Delos Spotlight: Michael Flowers

Delos Spotlight: Michael Flowers

December 18, 2017|By admin|No Comments »
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Delos Therapy has some amazing clients with extraordinary stories and we want to take the time to share their success with our therapy. Meet Michael, a sand volleyball player suffering from shoulder pain. Read his interview to find out his amazing transformation since starting Delos.

How did you hear about Delos?

MF: I learned about Delos through one of the therapists, Marc. I had been taking hot yoga classes at a studio and met him there. Marc told me all about a new therapy he was doing called Delos Therapy and recommended I come see him for my shoulder.

What issues brought you to Delos?

MF: The main issue I had was my right shoulder and secondary was my left calf. Both of these are classic injuries for sand volleyball players and most of the time they lead to surgery. My goal was to avoid this at all costs, but the pain was starting to affect my performance, especially during tournaments. Even if I pushed through the pain, it became a mental block. Instead of focusing on playing the game, I always had these issues on my mind and the constant worry ultimately pushed me to try Delos.

What types of treatments did you try before coming to Delos?

MF: Everything! Massage, chiropractor, yoga, foam rolling, lacrosse ball, ibuprofen…the list goes on. Each had their moments of temporary relief, but nothing gave me the lasting results I was searching for.

What improvements have you made since starting Delos Therapy?

MF: Delos has been amazing! Since starting therapy, I’ve gained longevity during play and my mental game has completely changed. Tournaments can last for hours and before Delos, my shoulder would give out by game three. Now, I’m making it into game six before I even think about it. My strength has improved too. I’m playing better overall because the fear of damaging my shoulder beyond repair is gone. I have the confidence to really use my body again and can put all my effort into each game. A long-term goal of mine is to become an AVP beach volleyball pro (maybe even Olympic level!) and Delos is what will keep my shoulder healthy to get there.

What would you say to someone who hasn’t tried Delos Therapy?

MF: I’ve talked to several athletes about my journey with Delos and I tell them all its 100 percent worth the investment. Delos isn’t like any of the other modalities I tried because my Delos therapist has found the source of my pain and is resolving it.  With athletes, time is money, and it’s imperative that we are able to use our bodies. Delos has a strict structure that is both time and cost conscious and the solution is effective. An added bonus is the staff. Several therapists are athletes or high-level performers, which helps them better understand the client’s needs. My recommendation – come to Delos before you waste effort elsewhere, or worse, have to resort to surgery.

Tell us something unique about you.

MF: As you may have guessed, I’m a sand volleyball player. In my time away from the sport, I’m a special education teacher and entrepreneur. Of course my company revolves around sand volleyball – Progression Volleyball Consulting. I love working with kids and helping them achieve their athletic and academic goals.

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