Project DNA - From Pain To Peak Performance
Pain to me is exciting. Yes you read that correctly, but before you think I’m crazy let me ask you this one question: Would you like to go see someone who is excited about finding out where your pain is coming from, and how he can help you, or would you like to go to someone who seems confused about your pain, and maybe even afraid to treat you? That is what I experience for nearly 16 years as I bounced from practitioner to practitioner as they tried to help take my knee pain away. Every single doctor, therapist and athletic trainer tried their absolute best to fix me yet my results were less than minimal. So what gives? Why is this world of pain so confusing to most therapists? My belief is that it’s not their fault because they are taught outdated methods. The world of pain elimination is advancing so quickly nowadays that even though shots, pills, and robotic surgery seem cutting edge, they are largely not needed when it comes to joint pain.
If you’re in pain I’m letting you know that I have a solution to you. I have solutions for you because I found all of these solutions for myself. I have beat my body up over the past 40 years of my life and I used to just deal with the pain same as everyone else. Now I find the source of the pain and eliminate it. If I have a movement fault I fix it. If I need to get a new pair of shoes for a specific sport I get them. The bottom line I’m getting at here is you do not have to train with pain, and you surely do not have to live with pain!
I don’t care if you have been experiencing pain for 3 days, 3 months, or 20 years. I will say it again, “I have a solution for you!” If you would like to know more about how I can help you, please set up a call with me below at your earliest convenience.
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Clicking the button to the right will take you to my calendar to set up a call with me. Please also see the testimonials below of people just like you!
I've had issues with my knee after I underwent knee surgery that made me over compensate with different parts of my body causing me pain when I worked out. Reading The Knee Pain Bible was a godsend! The exercises were a bit painful but it worked and best of all I did not have to take any medicine, which is what I like best. Thank you very much Chris I'm very happy with your guidance and treatment relating to my injury! Nico S. I have been suffering from back pain for years. After numerous visits to the chiropractor I have accepted the fact that I will have to live with the pain for the rest of my life. After reading The Back Pain Bible a miracle happened. The pain went away and my posture improved. I am so happy I had my teenage daughter, a swimmer who also suffers from back pain, do the mobility exercises and they solved all of her issues in a couple of weeks!
I am getting ready to celebrate my 53rd birthday. Chris has patiently helped me get stronger and has healed me of several long-term injuries with private mobility sessions. One year ago I had a very a painful and messed up hamstring, pain in my hip, and painful knees and thighs. This year I am pain-free! Also an unexpected benefit is the loss of about 95 percent of the cellulite on my thighs. Not only does the mobility work take away your pain, but it also makes you look and feel younger. Thank you Chris!
I want to thank Coach Chris for everything he has done and everything he has taught me to improve my overall health during the last year! One year ago, I was 20 lbs. heavier, I could not stand up straight, I had lived with chronic lower back pain for 20 years, I had pain when I tried to lift my left arm over my head, my knees hurt when I bent them, and I could not run without straining my hamstrings. Through his patient coaching, nutritional education, and individualized mobility training sessions, I can now stand up straight, my back has not hurt for over 10 months, I can lift my arms over my head, I can bend my knees without pain, my hamstrings feel better than they have for 20 years, I am stronger each week, I can do multiple pull-ups (I could not do one a year ago) and I have more energy than I have had since I was in college (over 30 years ago). God bless you Chris.
I was having a lot of pain in my right shoulder and I was told to go see Chris. After one session with him I was able to compete in my team CrossFit competition with no pain at all. I was amazed, yet not convinced. I was doing PVC pass throughs, and certain stretches that I know irritate it, yet several days later the pain was still not coming back. I forgot what being pain free feels like in that shoulder, but I certainly don't miss it!
I can not even explain how grateful I am for what Chris has done, he is a true miracle worker! If it wasn't for him, I'd be stuck with my old problems when weightlifting. For me to feel good, I need to lift heavy weights, and for past few years I could feel something was wrong with my body, yet nobody could help me. After the first session with Chris he immediately found that my glutes were locked up and not firing correctly. Since utilizing his mobility sessions I have drastically reduced pain in my back and I finally feel like I'm on the right path!
l'll open my review by saying that I see Coach CK on a weekly basis for his expertise in treatment of both musculoskeletal injuries and biomechanical function deficiencies. I will also point out that I drive 60 miles round trip to do so, and given the choice between the knee pain I've had for the past ten years or the unbelievably positive outcomes we have achieved, the choice is a no-brainer. His incorporation of modalities such as soft tissue release, bio-mechanics, and strength exercises has yielded overwhelmingly positive results where physical therapy, massage, injections and orthopedic surgeons have repeatedly (and disappointingly) failed. While I see Coach CK by appointment I have been around enough to observe the personal interest he takes in his members' performance, well being, technique and safety. I don't feel five stars is quite enough but since it was all I could put Ill go with that! If your looking to try crossfit for the first time, or looking for someone to correctly diagnose where your pain is coming from, you are definitely in good hands with Chris!
I have worked with Coach CK the last month and can not understate how profound his support has been in helping me improve my mobility. He has enthusiastically shared his knowledge of the human body and its workings, and has helped me to be a better advocate for my health and wellness. I consider him a great guide and now a friend and have recommended others to seek his help. His knowledge of the body has been a blessing and has inspired me to take a more active and responsible approach to my wellness. Thank you Coach CK. Bless.
I have been suffering from back pain for years. After numerous visits to the chiropractor I have accepted the fact that I will have to live with the pain for the rest of my life. Once I started working with Chris (head coach and founder) a miracle happened. The pain went away and my posture improved. I am so happy I signed up my teenage daughter, a swimmer who also suffers from back pain, Chris’ mobility class solved all issues in a couple of weeks.
I want to let you all know that I have had the good fortune of having Chris help me with my mobility. I've had issues with my knee after I underwent knee surgery that made me over or under compensate with different parts of my body causing me pain when I worked out I was aware that Chris knew how to work on the body, asked him to do a few sessions of mobility with me, I have to tell you it was a god send it was a bit painful but it worked and best of all I did not have to take any medicine which is what I like best. I am very happy and pleased to go work out with someone that really know his trade and that also can help you if you get hurt. Thank you very much Chris I'm very happy with your guidance and treatment relating to my injury. I have and will continue to recommend you to all for the mobility work!
Over the past 6 years I have had chronic neck and shoulder pain. This pain has limited my progress in the gym and comfort of life. I have had many nights where I lay awake in which most of these nights end with me sleeping on the living room floor. 7 weeks ago I had an injury leaving me unable to sleep, work out and study (For my physical therapy board). It was suggested to me that I work with Chris. Living in Columbus, Ohio I knew it would be a commitment to coming and getting treatment. After talking with Chris over the phone and realizing I had no other options I decided to come down and get treatment. After just two days I slept through the night for the first time in two months. After 5 days I was able to be pain free. Chris left me with an abundance of information on how I can maintain my new muscular positions with mobilization techniques and strengthening exercises. Chris’s number one concern was for me to get healthy during my time with him. I am very thankful for Chris because without these treatments I don’t know where I would be.
"If we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less." - James Baldwin. It’s not difficult to extol Chris’ virtues as a coach, a teacher and a friend, they are obvious the minute you begin working with him. It’s even easier to enjoy the benefits of his mobilization work. In my life, I've tried different exercise routines, though much of my day has been spent sitting, which resulted injuries, probably as a combination of both. I learned to tolerate pain and physical limitations, accepting them as inevitable. I suffered pain in my arm so severe it often woke me at night. I turned to Chris, who quickly found the source of the pain, eliminated it within 3 sessions, and taught me all I needed to do to avoid its recurrence. Every time I feel a limit to my mobility, any pain, tightness or decreased strength I turn to Chris. He is a genius at finding the source of any stubborn injury or pain, and I am grateful for the valuable lessons he teaches me so that I can understand myself and my body better, and damage myself less!
What do you do when you slip on a pool deck, hurt yourself...but don't break anything? You pop 2 Advils & Fogetaboutit! That's what I did, and each time that same side hurt when I lifted, carried, pushed, typed, held, talked, lived...I couldn't remember what caused the pain....until Chris Kidawski reminded me. A few minutes of questioning and intense tissue manipulation was all it took to bring back the visual memory of my sloppy fall 2 years before! As with all therapy, Chris can guarantee to drudge up your sedentary past, your athletic fails, your overexertion, your dietary failures , your incorrect walk, posture and injuries. What's amazing, is that he will do that with just with his incredible knowledge and professionalism. Now, although Chris seems to solve the impossible, don't go to him expecting a fortune teller. Yes, he will wholeheartedly give you the tools and instructions to construct your own fate. A few Kidawski sessions later, I haven't forgotten the fall, but I just can't remember the pain! Chris took it away, and reminded me to be conscious of my body's movements, pains, messages and to heed any discomfort as a call to Mobilize, Mobilize, Mobilize & Mobilize! A good friend once told me that the greatest compliment is a referral....I have been complimenting Chris ever since!