I first began to suffer from lower back pain about 15 years ago when i was in my early 20's. As anyone who has suffered back pain will know, i was pretty worried. Back pain is so debilitating because it's part of your core, which is central to movement. I visited a chiropractor and got some relief but was still left with a nagging ache. It was then that i stumbled upon yoga which set me on a path of discovery taking me up to the present day. While i found yoga a great tool in becoming familiar with my body, i was now curious about what else was out there that i wasn't aware of. I went on to try other forms of yoga, practice tai chi and other martial arts. I also studied seiki, shiatsu, acupuncture, massage, and neuromuscular physical therapy. My own pain was no longer an issue, i was now interested in learning about the body from both an eastern and western point of view. That's not to say that i haven't had a reoccurrence of back pain, i have, and and many other sports injuries but they've never been as daunting as that first time in my early 20's. I've been involved in many sports and i like to push myself hard. I've picked up injuries from football, surfing, body boarding, triathlons, and martial arts. While injuries are never welcome they're also a challenge and an opportunity to learn about our bodies. I'm lucky that I've found several therapists who share my passion and enjoy sharing their knowledge.