WHY RETRAIN BACK PAIN?
If you’re the type of person that prefers trying holistic, non-toxic protocols before taking prescription drugs and considering surgery then you’re in the right place.
Retrain Back Pain® empowers you to identify and better manage the circumstances which worsen your symptoms and it will provide you with a effective tools from many disciplines so that you can get back to moving confidently and living your life.
This program was created from from my own driving need to find a better way to think, eat, move and deal with recurring back pain. Retrain Back Pain® is the confluence of over 20 years of continuing education with a variety of healing modalities and it incorporates best practices from some of the greatest movement mavens, doctors and nutritionists from around the world.
I’m wise, witty, fun, fearless and almost fifty. I’m a dedicated wife, a loving mother and a loyal friend.
I bike, I lift weights, I roll on balls, I snowboard and I'm also an excellent plant-strong cook. Whenever possible, I try to get to the beach or as close to the water as possible.
I am a voracious non-discriminatory student of “that which heals”. This ensures that I’m always learning and improving, neither complacent nor attached to the knowledge or the ways that I already hold as true.
I am honored and delighted to be celebrated as “a teacher of teachers” to my fellow colleagues.
Everyone has a story about how or why their back pain came about. This lens through which we see our dis-ease is important and sometimes it offers insight as to our best way out.
Keeping it short and sweet, my own story sounds like this: I worked very hard for ten years in a high-stress corporate job, switched to teaching yoga, lost both my parents, lost strength, got too flexible, got married, became a nutrition counselor and health coach, got pregnant, hurt my back, got pissed off at feeling so disempowered and lame, discovered Yoga Tune Up Fitness®, then NeuroKinetic Therapy, the McGill "BackFit Pro" Method then Retrain Back Pain®.
I was diagnosed with three degenerated discs, L4 and L5 herniations, two scolioses, and a grade 1-2 spondylolisthesis. The professionals I saw all had vastly different opinions on my situation and very few of them provided me with any hope of recovery or tools with which I could begin to help myself.
What didn't show up on the radiology report and what none of the doctors, therapists or clinicians told me is that I also had three endplate fractures, significant facet joint inflammation and right-side sacroiliac joint compression. Despite not being part of my diagnosis, these conditions were actually why I was experiencing pain that would not go away. Although I am not a trained radiologist, these conditions are not difficult to see on my images. Radiologists just aren't trained to look for such subtle pathologies, most are looking for the the most common culprits for low back pain.
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These days I almost never feel back pain. I move well, I move often and I move freely, without hesitation, with strength and confidence. I swim, bike, deadlift, dance, practice yoga, and yes, I even do housework (as little as I can get away with!)
My clients report feeling 30-75% better within the first three to five sessions.
If they don't, I refer them out to other qualified professionals who may be able to help them better than I can. I have an amazing referral network!
I want to share everything I know so you can feel like yourself again.
That’s my mission: “Empower. Every. Body.”
"NO MORE BACK PAIN! I've waited a long time to find a professional (bodyworker, therapist, yogi, trainer) like Dinneen! I started working with Dinneen for my back pain, but we didn't start on my back, she started at my fallen arches, then we worked on the valgus knees and now we're unwinding some crazy sacroiliac dysfunctions. Even the back "work" that we've done is unlike anything I've done in 6 years in and out of physical therapy. I feel like a whole new person. I am much more aware of how I move, sit, stand and run. Yes, I am running again! Dinneen is very experienced, very professional, and very easy to work with. Her understanding of anatomy informs her keen eye in assessing dysfunctional movement patterns and restoring movement is an organic and ingenious way."
Non-Profit Executive Director–NYC
I am not a doctor. I do not claim to be a doctor. If you are in grave pain or having difficulty breathing, call your doctor or go to an urgent care facility immediately.