This is a picture of me holding my son at the zoo. Something that would have been very hard and painful to do during the height of my spondy pain.
My spondy battle started when I was a teenager and I was first diagnosed with a “spondy” (short for spondylolisthesis or spondylolysis) after severe back pain forced me to visit a doctor.
I quickly found out just how frustrating having a spondy can be. Like you, I was frustrated, in constant pain, and always searching for answers.
There was no one or place to go for answers to my questions. My doctors provided little information and spent little time providing me with answers. To make things worse I experienced multiple failed rehab visits using various methods over the years.
It was not until I started to learn about this condition and my body that I started to move and feel better. I read books, researched rehab methods, and majored in exercise science in college with the goal of learning about the human body and helping others in mind.
I spent over 10 years in the field of strength and conditioning. I was able to apply what I was learning to my own situation and slowly but surely move and feel better. Along the way, I also worked with and helped several that suffered from spondy’s. From teenage athletes to middle age office workers I quickly realized how everybody had the same questions and problems I had about spondy’s.
There was simply nowhere for people to go for answers and quality information. And even worse, people had no clue how to move and feel better. They only knew what little information they heard from their doctor or what they stumbled across in websites.
So I partnered up with someone who provided me with a ton of help in my recovery process and we created a site dedicated for those with spondylolisthesis and spondylolysis.
The goal of SpondyInfo.com is simple….
To inform, educate and help those who have been frustrated, confused and affected by this condition. To do this I am going to share with you what I have learned along with various other tidbits of spondy info. that may give you what you need to move and feel better.
Our site is more than just a list of spondylolisthesis exercises or stretches that may or may not help you. To move and feel better from your spondy you have to understand YOUR body and YOUR specific spondy situation.
Simply performing one or two stretches or exercises will not improve your condition long term. It takes much more than that.
I encourage and welcome you to click through our site and learn about your condition and ways you can go about improving how you move and feel.
The best and most simplistic way to do so is by SIGNING UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND FREE EBOOK – “3 Things Every Spondy Patient Needs To Know“. Our Newsletter will keep you updated with the latest blog posts, spondy news and information. And our Ebook is a great resource that explains three things that every spondy patients need to know, but most do not.
You can also visit our BLOG which is full of spondy specific content, my personal stories, exercises, stretches, and much, much more.
To further help you we constructed a very useful SPONDY TOOLBOX. This toolbox is full of helpful spondy resources, books, information and other “tools” that can aid you in your spondy battle.
Most importantly, along the way be interactive with us and other spondy patients, the more questions you ask, the more you and others will learn from your questions. After reading any of our hundreds of blog posts, simply ask your questions in the comment section below each post and we will quickly get back to you.
Before you begin searching our site, let me offer you one more helpful tip:
The one thing that will help you the most in your recovery is improving your education of YOUR body and YOUR specific spondy situation. We have a ton of articles, videos, and links that will help you do so. I encourage you to change your thought process away from looking for that one exercise or stretch that might help you and instead, focus on the big picture. Every spondy situation is different and you need to improve your overall knowledge and improve your overall movement to provide yourself with the best chances of improving how you move and feel.
Best of all feel free to reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have. We are always here to answer your questions.
I hope you enjoy the site,
Justin Adkins ,FMS, USAW
Co-Founder of Spondyinfo.com