hip and back pain during and after pregnancy


Marnie – hip and back pain during and after pregnancy:

When I was four months pregnant, I started getting severe hip and back pain. I was as stiff as a board, no matter how much stretching I did, and I did a lot. I would get a pinched nerve near my tailbone so bad that I couldn’t lift my feet off the ground to walk. My hips felt like they were burning on fire. The mornings were the worse, when it felt like the wind got knocked out of me, my back and hips hurt so bad. I felt like I was 90 years old and there was nothing I could do about it.

I was in PT from four months pregnant until 10 months postpartum. I would feel better sometimes but it was only temporary, sometimes only half an hour, sometimes a couple of days. But nothing ever got better. Finally, a friend referred me to Tony.

Not only was Tony a kind and gentle person, he figured out what was structurally wrong with me and “fixed” it in one visit! It turns out, that during pregnancy, the hormones that let your hips open up also caused my sacrum to sort of drop down and get wedged underneath my hips and pelvis. There was no way for it to get out, until Tony and his wife teamed up and literally pulled it back out into the right place! It didn’t even hurt. I am still in shock every day that I was able to walk out of Tony’s office and not feel any pain! I will never be able to thank Tony enough for what he did for me. My life as a “90-yr old” in chronic, 24/7 pain is no longer a reality for me. I believe he works miracles!

To all the mamas out there who think that hip and back pain are just a normal part of pregnancy and giving birth, please believe me when I say, it is not normal. You can get help. You deserve to not be in so much pain!!


Emily: 34 Weeks Pregnant

I first came to Tony last Spring after visiting my chiropractor numerous times for my cramped neck and not feeling any relief. He was able to give me some tips and excercises that improved my neck pain in just a few visits. Because of my experience last spring I decided to go back a few weeks ago and have Tony work on my hip/ lower back area. I was 34 weeks pregnant and would cramp up so bad that I could hardly walk after laying down for a while. Again, it took just one visit to feel relief. I was amazed and slightly disappointed that I didn’t see Tony earlier in my pregnancy!! I had a chiropractor appointment scheduled for the following day. I knew I needed to explain that my hip felt much better after Tony’s adjustment. I asked that she wouldn’t adjust my hips so that it would stay in place. Unfortunately, she went right on and popped them like usual and undid the work that Tony and Amy had done. Thankfully I knew it could be fixed, so I came back to the Bare’s with the regret of seeing my chiropractor, and they were able to work their magic again. I love how they work together as a team and really truly want you to experience a pain free life. Thank you for all that you’ve done for me! I can’t express how greatful I am for your practice!

Running Training for Women


We are excited to offer Half Marathon training just for WOMEN!

What will training packages include?

  • weekly training email
  • 12 weeks of training with one on one attention addressing your personal needs
  • private Facebook page to connect with your coach, Amy
  • gait evaluation and shoe analysis by Dr. Tony
  • weekly coached group runs
  • nutrition and running information
  • a judgement free environment of supportive women

Cost of training package:  $100
will not include race fee

Training start date: the week of February 29th with the first group run on March 5th.

Race Information: Palmer Lake Half, May 21, 2016

Group Run Time: 8:00am
Because we live in Colorado weather will be different each week. Groups run will be held unless roads are not drivable. In the event that a group run must be canceled there will be make up opportunities. Learning to run in our environment will make us STRONGER!

Registration: please call Amy at 719.290.8429. We accept cash, check or Visa/Mastercards. Registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to a subsequent training program.

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About Dr. Tony:

Tony was raised in Mitchell, Nebraska and received his sports medicine training at the University of Wyoming. He then joined the Army and completed the Army-Baylor Masters of Physical Therapy program in 1994. In 2008 he went back to Baylor to earn his doctorate in physical therapy. Tony received his Certification in Athletic Training in 1994 and a certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2003.

Tony has worked with Olympic caliber athletes all over the world. He is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert in biomechanics of walking, running and orthotic fabrication. He is also a myofascial therapist and was recognized by the Surgeon General in 2009 as one of the best clinicians in the military. He has also completed many hours of biomechanics and running specific courses. Tony retired from the Army after 20 years as a Combat Veteran.

Tony enjoys helping patients to become pain-free and loves the challenge of helping patients who have been in pain for years or have given up hope. He has an amazing success rate with these patients! Tony also works with patients suffering from heartburn and a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms.

Tony enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Amy, 2 elementary kids, 3 teenagers and 3 dogs, biking, cooking, landscaping and enjoying his 190 gallon reef aquarium.

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About Coach Amy:

I left the professional world to prepare to be a stay at home mom in 2007. During that time I trained as a birth doula and child birth educator and worked with military families in Korea. I also gained a lot of weight in my back to back pregnancies and after my daughter was born via home birth VBAC in 2010, I felt empowered to lose the 80+ extra pounds that I found myself carrying. After the weight loss I needed a new goal and began distance running, I was hooked!

I have completed multiple full marathons and have ran 1000’s of miles in the last 5 years. I am also a fitness professional holding a national group fitness certification as well as several other specialty certifications including running training/coaching. I have worked with women for the last 7 years as both a doula/childbirth (DONA, LCCE) educator and in the fitness industry.

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