Author: Pat Rippon

An Athletic Advantage

“Renew Movement™️ is a vital part of my son Brayden’s health and training regimen. As with many youth athletes, he started multiple sports at a young age, quickly moving to top-level teams and competition. It seemed every weekend and weekday has been filled with competition or training across the sports of wrestling, football, and baseball. Starting at the age of 6 and competing in state and national events has required preparation, but more importantly, injury prevention.

Early on we were lucky to meet Kirsten at Renew Movement™️, and the one-of-a-kind muscle pinning and movement therapy has been instrumental in improving Brayden’s mobility, performance, and preventing injuries. He has achieved great success over the past 10 years, including multiple youth state and national wrestling titles, and has now taken his athletic success to high school placing at the Colorado High School State Wrestling finals wrestling for Holy Family High School. Without Renew Movement™️, many of his achievements may have not been possible.”

-Brayden

Chronic Pain and Autoimmune Disease

“In a handful of sessions I was back to living a pain free life…”

“In 2016, I was diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune form of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis (AS). It’s similar to rheumatoid arthritis, but is centered on the sacroiliac joint of my lower spine. At my worst, I was immobilized. I couldn’t get out of bed without extreme pain. My life changed overnight when the AS kicked in. My ability to ski, snowshoe, hike, garden, even walk the dog disappeared. I was in pain sitting, standing, and bending over. Not only was the physical pain awful, the emotional shock of suddenly losing mobility with no promise of getting it back was crushing.

Unlike many people with AS, I was diagnosed quickly, but as with many autoimmune diseases finding a treatment plan that worked for me took more than a year. What works for one person, doesn’t always work for another person who has the same diagnosis. The meds my doctor prescribed helped, but not completely. I still wasn’t able to do the things I enjoyed without paying for it later. I’d essentially lost my way of life and had become a couch potato—and not by choice.

I tried chiropractic care, massage, traditional physical therapy, diet, cryotherapy, sauna therapy, yoga, acupuncture, dry needling…you name it, I tried it. Finally my physical therapist recommended Renew. When I first met Kirsten, my Renew Coach, I still couldn’t do any of my favorite activities without being immobilized for days afterward. My back, particularly my lower back and hips were so tight and the pain so deep that none of the therapies listed above could make any lasting difference in my pain levels. I could immediately tell in the first session that she was hitting the right spots in the right way. The pain I was experiencing was reduced after session one. I was so tight at that point that it took about four sessions to undo more than a year’s worth of extreme muscle tension. But just like that, in a handful of sessions, I was back to living a pain-free life.

Today I see Kirsten once a month for maintenance care. She gave me back my life. I do everything that I love—hiking, gardening, walking the dog—and even a few new activities like paddle boarding. I consider Kirsten and Renew an essential part of my treatment plan and would highly recommend giving this treatment a chance, particularly if nothing else has worked. Renew’s unique method of physical therapy is a game changer.”

~ Julie

My Recovery Journey – Back Pain

“As a person that has struggled with pain for my entire adult life, Renew has been a key component in helping me in my recovery. I have a lot of problems in my back that causes pain to shoot into my feet, ankles, knees and hips. The consistent treatments I have received at Renew have kept this pain to a very manageable place. I have gone months without pain and when it has flared up the time it takes to mitigate has been dramatically reduced.

The coaches have been a huge help in my recovery journey. The Renew Movement Coaches have really taken the time to understand the source of my pain. As things change the regiment has changed with it to get the best results. I feel better than I have in years and I really owe a great debt of gratitude to Renew and their coaches. My goal is to keep my functional movement so that I’m able to stay active and in shape. I also want to be able to keep up with my kids and their active lifestyles. Renew has allowed this to happen and I am grateful for their support.”

-Dan L