How Physical Therapy and Pilates Enabled a Man With Crohn’s to Overcome Chronic Pain

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Ryan and Heidi Doing Pilates

October 17, 2019: Ryan Hodgkinson was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when he was 11 years old. The condition can vary from mild to severe, and there is no cure. Crohn's can be successfully managed, but how that’s done depends on the severity of the case.

To date, Ryan's Crohn's disease has required nearly 50 abdominal surgeries. Earlier in his life, it sidelined his interpersonal relationships, interrupted his graduate studies, and led to an opioid addiction, depression, and a mental health crisis.

Now, however, in his late 30s, Ryan is a successful business owner and athlete with a happy family life. The story of how he got from "there to here" is a multifaceted one. One constant was the assistance and care of his sister, Heidi Kosakowski, a physical therapist and Pilates instructor whose professional skills played a big role in his journey.

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