Hobby homesteader, Marc Aquila first came in to Cioffredi & Associates after injuring his hip. The pain was interfering with all the random hundred things he wanted to do: skiing, skating, chopping down trees, building a bridge, carrying bags of feed to his pigs and chickens… After making steady progress working with Megan Osanitsch, PT to resolve the pain, he transitioned from Rehab to a Performance PT program so he could focus on maintaining his active lifestyle with intermittent tune-ups.
“My work here [with the Performance PT program] is preventative for sure, but there’s also this strength training piece. Look, I’m not trying to win a bodybuilding competition. I don’t even like going to the gym. I just want to keep being able to carry 50 pound bags of feed without worrying about it… and if I need to spend a day chain sawing, not worry about it. I could do that when I was 20, but now I’m 47. I’ll get injured doing something stupid like dragging logs. Working with Meg makes it easier with less pain.”
“Now I get up most days and spend like 5 or 10 minutes doing my exercises… But life happens and some days, or weeks, are better than others. So I have my appointments with Meg scheduled out on my calendar as a sort of catch all. See, this isn’t a gym. I like to say that Megan’s my trainer that knows I’m fragile!”
“I come in and wherever I’m at, whatever I need, we do… And that’s why I’m here. I just want to do these things as long as I can.”
This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 Cioffredi & Associates Newsletter. Read more here: