COVAL Fam Success Story: Jon
I came to Coval Fitness in February 2018 after having ACL and meniscus surgery the June before.
For me, this was the latest in a long line of both acute and chronic sports-related injuries. After months of slow progress at physical therapy, I had grown frustrated by their approaches to my rehab.
I needed someone who could take a holistic approach to my rehab in order to progress my recovery, put an end to my growing injury history, and get me back to basketball and hiking.
When I arrived at Coval for my initial assessment, I had been dealing with hip impingement issues on top of my knee rehab, and I wasn't even able to get into a squat or hinge position. After assessing my movement patterns, strengths, and weaknesses, Mike provided me a few corrective exercises. The next day I was back in the gym working on deadlift and squat patterns with a trainer. This was the theme of my time at Coval. An ache or pain from my knee surgery or a previous injury would pop up during my training. Instead of stopping entirely, Mike and his team would work with me to find a solution whether it be a reset, different exercise, or a new coaching cue. Their depth of knowledge, experience, and attention to detail always impressed me and helped keep me moving towards my goals. As a result, I've been able to go on multiple hiking trips including summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer and work my way back into basketball.
If there is any question about whether Coval is worth the price, I think I can put that to rest by saying I lived in downtown Detroit and willingly drove every week, in traffic, to Ann Arbor to go to the gym. If you are on the fence, give it a try - you'll be glad you did.