My whole life I was used to being active and I even finished 5 Two Ocean Marathons, and one Comrades Marathon.
However, lower back pain was a part of my daily living. On 8 October 2007, I was hospitalised due to pain and diagnosed with L4/5 disc degeneration. I was unable to stand and walk upright.
On the 10th of December 2007, I was operated and received an L4/5 disc replacement.
Eventually, the scar tissue from this operation caused a lack of mobility, and a whole different list of injuries developed. I especially struggled with the alignment of my hips.
I was one of Lené’s first MAP clients and could really find the MAP Movement classes improving my mobility and spinal rotation.
Since starting MAP Movement classes, I developed a new life motto:
“Just keep moving and breathe….”.
With all the self-myofascial releasing and empowering skills I was taught in MAP, I needed Physiotherapy treatment less and less.
Today I am a competitive race walker and completed the Camino de Santiago in 2019 with my husband, PAIN-FREE!
John Wooden has this saying:
“If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward”
MAP Movement: Move whenever you can. Move before you can’t!
– Minki Fourie