"I get up in the morning strong and pain free"
"I began suffering from lower back and hip pain about six years ago in my late 50's. The pain was so severe that I could barely move in the morning or drive for longer periods of time. About five years ago, I started going to a local gym to see if working out would help my condition. After some time working out on my own, I was not getting the relief I needed and searched for a highly educated trainer to help me. I found Zach Miller, who at the time was the Medical Fitness Specialist at a local hospital owned health club. He was a godsend!
After a movement assessment, he gave me a program that in a several months-time resulted in total pain relief.
Through working with Zach, I have gained muscle strength, flexibility, balance and improved posture.
I get up in the morning strong and pain-free and have no problems driving for longer periods of time anymore. I'm more confident in doing the things I love to do, like gardening and other hobbies.
Workouts are never boring, especially the ones Zach writes for me! They incorporate the use of my home, both inside and outside. I am very excited about the results I've received. I look forward to each weekly training session at my home! Zach has such a great compassionate personality and I am so grateful to have him as my trainer."
"After two weeks it was completely gone!"
"I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for recent advice and guidance I received from Zach Miller, Movement Specialist with FLEXability Wellness. I sought his help to prepare for spine surgery and he provided me with a program to strengthen the muscles around my neck as well as ease the after effects.
During our initial assessment I also mentioned my chronic problem with plantar fasciitis, which has restricted my activities for over 18 months. He listened to a description of my daily activities and assessed my stride / gait, then provided me with a few simple strategies he felt may address my issue. Within a week, my foot pain was minimal and after two weeks it was completely gone. I had previously seen three podiatrists and spent thousands of dollars on orthotics, injections, acupuncture and massage therapy with minimal relief. My next step would have been surgery. Thanks to his expertise, training, and desire to help I can now stand and walk normally for the first time in almost two years. Even my doctor seemed impressed at the therapeutic approach. I would highly recommend seeing Zach for these kinds of issues, especially since he will meet you safely at your home."
"In my first session I was walking almost normally."
"As a patient with Multiple Sclerosis, I have been working with Zach for about two years. I have right leg weakness due to MS, a foot drop, a leg length discrepancy, and balance problems. When I first started working with Zach, I had been through years of physical therapy and other treatments with only slight improvement. I still had a lot of difficulty moving my right leg and this greatly affected my lifestyle.
Through Zach's knowledge of muscle anatomy/physiology, his extensive training in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute, as well as his experience working with patients with many different types of deficits, Zach has done wonders correcting my gait. In fact, in my first session with Zach, the strategy he taught me improved my gait so much that I was walking almost normally. It was amazing! I was a serious fall risk and could barely walk from my car to a store before working with Zach. Now I'm walking further, traveling with my wife, and have more hope for my future lifestyle.
Zach has been using various strategies (weight training, stretching, stationary cycling, and walking with Trekking Poles) to improve my gait, strength and balance. All in the comfort and safety of my home. Zach is outstanding! He is kind, patient, understanding, and a lot of fun to work with."
"I was able to walk normally again!"
"I tore my meniscus during a game of pickle ball and had to have it surgically repaired. After physical therapy I was still struggling with my mobility and still had pain. I was referred to Zach Miller who performed a movement assessment and realized I had VERY tight muscles around my knee still. After 4 weekly sessions with Zach, where he showed me how to properly stretch, I was able to walk normally again, ride my bike, and even hike trails pain free. His ability to personalize a plan for my desired lifestyle was the things that impressed me the most. My next goal is to get back to pickle ball."
"I give ALL the credit to Zach Miller's compassionate, creative, and personalized expertise."
"I am writing to commend Zach Miller of FLEXability Wellness for outstanding service.
Last year I learned that I needed serious surgery, a triple arthrodesis, done to my deformed foot. This surgery would demand my being non-weight bearing on that leg for 72 weeks. I learned of Zach Miller's expertise as a movement specialist and personal trainer from my wife. I called Zach and arranged for specialized posture and strength training to help prepare me for the surgery and recovery of my foot.
Zach did an assessment and then set to work designing a program to prepare my body for the demand it would experience after surgery. I am stronger and more mobile overall!
I was able to follow his program strategy for several months before my surgery and now I am one week after my surgery. I am having almost no pain. I am able to use both crutches and to bend over without difficulty. I am able to take care of all my personal needs and even do some chores around the house. I cannot express how pleased I am with the ease I had transitioning being on one foot.
I give ALL the credit to Zach Miller's compassionate, creative, and personalized expertise. He was so positive, so well educated and knew precisely what I would need. He was encouraging and each time we met he had new techniques and ideas for me to progress towards my goal. He made me want to do better, and knew it would make all the difference... AND IT DID!"
"I've begun hiking again!"
"Before working with Zach, I had a high level of pain in my legs and S/I joints. My gait was off balance, I hurt with every step and it was difficult to use stairs. My condition affected every aspect of my life: everyday tasks were difficult or impossible to accomplish, traveling to visit my family was problematic, and I was missing out on activities I previously enjoyed, such as hiking. When I accompanied my grandchildren to museums and amusement parks, I rented scooters in order to join them. I was very discouraged. Traditional physical therapy helped a little, but once Covid-19 hit, I wanted to expertise at home, online, and outside.
Zach assessed my movement and abilities virtually and in my back yard. He came up with a plan to strengthen my legs, stretch, and begin walking/standing different. The result has been amazing. My gait has improved dramatically — it’s normal most of the time. The pain level has decreased so much that I often am pain free when walking short distances. I’ve begun hiking again (up to an hour, so far) while implementing the strategies and techniques Zach taught me, including proper use of walking/hiking poles. Climbing stairs is easier as well.
While I will always have issues due to increasing arthritis in my back, Zach’s custom expertise and guidance has changed my life. I am now able to return to activities that I previously had thought were impossible. Instead of resigning myself to daily pain and immobility, I am enjoying a healthier, more productive and happy life."
"I've been able to triple my distance and time walking!"
"When I was first referred to Zach Miller by my husband, I mainly saw him because he is an aquatic specialist. He guided me toward improved fitness, movement, and flexibility in the pool.
Later I hired Zach to assess my hip pain, balance, and strength when we were stuck at home during Covid-19. I wanted to walk better, longer, and with less pain without going to a gym. Zach recommended something no one else has, walking poles. He explained that with the proper use of walking poles my gait would change, I would have better balance, improved posture, and would stop irritating my hip. I've been able to triple my distance and time walking and can even walk parks, trails, and my hilly neighborhood with minimal discomfort. The stretches he showed me at home has also resulted in improved balance."
"I’m almost back to the range of motion in my shoulder!"
"I started working with Zach Miller after I completed a course of physical therapy for a knee issue. The sessions were successful and I had achieved the goals of the therapy, but I had not reached the strength and flexibility levels I had previously or desired to have for the hiking and gardening hobbies I love. I was also diagnosed with a frozen shoulder close to that time. Zach has helped me to increase my flexibility, strengthen my knee and I’m almost back to the range of motion in my shoulder that I had before.
Zach took the time to understand what my goals were and the types of activities I enjoyed and their challenges. I garden on a hilly property and hiking involves navigating hills and a variety of surfaces which stress the knees. He devised a series of exercises both at home and on trails that simulate how I use my body to do the things I enjoy. It is a truly functional approach that has greatly improved my lifestyle. I appreciate his creativity in using the equipment I already had and other items in my house and yard. It makes it easy and fun to incorporate my fitness and therapeutic exercises into my day."
"Zach was able to help me regain full flexibility in my neck and shoulders!"
"After years of acupuncture, massage therapy, and 6 months of physical therapy at a hospital, I was referred to Zach by someone I trusted. Zach listened to my extensive history, examined my routines and realized what the possible issue had been.
Zach made suggestions on pulling and stretching instead of pushing and further irritating the issue. And after years of severe pain and headaches due to the extreme tension in my muscles, Zach was able to help me regain full flexibility in my neck and shoulders by guiding my daily exercises, posture, breathing, and even the way I sleep. My energy has increased and I quickly lost 12 pounds within the first month because I could move again without pain. Now I'm back to doing the things I love to do like gardening!"
"I will once again get my life back to normal."
I am one year since three back surgeries that I had within a 12-month period. The surgeries (which culminated in an L4/L5 fusion), were a complete success, but I was in a considerable amount of chronic back pain. I could not bend over, walk or even tie my own shoelaces. I visited a Pain Management & Rehab specialist at the Christ Hospital and they recommended that I seek the help of Zach Miller.
Zach came to my home and studied my functional movements and began an immediate exercise regime for me. He recognized that my chronic pain all stemmed from a great deal of soft tissue, mobility & posture problems, that included weak atrophied muscles.
The exercises and stretches were easy to do and were greatly helped by the fact that Zach took pictures and gave me the pictures at the end of each session. I used these pictures during the between each session with Zach which helped me to understand technique and posture.
By my second session, I noticed a huge improvement with my comfort levels. By my fourth session, I can honestly say that I had extended periods that were pain free. I now understand what I need to do to continue with my rehab and know that I will once again get my life back to normal.
I cannot recommend Zach Miller enough. He is a wonderful gentleman that has an incredible gift and ability to communicate problems and resolutions. He monitors the most intricate of movements where a tiny adjustment is the difference between discomfort and full pain free ability.