Testimonials

Client Testimonials And Results

 

Back Pain and Rehab

 

Audra

“Over the last six years I’ve experienced a range of physical issues that began with pain at the front of my right hip, gradually migrated into pain in my lower left back and finally resulted in two instances of spinal misalignment.

Mundane tasks like brushing teeth, getting in and out of the car and sneezing became painful. I was finally referred for an MRI, which revealed two bulging discs. I then added an osteopath and a massage therapist to my treatment rotation.

Relief only lasted for one to three days after each appointment and I would have to cope with the pain until my next visit.

I became increasingly frustrated and was tired of getting vague, noncommittal answers when I asked whether my back problems would ever be fixed.

Deciding to take matters into my own hands, I started searching online for back rehabilitation methods, which then turned up Brian’s name as a local proponent of Dr. Stuart McGill’s techniques.

During the initial consultation with Brian, he gave me hope that with some hard work to retrain bad habits and strengthen the right muscles, I would be able to regain normal function.
Brian used my MRI results and feedback at every session to create a program for my specific issues. He was very supportive and I appreciated that he kept in contact by text and email between visits.

Over 12 weeks, with a steady program of building muscle strength and retraining my movement patterns (bending, sitting etc.) I was finally able to wake up pain-free. It is such a relief to be given the knowledge and tools to manage my back pain and regain control of my life.
If you are willing to make the investment in yourself and can commit to the work between sessions, then Brian has the skills to design a custom program that will get results for you!”

 

Jon Clark

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“Ever since I can remember I’ve had back problems.

I put it down to years of rugby, writing it off as something that will stay with me for life.  I saw it as penance for treating my body with little respect.

I seemed to get by and lived with the pain and immobility, but it would eventually take my down a dark path both physically and mentality.

I looked at the ‘physio route’ as a expense that would provide just a temporary band aid to a deep rooted problem.

That was until I meet Brian.

Brian demonstrated and provided me with a gradual plan to right my wrongs.  Educating and guiding me through basic body mechanics through to the specifics of strength and back conditioning.

Slowly but surely I saw strength come back and the pain dissipate.
With that came a new mental health and confidence towards exercise which I will forever be grateful for.”

 

Michael Tweedie


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“Thank you Brian for giving me hope when I was at wits end.

I was a little sceptical at first after visiting numerous physios and doctors after so many years of acute lower back pain and general discomfort.

After about 4 weeks of tailored rehabilitation exercises I was starting to gain pain free movement and my confidence started to grow exponentially. I was really impressed with the results after a short period of time. I’ve continued working with Brian since and am and am back in the water surfing and playing sport. An absolute result.

His approach made me aware of my old flaws and bad habits but provided the understanding of my pain providing me the fundamentals for a healthy back however utilising the right tools and specific pain free tailored exercises to over engineer a stronger back.

There is no universal cause or cure for back pain therefore a cure that leads to success for me might be different for you, however, Brian’s focus and knowledge will help you find your own pain triggers and match them to the treatment that’s right for you.
I am now 100% confident that if I have a relapse or lower back flare up, I have the right tools and exercises to alleviate the pain in a matter of days.

Anybody with prolonged lower back pain issues should have some scans and take them along to Brian. He’s not a miracle worker but does have a unique approach to restore a pain free back. You’ll have to put in some hard work but you’ll be pleasantly surprised and reaping the rewards.

He’s a great guy to work with and patient but will push you when needed to get the best out of you. I would wholeheartedly recommend Brian to anybody with back pain issues.”

 

Mark Harrison

“Having suffered back problems for the past four years I have visited numerous GP’s, Osteo’s and Physio’s all with limited to no success and plenty of $’s down the pan.

Coming back from a trip to Queenstown with my back having gone on the first day meaning that I missed out on all the activities that had been booked I was starting to think that this was just how it was going to be going forward. I had all but given up on camping, kayaking, cycling and all the outdoors fun stuff that made up the majority of my weekends.
I saw Brian’s advert on Facebook and thought I would give the free consultation a go.

He came across as highly knowledgeable in the area of back rehabilitation and for the first time someone was talking to me about a structured, individualized training plan targeted at my specific problem areas (L4/L5) as opposed to the one size fits all approach that I had heard so many times before.

On the first day I walked/hobbled in I was in a lot of pain. Having worked out the correct exercises it was a case of going through these on a weekly basis at Brian’s gym and then homework to do throughout the week. Within two weeks the pain had subsided dramatically and within four weeks I was pain free.

During the period of in-activity I had put on a fair bit of weight. Outside of the back rehab Brian also put together a nutrition plan for me which saw me lose 5 kilo’s in 4 weeks as well as a drop of 3% body fat. This was not a result of dieting but purely through changing eating habits.

All in all after eight weeks it is going very well. I am back on my bike twice a week and in the kayak again at weekends.

Brian will put a plan in place with regards to exercise and diet specifically targeted for your individual needs and then hold you accountable for your own efforts outside of your one on ones with him. It also helps that he is a good bloke with a great attitude to getting you back to where you need to be.”

 

Rob Broadhead

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“The week I turned 40, my back showed me I was now ‘old’ and plunged me into immeasurable pain………

It had never given a twinge despite the best efforts racing & crashing motorbikes (road & enduro), lifting heavy things, jumping off everything, running, training, working hard & generally engaging in an active life. It scared me that my activities of choice may no longer be possible.

The scans showed some damage to the lower back & this was causing sciatica down one leg & seriously limiting movement.

I visited a number of Physio’s over a 2 year period & basically bought shares in Nurofen. The Physio & Nurofen would reduce the pain to a just bearable level, but it was always there. Competing in dirt bike events and general training were experiences in how much pain could be endured.

In December 2015, I saw an advert for Brian’s services & still being in regular pain, I got in contact.

Brian introduced me to a range of exercises & stretches that served to balance my body, strengthen the protective muscles, increase my flexibility, take pressure off the back & limit further damage.

Within a month, I had days with no pain. Within 2 months I was integrating the concepts into regular training & 5 months in, we’re starting to work on exercises to really strengthen the area. If that’s not impressive enough, my wife reckons she can now see abs!

I’m living with almost no back pain and cannot express what a difference this makes to everyday life. I can think more clearly, be active with my kids & able to ride, jump & lift with limited impact.

If you have back pain, Brian is an expert! You won’t regret it!”

 

Andy Kelly


“About 8 years ago while working in the tree industry, I had a run in with a 350kg log that came swinging from a tree we were removing. It narrowly missed my spine, (fracturing 5 Transverse process attached to the lower spine, Brian you can explain what they are to people if you like!!)

After the bruising went down a couple of months later I realised that I was in for one hell of a journey to try and get back into any sort of shape to lead a normal life.
I had always been active, Climbing trees, playing sport, swimming, you name it, I’ve tried it.

I got to a stage after a couple of years that I could somewhat function, but only for a short time, after any sort of strenuous exercise/activity I knew that the pain would be coming back, with a vengeance, so I gradually start making excuses for not training or not trying really, born out of frustration from thinking the pain was just going to return, so why bother.

I have seen all the usual suspects over the last few years, Osteo, Chiro, Physio, basically anything with an O , I’ve tried, and they would patch the pain for a week or two, before the next spasm, and few days/ weeks not being able to walk, afraid to bend down, sneeze, sleep to long in one position, the list goes on.

The pain was getting so bad recently that I basically missed my younger sister’s wedding, I could not stand up or even sit down without excruciating pain.
I have a 3 year old boy who I couldn’t pick up, and he would say to me ”is your back sore daddy, I will rub it for you” This had to stop!!!!!

So after seeing an ad for Brian Ellicott promising to fix my back pain, I thought why not, you’ve tried everything else!

Since starting with Brian 3 months ago, I am glad to say that I have had no spasms, no pain, he has identified my weaknesses and addressed them straight away. He is constantly educating me on the right and wrong way to exercise. I am now back training regularly without the fear of harm.

And the best part of all, is I can now pick my boy up and play like normal parents do.

I would highly recommend Brian to anyone who has back or any other injuries for that matter, where they are struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

 

Anthony Dutton

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“I’ve worked with a number of PTs over many years and although they have got results, as I’ve got older (now over 40 years) I kept breaking down with back issues from workouts.

Brian’s approach has helped my back and posture immensely and my visits to Chrio/Physio/Osteo’s has decreased dramatically.

His techniques give results that can really change your life after sitting in an office for too long every day for almost 20 years.

He is now starting to help me with diet and how I can improve my overall well-being.

I could not recommend Brian enough to anyone in a similar position. Even though I’ve moved across the city to the north, I am still making the effort to see him once a week as he continues to get results.”

 

Lewis Jaffrey

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“So I’m 34 years old and have thrown loads of money at chiropractors and osteopaths over the last 8 years.

I met Brian in October and after an hour long assessment where I could barely walk he proclaims ” no more sharp pains in 2 weeks and pain free in about 4 weeks”.

I laughed at him at the time but he certainly knows what he’s talking about. I was so good for the first two weeks and did the exercises I was told, but because they yielded great results I got lazy. This slowed down my progress but when I got back into my homework I couldn’t believe how fast the improvements came.

I now look forward to sneezing instead of fearing it. I can bend over at work without being afraid someone is going to have to come and get me, and can do the manly things at home again without the fear of having to go straight to the Chiro. Most importantly my girlfriend can jump my bones without fear of me yelling and collapsing to the floor 😉

Brian makes the really tedious exercises as entertaining as possible and changes them frequently so you don’t get too bored.

I’ve already recommended friends to him and you will too.”

 

Neil Doubek

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“I’ve suffered low back pain for over 20 years which has always hindered my working activates as a painter and decorator. Until recently I was also suffering from a shoulder pain caused by a work related repetitive strain injury.

So enough was enough I found Brian Ellicott online, a specialist in lower back pain and injuries and took up on his free trial session.

I was very impressed with Brian’s professionalism during my first induction session he assessed me very thoroughly and quickly narrowed down the possible causes of my lower back and shoulder pain.

After a few light exercises I found relief in both areas, so I continued to see Brian for a further 2 months of rehabilitation treatments, each week improvements were being made.

6 months later I still continue to train with Brian, my lower back pain has considerably reduced by ironing out my muscular imbalances within my back and strengthening my inner core, and my shoulder is back to normal.

Through my experience of recovery, I’ve now asked Brian to help me build muscle mass and a bulk up is currently on going with muscular improvements being made each month.

I highly recommend Brian to anyone with a back injury or any other kind of injury whether it be a sporting or RSI he’ll soon have you fixed up. He not only knows the correct exercises to use but also has a thorough knowledge and understanding of their actions, he is a great bloke to train with and very focused about your health and well-being. ”

 

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David Kesby

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“I was a 45 year old CEO of a company that employed 1000 people when I met Brian. I had never properly been to a gym in my life. I had high stress levels, high blood pressure, poor fitness and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Brian has made me realise the upside to a more balanced lifestyle. I feel stronger and now think more about the food and alcohol choices I make in addition to exercise. I am now having less guilt, more stamina and can see the physical changes in my body that show the results of a balanced exercise and eating/drinking regime.

I recommend Brian to all those people like me that thought it was all too hard to do. The more you put in the more you get out. Brian’s approach to the exercises is technically brilliant and a good guy thrown in as well. I am so glad I took the plunge and gave it a go.”

 

Sports and Performance

AJ Bhardwaj

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2015 Melbourne International Open – 1st Place Under 94kg
2015 NSW Summer Cup – 1st Place Under 94kg

“As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter, I am tested in all aspects of fitness. Though I have trained using various methodologies, what other trainers often neglected was my lack of foundational core and spinal strength.

Brian recognised these missing links in my current training, addressed the problem and devised a feasible plan to attack those weaknesses. I have noticed a difference ten fold in my fights especially the ability to maintain tough positions for longer periods and also being remain injury free.

Overall, Brian’s level of coaching, knowledge and support has been outstanding.”

 

 

Fat Loss and Physique

Chris Redmore

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Chris – 6 weeks to drop 2.7% bodyfat and gain 2.9kg of muscle mass.

“As a Personal Trainer I am always looking for new methods to better serve my clientele and although I give 100% to my members I find that my own training and nutrition can become stagnated, dull and lacking direction.

After talking to Brian and undertaking a 6-week program designed by him exclusively for me, I managed to drop over 2% body fat and gain almost 3kgs of lean muscle mass (a rarity in this industry). The program was nothing radical, but simple effective movements coupled with slight adjustments to my daily nutrition intake that warranted such dramatic gains.

In my seven (7) years of personal training and countless seminars, I have never met a more knowledgeable individual who is approachable, inspiring and can definitely get the results you are looking for – cosmetic, strength or rehab.

Brian has become hub of fitness education and continues to do so as I continue to get results from his guidance and programming.”

 

Geoffrey Webb

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Online client Geoffrey – looking VERY sharp after a 4 week mini fat loss phase for his holiday. Best physique at the beach and 52.

 

Jo Baillison

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“I am 42 years old and mum of 2 girls. As well as running my own business, I maintain a very busy household. Before I met Brian I flitted from gym to gym, exercise program to exercise program. Both my weight and fitness levels have yo-yoed my entire life.

When I met Brian I was I obesely overweight and very unfit. For the last year I have maintained a healthy weight and am very strong both mentally and physically. For the first time in my life I have stuck with one fitness regime for over a year.

The thing that sets Brian apart is his attitude to exercise. He uses knowledge and science to create a well balanced, yet challenging program. He continuously monitors progress and adjusts exercises to maximize benefit. But the thing I like the most about Brian’s attitude to exercise is that’s it’s quick yet focussed and I am always keen for the next session… I no longer view exercise with dread!!!!”

 

Adam Heawood

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Adam is a busy dad running his own business and raising two children.

“I’ve known Brian for many years so when I needed support in losing weigh it was an easy decision to work with him.

Over a 9 month period the results where fantastic. I lost loads of body fat and gained muscle.

Not only did Brian help keep the sessions interesting and fun he helped educate me on my nutrition so I could keep the weight off in the future.

Training sessions where hard work but also achievable.

A true inspirational character and someone who I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending or working again with in the future.

Many thanks for your help Brian.”

 

 

Myles Webb

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Myles – Busy dad and GP working in Brisbane. Great results from a little pre-Christmas 4 week program.

 

Russ Tanner

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Russel – 10 week transformation even with a torn bicep tendon from a work accident.

 

Ritchie Edworthy

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Ritchie – Dramatic 12 week transformation.

 

Andy Poole

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Andy – 12 Weeks of hard work to transform his body and health.

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