TL;DR Darice has really really helped my shoulder when others could not. I highly recommend her if you are having chronic pain issues. She goes exceedingly well with CrossFit :)
Last May or June I started to have A LOT of trouble with my left shoulder to the point where I had trouble lifting my arm over my shoulder. I went to my primary care doctor and he gave me a shot of cortisone… which did nothing. Next I tried going to a local orthopedic who ordered an MRI and when the results came back, he didn’t have much to say. He sent me to physical therapy, but they just kind of looked at me and didn’t know how to help me even though I was really in a lot of pain.
In August 2011 I started doing CrossFit in spite of my shoulder really bothering me. I was tired of waiting and not getting any answers so I pushed through it. The gym I go to, CrossFit KOP, has a relationship with an Active Release Therapist so I decided to go there for a while. I went 2-3 times a week for 3-4 weeks but it wasn’t getting any better. At this point my shoulder problem was getting a bit expensive since the AR therapist didn’t accept my insurance. I decided to stop going.
All through this Darice was commenting on Facebook that she thought she could help me but I was hesitant because I thought “If the doctors can’t help, how can she?" and I had already spent a lot of money on my shoulder already.
Well, eventually I went and after one time my shoulder felt about 45% better and after two more visits was about 90% better. We’ve somewhat determined that my shoulder issues are related to my previously broken (and still bent out of shape) collarbone and may never be 100%, but it is way better!
I am SUPER thankful for what Darice has done. My CrossFit experience became way more enjoyable and I continue to go to her every two weeks to help keep my body working well even though it really doesn’t want to.
I am so confident in her abilities that if you are unsure whether you should go, I am willing to pay for your first visit and you pay me back only if you think it was worth it. I bet I’ll get my money back :)