I’ve been a professional fitness trainer, massage therapist and wellness coach for more than 20 years, as well as a competitive body builder.  I’m so appreciative that I am again able to do all these activities that I enjoy.  Staying in shape and feeling healthy is a huge part of who I am.  I absolutely would not be feeling like I do now had Dr. Leone not replaced both of my hips in 2005.

In May 2005, I first met Dr. Leone.  I was limping and in pain and did not understand why.  Over the years I’d always been able to “work through the pain” like an athlete.  This was different.  It had been going on for several years and I couldn’t ignore it anymore.  I tried all the non-operative treatments including therapy, NSAI, natural supplements and chiropractic manipulation. I was so desperate that I contacted a doctor who injects growth hormones.  Dr. Leone helped me understand why my hips had become so arthritic.  I was born with dysplastic acetabulum.  In spite of how athletic and active I was, abnormal hip forces lead to the wearing away of the cartilage and progressive pain.

I wrote Dr. Leone a card after my surgeries thanking him for his “humility” and “kindness.”  I have the utmost respect for him as a surgeon and human being.

I’m doing great and I’m very grateful.