An honest review from a genuine person!
Retail Manager - permanent sciatica sufferer.
I have been a patient of Tim’s for the past 5 years and have suffered with sciatica for as
long as I can remember. Now, I will freely admit that Tim really did help my back and the
pain, but I can’t spend my entire life at the osteopaths I have a life too. So after a few weeks
where I couldn’t make the appointments as I was on holiday, my store needed me and the
dog was sick, I decided that I needed something that can help me some more than my
irregular appointments. That was when Tim suggested The Back Baller.
So that night I went home after another day of being on my feet, rearranging stock and
driving my 45 minute commute, I decided I had to read about it. Now my research was
definitely interesting, it is used by Tottenham Football club, The New York Giants and many
others. But I must admit that it looked a little complicated and did I really need another
something in my life that is just going to collect dust in the corner. However, after reading
about people that say it has helped their lower back pain, and claimed that it was like have a physio at home I decided I had to give it a go.
I was surprisingly excited when it arrived and being the girly girl that I am was delighted to see that the pink version was as bright as I wanted (it’s the little things). As I unpacked it
I noticed that it was all very well packaged and was a lot lighter than I had expected. I
quickly read all the instructions as I was eager to get started. I am 5’5” so I needed to
use the 2 inside slots and made sure I understood how to set it all up, which again was very
easy, it was quickly becoming less complicated and intimidating already. I then started
reading the leaflet. The Baller Programme is a key focus at this point, now as someone that
has suffered with sciatica for many years I am fully aware where most of my pain is; my lower
back, my glute and my hamstrings. The Baller programme has 10 exercises on it that help
all parts of the body and I was very much interested on the parts that actually cause me
pain. However I remember that Tim had told me to make sure that I did all of the
exercises and so had what I read online.
So there I was with the dog asleep in his basket, dinner in the oven and Emmerdale on in
the background. I felt very relaxed and ready to begin, the first exercise was the ‘back’
which basically was me laying on the roller with my knees bent pushing backwards and
forwards - in a rolling motion, which as a doubter made me think this was a very basic
exercise. Now again being full of surprises it genuinely felt pretty good. So I continued for
the full minute, online it had kept talking about deep trigger point pressure and I was
unsure what they had meant. However now I understood which was a fantastic feeling, I
could sense it in all my muscles across the top half of my back and I felt extremely relaxed
and I could already feel some of the tension that had been across my back disappearing.
I was now two days down and ready to complete the third day. I was starting to feel the
benefits and finding it easier and easier to use. The twenty minutes worth of exercise
manage to fit in perfectly with my evening routine and was not becoming a chore, (which I
had been concerned about). One my favourite exercises is the lower back. It really was the
one that I was desperate for relief and wanted to see results. The exercise again was
simple and effective so after two minutes of lower back, I knew that it was helping. In total
over the three days I had spent 6 minutes working on my lower back and it felt easier. I
would never say cured but most certainly felt easier just like after the osteopaths, however
this time it fitted perfectly into my day.
The glutes, now for anyone that has ever suffered with sciatica you will know how painful it
can be. How it can hurt all the way across your back and in particular your glute area, I
suffer most after a long day at work, when I’m in bed. This caused me disturbed sleep and
lots of aggravation, however the glutes exercise has been very helpful, the rolling motion
keeps releasing that tension that is around the area. In doing so it is making the movement
in my back feel more relaxed and smoother which is causing me less pain across the whole
Back to the Osteopath
So although the Back Baller was a great addition to my back health and I could feel the
benefits from it already in the first 10 days, I decided that I should just go and check with
Tim that I hadn't done myself any damage and have a general back health check up. Well
we were both very impressed with my progress, the movement of my spine as a whole felt
much better and I was getting far less repetitive pain. We both agreed that considering my
inability to commit to regular treatment, the amount the back baller had helped my back
already we would cut down my treatments. I will now only see Tim every 3/4months just to
make sure that everything is ok and for a good catch up (I’m joking Tim is excellent).
After now using The Back Baller for 2 months I can officially say that I am a very satisfied
customer. I am now far more active and spend far more time actually able to sleep and live
my life than I was before. So as someone that really did doubt this product I am pleased to
say that I am happy to make it clear to everyone that I enjoy it and it has helped everyone
in my life in particular my beautiful dog, who now has far more energetic walks, that I can
keep going on again and again.