Late in 2012, after several years of lower back pain and weakness following a ruptured disc, my doctor advised that I engage in PT sessions to increase strength and reduce pain and limitations to my lifestyle caused by that pain. She specifically recommended Jamie. I began weekly sessions with Jamie in May 2013, working to increase core strength and flexibility of movement. By September 2013 I was able to run 10km Bridge To Brisbane. (Ok, jog, not run. Most of it.) It had been quite a few years since I had been capable of jogging, and it was great having renewed confidence in my body’s ability to undertake the challenge successfully, knowing that the strengthening routines I had been learning were protecting of my back. I am distinctly aware of the improved muscle tone in my abdomen. In addition, I am now very conscious of the way I use my body and engage muscles to safely lift items and to change posture, eg. from sitting to standing. I have recently started casual cycling again (it used to be too difficult to lean forward for periods of time) and am looking forward to putting my just-purchased kayak to good use, something that was unthinkable two years ago. Thanks Jamie.