My PT with Sara Huizenga has been life-changing! I’d always been athletic, but work, kids, and reaching my mid-40’s, had slowed me way down, and old and new injuries and chronic pain had become real obstacles. Things I had once “played through” were keeping me from exercising at all. When I tried to take up golf again last year, after some years away, thinking it a gentler way to get outside and get some exercise, I sprained a rib and had disc mobility and swelling and acute back pain. For the first time in my life, I sought physical therapy. Sara had a great reputation among my circle of colleagues and friends. She addressed, quickly and effectively, the acute problems. But perhaps more importantly, she has shown me how my present problems implicated longstanding dysfunction: old injuries and chronic pain in my shoulder and back, problems with my stride and posture, even tension and tightness in my head, neck, and jaw. Her deep knowledge of the body, and her ability to follow symptoms to root causes, has been astounding. She has developed a great exercise and stretching program for me, one that has evolved to address all of these areas, and we have worked on all of them in PT sessions with great results. Even as a once accomplished athlete, I have learned many things about how my body works, and how it can work better, that are allowing me to renew my exercise and training (and golf) — with a hopefulness I haven’t had in years.