I often get asked, “Do you have experience training people with [insert condition]?” So I figured I’d throw up a page with a running list of the conditions I have trained people with, through, or helped to alleviate in some capacity.

For more info on my personal ailment experience, check out My list of injuries with some stories to go along. 

This isn’t exhaustive but is a good start:

  • ACL surgery
  • Any and all kinds of shoulder pain (from ache to full blown tears to replacements)
  • Any and all kinds of knee pain (from aches to knee replacement)
  • Any and all kinds of lower back pain (from aches to disc herniations)
  • Anteverted hips
  • Asthma
  • Bone grafts
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer (Brain, breast, lung, etc.)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
  • Elbow Pain (Medial and Lateral i.e. Golfer’s and Tennis)
  • Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome (type of hip pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Low bone density
  • Lower Leg Amputee
  • Medial elbow pain
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia
  • One Functioning Eye
  • Retroverted hips
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis (cervical and lumbar)
  • Stroke victims
  • Swine Flu
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Vertigo
  • Winging scapula
12 Responses “Experience” →

  1. Lahoma Hock

    August 8, 2012

    When it comes to hip pain, the best thing you can do about it is just take some pain medication and also do a very light cardio. ;:”*’

    Thanks again

    • I removed the link you inserted from your comment.

      Please don’t only use the site to pimp a product.

  2. Thank you for the info. I learned a lot! MM


  3. Barbara c

    February 1, 2013

    Thanks for your help. I have a rod in my left leg. It is ten months old. I am seventy. Your IT exercise has helped a lot. I only found it this week. So thanks a lot.

    • Hey Barbara,

      I’m glad to hear the stretch helped. And thank you very much for the donation, I really appreciate it!

      Let me know if there’s anything else I could help you with.



  4. Barbara Carter

    February 1, 2013

    Actually almost seventy-two. Time kind of stopped with this rod.

  5. I am 43 and recently had L/R hip resurfacing (posterior approach) . Left in June 2013 and right in July. Currently, I am unable to jog or run and am really interested in doing so.

    My PT said that my IT band needed to be stretched and that it was preventing me from raising my knee anywhere close to 90 degrees. She also mentioned that my gluteus needed to be activated/strengthened. I trust her immensely but would like to verify that I’m doing all that I can to reach my goal.

    I’m interested in trying your IT exercise, hoping that it will supplement the PT work.

    Question: considering the recent hip surgeries, are there any precautions that I should take before trying your stretch? Do you think it could possibly help me?

    Misther-D (with a lisp)

    • Misther-D,

      In general, I do not use that stretch (I assume you mean the Supine Hip Extension) in people with hip issues.

      If you want a comprehensive look at loosening the IT Band I have a resource here: http://b-reddy.org/2013/08/20/6-exercises-to-loosen-the-it-band/

      If you want to know the rationale behind not putting the hip into extension check out the “Hip Pain” category. There’s a good amount there.

      From the info you relayed, it sounds like you especially need more hip flexion, not hip extension, which is typical in hip ailments.

      Hope that helps,


  6. I am 5 months post Acl hamstring reconstruction. I agree with other posts you must do the physio it is a lot of work but it helps with recovery. I therefore disagree with the previous post that said if you don’t get the results you haven’t done the work. I have done EXACTLY as instructed by my physio, exercised EVERY Day since my op but due to regular swelling am progressing slightly slower than average. It’s just one of those things not lack of effort on my part.

  7. dr b-
    i think your website is awesome and it has been very helpful as i to try and put together a workout for all the problems i have.
    one thing i notice is that you havent mentioned hammertoes (unless maybe i missed it somewhere). i am of the opinion that they must be caused by something that needs to be stretched. the question is what. i have a small set of exercises that i found but i dont think they are hitting the worst of the problem. where does it originate?

    my right foot is the worst, and the first of the small toes is apparently rigid in the clawfoot position, and there is a huge V-shaped gap between it and the next small toe. the last three toes are curved in a backwards C position, nearly lying on their sides. the last little toe also has a huge amount of scar tissue or something that looks like a big callous (but it is soft, though insensitive) and makes the toe about twice the size in thickness of the corresponding toe on the left foot. (well i know exercise wont help that, i just mentioned it so you can imagine what a problem i have when it comes to footwear.

    additionally, my right foot tends to point outwards even when i think it is straight in a forward position. the it band has been the focus of most of my work since my right side is shrunken.

    i would be interested to know your thoughts on hammertoes and what you believe is the best treatment for them. most of what i have found from other resources and from doctors i have seen has been useless, and in fact has done more harm than good.
    lastly i am 70 years old and definitely have osteoarthritis issues.
    at a glance, any advice for me?

    also, if possible i would really appreciate a post on hammertoes, which i think has a lot of potential for information that would help a lot of people.


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