mother from England. I wanted to write a little bit about my hip journey so far and thank Matt and Shane for developing the FAI Fix programme as I  genuinely believe it is changing the course of my life…

I have always been generally active – sometimes a bit all or nothing since having children! – my background is mainly in Taekwon-Do, yoga, pilates, dancing and gym/circuit classes. Early in 2017 I  decided to revisit running as a hobby (something I have never really enjoyed but something that costs nothing and I can do with my children) and I did quite a few 5km runs and a 10km ‘muddy’ obstacle race. It was shortly after this that I started experiencing pain and restriction in my right hip, which got worse and worse throughout the summer until by September I found myself in constant pain, limping and unable to participate in any of my usual activities. The pain was mainly in the front of my hip but also radiated right though into my glute. I wasn’t able to forward fold as it felt like something was blocking the way. I felt pinching pain and also a constant dull ache.

Driving was very painful and I felt tearful at the thought of walking across a car park or to the local shop. I work as a healthcare assistant at the hospital and so work was becoming difficult and I was having to take painkillers every day. The lack of physical activity and putting my life on hold started to make me feel very down and irritable. I was missing out on my usual active quality time with my children and step-children and the housework was also difficult.

I saw a physiotherapist who suspected labral damage but it took quite a while to see the hip specialist and to get my MRI arthrogram (free on the NHS but takes a while to be seen!). The arthrogram showed a labral tear and CAM impingement. The doctor wanted me to have a fluoroscopic injection and then see him 3 months later to see what he thought was best. This seemed like a very long path and I felt upset at having to delay all my life plans for even longer.

I am lucky enough to work in diagnostic imaging at the hospital so I was able to talk to a lot of colleagues about the diagnosis and treatment. I did a lot of research online and talked to friends who are personal trainers, bodyworkers, etc. There are a few people in my department who have had the arthroscopic surgery with this particular doctor and have found it to be “95% successful”. I was beginning to feel that this would be the only way for me to get my life back and pursue my future career as a paramedic.

Then, after my husband expressed his wish for me to avoid surgery if at all possible (as he was worried it would open up a whole load of other issues), I put in a slightly different search term into Google (sorry I can’t remember what!) and there was the FAI Fix! After a bit more research and thinking things through, I decided to go for it and invested in the programme…

It was late in the year by this point and I managed a week or so of committed time to the programme before Christmas and our big family’s needs took over for a while. However, I found that the exercises helped me IMMEDIATELY – after just one session! In fact, although I have seriously slacked off over the festive period, I have still found that my symptoms are less than they were and I have every faith that this is going to work for me. I have now restarted my training and am feeling better already. My range of motion has increased and the pinching feeling and restriction has decreased when I fold forward. I have a long way to go but every day is a step forward. I very rarely take any painkillers now and I am able to dance and walk almost pain-free.

Initially I blamed the running for my hip problem (as I don’t like doing it!) but looking back I think it was probably my moderate hypermobility and the martial arts and yoga that caused the problem and I allowed my glutes to get far too weak. I enjoy stretching but I realise I have probably over- stretched so I am learning to really embrace the strength training and reactivation of my neglected muscles. The programme makes complete sense to me on both physical and emotional levels. I love the fact that the FAI Fix has empowered me and I can explore ways to get my body pain-free and as strong as possible.

I have discharged myself from the hip doctor’s care and declined the fluoroscopic injection. As well as the FAI Fix I am also following Matt’s Shoulder Fix programme for some shoulder problems I am having after a niggly martial arts injury that has been bothering me for some time. I feel like I have found in Matt and Shane two professionals that I can trust to guide me through the minefield of advice about health and well-being and I am excited about what is going to be possible. I’m not happy with the idea of “95% success” – I want to be able to do anything I want to do and never have my body stop me from doing it!

I am starting 2018 with a commitment to my body and I am determined to carve out the time to do what I need to do to fix myself…

My ten-year- old daughter and I are planning to climb the Welsh mountain Snowden in March and I feel strong enough to be able to take on some shifts in my hospital’s Emergency Department, bringing me a step closer to achieving my career dream. I am able to dance out with our dance team (Pig Dyke Molly – a very strange British phenomenon!) and hopefully soon return to some (perhaps less leg-based) martial arts. I am feeling happier and hopeful about my future. I now really understand how keeping in good health and fitness is a lifelong pursuit but that the rewards are great.

Thank you Matt and Shane for your thorough research and commitment to helping people like me. For anyone considering buying this programme I would say absolutely go for it – it is the best investment in your health you could make. Yes it takes time, commitment and sheer hard work but the gains will be real and we will have earned them without the risks surgery can bring, and without compromising or settling for anything less than being able to do WHATEVER we want in life…

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Mia

Matt, Shane and the FAI Team,

I want to thank you all! I have had incredible success with the FAI Fix. In 2015-2016 I had persistent, nagging hip pain and sciatica hat kept me from running, hiking and playing outside – everything I love! I was a competitive cross country skier through college and found myself struggling to go through my day without aches and pains; and there was no clear source of the pain. I have always been flexible and through your program I have realized that I have been lacking strength- glutes, hips, lower back. Your program has taught me to listen to my body, put in good quality strength sessions, and to be persistent. I downloaded the FAI fix October 2016 and the FAI fix for athletes and have been doing some sort of hip specific exercise, without fail, every day since then. My hips feel stronger than ever, my sciatic pain is non-existent, and I am now running 8 miles after a year of not running! I have become obsessed with hip and glute strength- I am pretty sure my friends and family are annoyed by how much I talk about it. But, they too would probably benefit from a little glute work:)

So thank you and keep up the good work!

-Mia

NOTE FROM THE FAI FIX: We were so inspired by Mia’s email to us that we followed up with a few questions for Mia. Below are her answers:

Q: What were your problems like on a daily basis and what diagnoses did you get from health professionals?

A: I was a collegiate cross-country skier and have spent most of my life moving – running, hiking, skiing, biking, climbing. A few years ago I was debilitated by left glute pain. It hurt to sit, to walk, to do anything. I saw a few different sports medicine doctors who concluded I had sciatica due to piriformis syndrome ad I was told to rest, stretch, and massage my piriformis. The initial episode did subside, but over time the pain came back and I developed a combination of symptoms: deep hip pain, quad pain, muscle twitches, and even left foot pain. Sometimes the throbbing pain in my left hip would wake me up.

Q:) What did you try to fix the problems?

A:) I tried stretching, yoga, chiropractic adjustments, dry needling, and countless massage. I did this for 2 years and the pain would come and go but never fully subside. Eventually I stopped running and biking completely for a year. I thought I would never return to the sports and lifestyle I loved.

Q:) Were there any reasons you were hesitant to try the FAI Fix?

A:) I found the FAI Fix searching for online resources for hip pain. I watched the videos, read about the research on FAI, and read all the testimonials. I was convinced that my symptoms were similar to others with diagnosed FAI and that I would benefit form similar a similar recovery program.

Q:) Why did you decide to try the FAI Fix and what has your experience been like (including your present state)?

A:) It was an easy decision to try the FAI Fix- it makes sense that targeting the muscles that control my hip bones and spine, I would retrain my body to work correctly. No matter how many times I get an adjustment or massage, the muscles will continue to work the same way until I retrained them. I realized that the diagnosis of impingement, arthritis, sciatica would all benefit from muscle retraining and activation. After spending countless dollars on massage- signing up for the FAI Fix seemed like a no-brainer. “Movement requires proper muscle activity. Even something like sitting requires muscle activity to maintain the position comfortably. Muscles are the organs of movement, and they are responsible for positioning and moving your bones safely and without pain!

“The FAI Fix is designed to help you focus on strategies that help you retrain muscles for better hip joint function – regardless of what an X-ray or MRI says”

Q:) Do you have anything you’d like to add?

A:) I signed up October 2016 and quickly realized that I needed strength, reactivation. I am very flexible and found that after a few weeks of FAI Fix reactivation exercises my aches and pains were better, my hips felt better. I liked that the FAI Fix recommended that I adjust the program to my needs. I focused on doing glute specific exercises regularly. I also signed up for The FAI Fix for Athletes a few months later when I realized how much it was helping. I built up to weighted exercises- eventually dead-lifts, squats, lunches. After 8 months of the FAI Fix, I was running again. After 12 months (of true dedication to reactivation exercises) I am now running 8 miles pain-free and my hips feel stronger than ever! Now, when I feel tight, or a muscle aches, I find that it is my body telling me of a weak spot. I continue to use the resources at The FAI Fix and Upright Health whenever I feel stuck.

-Mia

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Dan M.

I was a three-sport athlete in high school. Then I went on to play college soccer, and ended up coaching soccer and teaching English in high school.  About seven years ago, my hip started to give out.  After practice sessions at school, I would need to go home and lie on the couch because it hurt too much to stand up.  The next day the pain would dissipate a bit, and then after hobbling around practice again, I would experience the same pain the following night.  This went on for some time, and I thought I would actually have to give up coaching.  The chronic pain was as difficult emotionally as it was bodily.

Eventually, I went to physical therapy. He suggested I see a doctor.  The doctor recommended surgery. Had the surgery.  After the surgery, the doctor told me that “I could walk, bike, or swim” but that anything else would exacerbate my condition and speed up the time before I would need my next surgery–hip replacement–which he said was imminent (ten years) because of all of the arthritis and damage to my hip.  He basically told me I had the hips of a seventy-year-old man.  To say the least, I was a bit crestfallen since I had been active my entire life.

After surgery, and PT again, the pain in my hip decreased, but my mobility was horrible, and I had difficulty coaching because I couldn’t perform the instruction with the same vigor and athleticism anymore.  Not to mention, no matter what I did–even just standing and walking around practice–the pain in my hip began to build up again.  On top of that, I started coaching year round instead of just coaching in the fall, so it was hard to ever find any relief from the pain.  Being pretty stubborn, I decided just to suffer through the pain and continue, but I really wasn’t sure how long I could maintain that routine, and I was frustrated that the surgery left me in a similar position that I was in before.

Luckily for me, I stumbled upon one of your videos two years ago–realized “Oh Shit” maybe I never needed the surgery in the first place– and I started to incorporate some of your movements into my workouts. For the first time in many years I finally felt some relief in my hip area.  Next, I bought the FAI Fix.  Used the massage, stretching, strength trio.  Rolled my quads for what seemed like a year before they loosened up, and now I am focusing on my adductors and hip flexors (Are those two different things or one-in-the-same?).  I’m basically doing what both you and Matt suggest: I keep chasing the pain.  Once I fix one area, I move on to a new one.

Because of that retraining of my muscles, I am now able to move much more freely. I’m back to playing some “light” soccer, I can jog slowly versus just walking, and I can train my legs in the gym again.  I still want to get to the point where I can sprint and play soccer comfortably without waking up with pain the next day, but that is more an issue of me not being able to dedicate enough time to your program, versus the program itself.

All I can say is that before I started using FAI, I was a bit depressed because I felt elderly at age 47, and it seemed as if there was no solution to my pain and immobility.  Now, two years later, I am making steady progress towards moving as freely as I once did, or at least close to it, and your program has allowed me to continue coaching the sport I love.

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Andrew M.

In the beginning of 2016, I began to get really bad pain in my right hip. I am a collegiate baseball player and at the time, I had never played with or felt hip pain in my career as a baseball player. As my season went on that year, it began to get worse and worse and conservative treatment was not helping too much. I was icing, heating, getting treatment done, but it was so painful and never seemed to get better. It bothered me playing, running, even sleeping.

After a game, I would be tremendously sore and it would be hard to walk at times.  Before my season ended, I went to a hip specialist and had an MRI performed. The results came back that I had FAI with a large cam lesion along with the labral tear.

At that point in time, it was April of 2016 and I decided to finish my season then get the surgery in the summer. After the surgery, I did physical therapy for 8 weeks at home, then would continue to do treatment with my athletic trainer in the fall of 2016. The surgery definitely made a lot of the sharp pains go away, but I would still have achy pain that was nagging.

When I returned to full activity and participation in games, I had lost a lot of my speed and my surrounding muscles were super tight.

In March of 2017, I found the FAI Fix and it intrigued me. I got my coaching and training staff on board and I began the program thanks to my strength trainer. I had no hesitations as I wanted to try anything that could potentially benefit my hips.

I currently also have a labral tear in my left hip (diagnosed after my surgery), as I have not had surgery on that one thanks to the FAI Fix.

It has been almost 5 months since starting this program and I have had great results up to this point. My range of motion has improved, my muscles aren’t as tight, and most of all my pain levels are down dramatically!

I am still currently in the basic program and plan on moving up to the FAI Fix for Athletes soon. I couldn’t be more grateful for what Shane and Matt have created and my hips are on track to feel great again!

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