While working in NYC on a launch, I was incapacitated by intense lower back pain. The pain was so intense I thought I was going to have to cut my trip short to return to Spain for medical attention, fearing I needed surgery. I was amazed when I saw Lara; in less than 40 minutes I could bend and move normally again without any pain. I am so grateful - I have no idea how she did this so quickly when I felt ready for the hospital!
A week before the New York City Marathon, my right knee hurt constantly. After a long run, my leg would go numb and my right hip would hurt. After waking each morning, it would take four or five hours before I could walk normally. When I told Lara that I was going to run the marathon, she insisted on helping me. She worked with me for about an hour and a half. When she was finished, my knee pain was gone, and the numbness had disappeared. I ran the marathon completely pain-free.
I thought I didn’t have a choice but to have surgery, since I was no longer willing to live in pain. The morning of my second opinion I went to see Lara; she was able to quickly assess the muscular compensations and the emotional stress driving my pain. Just three sessions later, I was pain free, had my flexibility back, and had a new outlook and life direction as well!
While playing ball in high school, I fractured one of my lumbar vertebrae. Pain prohibited me from running and from playing basketball or golf. I had been seeing a chiropractor for three years and had received minimal relief. After four sessions with Lara, I started playing hoops again, driving to and from the Hamptons weekly, golfing frequently, and began to run long distances again!
A few years before the end of my major-league baseball career, I was diagnosed with a ruptured disk. Unbearable pain finalized the need for an operation. The surgery was a success, but I never fully recovered. Pain was a constant factor and I had flexibility limitations that kept me from being able to bend at the waist. A decade of frustration was erased after just two sessions with Lara Riggio produced incredible results. The day after my first session, I woke up without pain for the first time in over twenty years.
Lara is a deeply caring person who will not quit until she has found just what works for you. Thanks to her tremendous knowledge of various techniques, I have found relief with injuries and physical limitations that keep me from doing the things I love to do. After wasting tons of time and money going to doctor after doctor without receiving much relief, I found Lara, who always gets to the root of the issue and fixes things quickly
When I found Lara, I was not walking, no longer working, and my physical and emotional state was in bad shape. Lara helped me stay positive while we rebuilt my body. With a clear mind, an open heart, and an energized body, I found my way back to the stage in Hair on the West End in London. There is no one like her who does what she does, and I am eternally grateful for her guidance!