I was at a college graduation party for my son, when he (6’9” 300lbs) and his brother decided it would be fun to fool around like they used to do when they were little kids. Being only 6’4”, I had limited say in the matter when my son picked me up in a bear hug, and shook me like a dog shakes a toy. The feeling and sound of my ribs breaking was unmistakable, as I have had broken ribs before and am very familiar with that. I know they usually take 6-8 weeks to heal, and severely limit all range of motion during that time frame. My primary concern was that I had a 120 mile bicycle ride to lead in two weeks.
Liza Burney worked on me daily. After one week, I was feeling so good, I forgot all about taking it easy, and I re-injured the ribs. So, she began working on me twice daily for the remaining week.
When the day of the bike ride came, my ribs were feeling so good that I decided to ride and see how it went. I am happy to report that the bike ride was a complete success! I was even able to help out a slower rider by pushing her up a few hills, while on my bike. This, as you can imagine, put an enormous strain on the side of my body that had been previously injured. Since then, my rib has continued to be healthy and whole.