Six years ago, a yoga-related cervical herniated disc changed my life. On and off bouts with debilitating neck pain left me often laid out in bed with little ability to do even regular activities, like sitting through dinner at a restaurant. Two years ago, I could barely walk from debilitating neck pain and had to quit my job. Today, I feel amazing, fully functional, about to be on my feet for 10 hours cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and I could not be happier. I have the amazing ladies at Pilates Done Differently – rehabilitative pilates extraordinaire Caitlin Kolb, the expert restorative and rehabilitative yoga instructor Leigh Ferrara to thank, along with my incredible physical therapist. I was weeks away from getting spinal fusion surgery, that probably would not have changed my pain levels, and I was immensely frustrated at the lack of help from the most advanced specialists – steroid injections, pain meds, even a trial with botox injections was all just a bandaid. Instead, daily dedication and commitment to the extraordinary work at Pilates Done Differently has led to the best I’ve felt in years. My spine health is not something I take for granted, and the amazing thing is that I keep getting better, well on my way to resuming normal athletic activities like running and biking. I now feel so strong, confident, and powerful, now that I was able to change the course of my life with Pilates Done Differently by my side. If you or anyone you know is struggling with chronic injuries or chronic pain, especially neck or back pain from a spine injury, Pilates Done Differently has got your back! Thank you so much Caitlin Kolb and Leigh Ferrara– you guys are the most talented, incredible, and passionate healers, and I’m so thankful for you today.