I have been working with Elaine for the past few months. I had lower back pain for many years. I am an avid rower and have found through various injuries and getting older, that the back pain was interrupting my daily life. I couldn't sleep, couldn't walk longer than 30 minutes without having to sit down, and felt helpless. I had tried going to a chiropractor, massage therapist, and physical therapist. All would give some temporary relief, but it wasn't sustainable. By relaxing and learning simple leg stretches I started to understand my body more and more specifically how connected my lower back pain was with my tight calves. I am continuing to learn additional methods to increase my mobility, endurance, and recovery after exercising. I have since been sleeping better, rowing with out feeling like I'll pull my back out, and actively being engaged into my well being than I had ever understood before. Sometimes we just cannot see the obvious; it takes someone like Elaine who can give us a different perspective and therefore part of our life back.